The 2017 Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study (QARC) Awards Program

Asphalt roofing is chosen for its beauty, affordability and reliability

ARMA’s Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study (QARC) Awards Program seeks to recognize contractors across North America who choose asphalt roofing and who install beautiful, high-performing systems. These contractors choose asphalt roofing materials for their range of colors and designs, for their ability to meet stringent project requirements and for the peace of mind they bring to a homeowner or building owner.

The projects honored in this year’s QARC Awards Program use asphalt roofing in numerous ways. Some rely on the redundant, weatherproof layers of low-slope membranes to provide durability and protection to a building and its inhabitants. Others use designer shingles to match a unique design aesthetic, to blend with the environment of a home or to mimic the look of a more expensive roofing material. Whatever the reason, these award-winning installations demonstrate the numerous challenges that asphalt roofing can help to solve.

ARMA receives dozens of submissions each year that are judged by a panel of roofing industry experts, including leaders from multiple trade associations, architects and members of the media. The judges look for projects that use asphalt roofing technology to provide durability, value and curb appeal.


The Triangle Home

Chapel Hill Roofing Company, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


When the roof of The Triangle Home started to leak, the homeowners knew it needed to be replaced immediately. They worked with Chapel Hill Roofing Company of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to identify the right product for their needs. The homeowners researched every type of roofing material, from slate to wood shake and metal. Ultimately, they chose asphalt shingles because they provided more color options, protection from the elements and algae resistance properties. The affordability was also an important factor. The homeowners were delighted to discover that they could get a beautiful roof at a price well below that of real cedar shake. Chapel Hill Roofing installed a CertainTeed Integrity Roof System™, which consisted of Landmark® shingles in the color Pewter; WinterGuard® ice and water barrier; DiamondDeck® underlayment; SwiftStart® starter shingles; CertainTeed Ridge Vent; and Shadow Ridge® accessory shingles on the hips and ridges. The complexity of the roof made for a challenging installation, as there were many different roof slopes and 11 skylights that had to be replaced.


Stephen R. Booher Building

Advanced Roofing, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida


The 49,955-square-foot roof of the Broward County Addiction Recovery Center’s Stephen R. Booher Building was facing numerous leaks. Advanced Roofing, Inc. (ARI) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was called upon to build a new, high-performance roof system that would provide the weatherability needed to protect the building’s residents. A Johns Manville SBS modified bitumen membrane, DynaLastic® 180 S, was selected as the base sheet. The base sheet was mechanically fastened and the laps were heat welded. All subsequent layers—the DynaWeld™ Base sheet and DynaWeld™ Cap FR CR — were also heat welded. In areas with low flashings, JM PermaFlash® was utilized to terminate the roof system. The SBS modified bitumen roofing system was chosen for the low-slope portions of this roof to provide a proven system with the durability to withstand the torrential rainstorms and high winds common in Florida. Installing a roof of this magnitude requires significant skill and work.
ARI was able to complete the project on time and within budget.


Burlington Fire Department

Cascade Roofing Company, Inc., Burlington, Washington


The Burlington Fire Department was in need of a new roof, due to existing leaks. They contracted with Cascade Roofing out of Burlington, Washington. The building required a product that had visual appeal, wind resistance and algae resistance. PABCO® Roofing’s Paramount® Signature Cut Shingle in Oakwood color became a favorite among the design team. The roof is 209 squares, or about the size of 6 or 7 standard homes. On such a large building, asphalt shingles provided the best longevity and durability for the price per square. This was a heavyweight shingle, and provided curb appeal, superior seal-down and protection from the elements. Cascade Roofing installed a full asphalt roofing system, including a synthetic underlayment and an ice and water shield on the leading edges. By successfully finding a local manufacturer and supplier, and by coordinating product delivery, Cascade ensured a seamless process for the building owner that met the project’s budget and installation requirements.

Honorable Mention

The Richard Morrow House
Address: 3705 Ballyntyne Rd S
Company: Valley Roofing

Honorable Mention

Hughes Home
Address: 189 Shelly Drive
Company: Current Remodeling, Inc.

Honorable Mention

Putter Lane Residence
Address: 1537 Putter Lane
Company: Tome Goldston Roofing
The 2017 Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study (QARC) Awards Program May 8, 2017

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Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
Tel: (202) 591-2450
Fax: (202) 591-2445

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