ARMA Presents QARC Awards for Top Asphalt Roofing Projects

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) recognized a historic music hall, a home with a roof built to withstand high-wind events and a museum dedicated to the U.S. fight for independence as 2017’s top asphalt roofing installations. ARMA annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study (QARC) Awards Program awarded the projects that exemplify the most beautiful, affordable and reliable asphalt roofing systems in North America.

Imbus Roofing Co. Inc. received the Gold QARC Award for its new roof installation on the 225,000 square-foot, 139 year-old Cincinnati Music Hall. The Kentucky-based contractor installed designer asphalt shingles to replicate the slate tile roof of the music hall, while also providing durability against Cincinnati’s tough climate.

Reliant Roofing Inc. was honored with the Silver QARC Award for its completion of Topsail Residence, a 10,600 square-foot asphalt shingle roofing system designed to endure high-wind events in Ponte Vedra, Fla. This roofing system not only provided the homeowners with a durable option, but also a visually appealing roof for years to come.

The Bronze QARC Award was given to Thomas Company Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., for its low-slope installation on the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, Thomas Company installed a modified bitumen roof membrane to prevent water penetration and create a more stable surface for its vegetative roof.

The 2018 QARC Award program received some innovative submissions of asphalt roofing.

“This year’s submissions demonstrated the ability to provide a durable roofing system against harsh weather while simultaneously offering an array of colors, designs and installation options,” says Ralph Vasami, ARMA acting executive vice president. “These projects are true examples of what asphalt roofing can offer commercial businesses and private homeowners alike.”

The 2018 QARC Awards recipients are:

  • Gold
    Project Name: The Cincinnati Music Hall
    Company: Imbus Roofing Co. Inc.
    Project Description: This steep-slope roof was installed with CertainTeed Grand Manor luxury asphalt shingles in the colors Stonegate Gray and Brownstone, as well as DiamondDeck and WinterGuard underlayments. The size, complexity and steepness –including steeples– of the project presented a challenge to the contractor, who managed to install an asphalt roofing system that was also visually stunning.
  • Silver
    Project Name: Topsail Residence
    Company: Reliant Roofing Inc.
    Project Description: GAF Grand Canyon Lifetime Designer Shingles in the color Stone Wood was selected not only for its looks, but its high-wind protection. Hand sealed Timbertex Premium Ridge Cap Shingles and GAF self-adhering Leak Barrier were also installed for added leak prevention.
  • Bronze
    Project Name: Museum of the American Revolution
    Company: The Thomas Company Inc.
    Project Description: The historic project required a roofing membrane that offered an aesthetic appeal to the building. Thomas Company chose SOPREMA SBS Modified Base Ply – ELASTOPHENE Flam with the SBS Modified Bitumen Flashing Base Ply – SOPRALENE Flam 180 to keep the roof water-resistant year-round, protect the roof membrane from foot traffic and add an appealing appearance to the museum.

Honorable Mentions:

For more information about this year’s winners or to submit your best asphalt roofing project, visit here.

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