Asphalt roofing awards program honors projects that are beautiful, affordable, and reliable

Ashphalt Roofing Mfrs. Assn.The winners of this year’s Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study (QARC) Awards Program include a building that houses a federal agency that monitors marine life and climate, an insurance company that wanted to add a vegetated roof and an upscale home in a bucolic residential community prone to frequent rainfall.

Sponsored by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), the QARC awards recognize architects, contractors and specifiers who use asphaltic roofing materials on low-slope and steep-slope building projects. The competition drew a mix of residential and commercial roofing projects from all over the United States.

The 2013 award recipients include:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Building, La Jolla, CA
Company: Protech Roofing Service
This building’s built-Up roofing system provides redundancy and long-term performance, accommodates more than 800 stand-up solar panels, and meets stringent requirements dictated by CA Title 24.

Mill Creek Community Association (MCCA) Residence, Mill Creek, WA
Company: Chris Howard Roofing, LLC
The heavy weight asphalt shingle used for this home offers a long life expectancy and requires little to no maintenance.

American Life & Insurance Company, Louisville, KY
Company: American Roofing & Metal Co., Inc. (AR&M)
An SBS-modified roof provides the building’s vegetative system a watertight, durable and long-lasting option.

ARMA awarded the companies $2,000, $1,000 and $500, respectively, and will feature these roofing projects on the QARC website. For more information on the winners and the QARC awards program, visit the QARC website.

ARMA is now accepting submissions for the 2014 awards campaign. For more information about the QARC program or if you would like to submit a project, please visit

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