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Forest Hill, MD (January 28, 2022) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announced the winning projects for the 2022 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards.
This program recognizes low and steep-slope asphalt roofing projects from across North America based on four categories: Reasons for Selecting Asphalt, Performance, Beauty, and Distinction.
“We received over 80 submissions this year. This year’s applicant pool was particularly unique, with entries from six different countries,” said Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s Executive Vice President. “North American manufacturers are providing quality asphalt roofing materials to projects worldwide, highlighting asphalt’s versatility, beauty, performance, and durability. As roofing contractors across North America continue to evolve, the Excellence Awards program is an opportunity to showcase their creativity and resilience.”
This year’s Gold Award was presented to Black Hills Exteriors for the Scull Residence, a Queen Anne Victorian-style home located in the heart of Black Hills, a mountain range in Rapid City, South Dakota. Black Hills Exteriors integrated two shingle colors to preserve the home’s distinct characteristics, giving the roof a unique curb appeal. The contractor fully repaired the extensive hail damage on the 5,500 square foot roof with CertainTeed Carriage House shingles. This roof system will protect the project against harsh winters for years to come.
Weatherguard Roofing was awarded the Silver Award for their work on The Island House of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Weatherguard Roofing selected GAF Slateline Shingles for this complete roof replacement due to their algae StainGuard protection, and Class A fire rating. The homeowner wanted a slate-like appearance to complement the copper additions but desired the durability and strength of asphalt shingle construction. This project illustrates the exquisite beauty of asphalt and demonstrates the reliability of asphalt shingles to protect structures from the elements.
The Bronze Award was presented to Green Horizons for The Island House Hotel of Mackinac Island, Michigan which utilized the Malarkey Legacy shingle line. The structure was originally built in 1852 on one of the most valuable historic sites in the State of Michigan. Due to its unique location and the island-wide ban on motorized vehicles, every single material that arrived at the jobsite had to be delivered to a mainland ferry, loaded onto a freighter boat, and then transported to the project site by horse. Green Horizons rose to the challenge and utilized asphalt shingles to maintain the historic aesthetic while providing the necessary strength and durability to protect this island property.
Additionally, three projects were recognized as Honorable Mentions.
Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodge by Roofloor Enterprises Corp., in Baguio City, Philippines received an Honorable Mention Award. The Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges is a master-planned development of lodge-style log homes, situated on an 82-hectare property. The project resides at an elevation of 5,300 feet. In a given year, the region experiences approximately eight to nine tropical storms. Roofloor Enterprises Corp. selected PABCO Premier Laminated shingles to complete this job. The architects and engineers on the project utilized asphalt shingles because of their reliability, durability, and overall system strength.
Rutter Roofing & Exteriors received an Honorable Mention Award for Haverford Residence in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The home had donned a cedar shake roof, but the homeowner wanted less maintenance and the peace of mind from durability. Rutter Roofing & Exteriors selected CertainTeed Presidential Shake asphalt shingles to bring depth and dimension to match the castle-style exterior while adding the durability, strength, and resilience of asphalt shingles.
GA-148: Clark, a multi-million dollar property in Atlanta, Georgia with a complex structure, garnered an Honorable Mention Award for Greater American Roofing. Greater American Roofing’s design scope included a replacement of the current roofing system with a designer asphalt shingle to maintain the look of the home since it is a castle-style exterior with a substantial amount of stone. The new roof also needed to complement the copper trim and architecture. This stunning roof replacement utilized GAF Camelot II shingles to elevate this home, which is now being used as a model within the private neighborhood.
To learn more about this year’s winners, visit asphaltroofing.org. Information about applying for the 2023 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Program will be available later this year.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is a trade association representing North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and their raw material suppliers. The association includes the majority of North American manufacturers of asphalt shingles and asphalt low slope roof membrane systems. Committed to advances in the asphalt roofing industry, ARMA is proud of the role it plays in promoting asphalt roofing to those in the building industry and to the public.