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Forest Hill, MD (February 7, 2023) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announced the winning projects of the 2023 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program. A historic church and customized residential homes are among the projects honored this year.

The program recognizes low- and steep-slope asphalt roofing projects across North America based on four categories: Reasons for Selecting Asphalt, Performance, Beauty, and Distinction.

“This year was record-breaking, with 127 submissions celebrating success stories, innovative solutions, and complex artistry while promoting the core benefits of asphalt roofing systems,” stated Reed Hitchcock, ARMA Executive Vice President. “In addition to the increased number of participants, it is more apparent every year that asphalt continues to solve technical roofing challenges while providing beauty and value for both steep- and low-slope applications.”

 KJN Restoration, LLC received the Gold Award for the 7th Day Adventist Church, a one-hundred-plus-year-old church with varying high-pitched roof sections culminating in a 150-foot-tall steeple. The project was challenging due to the extraordinary number of unique conditions that required a one-of-a-kind solution. KJN Restoration, LLC selected GAF®  Slateline® Asphalt Shingles for the roof replacement due to its bold shadow lines and tapered cut-outs that look similar to slate at a fraction of the cost. The slate-like asphalt shingles combined with the brick structure are a nod to the heritage of the building. The completed project enhances the skyline and is noticeable from several blocks away, rising well above the neighboring two- and three-story homes.

Achten’s Quality Roofing received the Silver Award for the Seaside Sequim Residence located in the coastal region of the Pacific Northwest. After the previously installed cedar shake roof began to fail, the homeowners wanted a new roof with similar styling and texture to shake but with the benefits of an asphalt roofing system. Achten’s Quality Roofing offered an excellent solution by converting the existing roof to GAF® Grand Canyon® Shingles. The asphalt shingle color accentuates the backdrop of the water and highlights the sprawling home design. Architecturally stunning and now protected from the elements, this asphalt roof provides peace of mind for years to come.

Smith Builders Roofing received the Bronze Award for their work on Schooner Head, an 8,000-square-foot residence with a breathtaking location, high on the rocky cliffs of coastal Maine. This notable project features a steep three-story roof with several arches around the windows and doorways. With its dramatic sweeping roofline split by a magnificent double chimney centerpiece, there is nothing about this property that is understated. Due to the elaborate structure, Smith Builders Roofing selected GAF® Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles to meet the performance and design requirements. Asphalt shingles were the clear choice for this project, providing beauty and durability. The completed project illustrates professionalism and quality workmanship on a complicated building.

Additionally, ARMA recognized four projects as Honorable Mentions.

The North Georgia Equestrian Paradise by Greater American Roofing received an Honorable Mention. This particular project stood out, spanning over 18,000 square feet with 186 squares of roofing material to replace. The GAF® Camelot® II Shingles in Royal Slate was an easy choice for this gorgeous estate. The homeowner desired a roofing system that emphasized the beauty of the surrounding area while withstanding the brutal summer heat and the chilly winter air. Greater American Roofing delivered an impressive update to this one-of-a-kind estate just below the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.

Penney’s Roofing & General Contracting received an Honorable Mention for the Cobourg Project, a prestigious custom-built home in the gently rolling hills of Cobourg, Ontario. Penney’s Roofing & General Contracting tackled the three-week replacement job with expertise and confronted the steep 17/12 roof pitches. The sophisticated design of the Building Products of Canada Manoir Bavaria premium asphalt shingles provides the house depth and richness in perfect contrast with the pale stone cladding and chimneys. The new roof delivers an elegant old-world charm with slate-looking shingles richly contrasting the exterior. 

The Scott Residence in northern California garnered an Honorable Mention for Wedge Roofing. The prominent Queen Anne Victorian-style home, situated in the downtown historic district, encompasses beautiful detail with authentic accouterments. Wedge Roofing removed the existing roofing system and installed a new asphalt shingle roof. The GAF® Timberline HDZ®  RS Reflector Series Shingles provide a charming aesthetic while maintaining contemporary roof performance. The new roof complements the structure while accentuating its unique curvatures and ornate features.

Advanced Roofing Inc. received an Honorable Mention for McNab Elementary School, a neighborhood school serving the community of Pompano Beach in South Florida. The facility’s eight buildings needed roof repairs and HVAC improvements. Advanced Roofing Inc. utilized SOPREMA Sopralene Flam 180 FR GR to complete the project while in operation during COVID-19 and hurricane season. The project is a prime example of the reliability and durability of a modified bitumen roof system that will protect students and faculty from the harsh Florida climate. The roof design saved the school district tens of thousands of dollars while enhancing its facility with visual appeal.

ARMA will recognize winning companies during the 2023 International Roofing Expo from March 7-9 in Dallas, Texas.

To learn more about the winners, visit Information about applying for the 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program will be available later this year.

About ARMA:

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. Information that ARMA gathers on modern asphalt roofing materials and practices is provided to building and code officials, as well as to regulatory agencies and allied trade groups. 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.