Asphalt roofing is chosen for its beauty, affordability and reliability
ARMA’s Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program seeks to recognize contractors across North America who choose asphalt to install beautiful, high-performing roofing systems. Asphalt is the selected roofing solution due to its range of colors and designs, ability to meet stringent project requirements, and the peace of mind they bring to a homeowner or building owner.
ARMA received a record-breaking number of awards submissions this year, which were judged by a panel of industry experts and members of the trade media.
GOLD: Black Hills Exteriors
The Scull Residence is a Queen Anne Victorian-style home located in the heart of Black Hills, a mountain range in Rapid City, South Dakota. This style of home was introduced to America in 1880 and is characterized by elaborate color schemes, grand architecture towers, and high-pitched roofs with patterned shingles. The project was challenging due to a 2020 hailstorm that damaged the entire roof and the homeowner’s desire to maintain the timeless exterior. Black Hills Exteriors integrated two shingle colors to preserve the home’s distinct characteristics, giving the roof a unique curb appeal. Utilizing CertainTeed Carriage House shingles, Black Hills Exteriors fully repaired the extensive hail damage on the 5,500 square foot roof. This newly installed roof system with its multiple laminated layers and 130 mph wind rating will protect against harsh winters for years to come. Black Hills Exteriors achieved an elegant look for this Victorian-style home by understanding the historic character and applying the versatile design of asphalt shingles.
Silver: Weatherguard Roofing
The Island House illustrates how the reliability of asphalt shingles to protect structures from the elements can be integrated with unique design requirements to produce exquisite architectural finishes. The project required a roofing solution that provided versatility and artistry, making asphalt the clear choice. The roof selection was driven by the desire to intergrade a roof with a slate-like appearance to complement the copper additions while maintaining the durability and strength of asphalt shingle construction. Weatherguard Roofing selected GAF Slateline Shingles for the roof replacement to meet the design requirements, as well as for the algae StainGuard protection and Class A fire rating.
Bronze: Green Horizons
The Island House Hotel 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 job site had to be delivered to a mainland ferry, loaded onto a freighter boat, and then transported to the project site by horse. Furthermore, the contractor was under heavy time constraints to finish the work after the summer tourist season and before the ferry system shuts down due to ice buildup in the straits of the Great Lakes. Green Horizons utilized asphalt shingles to maintain the historic aesthetic while providing the necessary strength and durability to protect this island property. The roofline is quite expansive, consisting of 350 squares, 38 dormers, and two conical sections with one towering at a height of six stories and with the average roofline at a height of four stories. No other roofing product would have been able to uniformly address the different rooflines, angles, and pitches of this structure. This project used the Malarkey Legacy shingle line due to the all-weather resilience of the shingles, as well as the overall value. Due to the historic nature of the construction, the roof required a complete re-sheeting job. Green Horizons also addressed many areas of substantial settling, leaking, and rotting.
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