Asphalt roofing is chosen for its beauty, affordability and reliability

ARMA’s Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program recognizes the top steep- and low-slope asphalt roofing projects across North America based on four categories: Reasons for Selecting Asphalt, Performance, Beauty, and Distinction. Each year, ARMA receives submissions showcasing asphalt roofing as the ideal solution for residential and commercial projects. The awards program has become an industry-wide competition, covering the full spectrum of asphalt roofing systems.

Winners must demonstrate a high degree of asphalt roofing skill, shining a light on the intricate craftsmanship and high-quality products involved in the individual projects.

A panel of industry experts selected the following projects as the winners of the 2023 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program.

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GOLD: KJN Restoration, LLC

The 7th Day Adventist Church is a one-hundred-plus-year-old church with varying high-pitched roof sections culminating in a 150-foot-tall steeple. The multifaceted roof has every condition imaginable, ranging in scale from small pinnacle caps to large expanses of shingles. KJN Restoration, LLC selected GAF® Slateline® Asphalt Shingles for the roof replacement. The availability of slate-shaped asphalt shingles was a significant factor in the material decision. The shape and scale of asphalt shingles are similar to slate at a fraction of the cost. Another benefit is asphalt shingles can accommodate different rooflines, angles, and pitches. The project was challenging due to the extraordinary number of unique conditions that required a one-of-a-kind solution. In one case, vast tributary areas converged on a three-foot conductor head, a condition that leaked for years. KJN Restoration, LLC tackled this complex job with superior technique and roofing expertise. 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.

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Silver: Achten's Quality Roofing

The Seaside Sequim Residence showcases the versatility and strength of asphalt roofing and the skilled artistry to install asphalt shingles on a third-story 12/12 turret. 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 homeowners desired an affordable roof with ease of maintenance after dealing with leaks from blown-off shakes and heavy moss buildup. Furthermore, the coastal region of the Pacific Northwest takes a toll on waterfront homes, and it is essential to consider the environmental factors that impact a roof, such as wind, rain, and snow. Asphalt offers the protection needed to withstand strong winds and rain while achieving the desired aesthetic preference. 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

Schooner Head is 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 nature of the structure, Smith Builders Roofing selected GAF® Timberline Ultra HD® Shingles to meet the building’s performance and design requirements. Schooner Head sits in a vulnerable location with constant exposure to saltwater-laden air. Asphalt shingles were the clear choice for this project, providing beauty and durability. The stain guard properties of the product offer protection from moisture-related algae and discoloration. Smith Builders Roofing put a tremendous amount of detail into this project and installed versatile designer asphalt shingles. The shingle color was just a shade darker than the exterior, offering a striking yet cohesive blend in the fundamental tone while providing a multidimensional shake appearance. The completed project illustrates professionalism and quality workmanship on an extremely complicated building.

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Honorable Mention

Greater American Roofing
North Georgia Equestrian Paradise
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Honorable Mention

Penney’s Roofing & General Contracting
Cobourg Project
Cobourg, Ontario
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Honorable Mention

Wedge Roofing
Scott Residence
Petaluma, California
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Honorable Mention

Advanced Roofing Inc.
McNab Elementary School
Pompano Beach, Florida
2023 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Winners February 6, 2023