Asphalt - A System Above the Rest!

Asphalt roofing products whether installed on a residential or commercial building are raising the B.A.R. as the beautiful, affordable and reliable product of choice. Whether it’s superb colors and beautiful styles you’re looking for in shingles, or the unparalleled durability, performance, adaptability, and versatility of asphalt low-slope systems, the bottom line is you simply want asphalt.

The ARMA Awards Program aims to recognize industry professionals who use asphaltic roofing. Documenting successful projects that illustrate the benefits of asphalt roofing systems will help them to build their businesses and help home and building owners find the best value available in roofing today.

What is Excellence in Asphalt Roofing?

ARMA Excellence in Asphalt Roofing is a new awards program that honors exceptional displays of asphalt roofing craftsmanship and skill across North America. Completely free to enter, the program accepts both steep and low slope submissions and crowns three winning projects annually (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

The program provides professionals an opportunity to display their work, gain inspiration and ideas for future projects, and share their roofing pride! Every home, business, hospital, fire station, school and gym needs a roof; whether it’s a major commercial installation or a small residential project, ARMA invites you to submit your best asphalt roofing projects!

The application is extremely easy to use and everyone with a camera and internet access can easily participate. Will you be the next Excellence in Asphalt Roofing winner?

What Are the Rewards?

Winners of ARMA’s Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program have demonstrated exceptional asphalt roofing craftsmanship, whether it was by means of a steep slope project, low slope, or both. Since asphalt roofing is dynamic, versatile, innovative and ever-changing, winners of ARMA’s Excellence in Asphalt Roofing have truly demonstrated an exceptional level of asphalt roofing skill. In recognition of this achievement, the winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze) receive:

  • A cash prize (Gold – $2,000; Silver – $1,000; Bronze – $500)
  • Features in national roofing and/or building and construction publications (an excellent portfolio building material)
  • Coverage in the contractor’s local media (exposure to nearby audiences)
  • Social media promotion
  • Recognition at a member company booth during the International Roofing Expo (IRE)
  • An opportunity to network with major asphalt roofing manufacturers
  • An official ARMA certificate and other authority boosting materials
  • A permanent spot on the ARMA website for the winning projects


How Does Judging Work? And Who Does the Judging?

The ARMA Excellence in Asphalt Roofing judging panel is comprised of several professionals well-versed in everything asphalt roofing. The panel may include ARMA’s Executive Vice President, one or several of ARMA’s technical experts, editors of prominent roofing trade publications across the nation, and roofing industry veterans with extensive experience.

The panel votes on every project based on four criteria:

I. Beauty – Does the project embody the true beauty of asphalt roofing? Is it visually attractive or interesting, does it enhance the skyline, building use or design?

II. Performance – Does the project demonstrate asphalt roofing’s reliability, durability and overall system strength? Does the project display how a properly installed asphalt roofing system provides protection and peace of mind?

III. Asphalt: The Roofing Solution – Why was asphalt seen as the roofing solution? What circumstances existed with the building and/or what benefits were sought that made it clear asphalt was the best roofing choice?

IV. Distinction – Is the project clearly distinct from its peers? Is the craftsmanship remarkable and/or were there circumstances, pre-existing conditions, or challenges that could be considered extraordinary? Can this project be considered a step above the rest?


About Excellence in Asphalt Roofing May 8, 2017