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Forest Hill, MD (November 9, 2023) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is pleased to introduce a valuable resource that will transform roofing contractors’ approach to the 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program—ARMA’s Submission Tip Sheet.
This comprehensive tip sheet empowers roofing professionals, contractors, and related companies with essential guidance for crafting winning applications. As North America’s top authority on exceptional steep- and low-slope asphalt roofing projects, ARMA invites you to submit your best work from the past three years by December 1, 2023.
The Submission Tip Sheet offers a wealth of insights and recommended practices to ensure your entry effectively communicates the excellence of your roofing project. You’ll gain access to the key elements that will elevate your application and set it apart. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to the field, ARMA’s Submission Tip Sheet will be your indispensable tool.
“ARMA’s Submission Tip Sheet is a game-changer for roofing professionals, offering a detailed checklist to help your project stand out in the Excellence Awards,” stated Reed Hitchcock, ARMA Executive Vice President.
Inside the tip sheet, you’ll find critical frameworks for emphasizing technical excellence, detailing project challenges, showcasing aesthetic brilliance, sharing customer satisfaction, presenting innovative solutions, and describing collaborative efforts. These industry-specific tips and award-winning examples will be your roadmap to success.
Seeking Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Glory?
When applying to the awards program, here are some pointers to keep in mind:
- Tell Your Story – Craft a compelling narrative about your roofing project. Highlight not only the technical aspects but also the challenges faced, innovative solutions implemented, and the project’s impact on the roofing industry or the community it serves.
- Highlight Tangible Outcomes – Emphasize measurable results, such as increased durability, cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency, or any other tangible benefits of your asphalt roofing project. Concrete evidence of your project’s success could enhance your application.
- Visual Excellence – Include high-quality images that showcase your work’s craftsmanship, technical complexity, and aesthetic appeal. High-resolution photos help judges appreciate the details and intricacies. Consider before-and-after photos to illustrate the transformation achieved through your asphalt roofing solution.
- Demonstrate Industry Leadership – Showcase how your project pushes boundaries and sets new standards in the asphalt roofing industry. Highlight innovative techniques, materials, or approaches, and explain how your project contributes to industry advancements in sustainability, design, or other aspects.
- Honesty and Transparency – Be candid about the challenges and how you overcame them. Discuss unexpected obstacles, changes in project scope, or lessons learned. Honesty and transparency build credibility and demonstrate professionalism and adaptability.
The program encompasses four distinct judging criteria: “Why Asphalt,” “Project Challenges,” “Distinction,” and “Beauty.” A distinguished panel of judges convenes to critique and select the best asphalt roofing projects. Winners should embody the core values of ARMA, such as utilizing asphalt roofing materials that are beautiful, affordable, reliable, durable, and sustainable.
ARMA will award monetary prizes of $2,000 (Gold), $1,000 (Silver), and $500 (Bronze) to projects with the highest scores, as evaluated by judges. Medal and best-in-class winners will receive an official ARMA certificate, promotions on ARMA’s website and social media platforms, authority-boosting materials, national and local trade media exposure, plus recognition at the 2024 International Roofing Expo.
Don’t wait – Apply today to showcase your asphalt roofing expertise and make a lasting impact on the industry. To submit your entry for free, please visit ARMA’s submission portal before the December 1 deadline.
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 the public.