ARMA Selects Top Installations in North America

The Washington, D.C.-based Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association selected the winners of its Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study (QARC) Awards, an annual program that recognizes exceptional roofing projects in the U.S. and Canada.

The Gold Award honored John Foster, a general contractor in Esparto, Calif., for his company’s installation on a star-shaped home. The homeowners required a roofing system with a style that wouldn’t get lost in the bold architecture. PABCO Roofing Products Premier Advantage Granite shingles provided the necessary aesthetic to complement the home while protecting it from the windy, damp coastal environment to which it is subjected.

The Silver Award was given to Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which was called upon to install a new low-slope asphalt roofing system on two buildings at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The contractor chose a SOPREMA three-ply SBS-modified bitumen roofing system with a base sheet and cap sheet that delivered a pristine appearance while protecting the roof from harsh weather and heavy foot traffic.

Precision Roofing, Hialeah, Fla., received the Bronze Award for the roof it installed on Northeast Regional Library, Aventura, Fla. A GAF hybrid built-up/SBS-modified bitumen roofing system using three plies of GAFGLAS Ply 4 Ply Sheet and a Ruberoid EnergyCap 30 Granule FR membrane was chosen because the contracting company knew the system would meet the project’s durability requirements and budget restrictions.

“Each of the submissions we received this year illustrated the beauty and curb appeal that asphalt roofing can provide,” says Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president. “These winning projects were singled out for successfully using the unique qualities of their roofing materials to deliver superior protection for a building, whether from salty storms, high winds, or other wear and tear.”

The following received Honorable Mentions:

  • Rust Road Project, Grace Construction, New Boston, Mich.
  • Anacortes Home, Old School Roofing, Anacortes, Wash.
  • Mukilteo House, Chris Howard Roofing LLC, Mukilteo, Wash.
  • Mukilteo House, Chris Howard Roofing LLC, Mukilteo, Wash.

The 2016 awards were judged by a panel of roofing industry experts, including leaders from trade associations, architects and members of the media. The judges look for projects that use asphalt roofing technology to provide durability, value and curb appeal.

Product Series Allows Roofs to Be Customized

Johns Manville has debuted the DynaFast product series, developed from its first-generation ASTM D6164 DynaLastic platforms.

Johns Manville has debuted the DynaFast product series, developed from its first-generation ASTM D6164 DynaLastic platforms.


Johns Manville has debuted the DynaFast product series, developed from its first-generation ASTM D6164 DynaLastic platforms. DynaFast SBS modified bitumen membranes are designed to be mechanically fastened. Together, DynaFast 180 S, DynaFast 180 HW and the DynaFast250 HW provide a vast assortment of options to customize any commercial roofing job. The system requires fewer fasteners for the same wind-uplift rating as traditional system fastening and gives you the choice of fasteners. DynaFast may be used in high and low wind zones. There’s an application for every job, including hot, cold and heat-weld applications. Roll lengths of 1 square or 1 1/2 square with varied thicknesses mean faster installation.

Low-slope Product Line Is Expanded with New SBS Modified Products

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its Paragon line of products to include torch-grade Paragon Ultra TG Base and Paragon Ultra TG Cap, as well as the highly reflective Paragon RCap SBS cap sheet.

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its Paragon line of products to include torch-grade Paragon Ultra TG Base and Paragon Ultra TG Cap, as well as the highly reflective Paragon RCap SBS cap sheet.

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its low-slope product line to meet the growing requirements of roofing specifications. Malarkey Roofing’s bituminous systems now include three additional roll products to the newly rebranded Paragon low-slope roofing product line.

The new additions to the Paragon line of products include torch-grade Paragon Ultra TG Base and Paragon Ultra TG Cap, as well as the highly reflective Paragon RCap SBS cap sheet. All Paragon-branded products are styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) modified to meet the needs of a high-performance built-up roofing system. SBS modified products absorb thermal shock and movement allowing the products to perform in all climates. For over 30 years, Malarkey has been a leader in the SBS modified low slope roofing industry with SBS modified base and cap sheets.

The expanded line of bituminous systems manufactured by Malarkey offers a more diverse product portfolio to broaden its reach in the low-slope market. Malarkey offers SBS modified and conventional bituminous low-slope roofing systems, as well as steep-slope asphalt roofing systems.