The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announced the first year of the Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program (QARC). This is a new recognition program that will give roofing contractors, consultants and architects the ability to gain the national prominence that they deserve for their work with asphalt roofing.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announced the first year of the Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program (QARC). This is a new recognition program that will give roofing contractors, consultants and architects the ability to gain the national prominence that they deserve for their work with asphalt roofing. Aside from crowning three winners, this program will allow anybody to share success stories, best practices and have a chance to network and learn, while promoting the core benefits of asphaltic roofing.

By completing an online form, you can submit examples of projects that celebrate the advantages asphaltic roofing and earn them the opportunity to have their story broadly promoted by ARMA.

The Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program can be entered by completing an online application at the QARC homepage that covers project information including contractor name, consultants, products, and specifications.  A description of the project’s special challenges and the logic behind the selection of asphaltic roofing materials is required within the application’s summary section. Residential or commercial projects, including new construction or renovation are open for submission. 

ARMA will be selecting three finalists that will receive top honors and prizes after the entries are collected and the judging ends in September. More information on the important dates and finalists can also be found at the submissions website.

"This 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,” said Jim Baker, ARMA’s Director of Industry Affairs.”

“ARMA encourages every roofing professional to submit of as many entries as possible, including their small residential projects as well as large commercial roofing projects.  The steps to enter are simple. The application is extremely easy to use and everyone with a camera and internet access can easily share their work online. ARMA will highlight outstanding projects, including those that use innovative roofing materials as well as excellent applications of traditional asphalt roofing materials. And of course, there is absolutely no fee to enter,” said Baker.

Products made by ARMA members are used in millions of commercial and residential roofing projects. Through the Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program project details and specific product benefits can now be described by the architects, design professionals, consultants and contractors who specify and install shingles, BUR and modified bitumen membranes every day. Building owners seeking roofing advice can access these project descriptions at the website, where they will learn about your firm, your product choices and what makes you the right roofing partner in your market. Visitors to the website can learn from the experience of roofing professionals. Roofing projects can be tagged with key words to allow visitors and customers to view specific types of roofing systems and building types; and specific product and design solutions for challenges relating to energy conservation, local climate conditions or unusual building requirements.

For more information on the Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program, visit   www.asphaltroofing.org.