GAF Roof Featured in Gold Award Winner of ARMA's QARC Program

WAYNE, NJ – GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to have been featured with a winning project in ARMA's (Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) 2013 Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program (QARC). The QARC program seeks to recognize industry professionals who use asphaltic roofing and to document successful projects that illustrate the benefits of asphalt roofing systems. 

The 2013 Gold Award-winning project is the NOAA building in La Jolla, CA, and was submitted by Protech Roofing Service. A complicated install, Protech had to create a roofing system that would assure redundancy and long-term performance, accommodating over 800 stand-up solar panels and meeting the stringent requirements dictated by California Title 24. Working together as a team with their specifiers, the general contractor, and GAF, the manufacturers for this project were able to master each and every hurdle. The system included EnergyGuard™ Tapered Polyiso and an overlay of EnergyGuard™ Perlite, GAFGLAS® Ultima 80™ Base Sheet, two plies of GAFGLAS® FlexPly™ 6, and GAFGLAS® EnergyCap™ BUR Mineral-Surfaced Cap Sheet, which provided a reflective, redundant, compliant roofing system.

"We're excited to have been involved once again with a project recognized by the QARC program. There really is no better way to reinforce the versatility and reliability of asphaltic roofing options than through this ARMA program," says Lynn Picone, director of inside sales at GAF. The case study program provides all industry professionals the opportunity to share good roofing practices and have their efforts recognized by ARMA's panel of judges.

For more information on submitting projects to the QARC program, visit the ARMA website at

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About GAF

Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit

About ARMA

ARMA is a trade association representing the majority of North America's asphalt roofing manufacturing companies, plus their raw material suppliers. The association includes almost 95 percent of the nation's manufacturers of bituminous-based roofing products.

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