WAYNE, NJ – GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to announce three recognized projects in ARMA's (the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association's) 2014 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.
Winning the Gold award was Doral City Hall, submitted by Precision Roofing Corp. of Miami, FL. The built-up roofing project tasked the contractor with performing a complex roofing job under tight government scrutiny while protecting the building's assets, reducing costs, and assuring roof longevity. In addition, Precision Roofing was mandated to install an energy-efficient roof system using a cap sheet that exceeds the reflectance requirements of ENERGY STAR®, Title 24, and the Miami 21 Initiative. The project featured multiple roof areas, including a portion over lightweight insulating concrete using the GAFGLAS® Stratavent® Eliminator™ Nailable Venting Base Sheet, three plies of premium glass ply, and the hot-mopped EnergyCap® BUR cap sheet. This premium roof system features high reflectivity, meets the latest building code standards, and offers reliable and redundant protection for this important government facility.
This year's Silver award-winning project was completed by Advanced Roofing Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, on a high-profile Publix grocery store. As a Publix Corporate preferred roofing contractor, Advanced Roofing was chosen from more than 200 other bidders for this new construction roofing project. The 60,000 sq. ft. roof consists of three plies of Type 6 hot-mopped roofing felt followed by one ply of Ruberoid® PRF modified bitumen fire-rated cap sheet, and then coated with a white/gray striped design. The coating added reflective performance and an aesthetic design, offering Publix the extra protection of a four-ply asphalt roofing system that features both durability and sustainability. In fact, Publix Corporate uses asphalt-based roofing for 90% of its properties, and this roof was the 70th new roof installed by Advanced Roofing Inc. for the grocery store chain since 1996.
Achieving Honorable Mention in the 2014 ARMA QARC contest was The Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, PA, submitted by Mark J. Sobeck Roof Consulting Inc. The decision to go with GAF's Monaco® roofing shingles in Venetian Coral was based on the County's desire to re-create the look of the original building's European clay tile while saving up to 70% of the cost of the original roof. The asphalt roofing shingles were also chosen for their durability, impact resistance, and ability to hold up to roof traffic compared with the original barrel-shaped Spanish tile. Not only has this roof become the talk of the town of Wilkes-Barre, it also met the four key criteria specified by the County and the roof consultant: durability, aesthetics, reliability, and cost.
"These three award-winning projects are great examples of how asphalt-based roofing can do it all—on low- and steep-slope roofs for a variety of clients," says Lynn Picone, director of inside sales at GAF. "The roofing industry is indebted to ARMA and its leadership for following through on yet another successful QARC program. This 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 www.asphaltroofing.org.
For more information about GAF products, visit www.gaf.com.
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 www.gaf.com.
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