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Builders Vote Elk Asphalt Roofing Shingles #1 in Quality for 8th Consecutive Year
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 14, 2005--ElkCorp (NYSE:ELK) subsidiary Elk Premium Building Products, Inc. (Elk), was named "Best Quality" in the category of "Roofing: Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles" for the eighth consecutive year by readers of BUILDER magazine, a Hanley Wood publication.

Thomas Karol, chairman and chief executive officer of ElkCorp said, "Our corporate philosophy demands quality in everything we do. With innovative products, state-of-the-art production facilities and hard-working, capable employees, Elk's commitment to excellence allows us to remain the quality leader in the asphalt roofing category. We are honored builders continue to recognize Elk as the brand leader with the highest quality shingles available in the marketplace."

BUILDER magazine surveyed over 10,000 readers classified as "builder, builder-developer, and general contractor." The findings cited in the BUILDER magazine brand use study are based on 3,991 respondents.

Elk is a leading manufacturer of premium asphalt shingles and has developed many of the most significant laminated roofing product innovations of the last twenty years. The company's shingle brands include the Prestique(R), Domain(R) Winslow(R) and Capstone(R) lines. Elk operates manufacturing facilities in Ennis, Texas; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Shafter, Calif.; and Myerstown, Pa.

About ElkCorp:
ElkCorp, through its subsidiaries, manufactures Elk brand premium roofing and building products (over 90% of consolidated revenue) and provides technologically advanced products and services to other industries. Each of ElkCorp's principal operating subsidiaries is a leader within its particular market. Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELK). See www.elkcorp.com for more information.

About BUILDER Magazine:
Distributed fourteen times a year by Hanley Wood, BUILDER magazine is the official publication of the National Association of Home Builders with a circulation of 139, 011.



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