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National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

There has never been a better time to become engaged with NRCA. Create an NRCA account to start receiving NRCA E-News updates, or better yet—become an NRCA member today!

To find out more about NRCA membership contact a membership services representative today at (800) 323-9545 or email membership@nrca.net for more information or visit the NRCA website. We look forward to welcoming you as an NRCA member!

NRCA has been the professional voice of its members since 1886. With more than 3,600 members, NRCA is the leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technical assistance, advocacy, publications, programs and support that help your business grow.

Join today!


ProCertification® Workers are Getting the Job Done! 

RoofersCoffeeShop® wants to showcase the many roofers embracing this new wave of professionalism being heralded in by this program and the many workers who are actively helping elevate our industry. You can see in our photo contest gallery the many roofing contractors who are embracing a higher standard for the industry and committed to growing their knowledge. 

Fill out this form to enter and submit photos of your team either earning their ProCertification or if they already have it, send us a photo of them hard at work. Everyone who submits a photo will be entered into a drawing and three lucky winners will be chosen to receive an RCS Box of Love. The winning photos will be featured in our Week in Roofing eNews, shared on social media and added to our photo gallery! 


2023 Construction Management Student Competition

The Roofing Alliance is pleased to announce it will host its ninth Construction Management Student Competition March 8, 2023, at the Kay Bailly Hutchinson Convention Center in room D163/165. This hallmark event exposes students to roofing as a career choice and provides a valuable opportunity to network and connect with fellow students, faculty and Roofing Alliance members.

How it works

Each year, Roofing Alliance leaders select a roofing project in the city where the International Roofing Expo® will be held; this year’s project is Globe Life Field in Dallas. Teams research the chosen project, submit a qualified bid package proposal and complete an oral presentation to illustrate their roofing, project management, estimating and safety knowledge. After receiving project details, each team is assigned a roofing contractor mentor who will provide guidance while students craft their written proposal. Proposals are reviewed and scored by a panel of industry judges.

The top five teams will be invited to attend the International Roofing Expo at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas to present their proposals to the judges. Finalist teams also are invited to attend the Roofing Alliance’s Welcome Reception, tour the Globe Life Field project and attend NRCA’s Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception where winning teams will be recognized onstage. 

Eligibility

Each team member must be an undergraduate enrolled in the college or university he or she represents during the written proposal and oral presentation portions of the competition. 

Get involved

Project details will be shared in August with accredited colleges and universities offering construction management programs.

Register your team here by Sep. 16!

Awards

The first-place team wins a trophy, $5,000 L. B. Conway scholarship for the winning school and individual trophies for each team member.

The second-place team wins a trophy, $2,500 Fred C. Good scholarship for the winning school and individual trophies for each team member.

The first-place Best Individual Student Presenter wins a $300 American Express gift card

The second-place Best Individual Student Presenter wins a $200 American Express gift card

All winners will be recognized in press releases sent to local and national media and roofing industry trade press, acknowledged in Professional Roofing magazine and listed on the Roofing Alliance website.

Questions? Please contact Jessica Priske, Roofing Alliance director, at jpriske@roofingalliance.net.


Roofing Protects Videos

The videos are excellent tools that can be shared with your customers and used when your company is recruiting workers. A longer video and two shorter videos are available to share on social media and wherever you see fit.

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NRCA releases The NRCA Metal Wall Panel Systems Manual

NRCA has made available The NRCA Metal Wall Panel Systems Manual, which includes 58 construction details and provides industry best practices and technical information regarding the design, materials and installation of metal wall panel systems.

The manual also includes the latest information about exterior wall cladding systems constructed with single-skin metal panels, metal composite material panels, aluminum plate panels and insulated metal panels. It addresses the principles of rain control in wall assemblies with a focus on rainscreens; common exterior metal wall panel assembly configurations; guidelines applicable to exterior metal cladding; and common varieties of metal wall panels, among other topics. 

Purchase today!


NRCA’s Cyber Liability Insurance Program

Did you know cyber liability is one of the biggest risks your company currently faces? And your liability is only going to increase!

To help members address cyber liability risks, we have partnered with Acrisure, Grand Rapids, Mich., to launch NRCA’s Cyber Liability Insurance Program. This comprehensive, members-only program offers insurance policies that cover business interruption exposures (any business reliant on technology for its day-to-day operations has this exposure), as well as the privacy risks posed by storing sensitive data and costs associated with cyber incident response. Importantly, coverage also includes theft of personal assets from company owners and officers.

In addition, NRCA’s Cyber Liability Insurance Program offers key risk management services, including employee training addressing how to recognize and manage cyber threats

Learn more about our Cyber Liability Insurance Program!


Top 5 Technical Resources

These top selling technical resources of 2022 are essential for any roofing company, including yours. And get this, NRCA members can download them for FREE!

1.     The NRCA Roofing Manual - 2022 Set
 

2.     The NRCA Waterproofing Manual—2nd Edition
 

3.     The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing and Condensation and Air Leakage Control – 2022
 

4.     The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2021
 

5.     NRCA Construction Details: CAD Files - 2022 (Electronic)

Visit NRCA's bookstore for additional technical publications, including available NRCA roofing manuals in Spanish!


NRCA‘s Peer Networking Program

NRCA‘s Peer Networking Program is a FREE member benefit for those seeking knowledge, guidance and industry best practices. Connect one-on-one with fellow members and:

  • Discuss the major issues affecting your business and how you can best address them.
  • Discover new, innovative ideas and perspectives that will help improve your business.
  • Learn from an experienced roofing professional who understands your business and challenges.

Start networking today!

 

 


Training for Roof Application Careers

The training you’ve been waiting for—with reduced prices!

NRCA developed Training for Roof Application Careers to help you address challenging workforce issues. With new reduced pricing, every roofing company can afford to use TRAC to train their new and inexperienced workers with quality educational materials.

See our packages!


Introducing the NRCA Health Care Program

NRCA's Health Care Program is an affordable, flexible program available to all NRCA members. 

Find out how you can:

  • Improve or offer health care coverage to your employees with or without employer contributions.

  • Take advantage of dozens of options that fit all budgets and company sizes.

  • Offer voluntary benefits such as dental, vision, life, disability and accident insurance.

  • Work with your current broker or use an NRCA Health Care Program broker.

  • Save a lot of money!

Give us 15 minutes and get a free evaluation of your current health care program. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain!

Check out the NRCA Health Care Program or call NRCA Program Partner Vault Health Strategies at (866) 431-8721.


Covid-19: Resources for Roofing Contractors

Find ongoing updates that are pertinent to the Roofing Industry on the NRCA COVID-19 Page.

Listen to the New Town Hall Meeting.


Get the NRCA App

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. Founded in 1886, NRCA is a nonprofit association that represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and county, city and state government agencies. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry.

NRCA has more than 3,600 members from all 50 states and 53 countries and is affiliated with 97 local, state, regional and international roofing contractor associations. NRCA contractor members range in size from companies with less than $1 million in annual sales volumes (50 percent of the current membership) to large, commercial contractors with annual sales volumes of more than $20 million. More than half perform both residential and commercial roofing work, and more than one-third have been in business for more than a quarter of a century.

Download the NRCA app on your tablet and smart phone today.

You can also find it at the Apple App store or Google Play - simply use your existing username and password to gain access.


Workforce Recruitment Tools and Resources

NRCA’s workforce recruitment tools and resources help your company execute a battle plan to recruit, engage, onboard and train entry-level and transitioning employees.

Visit nrca.net/workforce-recruitment and careersinroofing.com to start using these valuable resources today!


NRCA ProCertification® Metal Roofing Development Survey

NRCA, in collaboration with the Metal Construction Association, is developing a new certification for workers who install metal roof systems. As a valued roofing professional, we are asking for your input about various tasks metal roof system installers perform. This is an excellent opportunity for you and your organization to provide feedback about the content for the newest NRCA ProCertification® credential.

As an added incentive, we will be holding a raffle for two $100 Visa gift cards that will be drawn randomly at the completion of the survey. Please complete the survey no later than June 21.

Take the survey in English or Spanish!


NRCA Launches Supply Chain Shortage Information Webpage!

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the roofing industry in numerous ways, including leading to a widespread shortage of materials. The prices for materials have been increasing, and supply chains have been disrupted as lockdowns, tariffs and other factors cause delays and limited availability.

In response, NRCA has made available a Supply Chain Shortage Information webpage to help its members stay up to date with the latest news regarding materials shortages and price hikes in the industry.

The new page also houses a recording of NRCA’s April 22 Live Action Alert: Supply Chain Shortages, during which NRCA CEO Reid Ribble and NRCA Vice President of Technical Services Mark Graham discussed the materials shortage issue facing the roofing industry.

Visit the Supply Chain Shortage information page.


NRCA's Retirement Program

 

With NRCA’s group 401(k) plan, your employees reap the benefits, and you no longer carry all the responsibility and liability. Tasks you typically would handle yourself are managed by a third-party professional to reduce time spent on:

  • Administrative duties
  • Operational tasks
  • Fiduciary responsibilities

We've got your back!

Learn more.


Did you know . . . 

As a benefit of membership NRCA has partnered with more than 15 recognized vendors and service providers to offer you products and services at significant member discounts? The list of affinity partners is updated regularly, so please check back often to see the newest offers and how much money you can save. Some of our current partners include:

  • Avis/Budget
  • Electronic Data Payment Systems
  • HomeAdvisor
  • Lenovo
  • RoofersCoffeeShop
  • Staples Advantage
  • UPS
  • YRC Freight
  • And more!

When it comes to your company's bottom line, your NRCA membership pays dividends!

Learn more about NRCA's affinity partnerships.


Free NRCA Publications

As an NRCA member, you have FREE access to NRCA’s electronic resources! From roofing details and safety training to business management and marketing best practices, we have what you need. Choose from a variety of Spanish-language programs, as well!

Accessible to NRCA members from anywhere, all NRCA electronic publications are downloadable from the “Member Downloads” section of your profile.

To access your free NRCA publications:

  1. Go to NRCA’s home page, nrca.net, and click “Log in” in the upper right corner.

  2. You will need to sign in or create an account.

  3. Once signed in, you will see your “My Profile” page.

  4. On the right-hand side, click “Member Downloads.”

  5. Click on the publication you want to view from the alphabetized list.

  6. A PDF will download to your computer.

  7. Open the PDF and view its contents from any device, anywhere!


NRCA Training

NRCA's award-winning Training for Roof Application Careers, that includes both English and Spanish content, is training your company can use to provide new and inexperienced field workers with information and skills to help them become quality roof system installers who thrive in their careers.

There currently are five packages available for purchase:

TRAC ultimately will include each roof system. 


NRCA Pro-Certification

It’s now more convenient than ever for experienced workers to become NRCA ProCertified. Rather than passing an online exam for each type of roof system, installer applicants now only need to pass NRCA’s low-slope or steep-slope online knowledge exam, which can be taken anywhere, any time, as many times as needed. Installers can even take the online exam before they apply for NRCA ProCertification to measure their readiness. Once installers pass the online exam, they are eligible to take the hands-on performance exam. NRCA provides the resources installers need to help them on their paths to NRCA ProCertification, and all content is available in English and Spanish.

Have your workers apply today! 

For additional information, contact Brad Martz, NRCA’s services sales manager, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7574, or bmartz@nrca.net.


NRCA Metal Panel Roof Pro-Certification

Experienced installers who demonstrate substantial skills and knowledge of metal panel roof systems now can apply to become NRCA ProCertified® Metal Panel Roof Systems Installers.

Give your company a significant competitive advantage and your roofing workers the national recognition they deserve!

Have your workers apply today!


NRCA Bookstore Latest Releases:

The NRCA Updated Guidelines for the Application of Roof Coatings 

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing and Condensation and Air Leakage Control—2018

The 2020 NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems

A Roofing Contractor's Guide to Insurance Coverage and Claims

The NRCA Waterproofing Manual - 2nd Edition

Visit the NRCA Bookstore for more educational tools!


NRCA Launches Facebook Page for Spanish-speaking Roofing Professionals

The National Roofing Contractors Association launched a new Facebook page, Ruferos de los buenos, for Spanish-speaking roofing professionals to stay connected with their roofing community. Moderated by NRCA’s Spanish translator, Ruferos de los buenos is a place for Spanish-speaking roofing workers to share ideas and celebrate quality roofing projects, hard work and Latino culture, as well as receive important news related to COVID-19 and the roofing industry. Within days of its launch, the page garnered more than 1,000 followers.

Spanish-speaking roofing professionals are invited to like and share the Ruferos de los buenos FaceBook page.   


Use NRCA’s Marketing Resources and Stand Out

Set your company apart from the competition by using these valuable NRCA marketing resources:

Visit NRCA's bookstore for additional products designed to enhance your company's presence.


Careers in Roofing

NRCA has launched a new website to inspire, engage and attract the next generation of roofing workers. 

Careersinroofing.com shows that opportunities for success can be found on the roof, in the shop, in the office, and in manufacturing and distribution facilities.

The website highlights career paths, wage information and training opportunities and provides resources for parents and educators so they understand the value and opportunities available in roofing.

Visit careersinroofing.com today!


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New! Moisture in New Concrete Roof Decks report now is available!

Order your copy today! The Roofing Alliance has released Moisture in New Concrete Roof Decks, a 272-page research report addressing moisture release in structural concrete roof decks. SRI Consultants Inc., Middleton, Wis., performed research and analysis of moisture release in structural concrete roof decks. This comprehensive report describes the research methodology and ...
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Product Details: This roofing manual provides you with comprehensive information including design, materials and installation techniques applicable to metal panel and spray polyurethane foam roof systems used in low- and steep-slope applications. With two complete sections, Metal Panel Roof Systems and SPF Roof Systems, this manual is a welcome addition to ...
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Moisture in New Concrete Roof Decks Study Available for Purchase

Product Details This newly released, 272-page research report addresses moisture release on structural concrete roof decks. Funded by a group of North American roofing industry organizations, including The Roofing Alliance and NRCA, SRI Consultants Inc., Middleton, Wis., performed fundamental research and analysis of moisture release on structural concrete roof decks. This comprehensive ...
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Roofing Alliance: Student Competition

Each year, Roofing Alliance leaders select a roofing project in the city where the International Roofing Expo® will be held; this year’s project is Globe Life Field in Dallas. Teams research the chosen project, submit a qualified bid package proposal and complete an oral presentation to illustrate their roofing, project ...
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Latest Scholarships

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2023-24 Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

The Roofing Alliance announces the opening of the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program for the 2023-24 academic year. The deadline for funding applications is January 31, 2023. The Roofing Alliance Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program offers three scholarship opportunities. All categories are open to employees of roofing industry companies, their spouses ...
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Latest Spanish Content

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Manual de techado de la NRCA: Sistemas de techos de paneles metálicos y SPF

Este manual de techos le proporciona información completa sobre el diseño, los materiales y las técnicas de instalación aplicables a los sistemas de techos de paneles metálicos y de espuma de poliuretano en spray utilizados en aplicaciones de pendiente baja y pronunciada. Con dos secciones completas, Sistemas de techos de ...
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¿Habla español? NRCA has the Spanish resources you need!

The NRCA Bookstore offers many of your favorite resources in Spanish. Download—or buy—your hard copies today!
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Roofing Books Make Great Stocking Stuffers

By Evelyn Witterholt, RCS Reporter. Share your pride in the roofing industry with these picture books for your kids this holiday season. Needing some good stocking stuffers for the little ones in your family? This holiday season, treat them to some picture books from the National Roofing Contractors Association’s (NRCA)’s ...
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Latest Podcasts

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Coffee Conversations - A Season of Giving with Trent Cotney Sponsored by Hunter Panels!

Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by Hunter Panels, this episode welcomes Trent Cotney and industry foundation representatives including Kelly Van Winkle, president of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; ...
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S4:E62 Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down virtually with Vault Health Strategy’s Ted Ryan and NRCA insurance leader, Cheryl Ambrose, to talk about health insurance. With rising costs, higher deductibles and a lot of confusion, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is committed to helping roofing companies find good healthcare options ...
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Alison LaValley, Trent Cotney, Rod Petrick, George Patterson & Anne Schroeder - Best for Business - NRCA’s Premier Legal Conference

S4:E56 Every roofing company needs to be at the forefront of legal trends and requirements. In this Roofing Road Trip, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with the NRCA Legal team of Trent Cotney the NRCA General Council, George Patterson, the Legal Resource Center Chairperson, Rod Petrick former NRCA Chairman and NRCA ...
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Latest Webinars

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Workforce Wednesday: Leveraging the Trades to Support At-risk Youth

Young people who lack access to resources, opportunities and guidance can become vulnerable to engaging in risky behaviors and making negative life choices. Join Doug Van Dyke, Van Martin Roofing, Dayton, Ohio, to discuss his work with nonprofit Unbound and how the trades can empower at-risk youth to gain skills, ...
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The Transformed Sales Team

Building a high-performing sales team takes a well-developed strategic framework, clear objectives and a supportive company culture. Join Jamie Schmidt, national account executive at Sales Transformation Group, Denver, to learn about baseline selling, crafting team dynamics, identifying the right sales prospects and other critical steps you can take to propel ...
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Coffee Conversations - A Season of Giving with Trent Cotney Sponsored by Hunter Panels!

Join Heidi J. Ellsworth for a Coffee Conversations that hits the heart of the roofing industry: giving back through roofing foundations. Sponsored by Hunter Panels, this episode welcomes Trent Cotney and industry foundation representatives including Kelly Van Winkle, president of the Roofing Alliance; Chuck Chapman, chairman of Davis Memorial Foundation; ...
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Are you looking to develop your career in roofing? Expand your expertise? Grow your business? There is a new wave of professionalism being heralded in by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) ProCertification® program. This program is designed to set standards for the roofing industry, working to create new pathways towards roofing ...
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NRCA Guidelines for Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems for residential roofing professionals gives you NRCA's best-practice guidelines and technical information concerning the materials, design and installation of asphalt shingles. You also get the latest information about asphalt shingle roof system configurations, roof decks, underlayments, condensation control and attic ventilation. In addition, ...
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NRCA - Manual de techado de la NRCA

Este manual de techos le proporciona información completa sobre el diseño, los materiales y las técnicas de instalación aplicables a los sistemas de techos de paneles metálicos y de espuma de poliuretano en spray utilizados en aplicaciones de pendiente baja y pronunciada. Con dos secciones completas, Sistemas de techos de ...
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NRCA Metal Wall Panel Systems Manual

The NRCA Metal Wall Panel Systems Manual—that includes 58 construction details—provides you with industry best practices and technical information concerning the design, materials and installation of metal wall panel systems. It includes the latest information about exterior wall cladding systems constructed with single-skin metal panels, metal composite material panels, aluminum ...
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