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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


MIFAB inc announced the release of RoofGuard, a patented design which increases surface area up to 5 times or more making a RoofGuard protected drain virtually uncloggable.

Call for Abstracts Open for 2018 International Roof Coatings Conference

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association is now accepting abstracts for its fourth biennial International Roof Coatings Conference program.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

To Test or Not to Test?

Amid the rapid changes in marijuana policy and OSHA's controversial new Anti-Retaliation Rule, employers face challenges when implementing policies for drug testing and accident reporting.

Triangle Fastener Corporation's APS500 Advanced Polymer Sealant is Now NSF Certified

TFC announced that their APS500® Advanced Polymer Sealant is now NSF Certified.

Black Widow Tape Measure

Unlike most tape measures, the Black Widow features a matte black blade with high-contrast green markings for improved legibility in varied light conditions.

OSHA to Hold Second Public Meeting to Solicit Suggestions for Growing, Strengthening Voluntary Protection Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold the second of two meetings Aug. 28, 2017, in New Orleans, La.

Advancing Women in Roofing: A Sustainable and Profitable Strategy

Companies that involve women in ownership and management may be more sustainable than other firms, delivering big wins for business and society.

Monday, August 14, 2017

SEBS Roof Coating System

The solvent-based coating system is designed primarily for use in repairing and restoring metal roofs, but also can be used on TPO, EPDM, asphalt, modified bitumen, Kynar®, concrete, Hypalon and PIB roofing systems.

Crashing The Glass Ceiling

Roofing is an overwhelmingly male occupation. Whether contractor or crew, the guys who work in roofing are just that: guys.

New and Revised Resources Available from OSHA on Silica Final Rule

OSHA has released two resources to help small business employers comply with the agency’s final silica rule.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Feds Increase Scrutiny of Employer Handbook Provisions

Under President Donald Trump's administration, employers may be able to anticipate many changes in the regulatory and legal environment.

Kansas Roofing Contractor Mark Gwaltney Passes

The roofing industry is mourning the loss of Mark Gwaltney, of Diamond-Everly Roofing in Perry, Kan.

EDCO Products, Inc. Launches a New State-of-the-Art Website

EDCO Products Inc., a Minnesota based manufacturer of residential and commercial exterior building products, recently announced the launch of a new state-of-the-art website.

Firestone Building Products Announces New President

Taylor Cole will succeed Tim Dunn.

PowerGrip™ Universal Attachment Anchor

OMG Roofing Products has introduced PowerGrip Universal, a rooftop attachment anchor for mounting solar racking systems and other products to virtually any commercial roof.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Professional Contractors to Benefit From Opening of ABC Supply Co. Inc. Location in Burleson, Texas

Nation’s largest roofing distributor to increase access to products and support.

Phantom Vision

Respiratory protection expert Scott Safety enhances its Phantom Vision power assisted respirator using proven modern technology offering an improved user experience.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

On the Move: North American Roofing Services, Inc.

Relocating a roofing company with a national reach and hundreds of employees to a new state presents a wealth of logistical challenges.

Bon Expands Line of Roofing Tools

Bon has expanded its line of roofing tools with recent additions of Silicone Seam Rollers, Magnetic Sweeper, Shingle Rippers and accessories.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Johns Manville Celebrates Ohio Plant Anniversary with Company, Community Events

Johns Manville marked the five-year anniversary of the opening of its EPDM plant in Milan, Ohio this summer with a series of company and community events.

Brandie Dickerson Promoted to Executive Vice President at Tri-Town Construction

Tri-Town Construction, Inc. has promoted Brandie Packard Dickerson to its new position of Executive Vice President, reporting directly to owner Marc Devisse.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

Are You Realistic When Dealing with an Immigrant Workforce?

The roofing industry has always recruited hard workers and taught them a craft.

HERO Launches in Florida: A New Financing Option for Energy and Hurricane Resiliency Home Improvements

Homeowners can use innovative HERO financing to reduce energy bills and stay safe through upgrading roofing, windows and doors, HVAC, solar, and more.

Women in Roofing: A Clear Win-Win

I believe there are no jobs in the roofing industry that cannot be handled by a woman.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Names 25 Managing Partners in 2017

Exceptional managers rewarded with new status, expanded leadership role.

RoofTopGuard SA High-Temp Self-Adhered Membrane

Underlayment Specialties Plus introduces a new self-adhered high-temperature underlayment that is unique in every way.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Labor Dept. Announces $10.5M in Training Grants for Worker Health and Safety

US Labor Department announces $10.5M funding opportunity for Susan Harwood Training grants to support worker safety, health training.

Monday, July 31, 2017

MBCI Launches Online Ordering Website

MBCI announced the launch of their online ordering tool accessible via

Friday, July 28, 2017

Roofinox Displays Stainless Steel Roofing Products at ATAS Product Expo

Roofinox America recently joined with ATAS International, Inc. to educate more than 125 contractors, architects, engineers, distributors, and building owners about the latest advances in building materials at the ATAS Product & Education Expo.

GacoPatch Silicone Roof Patch

Need to repair a leaking roof? Try GacoPatch Silicone Roof Patch.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

ASTM International Committee on Roofing and Waterproofing Honors Michael J. Noone with the William C. Cullen Award

Dr. Michael J Noone, retired vice president of CertainTeed Corporation, in Malvern, Pa. has received the prestigious William C. Cullen Award from ASTM International’s committee on roofing and waterproofing.


Designed to enhance the performance of a variety of commercial roof types, Duro-Shield Coatings and Materials are available in Duro-Shield 20, Duro-Shield 10, and Duro-Shield 5.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FlashCo® Adds New Territory Sales Manager for the Southeast Region

FlashCo Manufacturing, Inc. hired Matt Green as territory sales manager for their Southeast region.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Polyglass Announces New Hires and Promotions for Sales Leadership Team

Polyglass expands its sales leadership team and aligns the company for future growth in the United States and Canada.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) Announces Mission

A group of roofing industry thought leaders gathered at the BuiltWorlds corporate offices in Chicago, Ill. to discuss the future of technology in the roofing industry.

Demand for Asphalt Shingles to Grow 5.6 Percent Annually Through 2021

Laminated asphalt shingle demand is projected to rise 2.5 percent annually.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Property Drone Consortium Announces Co-Chairs

The Property Drone Consortium announced that Gary Sullivan and Bryan Corder were elected by the board at its April 2017 meeting to co-chair the organization for the next two years.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Understanding Risks

Landing Leads in the Digital World

Did you know that four out of five consumers search for local businesses online?

Are Employers’ Rights Up In Smoke?

The legalization of marijuana in some markets is creating concerns for roofing contractors.

Contractor Profile: Fritts Roofing & Repair Co.

Joe Fritts quit his job working in oil fields after 17 years and decided to apply for his contractor's license in California.

The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces Partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities

Partnership to provide roof system maintenance and repair to Ronald McDonald House locations nationwide.

Friday, July 14, 2017

AquaBarrier™ VP Self-Adhering Vapour Permeable Membrane

IKO AquaBarrier VP provides high performance in wall assemblies where a vapour permeable, weather-resistive air barrier is required.

SRS Distribution Announces the Upcoming Acquisition of SG Wholesale Roofing Supplies

SRS Distribution announced the upcoming acquisition of SG Wholesale Roofing Supplies.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

11th Annual Kalkreuth Amateur Golf Classic

On June 10-11, Wheeling, W. Va.-based Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal held the 11th Annual Kalkreuth Amateur Golf Classic (KAGC) Benefitting Easter Seals at Oglebay Resort’s Crispin Golf Course.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Property Drone Consortium Announces Opposition to Drone Federalism Act of 2017

The act would give state and local governments much greater authority to regulate the use of UAS than exists today.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Celebrates 35 Years of Serving Contractors

Storied history of nation’s top roofing distributor emphasizes expertise.

Pipe Boot

Compatible with PVC and other vent pipe materials, Quarrix® announced a durable vent pipe flashing – Pipe Boot.

GAF to Expand Commercial Manufacturing Network to New Columbia, Pennsylvania

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced that it will open a manufacturing plant in New Columbia, Pa., about 20 miles south of Williamsport.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SRG Roofing Continues its Rapid Trajectory Upward Based on a Culture-First Philosophy

Kevin Kirkwood was getting by as a third-generation roofer with plenty of on-the-job experience and professional drive, but he was stuck in his career.

METALCON Opens Registration for Its 2017 Conference Program

This year’s conference sessions continues this trend with a select mix of topics about market and workforce development, field techniques and the role of technology in the industry.

Monday, July 3, 2017

National Slate Association Hosts Annual Conference in Ithaca, N.Y. This Fall

Registration is now open for the 2017 National State Association’s annual conference from Sept. 28-Oct. 1 in Ithica, N.Y.

Sika Products now Available on

Sika Industry now offers a selection of some of its most popular Sikaflex® and Sikasil® adhesives and sealants on

Thursday, June 29, 2017

OSHA Delays Deadline for Electronic Injury, Illness Reporting to December

Public comments on the proposed deadline extension encouraged by July 13.

Tablet Belt Clips

RUNNUR revolutionizes enterprise mobility with first-ever locking, hands-free, wearable tablet tool belt.

Lapolla Industries Announces GSA Approved Building Envelope Products

Lapolla products are now available to contractors through the GSA Advantage Program for use in government facilities.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CN100 Cap Nailer

The Stinger CN100 pneumatic cap nailing tool by National Nail is ideal for securing products such as roofing underlayments and housewrap, while doing it better, faster, and safer.

Roofinox Demonstrates Stainless Steel Roofing Product Line at N.B. Handy’s May-Chinery Show

Roofinox joined with nearly 20 other leading sheet metal product manufacturers at N.B. Handy’s May-Chinery Show.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Angie's List Selects Business Owner in Washington, DC, as First-Quarter Winner Of "Work With the Best" Sweepstakes

Angie’s List announced the first-quarter winner of its annual “Work with the Best” sweepstakes, which offers service pros the opportunity to win power tools and a grand prize of a 2018 work truck.

ASTM International Roofing and Waterproofing Committee Presents Top Annual Award to Tim Kersey

ASTM International’s Committee on Roofing and Waterproofing will present its top annual award, the Award of Merit, to Tim Kersey of SOPREMA, in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Antis Roofing and Waterproofing Hires Accomplished Leaders to Join Team

Senior estimator and sales account executive roles support the company’s growth initiatives.

Meeting the Demand for More Jobs in Roofing

Green jobs continue to grow in the United States at a pace that exceeds the average rate of job growth throughout the country.

Friday, June 23, 2017

SRS Distribution Announces New Executive Leadership Appointments

SRS Distribution announced it has promoted Dan Tinker to president and chief executive officer and John Bradberry to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

The 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery: A Book Review

The book goes beyond all borders straight to the heart of one of the most vexing problems facing American businesses today: recruiting, training and maintaining an increasingly diverse workforce.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) Hires New Director of Technical Services

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has named Tim McQuillen, a member of the building products industry for 25 years, as director of technical services.

Seasoned, Successful Industry Executive, Don Bratchers takes Top Job at Atlas Bolt & Screw

Don Bratcher was promoted to president of Atlas Bolt and Screw effective June 1, 2017.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Reliant Roofing Searches for a Local Family in Need of a Free Roof

With hurricane season here, Jacksonville company gives back to the community with Every Shingle Heart initiative.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Atlas Roofing Introduces Shingles with HP42" Technology

Larger than any other shingle manufactured in the U.S., this latest design offers roofing contractors a faster installation process.

Tri-Town Construction Hires Kevin Smith as Director of Business Development

Tri-Town Construction hired Kevin Smith as its director of business development.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Made in the U.S.A.: Novagard Solutions

Michael Sylvester and his team at Novagard Solutions uncovered a way to create an internally and externally successful business for four decades.

Branding with Rooftop Logos

Anyone involved with installing a rooftop logo should have a solid knowledge of roofing and roof warranties.

How I’d Exit in 2017… And How it Would’ve Saved Me Millions

I'll share the story of my first business exit and what I've learned through my education, certification and evolution in the business of exit planning.

FlashCo® Promotes New Director of Operations

FlashCo has promoted Eric Compton to the position of director of operations.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB+™ System

Innovation offers improved sprayability, longer open times, and superior coverage rates.

Duro-Last®, Inc. Recognized with Michigan Recycling Coalition Excellence in Recycling Award

Duro-Last, Inc., was recognized with the Excellence in Recycling Award by the Michigan Recycling Coalition at their annual conference in May.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

FlashCo® Appoints New Director of Supply Chain

FlashCo appointed Matt Froehlich to the newly created position of director of supply chain.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

CertainTeed® Announces US Series Solar Modules

Domestically-produced panels supported by legacy of quality manufacturing.

WSRCA Announces 2017 Davis Memorial Scholarship Winners

Ten more scholarships awarded to deserving students with ties to the roofing industry.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery

Ricardo Gonzalez bridges the gap between Latinos and non-Latinos and promote productive and successful relationships in the roofing industry and beyond.

Is Your Marketing Team Doing Fine, Or Robbing You Blind?

Roofing contractors need to be visible in search engines like Google. The Internet is a whole different world from directory ads and to many, it’s confusing

RCMA Promotes OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week

To show its commitment to safety and health programs, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association recognizes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s inaugural Safe + Sound Week.

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions Re-Roof Local Churches in Florida

Commercial roofing company donates resources to Faith UMC and the St. Rose of Lima Parish.

OlyBond500 Adhesive Pressurized Canisters

OlyBond500, the industry’s most popular two-part roofing adhesive, is now available in pressurized canisters.

Why Roofers Should Care About Service Programs Now

When Roofing Contractor asked me to write about why roofing contractors should care about service - I just couldn’t refuse.

The EEOC's Increased Focus on Leave Policies

The EEOC has focused intensely on employers' leave policies - alleging that many companies' leave policies violate the ADA, and filing numerous lawsuits over the past several years.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Architect Specifies Drexel Metals for “Timeless” Residential Project

A standing seam metal roofing system from Drexel Metals provided warmth the architect was seeking.

San Francisco Bay Area Roofing Contractor Wins Better Business Bureau Ethics Award

The Better Business Bureau of the San Francisco Bay Area and northern coastal California has awarded Wedge Roofing with the 2017 BBB Torch Award for Ethics.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Western Roofing Expo 2017 Preview

The roofing industry heads back to Las Vegas for another standout show.

Centerline Balance 12-Inch Professional Measuring Wheel

Lufkin introduces a revolutionary gear drive design that puts its center of gravity right over the wheel for better balance, greater accuracy, and easier use.

Architectural Awards Program Highlights Top Copper Roofing Projects from this Year and the Past Decade

The North American Copper in Architecture Awards program celebrates 10 years recognizing excellence in the use of copper in building design projects.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ARMA Awards Miami-Dade County for Public Partnership

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association announced that the Miami-Dade Regulatory and Economic Resources Department is the recipient of the 2017 ARMA Public Partnership Award.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Boral Completes Acquisition of Headwaters Incorporated

Boral Limited announced that it has completed its acquisition of Headwaters Incorporated, a leading building products manufacturer and fly ash marketer in North America.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Contractor Profile: Chase Restoration, LLC

In his own words, Chase Lecklider describes his start in roofing as "the definition of insanity."

Building a Sustainable Maintenance Business with Roof Coatings

For nearly 200 years, roof coatings have been used to temporarily extend the life of a flat roof until a more permanent roofing system could be installed.

IKO Expands Dynasty Shingle Swatch Palette to Include Eleven High-Definition Color Options

The popular, easy-to-install shingle now provides three more color choices to complement any home façade or architectural style.

Nine Ways to Demotivate Your Employees

A lot is written about motivation, especially when it comes to employees.

Give Your Maintenance Business a Lift

The business of what we used to call commercial roof "repair" continues to change and grow.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Taking EPDM to the Top

Though based in central Idaho — known for its relatively small cities and vast areas of mountainous, government-protected wilderness — the owner of Professional Roofing always felt a strong obligation to help improve the industry.

Growing Numbers Attend Largest U.S. Regional Roofing Convention and Expo

FRSA’s 95th Annual Convention and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo will take place in Orlando, June 22-24, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Roofing Contractor Hosts Inaugural Michigan NWIR Council Meeting

The Michigan Council of the National Women in Roofing organization (NWIR) had its first meeting May 24 at the offices of BNP Media, RC’s corporate owner.

STANLEY Tools Announces Father’s Day Gift Guide

STANLEY a provider of quality tools people have trusted for more than 170 years, has a gift to suit any type of dad this Father’s Day.

Monday, May 29, 2017

ERA Launches Resilience Website

Responding to the heightened interest in and concern over the resilience of the built environment, the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) is launching

Friday, May 26, 2017

NACIA Program Announces Tenth Anniversary Award Winners

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the NACIA Awards, the copper, architectural and construction industries, and the general public selected 10 top projects from the last decade.

National Roofing Week Set for June 4-10

The annual initiative is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the roofing professionals around the country.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladder

Designed for service crews, electricians and general contractors, the new fiberglass ladders feature enhanced ergonomics that offer the ultimate in safety and efficiency.

IKO Adds New Color to Title 24-Compliant Residential Roofing Shingle Collection

IKO Cambridge Cool Colors Collection now offers five diverse ‘cool roof’ color choices for contractors and homeowners alike.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Snow Guard

Standing seam metal roofing owners have always had a need for color match and structural solidarity in Snow Guards.


Production of SPRAY-SOK protective head coverings has continued uninterrupted following Bon's acquisition of the operating assets of the California based company last summer.

Advanced Green Technologies Completes Lockheed Martin’s Second Massive Solar Carport in Florida

Powering up Lockheed Martin’s new 145,379-square-foot solar carport in east Orlando, lead contractor Advanced Green Technologies (AGT) joined the global security and aerospace company in marking completion of one of Florida’s largest privately owned solar arrays.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Grip-Rite Coil Roofing Nailer

PrimeSource Building Products’ Grip-Rite announced the release of a newly designed Grip-Rite Coil Roofing nailer that boasts improved speed, power, balance and durability without raising the price from Grip-Rite’s current industry-standard nailer.

CEO of Scalo Companies Wins Prestigious Award

Jack Scalo wins outstanding CEO and top executive award.

Purposeful Leaders Join Antis Team for Greater Social Impact

Antis Roofing & Waterproofing hires two new team members.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pace Cart Conversion Kit

OMG has introduced a 15 gallon drum conversion kit for PaceCarts.

ABC Supply Co. Inc. Named Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner for 11th Consecutive Year

The company’s ratio of engaged employees is 15 times higher than the international average.


The HOVER platform transforms smartphone photos of any home into a fully measured, customizable 3D model.

Roofing Organizations Urge Contractors to Celebrate National Roofing Week June 4-10

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is encouraging roofing contractors and other companies involved in the industry to celebrate National Roofing Week June 4-10.

Sunverge, PetersenDean Partner to Deliver American-Built Energy Storage Systems to Rooftop Solar Customers

National installer sees storage as key to increasing customer value and to American energy independence.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

3-D Roof Systems LLC

Third-generation roofing contractor Dustin Kathol, owner of 3-D Roof Systems LLC, has had a gratifying journey through the world of roofing.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ply Gem Building Products Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes Across America

Ply Gem®, a North American manufacturer of building products, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for the second consecutive year in support of the Ply Gem Home for Good project.

ProFormTM F3 Harnesses

New ProFormTM F3 high performance harnesses protect against harness-related injuries before rescue workers arrive.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FiberTite Becomes First NRCA Partner Member

The National Roofing Contractors Association has announced FiberTite Roofing Systems Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, has become the first manufacturer to upgrade its associate membership to “partner member.”

Triangle Fastener Corporation Announces the Release of Their Corporate Video

The video highlights their products and services and details the markets they serve.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Duro-Last®, Inc. CEO Appointed President of Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress

Duro-Last CEO Tom Saeli has been appointed president of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress.

RibBracket I-IV Line

S-5! announced the release of the RibBracket I-IV products, shaped to provide a perfect fit to most common trapezoidal roof shapes.

RCI, Inc. Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

RCI elected its 2017-18 Board of Directors at the annual meeting of the members during the RCI 32nd International Convention and Trade Show in Anaheim, Calif., on March 20, 2017.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Roofmaster Products Company Celebrates 65th Anniversary

Today, under the leadership of CEO Jimmy Yundt (second generation), the company has grown to manufacture more than 60 different “Made in America” proprietary products exclusively for the roofing industry.

National Women in Roofing Michigan Council Announces First Event

The event will be the first for the Michigan council of National Women in Roofing.

Anvil Paints & Coatings, Inc. of Largo, Fla. Joins John R. Burt Enterprises Family of Companies

Florida-based Anvil Paints & Coatings, Inc. has joined the John R. Burt Enterprises family of companies.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

FlashCo® Acquires All Fab, LLC Creator of the Easy Flapper

FlashCo announced the acquisition of All Fab, maker of the patent-pending Easy Flapper and a variety of TPO and PVC pipe and vent flashings.

Progressive Materials Launches New Website

The new website features a complete re-design.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SRS Distribution Announces the Acquisition of Kohl Building Products

SRS Distribution (SRS or the Company) announced the acquisition of Kohl Building Products (Kohl), a family-owned regional distributor

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

GacoFlex S20

GacoFlex S20 Solvent-Free 100 percent Silicone has received NSF P151 Certification of Rainwater Catchment Components.

Daylighting with Skyco Skylights Polycarbonate Industrial Skylights and Smoke Vents

It’s estimated, there are over 1 million outdated 4X8 industrial skylights in use throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

MRCA's Safety Program Awards and ELITE Contractor Program Application

The MRCA is now taking applications for the Annual Safety Program Awards and the ELITE Contractor Program.

Firestone Building Products Showcases New, Environmentally-Friendly Polyiso Insulation at AIA

Eligible for LEED credits, this eco-friendly product can be recycled and reused.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Werner to Train Tens of Thousands During OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down

Werner will lead more than 150 training events across the country this month in support of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

FM-Approved TerminEdge Fascia from OMG EdgeSystems Ships Within Three Days

OMG EdgeSystems has updated and expanded it’s Express Edge Program.

Texas Homeowner Insists on Milan Profile from McElroy Metal

A North Texas homeowner was looking to replace the home’s concrete tile roof, damaged by hail, and searched high and low for a more durable and attractive choice.

RCMA Supports OSHA During National Safety Stand-Down

To increase awareness of construction fatalities caused by falls from elevation, RCMA recognizes and supports OSHA's awareness campaign to prevent fall fatalities and injuries.

Striking Tools

Fiskars line of striking tools features the IsoCore Shock Control System a patented, industry-leading design that absorbs strike shock and vibration during use.

Offshore Roofing: Southern Coatings Inc.

Scott Biederman, owner of Southern Coatings Inc., knew at a young age that roofing was for him.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Four Finalists Selected in MidSouth Construction's Free Roof Give-Away

Voting is now open at

PowerGear® Cutting Tools

Launching in spring 2017, these tools feature patented technologies that surpass the industry’s top competitors in performance and ergonomics.

National Roofing Partners Announces New Website

Technology focused website offers ease of use for national accounts.

Safety: Are You Selling It?

Emerging changes in leadership at the U.S. Department of Labor and OSHA are coming.

Trump Pushes Paid Parental Leave Policy

President Donald Trump announced his intention to work on making childcare more accessible in a bi-partisan fashion during his first address before a joint session of congress.

Tools for Improved Roof Safety

There are many tools available that can make a significant contribution to your company's safety program.

The Do's and Don'ts of Satellite Dish Removal for Roofers

Roofers will invariably run into issues during their working careers, including one which some new roofers may know very little to nothing about: Satellite dishes.

Avoiding Plunder…How to Keep a Mature Business Sharp

The last thing most entrepreneurs want is to see their creation and identity disappear when they do.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

HomeAdvisor Survey Shows Strong Growth in Home Improvement Spending

Homeowners seeking to tackle home improvement projects are not deterred by political and economic uncertainties and are spending nearly 60 percent more than a year ago on home improvement according to HomeAdvisor’s 2017 True Cost Report.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

CertainTeed Introduces Three New Dark, Bold Colors to its EverNew® Railing Systems

CertainTeed is opening up a new world of unique design options for today’s outdoor living spaces with the introduction of three new bold colors, Black, Rustic Rose and Warm Spice, to its EverNew® Railing Systems.

Roofing 101: Know Before You Go

Planning ahead is always helpful to avoid unexpected and unnecessary expense in the long run.

Editor's Choice: Products that Could have an Impact on your 2017

As is our long-standing tradition, we compiled a list of products introduced in the past 12 months for our Editor’s Choice awards.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

IAC’s HomeAdvisor to Combine with Angie’s List

IAC and Angie’s List, Inc. announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine IAC’s HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List into a new publicly-traded company

Malarkey Roofing Products Expands West Coast Sales Efforts

Malarkey Roofing Products, the premier North American building materials manufacturer, has hired three new sales representatives to strengthen the company’s presence on the West coast.

Monday, May 1, 2017

CertainTeed Gypsum Outpaces the Drywall Industry with 12 EPDs for North America

Underscoring its continued leadership in transparency and sustainability, CertainTeed announced six additional Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), bringing the total number of drywall EPDs to 12.

The MRCA Foundation is Accepting Applications for Scholarships

The MRCA Foundation will be awarding scholarships this year to MRCA Members and their families who are pursuing higher education within an industry-related field.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Warning Line System Pads

Quicksilver Engineering has added rubber pads to the quick, one-piece, collapsible stands of its SpeedStand Warning Line System.

D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal Announces Leadership Changes

D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal president Ken Dillon announced two separate changes.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions Adds Unique Buildings Comprised of Shipping Containers to Stones River Greenway

The Greenways links schools, shopping areas, businesses and other points of interest to travelers and provides access to a number of communities and parks along the way.

Urethane Polymers International Launches New Website

UPI’s newly launched website was redesigned with the customer in mind, providing users with all the information they need to make an educated decision regarding commercial waterproofing products.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kemper System Now Protects Entire 'Building Envelope'

Kemper System America, Inc. announced that it now offers a single source for liquid-applied roofing and waterproofing systems, coatings, sealants and barrier products for protecting the entire ‘Building Envelope.’

IKO Awards Idaho Contractor for PRO4 Plus Roofing Components System Promotion

KD Roofing earned a $22,500 cash bonus and a brand-new Dodge RAM 1500 truck.

Duro-Last®, Inc. Honors Moser Roofing Solutions, LLC with Admission to the President Club

In recognition of outstanding achievement in quality workmanship, customer satisfaction, and 2016 sales in excess of $250,000, Duro-Last, Inc. welcomed Moser Roofing Solutions, LLC to the President Club.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fifty-Seven Percent of Kingspan’s Energy Procured from Renewables in 2016

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, announced it has beaten its target of generating at least half its aggregate energy use from renewable resources by 2016.

Meeting the Demand for More Jobs in Roofing

Green jobs continue to grow in the U.S. at a pace that exceeds the average rate of jobs growth throughout the country.

Monday, April 24, 2017

National Workers’ Memorial Day is April 28

Honoring those that lost their lives on construction sites around the country.

Journeyman FLEX Harnesses

FallTech®, an innovator and leader in Fall Protection Equipment for workers at heights has re-engineered and is launching an update to their work-duty harness, the Journeyman FLEX.

New ABC Supply Co. Inc. Location Opens in Manchester, Conn.

Area contractors to receive enhanced access to products and support for their businesses.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Malarkey Roofing Products Certified by GreenCircle for Sustainability Initiatives

Malarkey Roofing Products, the premier North American building materials manufacturer, has again achieved the GreenCircle Certified Waste Diversion from Landfill certification at all three of its facilities.

DaVinci Roofscapes Recycles 1.2 Million Pounds of Waste

DaVinci Roofscapes, a leading manufacturer of synthetic slate and shake roofing tiles, kept more than 1.2 million pounds of polymer scrap out of landfills in 2016.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Votes Are In: IKO Armourshake Premium Shingles Named #IKOVotersChoice for 2017

Wood shake-style shingles take the top honor in the IKO “Shingled Out” Social Poll Campaign, while IKO Crowne Slate shingles finish close behind.

ShieldBase™ 180 Laminated Cover Board

ShieldBase 180 Laminated Cover Board is a strong but lightweight solution that is ideal for commercial reroofing applications.

ARMA Develops Environmental Product Declarations for 5 Types of Asphalt Roofing

New asphalt roofing EPDs will aid green building project development.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Firestone Building Products Honors Winners of Prestigious 2017 Master Contractor Award

The annual awards recognize contractors for achieving excellence in commercial roofing.

NeverFade® Façade Restoration Coatings

APV Engineered Coatings has launched a new line of primer and topcoat systems under the NeverFade® brand name for restoration of architectural metal structures such as wall panels, window and door frames, roofs, railings, overhangs and decorative features.

SAF RainScreen Architectural Panel System Evaluated by the Texas Department of Insurance

Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. announced the completion of the Texas Department Insurance's product evaluation of SAF's Series 4000 RainScreen Drained and Back-Ventilated ACM Panel system.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

HOVER Delivers New Capabilities to the Home Improvement Market

New features allow exterior contractors, insurance carriers and adjusters to be fully prepared with accurate measurements and to provide remote estimates.

Q & A with Cody Bathauer

Founded in 2013, Valiant services all of Colorado, in addition to various out-of-state jobs. The company’s sole owner, Cody Bathauer, is what we at Roofing Contractor refer to as a Young Gun.

CoreLogic Launches SkyMeasure Mobile App for Roofing Industry

CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced the launch of its mobile application for SkyMeasure™, a residential and commercial aerial roof measurement service.

Friday, April 14, 2017


RoofRunner™ is a new high performance synthetic roofing underlayment, bringing additional versatility to CertainTeed’s roofing product line.

Honeywell Helps Top Spray Foam Insulation Producer Meet Evolving Needs of Builders

One of North America’s largest spray foam producers adopts Honeywell’s environmentally preferable Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent to meet industry requirements and satisfy consumer demand for energy efficiency.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Covestro LLC Sells Spray Polyurethane Foam Business to Accella

Covestro LLC has completed the sale of its North American spray polyurethane foam system house to Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC.

Johns Manville Promotes Chris Griffin

In his new role, Chris will provide strategic leadership on new business creation and new product development.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Firestone Building Products Finalizes Gaco Western Acquisition

The closed deal immediately expands the company's roofing portfolio and reinforces its position as a leader in building envelope solutions.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tremco Roofing Selected for Landers Center Roof Restoration

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance announced that it has been selected to clean, restore and paint the 170,000-square-foot roof of the Landers Center.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Roofing Engineered Cedar

Ply Gem’s composite roofing products were developed to represent historic slate and cedar shake roofing for residential and commercial designs.

MORIN Names Faulk for Marketing

Morin, a Kingspan Group Company, announced the hiring of Peter Faulk as its marketing manager.

Friday, April 7, 2017

OSHA to Delay Enforcing Crystalline Silica Standard in the Construction Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.

Former Giant Eagle President and COO Joins Scalo Companies Board of Directors

As the Scalo Companies continue to expand and grow following its 60 year celebration, they have added another key force to their list of talented board of directors.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The 2017 International Roofing Expo in Las Vegas Eclipses Records in Attendance and Participation

The International Roofing Expo 2017 in Las Vegas proved to be the biggest show in the industry's history.

Contractor Q&A with Rob LaBelle

LaBelle Roofing, Inc. provides exceptional customer service, invests in the local community and respects the environment.

Getting "Un-Stuck" From Your Business

The entire process of exit planning can get bogged down with the technical jargon of accounting, law, tax codes, estate planning, insurance and financial planning.

Marijuana in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

Given the reality of increasing marijuana legalization, assuring that its presence in the workplace and any associated problems is prevented has become a critical concern.

Carhartt Partnering with Top MLB Pitchers to Help Veterans

Carhartt will donate $100 for each strikeout recorded by pitchers Sale, deGrom, Hernandez, Kluber, and Fulmer; plus an additional $25,000 bonus if they combine to top every other starting rotation in baseball.

Owens Corning and Habitat for Humanity Partner with U.S. Veterans in National Roof Deployment Project

Owens Corning announced an expansion of its successful partnership with Habitat for Humanity to install roofs on the homes of military veterans nationwide.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Shingle Recycling Update

Without a doubt, the biggest success story in sustainable roofing has been the amazing growth in the recycling of asphalt shingles.

Don’t Let the Easy Route Hold You Captive

Here are some of the more common quick fixes that come back to haunt contractors.