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Derbigum Americas Inc. Joins NRCA’s One Voice Initiative, Becomes NRCA Partner Member

Derbigum has upgraded its membership from associate to partner status.

Rosemont, Ill.—The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced Derbigum Americas Inc., Kansas City, Mo., has joined NRCA’s One Voice initiative, upgrading its associate membership to “partner member.”

In early 2017, NRCA launched its One Voice Initiative to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice about matters critical to the roofing industry’s continued success.

To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.

“Now is the perfect time to launch NRCA’s One Voice initiative. There is unique opportunity for the roofing industry to address the major issues we face. However, our work can only be accomplished with commitments from leaders from all sectors of this great industry,” says Reid Ribble, NRCA’s CEO. “Only together as a roofing community can we take this transformational approach to address our issues and concerns and achieve success in the future.”

Issues currently affecting the roofing industry include workforce development and certification; advancing the industry’s public policy agenda; building codes and insurance; and increasing professionalism throughout the industry.

“Derbigum believes in a hands-on approach when it comes to supporting the growing, and ever-changing roofing industry,” says Derbigum CEO Richard Paradise. “We became part of the One Voice Initiative to participate in molding this industry to best benefit all parties involved.”

For more information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, go to www.nrca.net/onevoice.

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. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and 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. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit www.nrca.net.

Derbigum Americas manufactures APP modified bitumen membrane systems. Derbigum produces sustainable roof systems installed by select, trained roofing contractors that add value to the building owner and provide long-term waterproofing service life. Derbigum is committed to total customer satisfaction through clear, concise communication and unparalleled service before, during, and after installation.

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Recruiting, Attracting and Retaining Talent is a Challenge for All Businesses

RCS Influencer Charles Antis says that people with talent need to be attracted to something that matters and contractors should put purpose before profit and success will follow.

 

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CertainTeed 2018 Contractor Rewards Program Has No Limits!

The Show Me The Money with No Limits 2018 Contractor Rewards Program is in effect from Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2018.

The program offers rewards on roofing, siding, stone, trim, decking, railing and housewrap.

Follow these conditions of acceptance to receive your Contractor Rewards:

1. Purchase any of the qualifying CertainTeed products (above) during the promotion dates listed above.

2. Complete all information requested on this form. Both customer information and purchase information must be completed in order to process the rebate.

3. Include a copy of each invoice as proof of purchase. Invoices must be received with your completed rebate application within 60 days of purchase date to be eligible. Invoices submitted must clearly show a dealer name, date of purchase, quantity purchased and description of items purchased. We will not accept packing slips, pick tickets, sales reports, sales quotes or credit memos as proof of purchase. Order acknowledgements/confirmations are acceptable as long as proof of purchase is provided.

4. Submit your rebate application by one of the following methods:

  • Online at certainteednolimits.com
  • Email your completed rebate application and invoices to certainteednolimits@acbcoop.com. Must be PDF or JPEG format, maximum file size is 25MB.
  • Email address is for submission only; Mail your completed rebate application and invoices to the address provided to the right.

5. Program is not open to builders, home associations, building owners or homeowners. Program is strictly for siding, roofing or remodeling contractors.

Learn more at www.certainteednolimits.com or download the PDF form here.

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2018 International Roofing Expo® Seeking UAV / Drone Manufacturers

Contractors should expect to see more drone manufacturers at the show in New Orleans next month.

UAV industry manufacturers and suppliers looking to increase their bottom line, build brand awareness and meet face-to-face with ready-to-buy attendees, should plan to exhibit at the 2018 International Roofing Expo [IRE], the largest and most comprehensive event in the industry for commercial and residential roofing professionals.

“The ability to easily inspect and collect information has made UAVs, commonly known as drones, very in demand among our attendees,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE Show Director. “We are encouraging any company who sells creative and innovative products, designs, concepts, tools and services for this booming sector to exhibit at the 2018 IRE.”

Taking place February 6-8, 2018, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., the event is expected to attract 11,000 roofing professionals, such as C-level executives and senior-level managers, as well as roofing contractors, architects, designers, consultants, building owners, facility managers, owners, CEOs, general managers, sales professionals, estimators, superintendents and foremen.

“With the increase in popularity of UAVs in the roofing industry, exhibiting at the International Roofing Expo makes good business sense,” said Reid Ribble, CEO of NRCA, the shows official sponsor. “Manufacturers will be able to introduce their products, build their brand and increase market share to a new target market of qualified roofing professionals.”

Companies interested in exhibiting should contact Show Management for more information. Companies beginning with A-K should contact Darrin Cayton at Darrin.Cayton@Informa.com or 972.536.6360; companies beginning L-Z should contact Sam Owen at Sam.Owen@Informa.com or 972.536.6381.

For information about the IRE, please visit www.TheRoofingExpo.com or call 972.536.6415 or 800.684.5761. Additional show information can be found on FacebookLinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Twitter users can follow the show using #RoofingExpo or @RoofingExpo.

About International Roofing Expo
The International Roofing Expo is the must-attend event for commercial and residential roofing professionals to stay abreast of market directions, trends and cutting-edge technology. The official show sponsor is NRCA; the official show publication is Roofing Contractor; and the digital destination and official residential publication is Replacement Contractor. Formerly owned by NRCA, the show was sold to Hanley Wood Exhibitions in May 2004. Hanley Wood Exhibitions was acquired by Informa Exhibitions U.S. in December 2014.

About Informa, Global Exhibitions
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is one of the world’s leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events businesses with more than 6,500 employees in over 100 offices across 25 countries. The Dallas Exhibitions team produces a portfolio of 17 trade shows in various sectors of the construction and real estate industry. To learn more, visit www.informaexhibitions.com.

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How to get workers to embrace construction technology – Part 1

The industry has been slow to catch up with construction technology but that is starting to change as solutions become even easier to use and implement.

By Cotney Construction Law.

Technology is ever-present in our society and in business. We not only accept the benefits of technology, we expect it. One area of business that has been slow to catch-up with technology is the construction industry. However, even that’s changing with the emergence of project management software and tools and innovations such as drones and augmented reality that are making construction work safer and more efficient.

However, technology in construction has one major barrier. Many of its workers have an aversion to change. Some of it is generational. Some of it is because workers have achieved success through other means. However, to move forward as an industry, we must realize the potential that lies in new technology.

Cotney Construction Law’s Jacksonville lawyers have worked with numerous contractors and construction industry leaders and have seen the benefits of new technology. They also understand the importance of buy-in. That’s why they have put together this two-part guide with tips for getting your team to embrace new technology.

Find champions among employees
There are individuals that people look up to among your workers. Empower them by allowing them to test out new technology first. They will set an example for others that will make buy-in much easier. This will also give you a chance to roll out technology among a smaller group. If there are any issues, they can be resolved with minimal impact.

Training and support
It’s essential that you have a training plan prior to purchasing and implementing new software. This plan should have hands-on and online components. People learn in different ways so you have to accommodate for that. Time must be given for the training as well. This means software must be implemented at a time when your staff isn’t being pulled in a number of directions. In addition to the training, continuous support must be given to ensure that your staff has the ability to ask questions and gain a greater understanding of the software.

To speak with a construction lawyer from Cotney Construction Law, submit your contact information here.

This blog first appeared on Cotney Construction Law’s website and can be viewed here.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

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Project Profile: Barber Law Firm with Double-Tiered Roof Replaces Failing Fascia

Just one year after installing another company’s fascia, the appearance of the building in Plano, TX had deteriorated significantly because of oil canning.

Within a year of installing another company’s fabricated fascia, the building owner of Barber Law Firm was highly dissatisfied with its performance. The appearance of the fascia was distorting and warping. Often referred to as “oil canning,” it is one of the most common roof edge problems encountered in the market and is completely avoidable.

Seeking a better long-term solution for his building investment, the building owner began working with CSL Materials in Texas to remedy the problem. With a low slope, tiered contemporary roofing design situated in a high velocity wind area, this Texas law firm needed a strong, high performing roof edge solution. Plus, the law firm required very tall face heights to cover its varying roof tiers.

The Challenge:
The existing fascia was built of an insufficient gauge material and installed in a manner ill-equipped for face heights over 8” to properly withstand wind forces and thermal expansion. The result was rapid deterioration and oil canning of the fascia cover. This combination left the law firm’s roof edge extremely vulnerable to disengagement, and over time could lead to failure.

Awareness around the importance of protecting the roof edge is gaining momentum. It’s not just hurricanes and tornados that cause great damage. It’s the accumulation of all wind and weather events that batter a roof day after day that can cause significant reduction in performance. The edge, especially at the corners, takes the brunt of hurdling wind and rain events. A single less severe weather event can serve as the final straw for roof edge failure.

At least 60% percent of roof failures begin at the roofs edge with causes ranging from insufficient gauge material and roof edge products ill-suited for the application to improper installation. Sometimes it’s a combination of factors. For many, roof edge is at the bottom of the list of purchase decisions and sacrifices are made when value engineering a project. Yet roof edge is a crucial roof decision. If chosen carefully, it’s the 1% of construction cost that protects 100% of the roof investment… for decades.

The Action Plan:
CSL Materials partnered with Paul Booher, Metal-Era’s Southern Field Tech, to take detailed field measurements and assess wind requirements and performance needs for the law firm. Paul worked with Metal-Era’s Technical Support Team to create an action plan and determine the best product approach to meet building code, satisfy the regions rigorous wind standards, and create a visually appealing finished look to complement the building’s design.

Recommended for this project was Metal-Era’s high-performance Anchor-Tite Extended Fascia, designed and tested to meet ANSI/SPRI/4435/ES-1 standards. This product was provided in custom face heights to adapt to building conditions. The Anchor-Tite Fascia system is built for longevity and offers superior performance against oil canning, weather events, and wind forces by protecting the roof investment with its 215-mph lifetime wind warranty.

Product Solutions:

  • 258 LF of Anchor-Tite Extended Fascia in .050 Aluminum, color Dark Bronze with a Kynar finish (30-year warranty).
  • The Anchor-Tite Fascia System includes heavy gauge extruded anchor bar for terminating the membrane, continuous cleat, splice plates, and a cohesive cover in 12’ lengths, saving on labor as 12’ lengths install 20% faster than 10’ lengths.
  • The Anchor-Tite Extended Fascia was custom fabricated to achieve the specific sizes for each roof tier of the Law Firm.
    • Upper roof – 19.5″ comprised of 9 ¾” custom Anchor-Tite Extended Fascia and 9 ¾” Flush Face Fascia Extender.
    • Lower roof – 17.5″ comprised of 8 ¾” custom Anchor-Tite Extended Fascia and 8 ¾” Flush Face Fascia Extender
  • Metal-Era’s concealed splice plates are specially designed to prevent migration under the fascia panels and create a more aesthetically pleasing finish compared to traditional cover plates. Also included were custom soffit J closures pre-manufactured by Metal-Era.

The Metal-Era Difference
Metal-Era’s hands-on support makes the process easier for contractors, saving them time and money to get them onto the next roof faster. On this project, the Metal-Era team assisted the roofing contractor who hadn’t used Anchor-Tite Extended Fascia by walking him through the install and answering questions for fast and successful completion. Our team offered solutions when the preexisting fascia was removed to find there was no underlayment on the wood nailer.

Metal-Era takes pride in its team approach. From meetings with the owner and contractor to facilitating project takeoffs and providing in-field assistance, the Metal-Era team and CSL Materials provided a full spectrum of project support. The Metal-Era difference is in its comprehensive customer-centric system ensuring customer needs are met, solutions are proactive, and accurate installation is achieved.

Installed By: Swan Roofing – Plano, TX

Rep Firm: CSL Materials – TX

Learn more about Metal Era solutions at www.metalera.com.

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Grand Ole Opry House

FiberTite protects the historical Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee was built in the early 1970’s as a dedicated venue for country music. Previously, the Ryman Auditorium was the home of the Grand Ole Opry and when the new Opry House was built, a six-foot circle of oak was cut from the corner of the Ryman stage and inlaid into center stage of the Opry House. This spot is referred to as the circle, where many country music greats have performed. This historic venue seats over 4,000 people on two levels and is often referred to as Country’s Most Famous Stage.

A concrete tile roof was installed when the Opry was originally built to offer a unique, highly aesthetic look. After 43 years it was time to replace the roof, but maintaining the aesthetics and protecting this famous venue was a critical factor when selecting a roofing material. Another cement tile application was considered, but due to a history of leaks on the instantly recognizable steep-sloped trapezoidal roof, Richard C. Rinks & Associates, located in Cookeville, Tennessee, recommended a FiberTite® Simulated Metal Roof System in the slate grey color. Rinks is a leading building envelope and roof consultant located in the Southeastern Region, offering architectural design and engineering services since 1969. They carefully chose FiberTite based on their history with the product, the performance capabilities, long-term track-record, as well as the critical wind uplift standards and overall aesthetics.

Bruce Woodward, Superintendent for Eskola Roofing, has been installing FiberTite for over 15 years and was the preferred contractor for this difficult job. After removing the original concrete tile, his crew installed FiberTite 60-mil Fleeceback. It is fully adhered with CR-20 foam adhesive over a modified bitumen vapor barrier. The proven performance in puncture resistance, durability and moisture protection offers the owners peace of mind that this historical venue will be protected for many years to come.

Seaman Corporation, manufacturer of FiberTite® Roofing Systems, has been a worldwide market leader of innovative, high performance coated fabrics since 1949. Using a unique, four-layer technology providing puncture, UV, chemical, and ponding water resistance, FiberTite® is the original Elvaloy KEE membrane with a 35+ year history of performance.

Seaman Corporation has manufacturing locations in Wooster, Ohio and Bristol, Tennessee. In addition to FiberTite, Seaman Corporation also manufacturers fabrics for more specialized markets, including military, dock seals, marine applications, pool covers, truck tarps, mower covers and others.

Learn more about FiberTite at www.fibertite.com.

Editor’s note: This profile first appeared on FiberTite’s website and can be viewed here.

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Considerations for Every Stage of a Roofing Project

Considerations for Every Stage of a Roofing Project

There is a lot that goes into planning and preparing for any roofing job. Even more so if a roofing project involves a large-sized roof, a roof with an extreme slope, or a roof that is difficult for a roofing installation team to access.

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Below is a general checklist for things to consider when undertaking a roofing job for each stage of the roof installation process with some additional considerations for large-scale or more complicated projects.  

  1. Survey and Bid

When heading to the property to survey the area to formulate a comprehensive bid, here are some things to keep in mind when pricing out a job:

  • Size of roof: Get an accurate measurement of the surface area that requires replacement to determine the amount of materials you will need to cover the space and how long it will take your team to complete the project.
  • Analyze roof materials being removed: If there are multiple layers that need to be taken off of the roof, this will take longer to remove and add costs to the job. The type of roofing material can affect price as well. If it is a heavier material, more care will be needed when removing that roofing material and it will also cost roofers more to dispose of it.
  • Slope of roof: First, different roof slopes have different underlayment system requirements for fire ratings, so the slope can determine how many layers are needed and thus affect the price. Also, steep roofs with a pitch over 6:12 are more difficult to maneuver on and require special safety equipment that can add to operation costs.
  • Type of new roofing material: The type and cost of the new roofing materials obviously have a direct effect on pricing. For example, metal roofing will cost more than asphalt shingles. Certain materials also take longer to install, which could add to labor costs.
  • Other components and repairs: Consider any other components that need to be installed in the process as well as any additional repairs that are required.
  • Roof access: The easier it is for the team of workers and roofing materials to get safely onto the roof, the fewer considerations need to be taken into account and the less of a chance of an added cost.
  • Time required: With all of the different elements in mind, including roof size and difficulty of the job, determine how long it will take for your team to complete this roofing job. If it is a full-time project that will span several days, you may need to consider added costs of renting porta potties for the duration of the job.
  1. Select Materials and Finalize Order

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At this stage, when the customer is deciding what materials they would like on their new roof, be sure to discuss any recommendation you may have as far as type of materials the customer’s particular roof may require. Once they make a decision, then you can move forward with ordering the amount of materials needed based on the size of the roof.

  1. Schedule Timing for the Job

Determining a date for the roofing job is a balancing act. Here’s what can go into getting a time on the calendar:

  • Getting an accurate time for when the roofing materials will arrive if shipped from another location
  • Having all of the equipment, trucks, and dumpster available at the same time
  • The availability of the roofing team for the period of time required to complete it
  • Also, make sure to let your customers know that extreme temperatures or bad weather can stall a job and therefore push back their start date
  1. Removing Old Roof

Before grabbing your forks and shovels to start removing all of the original layers of roofing materials, be sure to lie down tarps to protect the property and for easier shingle cleanup at the end. In addition to protecting the property, be sure your team takes extra precautions to protect themselves. Here are some tips for staying safe during a roofing job:

  • Make sure everyone is wearing fall protection harnesses and ropes. This is particularly important on steeper, more challenging roofs.
  • Wear shoes with rubber soles to reduce slipping risk.
  • The whole team should wear hard hats to protect themselves from falling debris.
  • Keep the roof clear of debris so someone does not accidentally trip over or slip on anything loose.
  • Everyone should be trained on how to safely climb and operate a ladder.
  1. Repairs, Underlayment, and New Shingles

After all of the old roofing materials are cleared away is when it is a good time to assess any repairs needed on the wood decking. If any wood is soft or rotted, it will need to be replaced to create a solid base for a sound roof.  

Once the wood decking is in good shape, it is now time to add any roofing underlayment that may be needed for the job, such as:

  • Deck protection: felt, rubberized asphalt, synthetic
  • Leak barrier
  • Ice and water shield
  • Flashing for any valleys in the roof

The slope of the roof determines how many layers of underlayment are needed. Lower sloped and flat roofs require more layering than steep roofs because precipitation and debris does not slide off as easily. Then, it is time to install the new roofing materials starting from the bottom up to the top, as well as a drip edge, flashing, ridge vents, and ridge capping where it is needed.

  1. Cleanup Time

Once the new roof is complete and looking fantastic, it is now time to clean up the mess that was left behind. Here are some tools that can help speed up the cleanup process:

  • Tarps: Remove any tarps that were attached to the property for protection and pull the tarps that acted as material collectors and drag them to the dumpster.
  • Shovels and wheelbarrows: Shovel piles of materials collected around the property into wheelbarrows for easy depositing into the dumpster.
  • Leaf blowers: These help to quickly push any loose shingles or other materials that are scattered around the property toward the dumpster for faster collection.
  • Magnets: There are many lose nails left behind after a roofing project that can pose a hazard if missed. Make sure to walk around the property with a magnet to collect all of these loose nails.
  1. Follow-Up Inspection

The follow up inspection is a good time to make sure the roof installation was done correctly, handle any remaining questions or concerns the client may have, as well as settle the final payment.

It is always wise to brush up on an operational checklist to make sure your team is coverings its bases and you are not leaving out any special considerations that could affect the accuracy of your bid and the execution of your roofing plan.

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New Badge Certifications for Roofing Contractors

The slow season poses an excellent opportunity to inquire about certifications with the Malarkey Certified Contractor Program for those who haven’t already.

Becoming a Certified Residential Contractor allows you to become a trusted partner with roofing manufacturer, Malarkey Roofing Products®. The Certified Residential Contractor Program offers numerous advantages, providing confidence to the homeowner that the contractor is trained, experienced, and knowledgeable.

The slow season is also a good time for roofing contractors and their crews to attend trade shows and other industry events or continue their education and refresh their knowledge base. Malarkey Certified Residential Contractors can earn a badge based on specific criteria, training, and overall professional experience. These specialized badges also signify the elevated professionalism of the Certified Residential Contractor for homeowners and potential customers.

Go Green
Contractors earning an Emerald Pro badge have exclusive access to Malarkey’s Emerald Pro Warranty. The warranty offers customers an enhanced roofing system warranty supported by quality Malarkey products. An eligible Certified Roofing System (CRS) consists entirely of Malarkey products (see Table 1 in the warranty for a complete shingle list) and is constructed by our valued certified contractors using the latest published installation instructions.

Get Granular

Shingle granules, to many homeowners, may not appear terribly sophisticated. However, certified contractors with specialized badges highlighting their experience and knowledge, can help educate homeowners on granule features. Malarkey offers two specific badges for granule expertise.

3M Scotchgard Shingle Sales Specialist
The 3M Scotchgard™ Protector Shingle Sales Specialist Badge certifies a contractor’s expertise on granules.  Developed to resist the growth of algae in climates with high humidity, 3M Scotchgard™ Protector granules prevent black streaks from forming on roofs for 20 years. Malarkey Roofing Products became the first shingle manufacturer to use 3M Scotchgard™ Protector granules in 1994.

Cool Roof Pro
The Cool Roof Pro badge for certified contractors focuses on 3M Cool Roofing Granules. These granules reflect sunlight and heat that other roofing materials would typically absorb. Cool Roofing Granules are used on Malarkey shingles to help keep the roof and home cool, while offering vibrant shingle colors.

Get Wise with FORTIFIED
Partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), Malarkey Certified Contractors can also obtain an exclusive FORTIFIED Wise™ roofer certification. The FORTIFIED Wise™ roofer demonstrates a solid understanding of the critical aspects of installation and documentation for roofing a new or existing home to meet FORTIFIED standards.

IBHS created the FORTIFIED Home™ program to help safeguard and strengthen homes from extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes, high winds, hail, and severe thunderstorms. The FORTIFIED Home™ program begins with the roof because it is often seen as the first line of defense against precipitation and wind-driven rain. Other FORTIFIED Home™ construction standards and methods go beyond emergency and disaster preparedness to improve the resiliency and reliability of the whole structure in severe conditions.

In addition to becoming a Malarkey Certified Contractor, there are a number of great ways for roofing contractors to improve their knowledge and sharpen their skills. Earning specialized badges are valuable in gaining trust and growing your business. Sign up for certification today.

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on Malarkey’s blog and can be viewed here.

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Founding members discuss Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) and their goals for the roofing industry.

Following their live meet up at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, a few founding members took the time to explain how the group started and what they hope to accomplish.

Dale Tyler is a founding member of RT3 and president of National Roofing Partners. He says that last year, he was meeting with his team and trying to plan for the future within his business and they were struggling with the technology portion. It was then that he realized, if he was having a hard time with this topic, there were probably many others in the roofing industry that were too.

That’s when he reached out to colleagues and other industry thought and technology leaders to form the Roofing Technology Think Tank. Since then, the excitement has grown and the group meets regularly to share, learn, grow and encourage the use of technology innovations within the roofing industry – especially on the roof.

Tyler says that the leaders in the roofing industry must come together and impact the industry in any way they can. With massive labor shortages that won’t be solved simply through hiring, the industry will require other solutions and much of that will be centered around technology. Watch Tyler’s interview here.

Heidi Ellsworth of HJE Consulting Group, RoofersCoffeeShop.com and National Roofing Partners worked alongside of Tyler to get the group off the ground and start the conversation about technology in the roofing industry.

Ellsworth says that the group consists of leaders that believe in the importance of bringing technology onto the roof in order to help the industry and to attract the next generation of workers into the industry. The roofing industry, says Ellsworth, is being left behind the other trades, such as masons, who are beginning to use robotics to help them build concrete walls. Watch Ellsworth’s interview here.

Trent Cotney of Cotney Construction Law and RT3 founding member says the group is designed to be a collective of industry-leading professionals who are focused on technology and are forward thinking. Their job is to be sure that the group is learning about technology and integrating those new technologies into their everyday business operations. Watch Cotney’s interview here.

With nearly 40 members, it’s clear that the industry agrees with Tyler, Ellsworth and Cotney. If you are interested in learning more about RT3 and joining the movement, visit www.RT3thinktank.com.

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on the RT3 blog and can be viewed here.

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