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Learn how WTI launched into Canada with a large safety equipment installation!  Heidi J. Ellsworth meets with the extraordinary Canadian team from Weatherproofing Technologies Canada, a division of Weatherproofing Technologies Incorporated. Part of the Tremco family, WTC launched with a service program for their Canadian customers while also building a strong offering throughout Canada. Led by David Gardiner and supported by Tiffany Newman, WTC also worked on a major project for BGIS, who offers facilities management services throughout Canada. David shares how they incorporated safety equipment from Tremco along with overall service. This Lunch & Learn will not only share the challenges and triumphs of starting a new division in a different country but also the need for more long-term safety solutions.

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As Dave Lawlor's term as president of the Roofing Alliance comes to a close, he reflects on his work with the foundation. Dave Lawlor, national sales manager of ROCKWOOL International, Milton, Ontario, Canada, had a strong year as the president of the Roofing Alliance, the foundation of the National Roofing ... Read More
Technologie de gestion de l’humidité pour une construction de meilleure qualité Avec la barrière résistante aux intempéries WeatherLogicMD de LP, vous obtenez une protection contre les intempéries lors de la construction et longtemps après que la maison soit terminée. Elle offre une protection structurelle en vous protégeant des infiltrations d’air et ... Read More
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Nouveaux produits de revêtement et garnitures LPMD SmartSideMD ExpertFinish La durabilité exceptionnelle à laquelle vous vous attendez des garnitures et des parements LPMD SmartSideMD, maintenant en couleur. Vos clients apprécieront choisir des couleurs qui correspondent à leur style et vous adorerez l’installation rapide et facile offerte par les produits LP Smartside. Read ... Read More
TEST SUR L'INSTALLATION DU PAREMENT Le parement à clin et les garnitures LP SmartSide c. le parement à clin et les garnitures en fibrociment RSMeans a testé les produits LP SmartSide en les comparant au fibrociment pour démontrer lequel offre une meilleure efficacité d’installation. Learn More Here! Read More
First Time Trial Offer up to $1,500 CAD for licensed professional builders, contractors, or installers. Offer valid for textured and smooth lap, panel, trim or soffit (Fiber excluded) on LP SmartSide primed, LP SmartSide 3rd Party prefinished product, and newly introduced LP SmartSide ExpertFinish. Learn more or visit LP Building Solutions for ... Read More
Earn up to $3,500 CAD for licensed professional builders using LP SmartSide or newly introduced LP SmartSide ExpertFinish on a show home. Learn more or visit LP Building Solutions for more rebates! Read More
Avec plus de 20 ans de performance réussie, il est facile de comprendre pourquoi la marque LPMD SmartSideMD est l’une des marques de matériaux de parements ayant la croissance la plus rapide Canada et Amérique du Nord. UN PIONNIER DU CHANGEMENT LP a redéfini les matériaux de construction traditionnels avec des ... Read More
Learn how WTI launched into Canada with a large safety equipment installation! Heidi J. Ellsworth meets with the extraordinary Canadian team from Weatherproofing Technologies Canada, a division of Weatherproofing Technologies Incorporated. Part of the Tremco family, WTC launched with a service program for their Canadian customers while also building ... Read More
MFM Building Products is proud to present WindowWrap® Window & Door Flashing System in French! WindowWrap® is a self-adhesive, self-sealing waterproofing tape to bring quality, versatility and value to any building application. These advanced flashing solutions are the ultimate defenders against wind and water penetration. Learn More by Downloading the WindowWrap® ... Read More
MFM Building Products is proud to present Peel & Seal Peel® Self-Stick Roofing Solutions in French! Peel & Seal® is the original self-stick roll roofing specifically designed for low slope roofing applications. Composed of an exclusive formula, Peel & Seal® provides a long-lasting, durable, maintenance-free roofing surface. Learn More About ... Read More
By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Join CRCA’s Bob Brunet for an Industry Interview discussing how trade organizations are run in Canada. Cotney Associates and Consultants' John Kenney interviews Bob Brunet of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA), about the differences between the roofing community in the United States ... Read More
By Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA). CRCA works with National Women in Roofing (NWiR) to Support Canadian Women in Roofing. National Women in Roofing (NWiR) and the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) recently established a Canadian council. With the overall goal of empowering women in the roofing industry and helping ... Read More
By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Here’s what podcast episodes are trending on RoofersCoffeeShop®. Our most popular podcasts celebrate innovation and technology, various conferences carrying on virtually this year, and staying on the front line of roofing during COVID-19. The most-listened-to podcast episode by far featured Dan Tinker, ... Read More
By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. Translating legal language, starting careers in the pandemic and Cotney’s expansion into Canada. In this episode of Roofing Road Trips, RoofersCoffeeShop® (RCS) partner, Heidi J. Ellsworth chatted with two friends from the north, Jeremy Power and Samuel St-Jean, the newest associate attorneys of Cotney ... Read More
The public is encouraged to nominate a deserving veteran now through December 7th. Beacon announced today the launch of its first annual Beacon of Hope contest, a nationwide contest awarding deserving veteran homeowners with safe roofs. As part of Beacon’s giving back to its communities, the contest is open to all ... Read More
Editor's note: The following is the transcript of an interview with Jack Gottesman of IKO and Mark Zehnal of IBHS. You can read the interview below or listen to the podcast here. Heidi Ellsworth: Hello and welcome to another Roofing Road Trips. This is Heidi Ellsworth, an RCS partner, and I ... Read More
For an Ottawa homeowner, choosing a metal roof delivers best long-term value. The project: While property values in Ottawa, Canada have exploded in recent years, it wasn’t resell value that was foremost on the mind of one local homeowner when he decided to replace his roof. With plans to stay in his ... Read More
By Jeremy Power, Cotney Construction Law. There are perhaps no two countries more inter-connected than the United States and Canada. The United States is Canada’s largest trading partner, where goods, services, and people normally flow unimpeded across the world’s largest international border. However, COVID-19 and associated government actions related to it have ... Read More
Choosing the right Equipter shouldn’t be stressful. There are several options for roofing contractors when deciding which Equipter product will best manage debris control. The most popular option is the RB4000, while the most compact dump container is the RB2000. If you're having a hard time deciding what Equipter equipment is right ... Read More
Cotney Construction Law (CCL) is now serving contractors in Canada. Cotney Construction Law (CCL), the leading law firm for the roofing industry, is pleased to announce that they have begun expansion to international markets with the opening of their first Canadian office in Toronto. Cotney Construction Law will represent clients on ... Read More
The National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC) is thanking the federal government for establishing a joint government-industry advisory group to deal with construction sector challenges in light of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Trade contractors are facing multiple challenges in light of this pandemic,” said Sandra Skivsky, Chair of ... Read More
By FiberTite. A food processing facility in Ontario, Canada, upgrades its leaking TPO roof with FiberTite® XT for added protection and peace of mind. A food manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada, had a 6-year-old thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof that was in drastic need of replacement. The roof of the facility was pushed ... Read More
After careful consideration, this event has been postponed. March 27: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Available to members of IKO’s ROOFPRO Loyalty Program or contractors interested in applying, Profit Power Workshops feature a curriculum developed and presented by accomplished roofing professionals and subject-matter experts. Each workshop covers tips ranging from plugging leaks in ... Read More
Owners and facility managers know that a Duro-Last roof can stand up to the Canadian elements. Duro-Last Roofing Systems are a popular choice for protecting a variety of buildings in Canada. Owners will appreciate the unique process of custom-fabricating the system in a factory-controlled environment, which means more watertight security with ... Read More
With our unique systems and make-it-happen attitude, Tremco roofing can help contractors stay on the job all winter*, even if it’s more than 20°f below (-29°c) and keep facility managers from dealing with major roofing problems come spring. We have a range of cold weather solutions – metal, cold and hot-applied ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. If you’re tired of owning your own business but love roofing, this plan might be right for you. When you think of exit planning for your roofing company, do you envision retirement? Maybe you haven’t even thought of exit planning for your business. Often, owners don’t ... Read More
By IKO. Disclaimer: It is incumbent upon the roofer to know and abide by all relevant safety regulations for his/her equipment and tools, and the use of such equipment and tools. What tools should a roofer have when they are starting their own business? Should you buy or rent? Editor's note: If you ... Read More
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner. RoofersCoffeeShop® is loving Canada. In the spring of 2019, RoofersCoffeeShop headed out to Montreal, Canada to meet with the Canadian roofing industry as we launched our RCS services into Canada. Tim and I were on the road again, this time figuring out how to maneuver ... Read More
IAAP helps roofing contractors increase business competitiveness as registered IKO product applicators. IKO, a global leader of residential roofing shingles and commercial waterproofing and roofing products, launched its new IKO Approved Applicator Program (IAAP) for commercial contractors. IAAP helps roofing contractors increase business competitiveness as registered IKO product applicators. ... Read More
Contractors can help their customers earn money toward installing an eco-friendly Duro-Last cool roof. The city of Toronto now offers grant incentives for eco-friendly roofing systems, including cool roofs, on commercial buildings. Cool roofs are designed to reflect the sun’s rays and reduce heat build-up, mitigating dangerous urban heat islands that ... Read More
Discover how earning a stellar reputation depends on so much more than just being great at installing shingles. Put yourself in a homeowner’s place and imagine that your roof is leaking or that a violent windstorm has swept through your neighborhood, ripping shingles off every home’s roof. Your main concern would ... Read More
By IKO. Share this great information with your building owner customers and new employees to help them understand the importance of proper drainage. Commercial buildings have flat or low-sloped roofs that need special drainage solutions. This article provides an overview of the types of drainage systems suitable for commercial buildings and the ... Read More
By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner. IKO shares its history as a pioneer and leader in the global roofing and related products industry. IKO was founded in 1951 in Canada. It first manufactured building paper and then expanded to include coated roll roofing. Its first asphalt shingle was made in 1954, and ... Read More
By Karen L. Edwards, RCS Editor. The roofing system not only stands up to the climate but delivers superior fire resistance, is a lighter weight than other materials and it has saved structures from falling tree branches. Here at the Coffee Shop, we love everything to do with roofing. We love learning ... Read More
By IKO. Embrace the dreaded call-back and your business could benefit. It’s Monday morning. You’re facing a pile of work and are just about to start digging into a new asphalt shingle installation project. Then, the phone rings. A client is asking you to return to the job site to look at ... Read More
By IKO. Shingles with the right exposure will create the intended look and, assuming all else is installed properly, will provide optimal protection to the roof. Editor's note: This article is a nice refresher for your crew and a good learning tool for new employees. A shingle’s exposure is the portion of ... Read More
By IKO. What’s the purpose of roof drip edges? Editor's note: If you have new employees, this is a great resource to help educate them about the importance of drip edges and what purpose they serve in a roofing system. Drip edges are metal sheets, usually shaped like an “L,” installed at the ... Read More
By IKO. How to choose a name for your roofing business can be a challenge as well as a great opportunity. We’ll help you make the right decision by discussing the following: What’s unique about your roofing company? How to come up with names for your roofing business. How to ensure your name is unique. Roofing ... Read More
By IKO. How to bid, estimate and price a roofing job. Investing a little time into learning how to bid roofing jobs and how to estimate roofing jobs can pay dividends for your business. Roofing Contractor has found that 90 percent of roofers underbid their jobs. The whole industry could benefit from ... Read More
This white paper will review the challenges of cold weather roofing applications using liquid-applied roofing products and systems while reviewing the technologies that are creating opportunity for year-round, cold weather roofing applications. Download Here. Read More

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