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National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter
and protect America's families and businesses
and each other.

Our vision is the recognition of our members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose.

NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and the leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology
and advocacy.

NRCA represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies.

Become an NRCA member today!


Membership Benefits

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!

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 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!


Cyber Liability Insurance Program

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. 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!


The NRCA Health Care Program

NRCA has partnered with Vault Health Strategies to bring employee benefit solutions to all NRCA Members. It is becoming increasingly difficult to attract and retain good employees. Offering excellent employee benefits is one way to help address this challenge. Vault Health Strategies offers plans for members of any size with full- and/or part-time employees. Overall, 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!

Learn more about the NRCA Health Care Program.


NRCA-endorsed CNA Roofing Contractor Business Insurance Program

The NRCA-endorsed CNA Roofing Contractor Business Insurance Program helps roofing contractors safeguard their businesses against property, liability, automobile and workers’ compensation risks. Offered by Chicago-based CNA, this insurance program is overseen by NRCA's Insurance Board of Governors, a partnership that has been in place since 1970.

NRCA's Insurance Board of Governors and CNA meet several times per year to create coverage enhancements that meet the unique needs of roofing workers, such as the CNA Contractors Errors and Omissions Policy, Environmental Response Cost Reimbursement Endorsement and Roofing Contractors Limited Pollution Worksites Endorsement.

For more information about the program or these endorsements, contact NRCA Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management Cheryl Ambrose at cambrose@nrca.net.

Find out more information about CNA.



The NRCA Retirement Program

NRCA is partnered with Lincoln Financial Group and Merrill Lynch to offer members a flexible and easy-to-manage retirement plan with significant savings and aggregate pricing.

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

NRCA Partners with SkillsUSA

NRCA is proud to announce it has partnered with SkillsUSA and now is a SkillsUSA Official
Business Partner.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure the U.S. has a skilled workforce. It provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education in U.S. classrooms.

NRCA looks forward to engaging with SkillsUSA and expanding NRCA's outreach and footprint in the career and technical fields to establish roofing as a core curriculum in schools and help NRCA members address workforce shortages.

Learn more about our partnership.


The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems—2024

The latest volume of the NRCA Roofing Manual provides you with comprehensive information about the 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 your technical library.

Member price: $195

Get your copy today!


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.

See them all here!


Get Your Copy of 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 your copy today!


Our 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 these resources 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

Visit NRCA's bookstore for additional technical publications.


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!


Workforce Recruitment Tools and Resources

Take advantage of these members-only resources to recruit, onboard and train your employees. The materials help you explain opportunities for roofing industry career development through skilled training, safety and technological advances, and earnings potential available across all sectors of the industry.

Additionally, NRCA’s Careersinroofing.com is geared toward potential workers and provides training, job descriptions, wage information and other career development information. Use its online job bank to find prospective employees for a wide variety of roofing positions—free—as a benefit of NRCA membership.

Access the recruitment toolkit today!


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.

Apply for ProCertification today!


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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National Roofing Week, June 5-11, gives the roofing industry a chance to show the public the essential role roofs and roofing professionals play in every community. Participation is fun and easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Get your crews National Roofing Week T-shirts for just $5 ...
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Invest in your workers—and your company’s future—with TRAC!

With new reduced pricing, every roofing company can afford to use TRAC to train new and inexperienced workers with quality educational materials. TRAC packages currently available: · Foremen Management Training: as low as $499 · Asphalt Shingle Installation: as ...
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Did you miss NRCA’s Virtual Legal Conference, Roofing Issues: Decks to Dockets? You are in luck! All nine conference session recordings now are available for purchase in NRCA's bookstore for only $49/session ($69/session for nonmembers). This is a great opportunity to learn the latest legal, business and technical information from ...
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2020 NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems Now Available!

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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RCS Presents: Coffee Conversations - Season 2

Top Ten Coffee Conversations from Season Two

The Coffee Conversations podcast from RoofersCoffeeShop® invites you to pour a cup of coffee and sit with experts for conversations about what is top of mind for roofing contractors and the overall roofing industry right now. Held every other Thursday morning (6 a.m. PT), the team at RCS video chats ...
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A Study of the U.S. Roofing Industry and Its Workforce

The Roofing Alliance has released A Study of the U.S. Roofing Industry and Its Workforce, the result of research conducted by Arizona State University and funded by the Alliance. The roofing industry always has suffered from a lack of reliable workforce data available, making it ill-equipped to fully understand the magnitude ...
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Who should be recognized as the next NFBA Crew Foreman of the Month?

How would you like to hand your exceptional crew foreman a check for $250 or even $1000 while receiving wide-reaching no-cost promotion for your company? All you have to do is nominate them for the NFBA Crew Foreman of the Month Award. Each Crew Foreman of the Month Winner not ...
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Latest Spanish Content

RCS Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

¡Celébralo con Nosotros! Learn About Latino Culture This Hispanic Heritage Month

By Dani Sheehan. Building cross-cultural connections starts by entering the conversation. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning something new about your Latino coworkers. September 15 to October 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month each year in the United States. Its purpose is to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of ...
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NRCA - Libros De Español

NRCA offers a variety of publications and programs in Spanish to keep you—and your workers—informed, safe, and successful. La NRCA ofrece una variedad de publicaciones y programas en español para mantenerle a usted -y a sus trabajadores- informados, seguros y con éxito.\ Aprender más!
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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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Trade Association Coalition Announces Q3 Findings From Market Index Survey for Reroofing

A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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¡Celébralo con Nosotros! Learn About Latino Culture This Hispanic Heritage Month

By Dani Sheehan. Building cross-cultural connections starts by entering the conversation. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning something new about your Latino coworkers. September 15 to October 15 marks National Hispanic Heritage Month each year in the United States. Its purpose is to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of ...
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Weekly Blend Episode 60

Episode 60 - Get Ready for Roofing Day 2023, National Women in Roofing Day - Canada, and New Coffee Conversations

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear about the latest news in the roofing industry. Episode 60 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi and ...
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Trade Association Coalition Announces Q3 Findings From Market Index Survey for Reroofing

A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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Weekly Blend Episode 60

Episode 60 - Get Ready for Roofing Day 2023, National Women in Roofing Day - Canada, and New Coffee Conversations

Join Heidi and Karen every Friday to hear about the latest news in the roofing industry. Episode 60 of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen L. Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi and ...
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Dave Lawlor Roofing Alliance

The First Canadian Roofing Alliance President Reflects on his Term

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 ...
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Latest Podcasts

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John Esbenshade & Rick Damato - Exploring Careers and Education in the Roofing Industry

S6:E57 On this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, Heidi J. Ellsworth visits with National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) Director of Workforce Development John Esbenshade and NRCA Recruiter and Entrepreneur Rick Damato about the roofing industry initiative for Career Technical Education (CTE) and the upcoming SkillsUSA 2024. They talk about the NRCA ...
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Alison LaValley, Piers Dormeyer & Dhaval Gajjar - Clemson's Blueprint for Industry Excellence

S6:E30 On this episode of Roofing Road Trips®, Heidi J. Ellsworth embarks on a virtual road trip to Clemson University with the Roofing Alliance Executive Director Alison LaValley; Chief Executive Officer of EagleView, Piers Dormeyer; and Director of Undergraduate Programs Dhaval Gajjar to talk about the Roofing Alliance’s roofing courses developed ...
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Deborah Mazol & Duane Musser - Bringing Roofing Issues to Light for Roofing Day 2024

Deborah Mazol & Duane Musser - Bringing Roofing Issues to Light for Roofing Day 2024

S6:E22 In this special episode of Roofing Road Trips®, Megan Ellsworth visits with Deborah Mazol, the director of federal affairs for the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and Duane Musser, the vice president of government relations, to discuss Roofing Day 2024. In just three short months, members from all aspects of ...
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Latest Webinars

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NRCA and Davco Roofing and Sheet Metal

Who doesn’t need a coffee break? Join RoofersCoffeeShop for a coffee break every third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. PST. This month we were joined by Deb Mazol of NRCA and she share's all you need to know about Roofing Day 2024. Autumn Combs of Davco Roofing and ...
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Coffee Conversations - SkillsUSA: How to Compete (on-demand)

SkillsUSA: How to Compete

In this episode of Coffee Conversations, sponsored by Johns Manville, host Heidi J. Ellsworth dives into the world of roofing industry competitions through the lens of SkillsUSA. Discover the essential skills, strategies and insider tips from seasoned professionals on how and why to get involved with competitions like SkillsUSA. Whether ...
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Shining a Light on the Dark Side of the Labor Shortage Sponsored by IB Roof Systems

Sub Crews, Child Labor and Safety on the Roof Join us for an eye-opening Coffee Conversations, sponsored by IB Roof Systems, where we delve into the critical issues surrounding the roofing industry's labor shortage. In this thought-provoking webinar, we aim to shed light on the darker aspects of the challenges ...
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SkillsUSA – Finding Future Roofing Professionals!

In this RLW, Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Jennifer Ford-Smith of Johns Manville and John Esbenshade of NRCA to talk about their recent participation in the national SkillsUSA competition. This amazing event brings CTE vocational schools and students from around the country to a competition for every aspect of ...
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Looking For Your Path in Roofing?

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 - Spanish Resources

NRCA offers a variety of publications and programs in Spanish to keep you—and your workers—informed, safe, and successful. La NRCA ofrece una variedad de publicaciones y programas en español para mantenerle a usted -y a sus trabajadores- informados, seguros y con éxito.\ Aprender más!
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The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2023

The 2023 manual provides best industry practices and technical information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to membrane roof systems used in low-slope roof system applications. The manual includes information about roof decks, air and vapor retarders, rigid board insulation, roof membranes, fasteners, surfacing, accessories, roof system configurations and ...
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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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The Weekly Blend - Live from 2024 NRCA meetings!

Episode 122 of The Weekly Blend is LIVE from the 2024 NRCA meetings!

Join us every Friday to learn the latest news in the roofing industry. The 122nd episode of The Weekly Blend is coming to you live from the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) meetings in Chicago! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and Multimedia Manager Megan Ellsworth for the latest ...
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The Weekly Blend Episode 114

The Weekly Blend - Episode 114

Join us every Friday to learn the latest news in the roofing industry. The 114th episode of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi talks about our upcoming ...
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The Weekly Blend Episode 111

Episode 111 - Converge 2024, RCS is a Member of the Roofing Alliance, Sub Crews

Join us every Friday to learn the latest news in the roofing industry. The 111th episode of The Weekly Blend is here! Join the Coffee Shops’ President Heidi J. Ellsworth and COO Karen Edwards for the latest episode of this Coffee Shop original web series. This week, Heidi and Karen discuss the ...
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