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Interested in learning more about fluid applied roofing? Get a heads up on the preferred equipment and methods to use.

Download our overview of best practices for:

  • Equipment
  • Efficiency
  • Maintenance

Provide a superior roof for your clients and save money in labor, production costs in materials.

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More than ever, we are seeing a blend of generations working together to collaborate on the ways a job site is run. While the older generation has the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it” mentality, the younger generation is eager to bring new technologies and change to the construction workplace.

In this white paper, we dive into what you can do to keep up with the younger generation when it comes to technology.

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In the commercial roofing context, most roofers receive their contracts from their customer which is usually either the owner or the prime contractor. Often, these contracts contain a variety of critical provisions that can affect a roofer’s ability to get paid on projects or defend potential claims upstream. This book focuses on five of the most important commercial roofing contract provisions.

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The second biggest threat to the construction industry, behind the lack of skilled labor, is the unchecked expansion of regulatory agencies. Recent government expansion has granted the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) the authority it needs to single-handedly put contractors out of business through targeting, and repeat or excessive fines.

The purpose of this book is to provide contractors, trades, design professionals, suppliers, manufacturers and others in the industry with an understanding of their rights during an OSHA inspection as well as critical defenses to use after an OSHA citation has been issued. Topics include safety compliance, recordkeeping and reporting, responsible use of social media, constitutional protections, witness statements, settlements with OSHA, willful citations, and a discussion of defenses including unpreventable employee misconduct, multi-employer site defense and the greater hazard defense.

Finally, the book discusses some of the recent regulation changes including the new silica standard, the new confined space standards, and the increase in OSHA fines.

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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.

In America, roof coatings provide jobs, enhance building performance, reduce maintenance costs, promote energy efficiency and improve the environment.  Learn more about roof coatings and how you can add them to your business model.

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You'll need this ebook to view the critical processes to be managed by commercial roofers who want to grow their profits and service revenues.

View the 25  proven strategies now by downloading the ebook by Jobba.

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Jobba Trade Technologies is focused on making it simple and intuitive for contractors to use cloud technology however and wherever they need it. It’s very simple, their software solves problems, helps reduce your pain points and saves everyone time. The right software can do that, but you need to ask the right questions to ensure you choose the right product. Click here for your FREE eBook from Jobba.

Learn about the differences in a tried and true technology versus a new and unproven roofing membrane.

TPO was introduced in the roofing world in 1992. However, TPO roofing membrane manufacturers are constantly reworking their formula to make improved generations. FiberTite, on the other hand, came to market in 1979 and still uses the same proven technologies today. Get a side-by-side comparison of TPO and FiberTite roofing membranes by downloading this whitepaper.

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Use this Guide to help your Homeowner understand the benefits of Metal Roofing.

Metal Roof All across the country, homeowners are ditching their shingle roofs and upgrading to metal! While residential metal roofing isn’t new, it is gaining in popularity because more homeowners are recognizing the many environmental and energy-related benefits that metal roofing has to offer.

This eBook was developed to help guide homeowners who have an interest in metal roofing, but are seeking a little more knowledge and understanding before finalizing their decision. If that’s your situation, this information is for you. There are some nuances to metal roofing that you should understand before making the investment in your new metal roof system. Style of roof, available substrates (base material), coatings and finding a qualified contractor to install your roof are the most important choices to consider once you’ve made the decision to switch. All of these considerations will be covered in this eBook.

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Download this Very Severe Hail Requirements Spec Sheet that uses FiberTite Fleece Back Membranes.  The Very Severe Hail Requirements keep roofs safe in the FM VSH Zones.  Contractors can share the security of FM along with these important performance attributes and design requirements, including:

   • Weathering performance

   • UV resistance

   • Uplift performance

   • Fire resistance

A resilient roof system designed for hail performance is highly recommended, where significant hail events occur regularly as a measure to prevent losses. Having a resistant building envelope can help you withstand disruptions, fortify against breaches, and endure extreme conditions. 

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If you have spent any length of time in the construction industry, you know that it is not uncommon for disputes to arise on projects.

Far too often, parties are placed in a situation where they must commence litigation to obtain full or additional compensation owed for work performed on a job. On the other hand, parties are often forced to defend themselves in litigation even when they are not at fault.  This book focuses on preparing for the unexpected.

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One of the most widely recognized technical publications in the U.S. roofing industry, The NRCA Roofing Manual provides you with extensive information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to almost all types of roof systems. This manual makes an excellent addition to your technical library and is reliable reference material for state roofing contractor licensure exams. It contains the following four volumes:

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Small businesses reap significant advantages by using HD aerial maps. Learn how to prospect smarter, communicate better and win business faster.

  • Plan and Communicate with Precision
  • Prospect with Confidence
  • Quote with Speed and Accuracy
  • Transform your Business

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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 built-up and modified bitumen, single ply, fluid applied – for restoration, renovation and replacement is unmatched. Supported by our exceptional sales force and commitment to long-term roof asset management, we not only fix roofing issues now but keep those roofs watertight and working through decades of miserable weather.

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Download the free guide to help homeowners understand the value and performance of investing in a metal roof.

For homeowners, there's no question that putting on a new roof is a significant investment. Making a good choice is key to performance, reliability and long-term value for the dollar, while a poor decision can result in expensive repairs, or worse, having to re-roof again in just a few short years.

The new MRA Metal Roofing Buyer's Guide covers topics including:

  • How to know it's time for a new roof
  • Regional considerations/protection against severe climate conditions
  • Roofing materials comparisons
  • Metal roofing styles, colors, and coatings
  • How to choose a quality metal roof
  • Performance capabilities
  • Understanding the roofing process
  • Warranties
  • Care and maintenance
  • Metal roofing project DIY checklist

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Share this Ebook with clients to help them know that they can make their new roof, their last roof.

Every building owner, whether a personal home, business, school district or even government agency, hates the hassle and expense of shingle roof replacement. McElroy Metal’s Recover System is the optimal solution for building owners with mid-to-long-term ownership plans. This eBook was developed to provide owners with information about the features and benefits of shingle recover systems so they can make an informed decision when it is time for a new roof. Our goal is to make every building owner’s new roof, their last roof.

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Protect, Seal, Repair and Restore

We offer a complete selection of metal roof coatings, sealants and paint products that all work together by design. Pair that with our depth of industry knowledge, and BUILDING SOLUTIONS from Sherwin-Williams will elevate your business to a whole new level.

Our family of products can help you tackle residential and commercial projects. Whether its coatings, sealants or paint, it’s all designed to work together and help you ELEVATE your craft.

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GE Silicones are a family of coatings and sealants used to weatherproof, insulate, and strengthen every element of the building envelope. Roofs. Façades. Glazing. And more. We put advanced and trusted innovation to work on your project. Some of our 100% silicone formulas have been part of the world’s most ambitious projects. Astronaut boots on the moon. Soaring glass skyscrapers. Structures that have remained snug and secure since the 1970s. And, we make it easy. GE Silicones building envelope solutions are simple to install and offer resilient, long-lasting protection.

Learn more about our products. Download our case study on roofing the wettest place on earth.

All roofing systems are not created equal. So when it comes to choosing the best solution for your roofing needs, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. These factors will help you determine the “real value” of your roof.

In this tip sheet, you will learn which questions you should be asking in order to make an intelligent roofing decision.

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What is it?  Why is it so great?  Download this helpful E-book today and find out?

The TremPly® KEE single ply product line is designed to provide superior performance by featuring a base fabric that is engineered to extend strength and durability. These membranes also resist delamination and wicking issues, giving your customers a great looking roof that lasts decades. Learn More Here.


FiberTite Case Study: Westin Denver International Airport

When choosing a roof for a hotel located at the 15th busiest airport in the world, Denver International Airport had many factors to consider. Among these were the membrane's ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, long-term exposure to harsh UV rays, and overall resistance to jet fuel in order to protect occupants. FiberTite professionals worked with the prominent architect and roofing contractors to develop a solution that was not only aesthetically pleasing but also able to withstand the Colorado environment. 

Download a printable copy of the case study. 

This book focuses on six areas of a good succession plan. A good plan won’t rest on any single document, but rather is a holistic approach to providing "rules of the road" for any of those unknown unknowns whether they crop up in the first month of the business or one month away from the sale of the company you've spent much of your adult life building. Click Here To Download


NRCA's premier technical publications give you the most current and useful technical information in the roofing industry.

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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 your technical library.

The Metal Panel Roof Systems section includes guidelines applicable to metal and metal panel roof systems, substrates, architectural metal panel systems and structural metal panel roof systems in addition to 84 construction details. The SPF Roof Systems section includes information about materials, design considerations, application and design guidelines, as well as 72 construction details, including SPF details for reroofing and roof systems with fleece-backed membranes.

FREE for NRCA Members!

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Are you tired of running your own business but love roofing?  Discover an exit plan for you and your employees.  There may be a way for you to continue running your operation with your current employees by working for a larger company that can provide all the benefits you need including competitive salaries, benefits, and retirement.  

Find out more about the Benefits of a Contractor Employment Program including:

  • Office Staff & Field Personnel Job Security
  • Career Advancement & Opportunities – current employees
  • Client Satisfaction & Retention
  • Retirement Planning (401K)
  • Life Insurance
  • Additional Income (leases, equipment, commissions)
  • The opportunity for low risk/high benefits - annual revenue/profitability
  • Exit Planning  vs. Succession Planning


Contract provisions can make or break any roofing project. Cotney Construction Law shares this E-book to help roofing contractors identify key contract provisions that affect both commercial and residential roofers. A roofer that can issue spot and focus on key provisions may be able to reduce liability. 

Download now to learn how you may reduce your liability.

Fire-retardant materials can play a crucial role in both preventing fires and limiting their damage, making proper fire testing and certification critical if you want your roof to be safe, protective and long-lasting. This whitepaper provides an in depth look at the comprehensive FM and UL testing processes that expose roofing systems to incredible challenging environments and threats, and how these major testing agencies assign roofing system classifications based on performance. Download the whitepaper!

NORTHGATE® Designer Roofing Shingles by CertainTeed

Made from a blend of premium roofing asphalt that includes specialized SBS modifiers, NorthGate architectural shingles offer durability that cannot be matched by standard asphalt shingles.

• Industry-leading Class IV impact resistance
• Excellent resistance to damage caused by the freeze/thaw cycle
• Available in a wide selection of eye-catching Max Def colors

Learn more and view the NorthGate color palette. Download the NORTHGATE Brochure Now.

The Modified Bitumen Design Guide for Building Owners from ARMA is a valuable resource for roofing professionals installing and maintaining asphaltic roofing systems. The guide is broken up into sections and addresses relevant aspects, issues and concerns of modified bitumen roofing systems and its associated components, substrates, construction techniques and innovative uses. It includes considerations for latest trends in roofing that call for the roof to provide more than waterproofing, including solar, garden and recreational surfaces.

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When installing a roof on a food processing plant, it’s important to look at the various substances it will come in contact with over its lifetime. These can include oils, grease, fatty acids and overall foot traffic. To help withstand the many effects of a food processing plant, FiberTite professionals installed almost two million square feet of roofing membrane onto Tyson Foods’ various operating facilities.
In this case study, you will learn why Tyson Foods chose FiberTite for its complex roofing needs.

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We know there is a lot of uncertainty with your business right now. You probably have concerns about how you'll be able to keep your doors open during this whole mess.

The great news is we made a Contractor's Survival Guide to help you out.

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Helping you understand the products is only the surface. We want you to succeed, win projects and close deals. We are here to help. Need specifications or roof details - we got it. Need help promoting your business and tools to win project - we have that too!

Download IB Roof Systems' 2019 Product Guide for Free.

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This guide was prepared by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) as a general guide for the installation of three-tab asphalt shingles. This publication provides guidance for the installation of three-tab asphalt shingles during new-roof construction, reroofing and roof recovery, as well as special procedures for low and steep-slope roofing systems. Several other relevant topics are discussed, such as proper attic ventilation, ice dam protection, correct nailing methods, roof deck preparation, installing drip edges, and much more. 

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How partnerships & employee development can change your employment forecast.

Download and read this fantastic article by Mardee Billingsley

Whether you have experienced dwindling employment applications, a lack of management-level talent, and/or delayed or canceled work yourself, you’ve likely already felt the widening shortage of skilled workers in some capacity. With more students being pushed to pursue bachelor’s degrees for white-collar jobs and the growing number of construction projects nationwide, recruiting a skilled workforce for your business is becoming increasingly challenging. In fact, the Associated General Contractors of America reported that 70% of construction companies nationwide are having difficulty finding qualified workers.

Read this article for ideas and strategies to help make it rain in a labor drought.


Our eBook covers all you need to know about working with Tilcor stone-coated steel panels.  

In our guide, you'll discover:

  • All about Tilcor's stone coated steel panel product
  • How Tilcor's Roofing System makes installation easy
  • The extensive Tilcor product range
  • Key information to help you make the switch to Tilcor products.

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FREE Coloring Book Page Downloads.  Get your copy of the covers of these two children's books about roofing and safety!

Written by Karen Cates, these two books are available in English and Spanish for $5.00 per book at the link below. "Is This A Roof?" For young children to stimulate their career curiosity.  Roofing workers take pride in their profession! "Be Safe, Rafe!"  For roofing workers to take home after safety training to read to their children and reinforce important total safety messages. Need copies for someone special?

Download these fun pages here!

These books make great gifts, Buy Some Today!

The Manual of Practice is intended to provide a peer-reviewed structure for the practice of consulting in the construction of the building enclosure. In simple terms, it describes what a professional consultant does and how the consultant does it. It is recognized that consultants may utilize professional judgment as the basis for modifying the procedures presented in this manual.

This brand-new edition is available only in digital format. 

Sections Include:
Recommended Practices for Building Enclosure Consulting 
Recommended Practices for Quality Assurance Observation
Specialized Areas of Practice

Member- $349.00    Nonmember- $429.00


The MRA would love to bring you on-board and showcase your services/products to interested consumers. Learn about the MRA for more information on how they can help you grow and excel at your business.

Don’t wait. Download this informative brochure today!

Download the second edition of the strategic defense guide for building and preparing new and existing properties—to withstand nature's fury.
Next generation homes must be built with worst-case climate scenarios as their baseline.

Learn more about:

  • Flood Preparation
  • ICF Best Practices
  • Defensive Irrigation
  • Metal Roofing Tips
  • Disaster-Ready Products


Learn the difference between a product with proven performance and one that leaves you with a veiled sense of security.

There's a lot to consider when selecting a roofing membrane.  The roofing material must meet standards that make it possible for your roof to perform regardless of climate or the contaminant contract. Unlike FiberTite, modified bitumen (MB) roofing membranes are made up of a blend of rubber and asphalt properties, resulting in inherent sensitivity during the installation phase. This blending also causes Modified Bitumen to be more susceptible to a variety of environmental factors compared to roofing membranes using KEE technology. This whitepaper provides a side-by-side comparison of Modified Bitumen and FiberTite's roofing membrane. Fill out the form to receive your copy.

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Complex Cool Roof Coating System in California a Success Thanks to General Coatings

A leader in cancer-focused genetic testing services, NeoGenomics, had strict requirements that the roof retrofit meet the highest safety standards and not disrupt its sensitive laboratory environment. Find out the right choice for this complex roof.  Download the Case Study Now.


The world is changing by the minute and those in the roofing industry are seeing unprecedented change in how they run their businesses.

Technology is taking the front seat and with it comes many questions. Roofing companies need to be able to understand how to incorporate technology into their business, in the office and in the field. For many, it is a daunting task. As with anything it often comes down to understanding the right questions to ask upfront.

Download to understand the 10 questions roofing companies need to ask when looking for new software.

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This Case Study Explores how to enhance your company's in-home selling process to provide a faster, high-quality experience for prospective customers.

See how to create a positive first impression during the in-home sale and strengthen your competitive advantage.

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Learn how businesses are reducing field work, boosting productivity, and gaining a competitive edge with high-resolution aerial imagery. Download this white paper and learn how to:

  • Rapidly accelerate business
  • Reduce on-site visits
  • Enhance proposals & communications
  • Streamline planning & design

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Chemicals are everywhere, and different roofing membranes react to chemicals and fats differently, some with costly and negative consequences. From factory discharges and pollutants in rain to fats and oils from food processing plants, roofs made of certain compounds can be sensitive to one or more of these chemical contaminants.

Use this guide to understand how different roofing membranes react to various chemical compounds they might face.


Download This Invaluable Guide for Homeowners.

This book will help you understand:

  • When you should replace your roof
  • Why metal should be used on your next roof
  • What's important in your roofing contract and warranty
  • The most common questions
  • And much more!


Tremco Roofing is pleased to announce the launch of our AlphaGuard BIO Top Coat color line. The line includes six AlphaGuard MT Top Coat colors, giving you options to support customer color requirements on your AlphaGuard BIO projects. - Learn More

Marco does not manufacture or sell metal roofs. What we do offer are the many components vital to the efficiency, durability and protective performance of a metal roof.

Closure, Ventilation, Fasteners, Flashing, Sealants, Underlayment, and other Accessories.

See all of these and more in the Marco Product Catalog...then Just Add Metal.

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Sustainable Masterpieces - Metal Roofs Deliver When It Matters

Today's homeowners are more interested than ever before about metal roofing options, and are searching for good resources that can help them make an informed decision. New from the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) in partnership with Green Builder magazine, a downloadable, online resource is now available. Called the "Metal Roofing Inspiration Guide," this e-book has great information about metal roofing styles and designs, real-life case studies, performance and features information and much more. Download it now for free, use it as a customer resource tool and help your clients feel good about their metal roofing decision! 


Fire may not be the first thing on the mind of most shoppers considering various roofing materials, but it’s an issue that all manufacturers must consider. Fire-retardant materials can play a crucial role in both preventing fires and limiting their damage, making proper fire testing and certification critical if you want your roof to be safe, protective and long-lasting.

In this whitepaper, you will be able to look at the comprehensive FM and UL testing processes that expose roofing systems to incredible challenging environments and threats, and how these major testing agencies assign roofing system classifications based on performance.


An employee manual contains company policies and procedures delineating how a company and its employees are to act when in the office, at the shop, on a project site, or traveling for work. The handbook serves as a written understanding between you and your employees and can be referenced when disputes arise. A well-written handbook (and related documents) sets the rules and expectations for employees and can save you money in a number of ways. A good employee manual serves to increase administrative efficiency, decrease operating costs, and limit potential liability and legal costs. Get your FREE copy today!


Program Title: Utilizing Utility Rebates to Drive Energy-Efficient Roofing

LEARNING OBJECTIVES After reading this article, you should be able to: 1 Identify ways in which incentive programs for enhanced insulation and cool roofing options help drive energy efficiency in commercial roofing. 2 Provide an overview of common incentive programs offered by utility companies for enhanced insulation and cool roofing installations. 3 Describe strategies for incorporating incentives and rebates into roofing projects in order to enhance energy efficiency and lower overall costs. 4 Discuss common misconceptions about installations eligible for rebates and incentives.

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