Links & Resources
The Asphalt Institute is the international trade association of petroleum producers, manufacturers and affiliated businesses. Founded in 1919, the Asphalt Institute promotes petroleum asphalt as a safe and environmentally friendly construction material for highways, streets and roofing systems through a program of scientific research and technological developments.
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is a trade association that represents the majority of North America's asphalt roofing manufacturing companies. ARMA is committed to spearheading research and development in the asphalt roofing industry, as well as promoting asphalt roofing to the building industry and the public. At ARMA's web site, you'll find "everything there is to know about steep-slope and low-slope asphalt roofing."
Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
With roots dating back to 1915, the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau is the recognized industry authority on cedar roofing and sidewall products. Each year, the Bureau's staff answers thousands of technical questions and product selection queries from consumers and building officials. Its web site contains a wealth of information on choosing, installing and maintaining cedar roofing products.
Contractors State License Board
The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) protects California consumers by educating them about contractors and construction law and by regulating the more than 316,000 licensed contractors in 43 different licensing classifications who operate in the state. A variety of educational materials about hiring contractors are available on the web site. Consumers can also check the status of a contractor's license online.
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants
Since 1983, IIBEC’s (formerly RCI, Inc.’s) Consultant members have offered unbiased design, repair planning, quality assurance observance, legal testimony, and general roofing and other building enclosure management services. IIBEC’s Consultant members adhere to a strict code of ethics that offers unprejudiced service without affiliation with any product or manufacturer. Current membership is over 3,600. IIBEC boasts an international constituency residing across the United States, Canada, Australia, the West Indies, Europe, and Asia.
Metal Building Manufacturers
Founded in 1956, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) promotes the benefits of metal building systems, including metal roofing, to architects, code officials and other building professionals. The MBMA has been instrumental in providing research and engineering leadership designed to improve the efficiency and quality of metal building systems. The MBMA web site contains a great deal of useful information, including a directory of members, a bookstore and the latest news and technical information about the industry.
National Roofing Contractors Association
Established in 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is one of the construction industry's oldest and most respected trade associations and the voice of professional roofing contractors worldwide. NRCA provides a variety of resources to help home and building owners make informed decisions about replacing and maintaining their roofs. These include an online membership directory that allows consumers to search for member roofing contractors by zip code, as well as a searchable technical database and glossary of roofing terms.
National Slate Association
The National Slate Association was founded in 1922. It promotes excellence in slate roofing practices through the development and dissemination of technical information, standards and educational resources on the materials and methods used in the manufacture, design and construction of slate roofs and associated flashing systems.
Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association
The Roofing Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) is the national association representing manufacturers of cold-applied coatings and cements used for roofing and waterproofing. RCMA is dedicated to advancing product technology and to ensuring an on-going supply of of quality energy-efficient materials to meet the needs of contractors, consumers and the environment.
Roofing Contractors Association of California
Founded in 1949, the Roofing Contractors Association of California (RCAC) serves as a link between local roofing contractors, local roofing industry affiliate organizations and the state legislature. RCAC fights for the best interests of roofing contractors, California consumers and the unique circumstances inherent in the industry. The RCAC web site contains roofing industry news and information, as well as a searchable database of members.
Single Pry Roofing Industry
The Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI) represents sheet membrane and related component suppliers in the commercial roofing arena. Since 1981, SPRI has been an excellent resource for building owners, architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors, providing objective information about commercial roofing systems and components. The SPRI web site features many valuable resources, from technical guidelines for design and application to general information about roof maintenance and emergency repairs.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance
Founded in 1987 and originally known as the Polyurethane Foam Contractors Division, the Spray Polyurethan Foam Alliance (SPFA) is the voice and the educational and technical resource of the polyurethane foam industry. SPFA develops tools and materials designed to educate the construction industry and the public at large about the many benefits of spray polyurethan foam roofing, insulation and climate control systems.
State Compensation Insurance Fund
State Compensation Insurance Fund provides workers' compensation insurance to more California roofing contractors than any other carrier and is especially experienced with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs. ADR programs provide injured workers with immediate, high quality medical care, free access to a worker advocate (Ombudsperson) to assist them with the claims process and a non-adversarial system for handling disputes. Resolving problems without resorting to litigation greatly reduces employers' costs, too. Association Members who are interested in participating in our ADR program are invited to contact Group Insurance Consultant Malcolm Desai at the phone number or e-mail address above for additional information.
Tile Roofing Institute
For more than 30 years, the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) has served as the concrete and clay tile industry's voice for code development and testing. TRI strives to educate consumers, architects, builders and code officials about tile's resistance to fire, hail and seismic activity, as well as its durability and long-term value. The TRI web site features consumer publications, a photo gallery and lists of contractor, manufacturer and supplier members.
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers represents more than 22,000 skilled roofing craftsmen. The Union seeks to improve the wages and benefits that its members receive, as well as to work cooperatively with contractors to advance health, safety, education, and training programs for roofing and waterproofing workers.
Western States Roofing Contractors Association
Founded in 1974, the Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) is th professional organization for the roofing industry in the Western United States. Through its educational and promotional programs, WSRCA continually "raises the bar" for roofing professionals so they can deliver the highest quality services to their customers. An equally important part of WSRCA's mission is to educate consumers so they can make informed decisions about their roofing needs. Toward that end, the WSRCA web site contains a number of helpful publications, as well as searchable databases of roofing contractor and manufacturer/supplier members.