Caldwell’s Roofing sees its membership in the NRCA (National Roofing Contractor’s Association) as a way to stay on top of new industry products, techniques, and best-practices. It’s also a commitment to further education for the business, as well as learning safety tips and having recourse to professional roofing literature.
Real-Time Access to Leading Roofing Experts to the NRCA Member
As an NRCA member, Caldwell’s Roofing also has “real-time” access to advice from leading roofing experts. Whether it’s a pressing safety concern, an OSHA implementation question, a question on the propriety/problems of a proposed roofing solution, the ins and outs of business insurance policy requirements, or some minute attic-ventilation question, having “real-time” access to the experts is an invaluable commodity. For example, an office-building owner wanted to know whether a restorative coated membrane would work over his flat, built-up roof. It was an uncommon situation, and I didn’t know for sure, so I was able to utilize the expertise of the NRCA, and knowledgeably tell the owner that it wasn’t a good idea, and that a re-deck and TPO would be better.
Professional Roofing Training Given to the NRCA Member
Caldwell’s Roofing has availed themselves of the opportunity to attend an OSHA-sponsored, NRCA-hosted event on Roofing Fall Protection. It was a great class, and we’ve sought to implement many safety techniques on our roofing crew. The NRCA also holds webinars (which we have attended), special classes, and has online information available. They also have a huge library, from which we have already purchased a good number of roofing-related books.
Roofing Magazines Sent to the NRCA Member
A final benefit of being an NRCA member is access to professional roofing magazines. These publications keep the roofing contractor in touch with current industry trends, new products, new ideas, business ideas, and much more. It’s a part of the continued education of the roofing contractor.