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As you investigate roofing solutions, you might find the following roof-related resources useful.

Roofing?Resource Guide

Below you’ll find information and links to major roofing organizations, roofing supply sources, helpful do-it-yourself articles, and roofing industry publications.

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Roofing Supplies

GAF – America’s largest roofing supplies company, founded in the late 19th century. ?Their site includes a variety of articles and resources helpful for homeowners, including on how to tell whether you need a new roof, a shingle style guide, and a DIY roofing guide.

ABC Supply Co. – largest wholesaler of roofing supplies in the US. Also supplies siding, windows, and exterior building materials and tools.

Roofing Organizations

NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) – Large national roofers trade organization, with over 3500 members. Represents all segments of the industry, including manufacturers, roofing contractors, architects, and government agencies. Site includes a nationwide tool to find a roofing contractor in your area, hosted on sister site Everybody Needs A Roof.

ARMA?(Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association) ?– Website of the trade organization representing asphalt roof manufacturing companies. Includes FAQs and Ask the Expert section about asphalt roofing as well as articles.

NERCA (Northeast Roofing Contractors Association) – Regional roofers organization covering northeastern states including Pennsylvania.

MRCA?– (Midwest Roofing Contractors Association)?– Primarily focuses on representing roofers in the Midwest. Includes midwestern roofer internet listings for states including Indiana and Ohio, and also publishes bi-monthly magazine Midwest Roofer.

ORCAOhio Roofing Contractors Association official site.

Metal Roofing Alliance – Metal roofing suppliers’ website. Includes metal roofing contractor finder tool.

Roofing Media and Publications

Professional Roofing Magazine?– Official magazine of the NRCA.

Roofing Contractor Magazine – National roofers magazine devoted to residential, industrial, and commercial roofing contractors.

How-To and DIY

DIY Network – Roofing tips for Do-it-Yourselfers.

Bob Vila – Roofing and Siding How-to videos and articles from from the home improvement legend.

Fix a Roof Leak – Article from on finding and repairing leaks in your roof.

This Old House – Home roofing?resource center covering maintenance, repair, materials, replacement, and installation.

How to Find a Roofer

Hiring a Contractor – The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) page on?finding a reliable?contractor, including tips for avoiding scams

How to Find a Good Roofer – Our collection of expert tips on how to find and choose a roofing contractor you can feel comfortable with

10 Tips for Hiring?a Roofer – Article on Simple common-sense tips on price concerns, liability insurance, and roofing warranties.

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