In any industry, networking with others can help you both personally and professionally. With the challenges that face roofing pros today, it’s never been more helpful to join a roofing trade organization.
Trade organizations and associations can help provide you with a network of other roofing pros to lean on, who are growing their businesses just like you. They can help provide additional education and work with the government when it comes to local laws or codes. Here are a few organizations that roofing pros should know about.
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Why Roofers Should Join An Organization
Associations and organizations are a great way to get to know other pros in your area and beyond. A roofing organization can help you connect with like-minded contractors who are growing their business. Through both events and online opportunities, you can get to know others and they may even end up referring you more work.
Trade organizations often provide educational opportunities as well. Often, they hold conferences and seminars to bring people together and educate them on the latest changes. Organizations also often offer online training and courses that can be useful in keeping your license, if required.
While there are plenty of benefits for you, a membership to a roofing association or organization can increase homeowner trust. It shows you are passionate about your career and are going above and beyond for your craft. You can display your membership on business cards, letterheads and more. It’s just one more reason to consider joining a roofing trade organization.
National Roofing Contractors Association
If you want to connect with one of the leading roofing trade organizations in the country, check out the National Roofing Contractors Association. They offer everything you need to keep your business running smoothly and successfully. Among their many online education courses and on-site classes, they also offer an app, giving you access to members only resources you can use to improve.
If you’re interested in legal and government-related roofing issues, there are many ways that the NRCA advocates for you. It’s a great way to take part in the future of the roofing industry.
You can apply for membership online and learn more about all the benefits offered. Keep in mind, this is an organization that costs to join. The dues depend on your company size and profit.
National Women In Roofing Association
Are you a female roofing contractor? You’ll want to look into how the National Women In Roofing Association can help you succeed in your career. Their mission is to provide women with the tools, mentorship and other resources to help women grow in the roofing trade. Membership is open to all but resources will focus on how women can grow in the field.
To become a member, you must apply online and pay the $60 annual fee. You’ll be added to the member directory, so you can start connecting with other roofing contractors near you.
If you’re looking for a more centralized roofing organization, you’re in luck. There are many roofing organizations by region. Most offer safety training and education programs, networking events, a voice in local governments and directory listings. It’s a great way to get to know the issues impacting your area and work with other roofing pros on how to solve them. Here are a few regional roofing associations you should know:
- Northeast Roofing Contractors Association – Affiliated with the NRCA
- Midwest Roofing Contractors Association
- Western States Roofing Contractors Association
- Mid-Atlantic Roofing Contractors Association
- Roofing Contractors Association Of Hawaii
For some roofing contractors, it’s just not the right time to join an organization. However, if you still desire to connect with roofing pros like you, it’s a good idea to try forums to get answers to your tough questions or discuss the latest roofing industry news.
A trusted resource for many pros is Roofers Coffee Shop. Not only do they offer great resources on their website, but they also have a forum where you can chat with other pros and share advice. Another forum you may want to turn to is RoofingTalk.com. There are many topics and product reviews here that can help you grow your business. Forums are a budget-friendly way to connect with others easily.
Trade organizations are a great way to grow your business and credibility with other industry professionals. The roofing industry is one that can change quickly. Stay up-to-date on the latest news and regulations as well as your continuing education by joining a roofing trade organization.
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