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.
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.
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.
ORCA – Ohio 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 Hometips.com 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 Roofrocket.com. Simple common-sense tips on price concerns, liability insurance, and roofing warranties.
Roof shingles image: Randen Pederson/flickr