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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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