SOPREMA Joins the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association announced that SOPREMA has joined the group as a manufacturing member.

“The addition of SOPREMA to the polyiso industry and the PIMA family reflects the continuing growth of polyiso as North America’s insulation product of choice,” says Jared Blum, president PIMA. “SOPREMA’s construction industry leadership role is well acknowledged, and the PIMA Board of Directors looks forward to the active involvement of the company.”

SOPREMA joins PIMA’s six manufacturing members: Atlas Roofing, Firestone Building Products, GAF, Hunter Panels, Johns Manville and Rmax.

SOPREMA is an international manufacturer specializing in the development and production of innovative products for waterproofing, insulation, soundproofing and vegetated solutions for the roofing, building envelope and civil engineering sectors. Founded in 1908 in Strasbourg, France, SOPREMA now operates in more than 90 countries.

With its first polyisocyanurate insulation plant in North America, SOPREMA will expand its presence in the construction market by offering complete roofing solutions to its clients, while managing all production phases.

“SOPREMA is proud to join PIMA and contribute to the energy performance of buildings and the reduction of greenhouse gases as a manufacturer of high-performance insulation boards,” says Richard Voyer, executive vice president and CEO of SOPREMA North America.

Roofing Professionals Give Back During National Roofing Week

In honor of National Roofing Week—July 5-11—King of Texas Roofing Co. L.P., Grand Prairie; H&E Equipment, Dallas; Rmax, Dallas; Jim Whitten Roof Consultants, Austin; and the Rosemont, Ill.-based National Roofing Contractors Association, along with other industry partners, donated labor, materials, expertise and additional necessities to repair the roof system at Momentous Institute, Dallas. The institute helps build and repair social and emotional health for more than 6,000 children and family members every year through educational and therapeutic programs. It is owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a service organization of more than 600 business and community leaders committed to transforming kids’ lives.

In honor of National Roofing Week—July 5-11— King of Texas Roofing Co. L.P., H&E Equipment, Rmax, Jim Whitten Roof Consultants and NRCA, along with other industry partners, donated labor, materials, expertise and additional necessities to repair the roof system at Momentous Institute, Dallas.

In honor of National Roofing Week—July 5-11— King of Texas Roofing Co. L.P., H&E Equipment, Rmax, Jim Whitten Roof Consultants and NRCA, along with other industry partners, donated labor, materials, expertise and additional necessities to repair the roof system at Momentous Institute, Dallas.

The project, which replaced 26,000 square feet of the nearly 20-year-old roof on the campus at 106 E. 10th Street enables Momentous Institute to prioritize its funding for operations instead of capital investments.

“As professional roofing contractors, it’s our duty to give back to the communities we work and live in by serving those in need,” says Nelson Braddy, president of King of Texas Roofing. “National Roofing Week is important for recognizing the importance of every roof system, the value of the professional roofing contractor and also for encouraging roofing companies to give back to those who provide services to our communities.”

“This new roof is a huge undertaking for NRCA, King of Texas and the many sponsors who helped make it a reality,” adds Michelle Kinder, Momentous Institute’s executive director. “We are grateful to be part of National Roofing Week. The new roof will enable us to redirect funds to invest in those we serve.”

National Roofing Week increases recognition of the significance of roofs to every home and business in the U.S., promotes the good deeds of the roofing industry and emphasizes the value of professional roofing contractors. Learn more on NRCA’s website.

Proudly Installed by a Roofing Professional

As part of National Roofing Week, the National Roofing Contractors Association asked its members to share photos of their projects while holding a card that said, “Proudly installed by a roofing professional”. See the overwhelming response on NRCA’s Facebook page.

PHOTOS: NATIONAL ROOFING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

This article first appeared on NRCA’s RoofScoop blog.

NRCA Aims to Increase Awareness During National Roofing Week

Roofs are one of the most important parts of our homes, schools and businesses. But they’re often ignored until in need of repair or replacement. During National Roofing Week, July 5-11, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) aims to increase awareness about the importance of hiring professional roofing contractors and making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system.

“National Roofing Week is about raising the public’s awareness about not only how vital a roof is, but also the importance of professional roof installation and maintenance to ensure safe, long lasting roof systems,” says Bill Good, CEO of NRCA. “Professional roofing contractors raise the bar for quality roof system work, and National Roofing Week helps homeowners and business owners make educated decisions when choosing a roofing professional.”

In honor of National Roofing Week, NRCA and King of Texas Roofing (Dallas) hosted a community service project, replacing the roof of Momentous Institute, owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Momentous Institute is a nationally acclaimed lab school that provides therapeutic services to children and families in need in the Dallas area.

NRCA manufacturer members RMax (Dallas) OMG Roofing Supplies (Agawam, Mass.), Johns Manville (Denver), H&E Equipment Services (Dallas), Roofing Supply Group (Dallas) and Jim Whitten Roof Consultants (Austin, Texas) donated materials and labor for the project.

King of Texas Roofing re-covered 26,000 square feet of the nearly 20-year-old roof with 1-inch polyiso insulation and a 60-mil, white thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof system. To celebrate National Roofing Week, NRCA is encouraging professional roofing contractors to participate in roofing or non-roofing related community service projects.

“In honor of National Roofing Week, we want to promote the good deeds of the roofing industry and emphasize the value of professional roofing contractors to the communities where they live and work,” says Good. “The best way to do that is through community service projects. We encourage all professional roofing contractors to engage with their communities and help in any way they can.”

During National Roofing Week, NRCA will recognize the winners of its annual Children’s Art Contest that was open to children in grades one through eight who are relatives of NRCA members and their employees. Contest winners will have their artwork featured on all 2015 National Roofing Week materials and displayed at industry events throughout the year.