MIAMI - For the 12th consecutive year, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and other roofing industry partners donated financial and physical support to Rebuilding Together’s 2007 “Kickoff to Rebuild.”



NRCA Supports Super Bowl XLI Event

MIAMI - For the 12th consecutive year, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and other roofing industry partners donated financial and physical support to Rebuilding Together’s 2007 “Kickoff to Rebuild.” The annual event was held in Miami, the host city for the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl XLI, and featured the rehabilitation of two low-income homes and one nonprofit facility, the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County. Under its umbrella theme “Shout it from the Rooftops, Join the Team,” the NRCA showcased its efforts to repair housing for low-income, elderly or disabled community members.

Honorary co-chairs included Miami Dolphin chairman Donald Shula, and team owner Wayne Huizenga. Other NFL players and Pro Football Hall of Fame members offered their support by working on the houses and attending the press conference. As the event’s title sponser, NRCA member Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., lead this year’s efforts by providing equipment, labor and removal and installation of roofing materials. Other industry contributors included the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress, Rosemont, Ill.; the Florida Roofing Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association Inc., Winter Park, Fla.; and Bradco Supply Corp., Avenel, N.J.

“We’re honored to be associated with Rebuilding Together - it’s such a worthy cause,” said Advanced Roofing CEO Robert Kornahrens. “As a South Florida roofing company for almost 25 years, I always have believed strongly in giving back to the local community, whether it is roofing for Habitat for Humanity, raising money for multiple sclerosis or getting involved with Rebuilding Together. Every dollar makes a world of difference.”

For more information or to make a donation, visit www.nrca.net.

NRCA Launches Wind-Load Calculator

ROSEMONT, Ill. - The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), in cooperation with the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association and North/East Roofing Contractors Association, announced the launch of its online wind-load calculator, Roof Wind Designer. Available for free at www.roofwinddesigner.com, the calculator provides roofing professionals a means of accurately determining roof systems’ design wind loads for common building types. Users input building and roof area information, including location and configuration, roof area dimensions, mean roof height, roof slope, and exposure and occupancy information. The calculator then determines the basic wind speed for the region where the building is located and provides a report of the design wind loads for the roof area’s field, perimeter and corner zones, and minimum recommended design wind-resistance loads.

For more information, call NRCA associate executive director Mark S. Graham at 800-323-9545, ext. 7511, or e-mail mgraham@nrca.net.

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