The International Roofing Expo (IRE) returned to New Orleans for its 2022 event, giving roofing contractors and the companies that support them a chance to meet in person.

While this year's event took precautions for COVID-19 and followed local and state guidelines, it didn't stop attendees from discovering the latest products and services, or attending educational sessions covering everything from sales techniques to solar roofing.

Check out our exclusive photo gallery from Day 1 of the roofing industry's biggest event.