“Each year, multiple industry-leading associations and manufacturers show up in Washington, D.C., to help protect and enhance all our businesses.”

It’s almost that time of year again. Next month, the roofing industry will gather with one voice, informing Congressional representatives about issues of interest to the industry. 

Subjects range from career funding and technical education to immigration reform, among other topics. The day, as we all know, is “Roofing Day” in D.C. This year, the event takes place April 18-19 at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

Since its conception in 2018, Roofing Day has accomplished great things, such as:

  • Increased funding for Perkins Career and Technical Education State Grants.
  • Supporting passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.
  • Helped include critical provisions affecting our industry in the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.
  • Secured passage of the Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act.

Each year, multiple industry-leading associations and manufacturers show up in Washington, D.C., to help protect and enhance all our businesses. At Roofing Contractor, we’re excited to join other professionals on Capitol Hill continuing to better our industry. 

Here’s what your fellow professionals say about this year’s event:

“At this year’s event, the roofing industry will tell Congress that providing funding to the Department of Energy’s Building Technology Office is critical to guaranteeing that our industry, together with homeowners and building owners, have the tools and resources necessary to continue making buildings better places to live, learn and work. In turn, making our communities more resilient and our futures more sustainable.”
– Justin Koscher, president of the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association. 

“Like many industries, ours thrives on the success of small businesses. We intend to vocally support the Main Street Tax Certainty Act to support small businesses, help create jobs, and strengthen our economy. Roofing Day in D.C. is the most visible way our industry can help shape laws — and change attitudes — about what we need to keep moving the roofing industry forward.”
– John Doyle, president of the Vinyl Roofing Division chair and Chemical Fabrics and Film Association.

“We are aligned with the NRCA’s designated focus topics for this year’s event, which include various solutions to the ongoing workforce shortage, support for the Main Street Tax Certainty Act and funding for the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office.”
– Rick Duncan, executive director of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance.

If you’re interested in learning more about what to expect at this year’s Roofing Day, visit www.nrca.net/advocacy/roofingday. Registration closes on April 5, 2023. If there’s a specific advocacy issue you think should be highlighted this year — let’s get in touch!

These markets play an integral role in our daily lives. We always want to hear from roofing professionals about critical issues in our industry.