The 2nd Annual RCAW Trade Show

Last year, the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) started a new tradition by hosting their 1st annual trade show, and we were there! Sponsored by some of the very companies that we work with everyday, in our opinion, the first trade show was a success. On February 16th, Washington’s roofing professionals and contractors met again at Tukwila’s Double Tree Hotel to learn about new products and programs, enjoy show specials, experience educational seminars, and snack on some yummy appetizers. Check out what happened this year below!

The sponsors of this event really help make the whole thing happen. This years sponsors included IKO, Salal Credit Union, CertainTeed, NuRay Metals, Owens Corning, and DecTec. It was great to see some new information about and socialize with some of our favorite companies to work with!

Adding Curb Appeal with a New Roof!

Wikepedia defines curb appeal as “An attractiveness of the exterior of a residential or commercial property, as viewed from the street.” As a roofing company, curb appeal is our business. Call us biased, but nothing is more attractive to us on a house than a beautiful roof. Yes Yes, the rest of the house is important too, but expertly install an architectural 50 year shingle on that house, and we are happy! But recognizing that our love for roofs isn’t necessarily shared with the rest of the general population, here are some other tips to add curb appeal to your home pulled from our pinterest page (have you followed us yet?)

Curb Appeal IdeasDisplaying your house numbers in a creative way is a relatively easy way to add some curb appeal. There are many ways to execute this concept, that you can do yourself! Again, are you following us on Pinterest yet?

Edco Products & Steele Roofing

EDCO roofing productsFounded in 1946, EDCO Products is now the largest manufacturer of residential steel roofs and siding in the United States EDCO is continuing the tradition of innovation that it started in the post WWII era, with ground-breaking products in steel roofs and siding. They have received Metal Roofing Magazine’s “Top 10 Product” award 4 times, and their Metal of Honor award 5 times!  Visit their blog for details.

Steel roofs retain their value better than asphalt shingles. They lower energy costs and can even get you a discount on your insurance! They also last a lifetime and can withstand more extreme weather. Being 100% recyclable and made from a minimum of 25% recycled material, steel roofs are also considered green roofs!

RCAW 2nd Annual Salmon Derby

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Last year the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) started a new tradition in Tacoma! Nearly 60 participants including roofing contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers gathered at the Point Defiance Marina in Tacoma for the 1st Annual Salmon Derby. Gatherings such as this are always a great way to get to know and bond with the people that you spend so much time working with. Since last year The Point Defiance Marinawas such a success, this year’s derby is much anticipated! The Puget Sound will be opened up to Salmon fishing for Kings from late June through Aug 30th, so this year’s derby is a GO on August 5th!

Western Roofing Expo 2016

Saturday proves to be a fun day with a DMF golf tournament and sporting clays tournament and a National Women in Roofing (NWIR) program and reception. WESTERN ROOFING EXPOMonday and Tuesday include seminars, with 2 sessions each day with 4 choices each session, running from 8:30am-11:30am. Choices include “Successful Solar Opportunities in the Roofing Industry”, Drones: The Key To Safer Roof Inspections”, “Veteran Hiring Techniques for 2016: Why Veterans Make Great Employees”, and “Common Mistakes in Slate Roofing”.  After lunch each day, there is a variety of demos running from 1:30-5:00, including “Lomanco: Understanding Air Flow in Attic Ventilation” andEagleView Technologies: How to Automate Material Orders with Technology”. Wednesday closes it out with 4 more seminars running from 8:30-4:30 with subjects such as “Advanced Wind Forensics”, andSingle-Ply Roofing Technology”.

Between seminars and demos on Monday and Tuesday the Expo is hosting 2 key note speakers.