How Roofing Pros and Energy Pros Can Work Together

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I am developing content for a presentation that the GAF CARE team will be giving to professional roofing contractors at the B4 Better Buildings Conference in early March, one of the preeminent conferences nationwide for energy auditors.

Why would I develop a presentation about home energy work, specifically aimed at roofing contractors, and encourage them to attend a conference for energy auditors? The answer is because I think there’s a real business opportunity—combined with an opportunity to improve a lot of homes. That’s because the professional roofing contractor has the right combination of savvy and staff, and also sees a much larger number of existing homes than many other types of contractors. And there really is no better time than when the roof is being replaced to make significant improvements to the energy performance of a home. In fact, roofing pros can really make a difference in home energy efficiency, just by taking on a few key projects in the attic. That is a space they often work in anyway, or at least inspect, in the normal course of a project.

But a roofing specialist might not know how to get started with this kind of work. Plus, there’s a tendency to think energy efficiency improvements are all about insulation and windows. That is not the case. In fact, stats from the Department of Energy point out that 40% of heat loss in a typical home is through the attic. That’s why my presentation will cover five simple attic solutions that will improve the energy efficiency and comfort of most homes—and provide the kind of cost-effective results that a homeowner will value and appreciate. In many cases, homeowners will feel the difference right away. That’s the kind of result you can get when you reduce drafts and help increase efficiency!

This training is available in a pre-conference session exclusively for GAF Certified Contractor Program members at no charge. Plus, we’ve negotiated a $100 discount for GAF Certified Contractor Program members on the full conference! Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet energy specialists and compare notes. You’ll need to get to know them for more complex energy projects you may want to take on, and it’s likely they’ve seen some roofs that need replacing.

So whether or not you’re part of our industry-leading contractor programs, energy savings and roofing is an exciting area of opportunity. Learn more about the B4 conference and register today!


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  1. Frank Cain

    I think your idea is right, but the delivery will be the issue. Incorrectly delivered, most home owners will think its a spin to generate more revenue (at least here in Geelong). I believe roofers will need to be well educated or partner up with those that are.

    Certainly worth having a look into – thanks for the article.

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