As the industry changes, so must we.

A growing economy, increased demand for housing, low interest rates and a hurricane season that devastated areas of Florida and Texas. All are making 2018 one of the busiest ever for tile roofing contractors and installers.

Hurricane Irma struck South Florida with Marco Island seemingly the primary target. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston bringing rain, flooding and $125 Billion in damage across Texas. Rockport, TX, just North of Corpus Christi took Harvey’s winds head on and looked like Rocky at the end of the fight. Beaten and bruised, but not done.

Both areas are high wind areas that experience hurricane force winds. The building codes and roofing requirements are different because of that. If you are going to work there you need to know those requirements or meet someone who does. In the next two months we have classroom and Hands On training in both areas. Our manufacturer and associate members have been working hard supporting the rebuilding effort. This will be a great time to learn, and to connect with manufacturer and associate members of TRI that have the knowledge and expertise related to high wind zones.

The Hands On demonstrations in Marco Island and Rockport will be free. We will have bilingual trainers and support from tile manufacturers, adhesive foam producers and contractors. The specific location in Rockport will be determined soon. We’re working with the Aransas County Long Term Recovery Team to find a suitable location in the heart of Rockport for that day.

Check out the upcoming training dates at  The classes will fill so register early if you want to secure a seat. Please RSVP by email for the Hands On Demonstrations so we can prepare for you, and have enough food! We look forward to seeing you at a training soon.

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