Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be a member of MRCA?
Any established roofing contractor in the United States that is engaged in the application of roofing, waterproofing, siding or insulation. MRCA welcomes manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and service providers, who support the needs of roofing contractors to join as Associate Members.
Isn’t MRCA just for big commercial contractors?
Not at all. Programs and services such as SHARP and MRCA LAW are valuable membership resources for contractors of any size or type. The MRCA Technical and Research Committee is committed to investigating roofing materials both commercial and residential and reporting its findings and results on behalf of the entire roofing industry.
I am already a member of the national or state / local association. Why should I join a regional association?
Membership in the national or your state / local association is important, and MRCA recommends that if possible you join all three. Joining your regional association is important because if fills an important niche. MRCA is large enough to offer programs and services that benefit the industry, but small enough to be responsive to the needs of its members. Since MRCA accepts only contractors as members, MRCA is free to serve as the contractor's advocate. By focusing on the middle-part of the United States, MRCA is able to offer focused membership programs by contractors that have the same needs and concerns as you.
I’m already a successful roofing contractor. Why should I join MRCA?
The most successful companies want to stay there. MRCA offers programs and services that can help grow your business and save you money to make you even more successful and to hedge against uncertain times. MRCA also works to improve the entire roofing industry through programs like Applicator Agreement Review and through the work of the T&R Committee. By joining MRCA you are doing your part to not only remain successful, but to improve the industry that did so.
I can’t afford the membership dues, but am interested in MRCA. What can I do?
It is important to realize that membership in MRCA is a business investment – not a business expense. When you join MRCA, you receive a membership packet that includes ready-to-use business management forms as well as the most recent applicator agreement review guide. You also have access to MRCA LAW and other services included in your membership dues. The money you save by using any of these programs or services can more than cover the cost of dues. Also, membership in MRCA is 100% tax deductible as a necessary and ordinary business expense.
I have an applicator agreement that I believe has not yet been reviewed. What do I do?
If you are a member of MRCA, contact Bob Pope at the MRCA Office and he will coordinate the review of your agreement with Gary Auman of Dunlevey, Mahan & Furry.
How do I find out the licensing requirement for a state where I will be working?
MRCA members may download the latest licensing requirements for most states from “Business Forms” in the Member’s Only section.
I have received an OSHA citation, what should I do?
If you are a member of MRCA, you may contact MRCA Safety Consultant, Frank Marino, at 630/878-1291 for general information.
I would like help to find a reputable company to work on my roof. What should I do?
Start your search by using the “Find a Roofer” feature at MRCA.org. Follow the online instructions to find an MRCA member in your area.