Posted on: September 14, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0

Every year, roofing industry professionals meet on Capitol Hill to advocate for the roofing industry in the United States. The issues that the NRCA are currently prioritizing are workforce shortages due to lack of education, and immigration problems creating an underground economy that punishes the roofing contractors who are following the rules.

About Roofing Day

To foster an educational and collaborative experience, our annual event features speakers and panelists who convene to inform and inspire attendees. In addition, there is ample opportunity to network and connect with fellow professionals.

Roofing Day in D.C. – NRCA

The issues to be prioritized at this event are workforce funding and innovation to address supply chain issues in the roofing industry along with worker shortages through:

Immigration Reform advocated by the NRCA

The NRCA has stated that roofing industry employers are facing chronic workforce shortages and are advocating for immigration reform to help supply the roofing industry with workers who can fill the shortage.

The roofing industry supports increased border security, improving workplace enforcement of immigration
laws, visa reform that allows workers to enter the U.S. legally when our economy needs them and addressing
the status of undocumented individuals in a balanced manner. Sensible immigration reform should address
the workforce needs of the roofing industry in a way that ends illegal immigration without encouraging a
hidden economy, which results from the current policy. This hidden economy penalizes employers that follow
the law and rewards those who do not. It is imperative immigration reform address this growing concern

Immigration Reform 2022.pdf (

Investment and Reform of Technical Education for the Roofing Industy

Another initiative to tackle the workforce shortages in the roofing industry is through increased funding from the federal government of technical education that will help education and expand the workforce to fill the shortages.

Chronic workforce shortages caused by demographic shifts and the ongoing pandemic remain the top challenge facing roofing industry employers. It is increasingly difficult to find qualified candidates for well-paying,
family-sustaining jobs. Greater investment in and reform of career and technical education is essential to
providing strategies and tools to help employers address workforce development needs.

NRCA CTE Issue page 2022 – Final.pdf (

The NRCA supports increased funding for the Perkins Career and Technical Education state grants and reform of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to ensure more businesses can take advantage of the program.