The twin disasters of Hurricane Laura and the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic have created unprecedented challenges for communities along the Gulf Coast. While Laura passed between the major cities of New Orleans and Houston, more than 600,000 homes lay in the… Read More


Three years ago, Reid Ribble, then the newly-appointed CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), was the guest speaker at a meeting of ERA’s leadership. During his remarks, Ribble laid out his vision for the roofing industry, focusing on… Read More

Back to Work on America’s Roofs Infographic

A coalition of leading roofing industry associations has launched an initiative which recommends key policies to stimulate the economy through the roofing industry.

ERA Statement on Racial Equality and Justice

The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) supports the evolving national debate designed to move us towards a more equitable society, where justice is guaranteed for every individual. Working with our allied groups like NRCA, our commitment as members of the roofing… Read More

Back to Work on America’s Roofs – Position Paper

The U.S. roofing industry employs more than 1.1 million Americans and stands ready to get back to work toprotect homes and businesses across the country. Importantly, the industry has developed guidelines that willenable us to continue providing the essential services… Read More

Construction Essential to Create a Resilient Future

As a nation and an industry, we are in the middle of an unprecedented crisis that is impacting the health and economic well-being of millions of Americans. Given the magnitude of the destruction, it’s hard to predict a time when… Read More

Impact of CARES Act on roofing

On March 27, two days after Senate approval the House passed the “CARES Act“–a $2 trillion disaster aid package in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The President signed the bill into law later that day. Provisions include assistance to hospitals… Read More

The Roofing Industry: An Essential Component of American Life

The Coronavirus Crisis is presenting Americans, both individually and collectively, with unprecedented challenges. As municipalities, states and the Federal Government struggle to protect both our lives and our economy, a patchwork of frequently revised emergency orders and “guidances” have emerged…. Read More

DRRA – BRIC Funding

Earlier this summer, representatives from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), state and municipal governments, the construction industry, first responders, and insurance companies gathered in Washington with one common focus: how funds will… Read More