Thousands of roofers and industry stakeholders are heading back to Florida for the 101st annual Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo July 12-14.
It’s no mistake that the country's largest regional roofing trade show finds its home in one of the roofing industry’s most robust — and heavily regulated — markets. But that’s just part of the draw for roofing contractors, consultants and suppliers to attend the expo back under one roof at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla.
"More than 200 companies will exhibit the latest products, services and innovations in the trade," said Lisa Pate, executive director of the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Association (FRSA). In addition, organizers also plan dozens of high-quality courses that will update contractors on the latest code changes on critical topics like wind uplift and recent changes to state law.
“Our codes change here every three years in Florida … and this year we’ll be into the 8th edition of the Florida Building Code,” Pate explained in a brief video chat with RSP Publisher Jill Bloom. “We’ve developed seminars on part of the code where there are changes.”