b'INDUSTRY NEWSRoofing Alliance Announces 2021-2022 LeadershipRoofing Alliance welcomes Dave Lawlor as president and Kelly Van Winkle as vice president.The Roofing Alliance, celebrating 25 years as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), proudly announces their Board of Trustees for 2021-2022. Dave Lawlor of ROCKWOOL North America will serve as the new president and Kelly Van Winkle of King of Texas Roofing Company LP will serve as the first female vice president.The Roofing Alliance mirrors the best of the roofing industry. Made up of roofing professionals including manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and contractors, they sit next to each other with equal voting rights, working on how they can fund important programs, educational initiatives and charitableDave Lawlor of ROCKWOOLKelly Van Winkle of King of efforts that advance and elevate the professionalism of theNorth America Texas Roofing Company LProofing industry.The volunteer leadership are dedicated roofing professionals who offer their combined talents andinformationabouttheRoofing AlliancecontactBennett commitment to guide this important foundation. Judson, the Roofing Alliances executive director, atFormoreinformationontheseinitiativesandoverallbjudson@roofingalliance.net or visit www.roofingalliance.net.Trade Association Coalition Completes Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing81% of Roofing Contractors Surveyed Report Project Backlogs of at Least 1-2 MonthsBy Mittie Rooney, Axiom GroupA coalition of industry trade associationsthe same period, and 36 percent indicated no change in representing contractors, consultants andactivity. manufacturers in the U.S. and CanadaAs of April 2021, 19 percent of roofing contractors reported completeditsmostrecentQuarterlyno project backlogs, 36 percent reported project backlogs of Market Index Survey for Reroofing. Theone to two months and 25 percent reported project backlogs survey takes the pulse of the reroofingof three to four months. Twenty percent of roofing contractors industry on a quarterly basis and servesreported project backlogs of five months or more.as a regular barometer of the industrys business conditions. Nearly 300 respondents completed the eight-question surveyOur coalition is creating a better understanding of the during a two-week period in April with 62% of responsestrajectory and strength of the reroofing market, for which coming from roofing contractors and 38% coming from roofthere is currently no available data, said coalition member consultants. The results indicate generally improving marketand PIMA President Justin Koscher. We do this by asking conditions for the roofing industry in the face of the globala handful of business-related questions and measuring COVID-19 pandemic. Some topline excerpts of the surveyresponses across a number of demographics every quarter. are:We look forward to continuing to share results. Forty-two percent of respondents indicated their customerThe complete results of the Quarterly Market Index Survey inquiries increased during the first quarter of 2021 comparedfor Reroofing are available to those who participate in withthesamequarterin2020. Twenty-onepercentofthe survey via an online dashboard that enables users to respondents reported a decrease in customer inquiriesfilter results by region and other metrics. Any contractor or during the same period, and 37 percent indicated no changeconsultant who wants to participate in next quarters brief in activity.survey can sign up for a notification at http://bit.ly/37ank7D. About PIMA Forty-one percent of respondents reported an increase inFor more than 30 years, the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers project contracts during the first quarter of 2021 comparedAssociation (PIMA) has served as the voice of the rigid polyiso industry, with the same quarter in 2020. Twenty-four percent ofproactively advocating for safe, cost-effective, sustainable, and energy-respondents reported a decrease in project contracts duringefficient construction. To learn more, visit www.polyiso.org.www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer 9'