CARE

Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence

Professional, educational programs geared specifically to the roofing industry – given by experts in the roofing industry! Over 230,000 professionals in the USA, Canada, and Mexico have attended CARE courses.


Roofing Can Be a Difficult Industry

  • There is limited training available for roofing professionals
  • Roofing is consistently a top complaint category at the Better Business Bureau
  • Thousands of dollars are wasted in roofing annually
  • In an NRCA study, "Roofer" was listed #248 out of 250 desirable occupations
CARE wants to help change all that.
Why Take CARE Courses?

Why Take CARE Courses?

  • Join your regional peers for roofing industry events – key-note presentations, roofing tool and service vendors, contractor round table discussions, and industry expert speakers.

  • Have you ever wondered how some contractors seem to always have the highest quality installations? Learn time-tested and innovative hands-on installation techniques.

  • Gain an edge and become an expert at selling, installing, and maintaining roofing systems.

  • Finally, the most sought after and interactive online learning technology is at your fingertips. CARE online webinars provide you with “Best Practices” from across the industry.

Who Should Take CARE Courses?

 Roofing Contractor Foremen and Installers:  Professional technical training that counts toward Certified™ Contractor training excellence award requirements.

Roofing Contractor Salespeople and Estimators:  Professional selling, estimating, and installation training. These also count toward Certified™ Contractor training excellence award requirements.

Roofing Distributor Personnel:  Professional selling and hands-on technical knowledge.

Architects and Specifiers:  Most common roofing specification mistakes and avoiding liabilities (AIA, CSI, and RCI CEU’s are available for all CARE courses).

Property Managers and Owners:  How to avoid roofing problems (BOMI CPD points available).

Building Code Officials and Inspectors:  What’s new in roofing regarding codes and what are the most common installation problems?

Insurance Adjusters:  Ways to reduce roofing problems, systems that stand up to the toughest storms. 

 

Miss a “Live Cam” broadcast of one of our training sessions or just can’t make it? No problem –  watch the recording at your convenience.

CARE is Committed to:

Providing Non-Biased Content:  CARE is not biased toward any single roofing technology. All roof systems have strengths and weaknesses. CARE courses focus on the information needed to make the right choices for individual owners, buildings, and budgets.

Avoiding Common Mistakes:  CARE courses focus first on how to avoid the most common mistakes made in roofing and roofing systems.

Giving You Not Just "What" but "Why":  Traditional training follows a "Do This" approach—never telling the student "Why" one way is better than another. CARE courses always use the "What and Why" method of education for superior results and full understanding.

CARE Course Locations:

All CARE courses are available "On the Road" or at our "Regional Training Centers" 

CARE Courses in Your Area:
To find out about local course locations and times, contact CARE at 1-866-671-2273 or email us at CARE@gaf.com

CARE Courses at our Regional Training Centers:

  • Walpole, Massachusetts:  Walpole is a short 45-minute drive from both Boston and Providence, RI – you can fly Southwest Airlines into Providence (PVD)
  • Michigan City, Indiana:  1.5 hours southeast of Chicago, convenient to South Bend, IN airport (SBN) and Chicago’s Midway (MDW) – you can fly Southwest Airlines through Midway
  • Tampa, Florida:  30 minutes from Tampa International Airport (TPA), 10 minutes off Rt. 95
  • Dallas, Texas:  20 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Gainesville Texas:  TPO and ISO plant located 40 minutes north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Intl. Airport
  • Cedar City, Utah:  TPO and ISO plant north of Las Vegas Nevada
  • Fontana, California:  GAF Shingle Manufacturing Plant
  • New Columbia, Pennsylvania:  State of the art TPO plant
  • Statesboro, Georgia:  Our state-of-the-art ISO plant is only 1 hour outside of Savannah

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