The 2015 International Roofing Expo, taking place out of New Orleans, Louisiana, will take place February 24 through 25, 2015. On the day before the expo starts, those attending will join together to take part in a community service day helping to rebuild homes for the needy. This is the fifth year the expo will take part in this service day which is a great way to kick off the weekend’s events.

New Orleans is still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina and this is a great way for the expo participants to give back to its host city. All types of volunteers are needed from those will technical skills to those without. Even if someone thinks they can’t volunteer, chances are they can find a way to help out or be supportive during the community service day. If you’re interested in volunteering for this event and will be in town, contact the expo to find out how to sign up and get the details you need to participate.

The International Roofing Expo has teamed up with Rebuilding Together New Orleans to make this community service day possible before the convention. The expo itself will take place at the Morial Convention Center, giving roofing companies and contractors of all sizes the opportunity to learn more about the industry, network and talk shop. Residential and commercial roofing companies alike can benefit from the weekend in Louisiana.

Roofing events, conventions and get togethers can help make the residential and commercial roofing industries better. Not only can you find out the ups and downs of the industry and what roofers are doing to combat it, you can swap stories, techniques, talk about permits, insurance and everything in between. By learning from one another at an expo like this, along with giving back to the community, you can be a better roofer and roofing company or contractor.

If you’re attending the International Roofing Expo, we’d love to hear your thoughts on whether or not events like this can help make the roofing industry as a whole better. Comment and let us know! We’d love to hear from you.