IRE to host another community service day

The 2012 International Roofing Expo is offering attendees and exhibitors the opportunity to give back to the Orlando community during Community Service Day on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

International Roofing ExpoHeld from 9:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m., Community Service Day is a home renovation and revitalization project that will be performed on homes of families that are elderly, disabled or financially unable to support the renovation. The exact families in need will be assigned closer to the event.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the local Orlando community and help those less fortunate,” said Lindsay Roberts, Director of the Expo. “The renovations made to these homes will make a real difference in the lives of the family.”

Skilled and unskilled volunteers are needed  to help with the renovations.  Skilled  volunteers  will perform a variety of construction disciplines including roofing, interior/exterior painting, flooring and minor carpentry. Unskilled volunteers will help with set up, clean up and other miscellaneous projects. Working under the direction of a crew chief, all volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and will be asked to sign a Waiver of Liability Form.

Community Service Day is sponsored by Sika Sarnafil, (booth #525).  Sika Sarnafil offers roofing and waterproofing systems that are widely recognized for exemplifying the highest standards of quality, reliability and watertight protection.

The event is also held in conjunction with NRCA’s Disaster Relief Committee and the Central Florida chapter of Rebuilding Together.

“Volunteering brings a sense of increased self-esteem and greater self-worth,” said Bill Good, Executive Vice President of NRCA, the show’s official show sponsor. “I encourage all of our members to participate in this great cause.”

Show participants can register for this event at the same time they register to attend the show at There is a $25 fee that includes lunch and transportation. Tax-deductible monetary donations can also be made during registration.

The International Roofing Expo will be held February 22-24, 2012, in South Hall A at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida USA.

For information about the Int’l Roofing Expo, visit or call 972.536.6415 or 800.684.5761. Additional show information can be found on Facebook at, LinkedIn at and Twitter Twitter users can follow the show using #RoofingExpo or @RoofingExpo.

Housing & Travel

Special discounts have been arranged for show participants and can be made through Roofing Expo Housing’s online reservation system. Attendees can choose from 11 Orlando hotels with nightly rates ranging from $72 to $239. Discounts are available off published airfares and based on availability from American, Air Canada and Delta Airlines, offering service from destinations nationwide to the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Mears Motor Shuttle provides discounted shuttles to all preferred hotels. Special car rental rates are available from Avis and Enterprise to help show participants get around Orlando easily. To receive the special Expo discounts, you must book at or call 800.221.3531.

About International Roofing Expo

The International Roofing Expo is the must-attend event for commercial and residential roofing professionals to stay abreast of market directions, trends and cutting-edge technology. Formerly owned by NRCA, the show was sold to Hanley Wood Exhibitions in May 2004. The official show sponsor is NRCA.

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