The Roofing Alliance is looking for NRCA and Roofing Alliance contractor members in various U.S. locations to adopt the remaining nine Ronald McDonald house roofs.
The Roofing Alliance wants to complete its mission of adopting 165 stand-alone Ronald McDonald houses throughout the U.S. The initiative is led by Rod Petrick, president of the Roofing Alliance and owner of Ridgeworth Roofing, Frankfort, Ill., with the goal of companies inspecting, repairing, maintaining and replacing the adopted roofs. Many roofing professionals already have risen to the challenge by adopting 156 of the roofs.
The Roofing Alliance seeks members in Madera, Calif.; Des Moines, Iowa; Springfield, Mo.; Danville, Pa.; Philadelphia; Scranton, Pa.; Temple, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Spokane, Wash.
In April 2017, the Roofing Alliance began working with Ronald McDonald House Charities© by supporting their efforts to help families with critically ill children stay together and near the hospitals providing them medical care. Ronald McDonald houses provide private sleeping rooms, meals and opportunities for families to interact as they go through difficult times. Through sponsorship funds and the adoption of the roofs on the 165 stand-alone Ronald McDonald houses in the U.S., the Roofing Alliance has brought together roofing professionals and companies who donate their time and talents to provide regular roof system inspections, maintenance, repairs and replacements.
"We're asking our partners to inspect the roofs and report back to us on the condition of the roof, the roof system currently in place, the estimated life expectancy, anticipated and actual work to be done, and the dollar value of the in-kind labor and materials provided or available," Petrick says. "Once we receive the information, we enter it into our database. We want to maintain as much history as possible on the roof systems for each house."