Newsletter | January 2021


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Current state of affairs in the asphalt shingle sector.

Demand continues to be high with all shingle manufacturers due to a large order file from roofing suppliers and the retail segment. Supply, on the other hand, is at historically low levels during this time of the year. There are various reasons for this, which include (but not limited to):
  • During spring 2020, manufacturers slowed production due to the thought that the economy would slow because of Covid 19. This did not allow the normal supply build up in anticipation of spring & summer weather events. 
  • At the same time, manufacturers took down their plants for maintenance and cleaning due to Covid 19 protocols. 
  • Distributors and retailers flooded manufacturers with purchase orders due to anticipated needs of contractors. 
  • Several manufacturers reduced their product offering (i.e. products and colors) in an attempt to fill their order file. Also, several went on allocation or planned availability with the intent of managing their production. 
  • Construction soared and was strong during late Spring into Fall with a short 3-4 week slowdown during June/July. 
  • The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active (12 that made landfall in the contiguous US), which created high demand for asphalt shingles. 
Normally, the Winter gives distribution an opportunity to load up their yards to ease the pressure associated with Spring storms. For various reasons, we do not anticipate the supply to ease up potentially until 2nd half 2021. This thought does not account for Spring weather damage.
  • Note: based on model predictions and expert assessment, the likelihood for La Nina conditions is estimated @ 90%. This can contribute to an uptick of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across the central US from March-May. 

Supply and demand will tell you the next step is the cost of material will rise during 2021. We have already seen this with announced increases from all shingle manufacturers. There will be shortages of certain products and colors for the foreseeable future. Please let us know your needs, so we can order accordingly. Weatherwood and charcoal are # 1 and 2 colors. Outside of that, percentages are similar for the remaining colors.  As always, we will continue to communicate what we are seeing at the manufacturing level. Thank you for your support!


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New items on the shelf:

Ventimatic maxxair static vents


Static Roof Vents are an essential part to a balanced ventilation system in residential attic spaces. This vent model features a 3-sided design for greater airflow and has louvers that direct exhausted air upward to prevent discoloration of roof shingles and provide maximum protection from weather. Easy installation as the unit can be secured to the roof using roofing sealant and approved roofing nails or staples. Save on energy costs by reducing strain on heating and cooling systems while helping to prolong shingle life and protecting roofing components with this vent.


Pests can wreak havoc in your attic, damaging electrical wiring, insulation, and other critical components of your home. Our 603 slantback series has a 3-sided louvered design to provided maximum ventilation while also keeping insects, birds, and rodents from entering your attic space. 

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WIN with Roadrunner and Atlas during the 1st quarter of 2021! 
  • Using our Rebate Booster, you will receive an additional 2% of all purchases of Atlas StormMaster Slate & Shake products.
  • Program will run January 1 – March 31st 2021.
  • Additional 2% rebate will be added to your Year End program for this year based on purchases. 


2021 Year Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock


Would your supplier have done this? We made a delivery on New Years Day due to a home closing. A big thanks to Chris Rains for making this delivery! All you have to do is ask, and we’ll do amazing things!

Happy 2021 to all of you! Thank you so much for getting us launched during 2020. We will continue to focus on your needs as a customer. 

We have a few calendars left. Stop by the office or call us and we’ll drop one off.   

A common issue in our industry is “how to properly measure a curb mounted skylight”. I have seen many mistakes due to there not being a common method. Here is a surefire way to measure a curb (most common in our area) mounted skylights for ordering purposes. This article address velux skylights but will work with other manufacturers also. 

How to measure for a skylight replacement.

So, you’ve decided to replace the skylights on your reroofing jobs. Congratulations on earning extra money per job and leaving your customers with a product that will keep them smiling for years.

Now you need to measure for the replacement. How and what you measure will be determined by what kind of skylight is already on the roof. In this article, we explain how to measure for replacing old VELUX deck-mounted skylights, any kind of curb-mounted skylights and non-VELUX deck-mounted skylights.

Once you have your measurements, call VELUX customer service at (888) 242-7081 for assistance in selecting the optimal size skylight for your replacement job.

Identifying the skylight brand

First, look for the VELUX brand identification tag on the skylight. The ID tag includes the VELUX logo as well as the model, size, variant and product information. The ID tag can be found in the following locations:

  • Deck-Mounted VELUX Skylights — Look on the inside frame.
  • Curb-Mounted VELUX Skylights — Find it stamped on one of the four exterior sides.
  • VELUX Roof Windows — Look inside the ventilation flap.


Measuring to replace VELUX or non-VELUX curb-mounted skylights

For curb-mounted models that are VELUX or other brands, measure:

  • The length and width of the outside curb, including the curb and any roofing membrane material, and
  • The outside glass length and width from the inside edge of the skylight cladding.

Still have questions? Watch this short video that shows how to measure curb-mounted skylights.

Call Royce or Ryler at our office if you need more assistance or pricing on Velux or Birdview skylites


As a special appreciation for our customers, each month we will draw a company name out of a hat and send a special “mystery gift”. Qualifying contractors can be existing customers, walk-ins or new account setups that have purchased during the previous month. This is our way of saying “Thank you” and to show our appreciation from our staff.

November’s drawing winner was Dan’s Roofing. The gift was a Weber Jumbo Joe charcoal grill. Thank you, Sis for being a Roadrunner customer!

Mystery Gift - Soapy Soap CompanyEach month will be a different gift.

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