We came. We saw. We took videos.
The best products at the 2023 International Roofing Expo
The humidity hit hard, but the nail guns hit harder! Roofers Mart spent three days in Dallas to take in the sights, sounds and products of the 2023 International Roofing Expo. The annual event attracted massive crowds and nearly 600 exhibitors, each offering a variety of products, services and – of course – swag.
IRE 2023 Stats:
- More than 14,000 verified attendees
- Over 175,000 Square Feet of exhibit space
- Nearly 600 exhibitors
- Representation from more than 50 countries
Read on to discover some of our favorite products, a few of which are in stock right now at Roofers Mart, the rest available for special order.
2023 IRE Highlight Reel
OMG RhinoTrac Tool
Russell with OMG Roofing Products demonstrates the RhinoTrac, a stand-up insulation attachment tool for installing RhinoBond plates and fasteners. The easy-to-operate tool minimizes operator fatigue while ensuring a quality installation. It's available for special order at Roofers Mart.
Lomanco Smoke House Ridge Vent Demo
We did some venting with Jim from Lomanco Vents. He used the company's famous smoke house to demonstrate the importance of external convolute baffles on ridge vents. Most Roofers Mart locations have 4-ft and 30-ft vents in stock.
GAF's New Timberline UHDZ Shingles
Karnak 19 Ultra Demonstration
We caught up with the king of Karnak, Mr. John McDermott, to get the scoop on 19 Ultra. The flashing cement is scientifically compounded with a selection of rubber-reinforced asphalt, mineral fibers and refined solvents to provide maximum protection and excellent performance over wide ranges of temperature and weather conditions. It's available at most Roofers Mart locations.
Karnak Karna-Flex Demonstration
You can't talk about 19 Ultra without mentioning Karna-Flex! This elastomeric, thermoplastic-rubber sealant is easy to apply and adheres to wet or dry surfaces. It is formulated for use on built-up asphalt roofs, modified bitumen membranes and properly prepared metal, concrete, EPDM, TPO, and most PVC membrane as well as spray polyurethane foam and plywood roof substrates. It's available at most Roofers Mart locations.
Get a Grip with the Pitch Hopper
Step up your safety with the Pitch Hopper – a must-have tool for anyone who works on an asphalt roof. Cade jumps into demonstration mode and breaks down the specs of the revolutionary roofing wedge. Come try one out at any Roofers Mart location.
Catch Up with National Women in Roofing
We can't think of a better day to catch up with National Women in Roofing than International Women's Day! The volunteer-based organization supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals, from manufacturing to design to installation, investigation to repair to management, and every step in between.
Malco's New SawTooth Product
Dave shows off Malco's new C-RHEX Sawtooth driver that cuts through soft and hardened HVAC and roofing sealant for rapid fastener removal. Malco Products are available at select Roofers Mart locations.
Aluminum Snips with Safety in Mind
It's cutting-edge. Malco's new Andy Offset Aluminum Handled Snips are ideal for cutting vinyl siding, aluminum, copper or sheet metal. A sleek head design improves maneuverability, making these snips capable of cutting tight material shapes. The blades are replaceable. Malco Products are available at select Roofers Mart locations.
The Science of Color with CertainTeed
With a bold blend of black and brown granules, CertainTeed's new Landmark PRO shingle color, Max Def Espresso, is as rich and indulgent as the perfect roast. The Max Def color palette features a rich mixture of surface granules that bring a more dramatic depth to the natural wood shake aesthetic of Landmark PRO. Max Def Espresso is in stock now at select Roofers Mart locations.
DaVinci's New Province Slate
DaVinci Province Slate is a new line of stunning single-width tile that replicates traditional slate with extraordinary accuracy. It’s constructed of a composite material made of virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers, as well as a highly specialized fire retardant. The result is a state-of-the-art product that endures beautifully in any climate. Province Slate is available for special order at Roofers Mart.
Stinger's Premier CN100B Cap Nailer
Alejandro nailed his demonstration of the CN100B Cap Nailer, Stinger's premier pneumatic cap-nailing innovation. The tool is made for securing roofing underlayments, felt and house wrap where nails are required and speed is vital. Stinger products are available at select Roofers Mart locations.