International Roofing Expo 2023

NRCA Trade Show Heads to Dallas, Texas

by Marcus Dodson, publisher


The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, will welcome thousands of roofing professionals to the International Roofing Expo® (IRE), which will be held March 7-9, 2023. Attendees can look forward to a unique opportunity to get a first-hand look at the latest trends, the newest products, and the most recent innovations in the roofing industry. The IRE is a great event for commercial and residential roofing professionals to stay on top of market directions, trends, and cutting-edge technology.


On the Show Floor

With hundreds of exhibiting companies and hours of exhibit time, there will be a wide range of multi-dimensional manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes displaying thousands of innovative and profit-driving products, services, technologies, and equipment. On display will be the following products: bitumen/asphalt, BUR, coatings, sealants, adhesives, fasteners, flashing, gutters, ladders and scaffolding, metal panels and shingles, modified bitumen, roof decks, roof hatches and doors, roof pavers, fall protection, siding and insulation, single-ply roofing, solar, spray polyurethane foam, software, tile, underlayment, vapor retarders, ventilation, waterproofing, and much more.

In the Business and Technology Pavilion attendees will find the latest products and services that will help their businesses run more efficiently and effectively. The pavilion will also provide an opportunity for professionals to discover the latest business solutions from lead generation tools and marketing services to project software and consulting firms.

Stop by the Metal Marketplace Pavilion on the trade show floor to find leading manufacturers supplying creative and innovative metal products, designs, building concepts, tools, and services. You can see the latest materials and tools available to the industry today, from metal shingles to vertical panels.

Whether you are looking to expand your business or already service these markets, explore the Exteriors Pavilion to find the latest windows and siding products and services. The Exteriors Pavilion will features demonstrations of new innovations and practices for exterior replacement projects.


Educational Opportunities

At IRE, show floor educational opportunities offer busy attendees convenient opportunities to learn from top industry experts. Throughout the three days, attendees can participate in small-group sessions designed to help them expand their technical skills and provide real-world solutions to improve how they run their businesses. The sessions cover a range of topics, including digital marketing, employee training, customer service, improving your sales, technical skills, and more. Sessions are specifically targeted to commercial, residential, and metal contractors; owners, CEOs, and general managers; superintendents and foremen; architects, designers, and consultants; salesmen and estimators; manufacturers and suppliers; and building owners and facility managers.


Special Events

National Women in Roofing (NWIR) is hosting the Sixth Annual NWIR Day on March 5, 2023. Be among professional, like-minded, good-spirited women from all facets of the roofing industry and experience insight, inspiration, and fun. There will be plenty of time for discussion with colleagues and opportunities to grow professional networks and meet new peers. Educational sessions cover topics including business development, communications, career development, mentoring, recruitment, roofing technology advancements, hands-on product demonstrations, and a safety wear fashion show. The program includes a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and an evening activity.

If it’s your first time attending IRE, don’t forget to attend the First-Time Attendees Reception on Tuesday, March 7, at 5:30 p.m., at the House of Blues in Dallas. You’ll hear from the industry, including the NRCA, other attendees, manufacturers, and IRE show organizers, so you know what to expect when the doors open. The First-Time Attendees Reception was created for roofing professionals who have never attended IRE so they can make the most of all the networking events, education, exhibits, and resources at the show. Shuttles will be available to take you to and from the First-Time Attendee Reception and Welcome Party.

Plan to attend this year’s Welcome Party on Tuesday, March 7, at 6:00 p.m. Get the IRE Welcome Party started at House of Blues in Dallas as we celebrate the opening day of the 2023 International Roofing Expo. Connect with your fellow attendees during an evening of conversation, networking, and fun. The IRE Welcome Party will feature drinks, appetizers, and a local band. While you are there enjoying local music and southern eats, you’ll get to experience the largest permanently displayed collection of Southern Vernacular Art. More than 150 untrained, self-taught, and mostly African-American artists are represented in this living museum that features artwork that is as diverse as the music on the House of Blues stages.

Returning again is the popular SRS Extreme Tailgate. It is an opportunity to take a break from the busy show floor to enjoy a cold beverage and relax. The tailgate is open outside during show hours.

Once again, the local chapter of Rebuilding Together will partner with the IRE to give back to the local community by participating in the Community Service Day’s home renovation project, sponsored by Sika® Sarnafil®. Help us revitalize Dallas and give back to the local community by participating in the 14th Annual Community Service Day Project. This year you can participate by volunteering in Dallas, donating, and sharing the project with others. Over 50 volunteers from across the country will assist homeowners with critical repairs before attending the world’s largest roofing convention. These home repairs help ensure the safety and health of Dallas residents in need, including families with young children, seniors, and people with disabilities. Interested companies can contact Brandi McElhaney at

For even more information regarding registration, visit or call (866) 860-1970. This year’s IRE is an unbeatable way to learn new skills, make powerful connections, and just plain have fun. We hope to see all of you in Dallas in March.