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Where can contractors find training resources for coatings?

Where can contractors find training resources for coatings?
December 28, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

CCS influencer John Kenney recommends contractors begin looking for comprehensive courses that explore the various types, applications, performance and energy benefits these coatings offer. 

In the ever-evolving roofing field, contractors must stay updated with the latest techniques and products. One area that has seen significant growth and innovation is roof coatings. Training and education in this field are paramount for roofing professionals who aim to deliver top-quality workmanship and state-of-the-art solutions to their clients. Numerous resources and training programs are available to roofing contractors, each offering unique insights into the world of roof coatings.

With comprehensive courses introducing roof coatings, contractors can explore the various types, applications, performance and energy benefits these coatings offer. These programs, often approved by architectural and construction industry bodies, are a great way to get a foundational understanding of roof coatings. They cover everything from basic application techniques to advanced knowledge about how these coatings can enhance the longevity and functionality of roofs.

For contractors specializing in commercial roofing, tailored programs focus on the specific challenges and requirements of commercial applications. These include hands-on training sessions where contractors can learn about the latest products and techniques. These sessions often cover essential aspects like understanding specifications, surface preparation and the correct application procedures to ensure long-lasting and effective results.

Understanding the importance of roof coatings and their application is another critical area of focus. Through various resources, contractors can learn about crucial factors such as coverage rates, which help anticipate material requirements and ensure adequate application. These educational resources also highlight the benefits of proper training, emphasizing how it leads to better quality work and more efficient use of materials.

Several manufacturers and industry organizations offer contractor training programs. These programs are designed to improve general knowledge of roofing and waterproofing systems, particularly roof coatings. By participating in these programs, contractors gain valuable insights into roof coating applications' practical and theoretical aspects. They learn about different types of coatings, their suitability for various roofing materials and how to apply them for optimal performance and durability.

Educational forums and webinars dedicated to roofing and waterproofing systems are also available. These platforms are ideal for contractors, installers, sales teams, distributors, consultants and architects. Here, participants can delve deeper into the nuances of roof coatings, exploring advanced topics like the chemical composition of coatings, their reaction to different environmental conditions and the latest trends and technologies in the industry.

In summary, for roofing contractors, mastering roof coatings involves a combination of foundational learning, hands-on training and continuous education. By leveraging the myriad of training resources available, contractors can enhance their skills, stay ahead of industry trends and meet the evolving needs of their clients with confidence and expertise. Embracing these educational opportunities elevates the service level they provide and contributes to their professional growth in the competitive roofing industry.

John Kenney is the CEO of Cotney Consulting GroupSee his full bio here.



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