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Roofing Gamesβ„’ Celebrates Five Years at Western Roofing Expo

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Roofing Games™ at the Western States Roofing Contractors Association’s (WRSCA) Western Roofing Expo, Malarkey is bringing back former champions to deliver the most competitive event yet!

The Western States Roofing Contractors Association is a non-profit regional association of roofing, roof deck and waterproofing contractors and industry members since 1974. Annually, the WRSCA presents the “largest roofing expo presented by roofing contractors for the roofing industry.” The event is well known for bringing all of the elements of the roofing industry together to maximize productivity, efficiency and profitability.

The Games

A longtime supporter of the WRSCA, Malarkey introduced the Roofing Games™ to the Expo in 2014. The Roofing Games™ were designed to showcase the skills of roofing contractors in the industry. In addition to being an exciting event with crowd participation, the competitors are also expected to perform under pressure with a professional result. All participants are judged on speed and adherence to standard installation requirements. Penalty seconds are added for any nails outside of Malarkey’s patented Zone® nailing area, if courses are not straight, or if there are less than 4 nails per shingle.

Sean Johnson


The first champion from the 2014 Roofing Games™ was Sean Johnson with Johnson Design and Construction (seen here with Malarkey sales rep Mark DeBel). He will be taking the stage again this year at an attempt to reclaim his title.

Brad Schmautz

Also returning will be Brad Schmautz with J2 Building Consultants, the 2015 Roofing Games™ champion. Brad has competed every year since his championship victory, and placed in the top three every time. His record time as champion time is 2 minutes and 23 seconds.

John Miles

Looking to three-peat this year, will be John Miles of Wick’s Roofing, the defending champion from both 2016 and 2017. Miles’ record time as champion time is 2 minutes and 29 seconds.

Stop by Our Booth

At the Malarkey booth (#503), we will have samples and information on our latest shingle products, low slope materials, and underlayments. Our team of experts will be available to answer your questions in person.

We will also be raffling off four spots to competitors during this year’s tradeshow to their hands against the previous champions as well as two additional sponsored participants.

Entries will be collected at the Malarkey booth during show hours until 2:45p.m. on Tuesday, June 12th.  At 3:00p.m, a drawing will be held to determine the additional contest participants at the conclusion of the Malarkey OmniSeal™ Self-Adhered presentation. The nailing contest will commence at 4:30p.m.

We look forward to seeing familiar and new faces on the road; it’s one of the best reasons to visit these shows. If you’re not able to join us at the Western Roofing Expo this year, here is a current list of trade shows we’re attending so that you can catch us at the next one.