To effectively compete in the global marketplace, roofing
professionals must continuously elevate their levels of knowledge,
and roofing materials manufacturers must do the same with technical
Two of the surest ways to achieve higher levels of roofing
quality and innovation is through active research and development
of consensus-based, voluntary national standards. The latter
procedure ensures the principles of openness and due process have
been followed and a consensus of those directly and materially
affected by the standards has been achieved. SPRI has been at the
heart of this process for much of its 30-plus years serving the
Although SPRI continues to represent sheet membrane and
component suppliers in the commercial roofing market, the
association's role has been significantly expanded since its
creation in 1984.
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