Beacon Roofing Supply Inc was formed on August 22, 1997. The Company is a distributor of residential and non-residential roofing materials and other complementary building materials to customers in 42 states within the United States and six provinces in Canada. It also distributes other complementary building materials, including siding, windows, and waterproofing systems for residential and non-residential building exteriors. It purchases products from a large number of manufacturers and then distributes these goods to a customer base consisting of contractors, and to a lesser extent, general contractors, home builders, retailers, and building materials suppliers. As of September 30, 2015, it operated 274 branches in 42 states throughout the United States and six provinces in Canada. The Company also provides its customers value-added services, including: advice and assistance to contractors throughout the construction process, including product identification, specification and technical support; job site delivery, rooftop loading and logistical services; tapered insulation design and layout services; metal fabrication and related metal roofing design and layout services; trade credit; and marketing support, including project leads for contractors. Its customer base includes a portion of the residential and non-residential roofing contractors in the markets in which it operates. These roofing contractors are typically involved on a local basis in the replacement, or re-roofing, component of the roofing industry. The products that it distributes are supplied by the manufacturers of quality roofing materials and related products, such as Building Products of Canada, Carlisle Syntec, CertainTeed Roofing, CertainTeed Siding, Firestone Building Products, GAF, InterWrap, James Hardie Building Products, Johns Manville Roofing, Mid-States Asphalt, Owens Corning Roofing, PlyGem, Soprema, and Tamko Building Products. The Company distributes products such as high-end shingles, gutters and metal roofing products, and tile roofing. Additionally, it distributes downspouts, tools, nails; vinyl and fiber cement siding, windows, decking and related exterior shelter products to meet the expansive needs of its customers. Its single-ply roofing systems consist of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (synthetic rubber) or EPDM and Thermoplastic Olefin or TPO, along with other roofing materials and related components. In addition to single-ply roofing components, it sells asphaltic membranes and the insulation required in non-residential roofing applications, such as tapered insulation. The Company's remaining non-residential products include metal roofing and flashings, fasteners, fabrics, coatings, roof drains, modified bitumen, built-up roofing and asphalt.