Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Maryland Distributor

November 30, 2005

PEABODY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2005--Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN) ("Beacon") announced today the acquisition of Easton Wholesale, Inc. ("EWI"), a distributor of mostly residential building products located in Easton, Maryland.

EWI represents an excellent opportunity for Beacon to expand its distribution business in the region between its existing locations in Annapolis and Salisbury on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. EWI had sales of $9.3 million in its most recent fiscal year ended December 31, 2004 and has been in the building material distribution business since 1954.

Bud McCulley, Regional VP of Beacon's mid-Atlantic region-The Roof Center, stated, "EWI has an experienced staff of people and a strong customer base that will make the transition easy in this region. EWI has built a wonderful reputation in this growing area of Maryland. We look forward to working with them to further build the business in that area."

About Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.:

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. is a leading distributor of roofing materials and complementary building products operating 138 branches in 29 states in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Central Plains, Southeast and Southwest regions of the United States and in Eastern Canada.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This release contains information about management's view of the Company's future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the "Risks Relating to Our Business and Industry" section of the Company's latest Form 10-K. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so other than as required by federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

CONTACT: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
Dave Grace, CFO 978-535-7668 x14

SOURCE: Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.