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IKO Roofing Hammers

Introduction to Roofing Hammers and Hatchets

By IKO. Roofing hammers and hatchets are specialized tools intended to help residential roofers cut shingles and drive nails into them. Editor's note: The information in the article below can help you quickly get new team members up to speed about the specialty tools used in roofing.  These specialized tools have unique features ...


Marco Why Ventilate

Why Ventilate?

By George G. Allaster, Marco Industries. Over the years, I have been asked that question a thousand and one times! Why ventilate? Editor's note: This article helps homeowners and those new to the industry clearly understand the reasons why ventilation is critical to the performance of a roofing system and the interior comfort ...


FiberTite Roof Cover Board

What Is a Roof Cover Board and Why Is It Important?

By FiberTite. Installing a new roof system is an investment in the protection of a building, business, and people. It’s your goal to create a commercial roof system with the durability to stand up to mechanical, natural, and human-made wear and tear. In this 'basic training' article that is ideal for those new ...


NWIR How to Read a SDS

How to Read an SDS

By Michele Pratt, Education Committee, NWIR. In June 2016 OSHA implemented the program to have all SDSs’ (Safety Data Sheets) updated under GHS (Globally Harmonized System). Employers are required to have an SDS on hand for each hazardous chemical kept on site. If you come in contact with hazardous chemicals at work, ...


Topps Protecting Commercial Roof from the Sun

Protecting Commercial Roofs From the Sun

By Topps Products. The sun can take a toll on commercial roofs. Learn how to help them withstand the heat.  Editor's note: This article can be used to educate your customers on the impact the sun has on a roof or serve as a resource for employees new to roofing or those ...


Roof Saver Blocksom Coconut Husks and Roofing

Coconut Husks and Roofing Go Hand-In-Hand

By Lauren White. Roof Saver Ridge Vent is natural, affordable, and a quality solution for attic ventilation. At the International Roofing Expo, Andy Swan, President of Blocksom & Co., shared his knowledge about the Roof Saver Ridge Vent product in the Roof Saver booth.  According to Andy, “Roof Saver Ridge Vent should ...


RCS Auburn University Summer Program

The Roofing Alliance Shares Auburn University’s Construction Management Summer Academy for Young Women

By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner. Rising high school junior and senior young women can apply today for this construction management camp. The Roofing Alliance continues to work with construction management schools around the country.  There is an ongoing commitment from the Roofing Alliance to bring the opportunities within roofing to the ...


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