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CertainTeed YouthBuild

Welcome to YouthBuild’s First Ever Net Zero Energy Home

By Cara Cordini, CertainTeed. New, Multi Comfort concept is based on the idea that buildings can be designed for comfort and positively contribute to occupants’ health and well-being. When you first approach 99 Prospect Street, Schenectady, NY you may note the size of the home or the warm color of the siding. ...


Duro-Last From the Rooftop to the Boardroom

From the Rooftop to the Boardroom

By Duro-Last. Local manufacturing leader empowers others to make their mark. Mid-Michigan native Jill Palm Lynch has worked hard to achieve her accomplishments and is proud to help others in the region reach their goals as well. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University, she serves as the vice ...


Deductible Dilemma

The Deductible Dilemma and other Insurance Horrors – Part 2

By Thea Dudley. Where does the law leave a roofing company trying to compete within what is fast becoming the new norm?  There are more than those two grim choices we discussed in Part 1 of upholding the law and losing jobs because homeowners don’t have the cash or losing jobs to other ...


Marco Industries OSHA Penalties

OSHA Penalties Up: Fall Violations Rank High

By Marco Industries. So far through 2019, OSHA penalties are up. The government agency has been busier than usual inspecting jobsites and handing out fines to construction companies that subject their workers to hazards. With an additional 76 OSHA inspectors currently in training, that activity will be soon be increasing even more. According ...


Cotney Construction Law Attorneys

Attorneys’ Fees for Damages $10,000 or Less

By Danielle Maya, Cotney Construction Law.  Have you ever thought about filing a lawsuit but were deterred due to the price of hiring an attorney? Lawsuits are expensive and the cost of litigation is going to get more and more expensive every year. However, Oregon and Washington have statutes that have reduced ...


The Deductible Dilemma

The Deductible Dilemma and other Insurance Horrors – Part 1

By Thea Dudley. Insurance companies are cracking down on waived deductibles. My husband and I recently had the joy of revisiting the home buying process.  Endless paperwork, countless back and forth and finally the home inspection report.  Among the assorted list of issues was noted: “needs new roof.”  Ok, I am in ...


GAF Parapets

Parapets — Continuity of Control Layers

By Benjamin Meyer, GAF. The parapet is so much more than the intersection of roof and wall. It’s also the junction where building aesthetics meets structural performance, air and moisture management, energy efficiency, construction trade sequencing, and operational maintenance. Each of these perspectives is critical for the long-term performance of the building, ...


NWIR Potty Train a Roofer

How to Potty Train a Roofer

By Sue Drummond, NWIR. Roofers don’t like change and technology tends to scare them, so they fight it, the same way a toddler resists potty training. A three year old has been pooping in his diaper his whole life and never seen a problem with that. And we all know that shingler ...


MRA 2020 Home Trends

2020 Home Trends: Recession-Resistant Renovations

By Metal Roofing Alliance. MRA offers three keys to home improvement investments during economic uncertainty. With talk of recession looming, homeowners are re-evaluating home renovation projects that may make the most sense—and dollars—in an uncertain economy. While concerned homeowners tend to pull back on extras and luxury upgrades when times get tougher, experts ...


Cotney Construction Law OSHA Inspection Questions

Three Key Questions About OSHA Inspections

By Anthony David Tilton, Cotney Construction Law. OSHA will investigate a jobsite for a number of reasons. A representative from OSHA will show up if an employee has issued a complaint against you, if there is a recent fatality, or if there is an imminent threat they have identified. The dangers of ...


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