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PIMA- Building Codes

Long Before Disaster Hits, Building Codes Can Provide Damage Protection

Aerial images of the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael seem almost post-apocalyptic in their illustration of the widespread devastation wrought by the storm’s powerful wind, storm surge, and precipitation. Yet nestled amid the rubble and debris, a few anomalies appear – homes and structures that weathered the ...


Take Time to Learn the Best Practices for Procurement

By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RoofersCoffeeShop Partner. The Center for Procurement Excellence can help. Many roofing contractors are tired of low-bid scenarios.  They understand the importance of quality performance in products and installation that means a long-life for roofing systems.  Low bids can lead to sub-par products and a roofing system that will ...


Certainteed- Lifetime Warranties

How to Stand Out in a Sea of Lifetime Warranties

By Jay Butch, CertainTeed. A serious look inside warranties can protect your company and customers We’ve heard from many of you in recent weeks about warranties—likes, dislikes and so on. Trust me, your comments are welcome and as I’ve learned in my 20 years working with you guys— you don’t hold back—and ...


WSRCA- Roof Coatings

Roof Coatings Review: How Chemistry Impacts Quality

By George Daisey, The Dow Chemical Company Installing or restoring a roof can be a tremendously complicated endeavor. There are single ply membranes, roof systems, coatings, concrete, metal and many more variations to choose from, which leads anyone to ask what substrate do I choose? To add further complexity, within the coatings option ...


CRCA- Mike Noonan

Winter Maintenance—Articulating Cranes and Boom Trucks

By Mike Noonan. For Roofing Contractors and other Construction trades, the purchase of an Articulating Crane (Knuckle Boom), Aerial Work Platform, or other lifting equipment is one of the largest decisions made. Maintaining that investment is key to prolonging the life of the equipment. What type of preventative maintenance should be ...


TARC- Overtime

Do You Really Have to Pay Overtime?

By Elizabeth Tipping, Partner at Cotney Construction Law, LLP. The holidays are behind us and we've started a new year. Now is a time for making resolutions. A time for looking back over the previous year and making goals for the new one. As we begin this new year, it is ...


Roofing Alliance for Progress- Kreiling

Roofing Alliance Adds a New Member

Kreiling Roofing Co. Inc., Peoria, Ill., has joined the Roofing Alliance at the Governor level. The Roofing Alliance now has 167 members representing extraordinary leaders from the contracting, manufacturing, distributing and service provider communities. Founded in 1921, Kreiling Roofing Co. is a family-owned and operated company that serves the commercial, residential and sheet metal ...


GAF- Condensation and Roofing

Preventing Condensation by Calculating Temperature Gradients

By Joan Crowe, GAF. A vapor retarder’s primary function is to minimize or reduce water vapor diffusion into a low-slope roof assembly and help prevent the formation of condensation. Once a designer determines a vapor retarder is to be used, the objective is to make sure the temperature at the vapor retarder ...


CRCA- OSHA

Checking It Once, Checking It Twice . . . Another Reason to Ensure OSHA 300 Logs Are Accurate

By Frank Marino, CSP  Accurately maintaining your OSHA 300 log is a vital component to an effective health & safety program. Keeping track of the injuries that occur at your company is a great way to determine where additional training might be needed, or new equipment required, or even as an indication ...


Cetainteed- woman in roofing

It Doesn’t Matter How Shiny Their Truck Is

By Cara Cardonni. How did you get your start in the industry? I came to the industry late due to a career change. I used to train horses, but my friends were roofers and were always looking for help and I thought I’d try. I knew how to speak Spanish, drive a ...


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