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The Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association was founded in 1922 to bring together contractors as well as businesses with related interests. FRSA's purpose is to foster and encourage a high standard of business ethics among its members and to inform the general public of the importance of doing business with Florida certified licensed and insured roofing professionals. FRSA encourages quality through research, education and recognition of competence. The Association provides potential economies through the cooperative purchasing of insurance, financial services and other products and services designated by the Board of Directors. FRSA represents the interests and acts as the voice of its membership before government and regulatory bodies of all kinds and works to improve the overall industry in keeping with the general purposes of the Association.


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Roof Assemblies - Significant Changes in Roofing Requirements - BASF 
The 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code includes several key changes to the requirements for roof assemblies. Many changes strengthen the code to improve the resistance of wind and water infiltration damage. Several of the changes apply to both new construction and roof replacement. Click here to read the article. 


FRSA Helps Clarify the 25% Rule 
At the beginning of the year, after the adoption of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 7th Edition (2020), a fellow codes professional called me to voice a concern about an inadvertent deletion during a renumbering of Chapters 4, 5 and 6 in the FBC 7th Edition (2020) Existing Building might cause major changes in the way that Section 706.1.1, the 25 percent rule, was interpreted. Click here to read the article. 

 

ASCE 7-16
Does ASCE 7-16 really change everything? Obviously, ASCE 7-16 doesn’t change everything. But it does change almost everything about how we attach roof coverings. More specifically, it changes the uplift (or negative pressures –referred to as "pressures" in this article) that roof coverings are required to resist. Click here to read the article.


Zones, Uplift Pressures and Demonstrating Compliance. What Do I Need to Know and Where Do I Find It?
It seems like almost all I talk about lately is ASCE 7-16. If you’re roofing in Florida and haven’t heard about it, maybe you haven’t been paying close enough attention. The updated 2020 Florida Building Code (FBC) 7th edition reference standard has certainly shaken things up. From contractors to building officials, there is a lot of confusion, so don’t feel alone. Click here to read the article.
 
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