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Tile Underlayment – Where We Are and How We Got Here Thu, Mar 09, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner of Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical Services   Changes in roofing underlayment requirements have evolved in dramatic ways over the last several decades, particularly when it comes to tile ... Read More

Multi-Pipe Penetrations: The Bane of Roofing Thu, Feb 16, 2023 Thomas W. Hutchinson, AIA, CSA, Fellow-IIBEC, RRCReprint permission - Roofing Magazine A Checklist Can Help Multiple Trades Coordinate Their Work on Pipe Curbs It never ceases to amaze me the way pipe penetrations through the roof are flashed ... Read More

When You Think You Have Seen It All...Think Again Tue, Feb 14, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical Services Approximately a month after Hurricane Ian made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida, I received a group email from the Roofing Industry Committee o... Read More

Team FRSA Pushes Through the Tape at the End of the FBC Modification Marathon - January 2023 Fri, Jan 06, 2023 The Florida Building Commission (FBC) met in December to consider the Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) recommendations for final changes to the 8th Edition 2023 Florida Building Code. Read More

Use the FRSA-TRI Tile Manual to Properly Install Tile Hip and Ridge Members - November 2022 Wed, Nov 30, 2022 Proper installation of hip and ridge roof tile is likely to be the difference between a roof that withstands the uplift pressures of a high wind event and one that fails to protect the building it covers. Let’s look at important components of properl... Read More

The Codes are Working: Newer Buildings Tended to Protect Better During Ian - November 2022 Fri, Nov 25, 2022 At the October Florida Building Commission meeting in Gainesville, Dr. David Prevatt of the UF Department of Civil Engineering, presented preliminary findings to the Commission on the effects of Hurricane Ian to buildings in the area of impact. Read More

Ian Leaves Broken Hearts, Hopefully It Can Also Open Eyes - November 2022 Mon, Nov 14, 2022 I’m writing this article roughly a week after Hurricane Ian battered the state as one of the largest and deadliest hurricanes to hit Florida since 1935. Coincidentally, last month I discussed the potential of a similar scenario to Ian and the impact ... Read More

If You're Not Concerned, You May Not Be Paying Attention - October 2022 Fri, Oct 14, 2022 It seems lately that I cannot escape the obvious subject for this column – insurance. As much as I would like to cover something like a new roof installation method, the property insurance issue and the interaction with the roofing industry, as well ... Read More

It Was an Awesome Event... Challenges Await! - September 2022 Wed, Sep 21, 2022 It was great to see so many industry professionals at our 100th Anniversary Convention and Expo. For those of us who have been involved for many years, it was a chance to catch up with old friends. For all of us it was a chance to make new acquaintan... Read More

FRSA's Underlayments Positions Among Early Wins for Our Code Modifications - August 2022 Mon, Aug 15, 2022 In late June, the Florida Building Commission held the first round of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings to review potential modifications to incorporate in the upcoming 2023 Florida Building Code 8th Edition (effective date 12/31/2023). It ... Read More

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