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Fall Protection: Focus on Personal Fall Arrest Systems - April 2022 Mon, Apr 11, 2022 Over the last 10 years personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) have become the most common and economical way for roofing contractors to protect their employees from falls. Fall hazards are recognized by OSHA as a leading cause of fatalities in the const... Read More

Energy Saving Benefits of Tile Roofs - April 2022 Fri, Apr 08, 2022 The topic of energy seems to dominate most roofing conversations these days. How can we save more energy on the roof? How much energy can be produced on the roof? Is it more important to save than produce? Whether we like it or not, energy is the fut... Read More

Considerations for Adhering Tile Roofs Using Adhesives - April 2022 Wed, Apr 06, 2022 There are different methods to adhere clay and concrete tile to rooftops as contractors know. Nail, screw, mortar and wire tie systems all provide advantages; however, adhesives can offer additional benefits to Florida-based roofers and remodelers al... Read More

A Retired Roofer's Perspective - April 2022 Mon, Apr 04, 2022 I ran into a retired roofer the other day who asked me, “How’s everything going in the roofing industry?” As I looked at him, he reminded me of a friend of mine, Jerry Brown, who was a big coal tar pitch guy from back in the day. Read More

Use The Right Fastener - March 2022 Thu, Mar 31, 2022 Commercial, industrial and institutional buildings can be constructed with several different roof deck types, including steel, wood, concrete, gypsum and others. Read More

The Most Common Equipment Malfunctions to Avoid - March 2022 Wed, Mar 30, 2022 It goes without saying, but construction equipment failure can have significant consequences. These can include downtime, high repair costs or even injury. Some types of malfunctions are more common than others. This is due to the environmental condi... Read More

Ten Attributes of Successful Supervisors - March 2022 Mon, Mar 28, 2022 When asked about the toughest part of a job, there is one answer that stands above the rest: dealing with people. Employees often get frustrated or annoyed with their job because of the people around them. These interpersonal problems can lead to the... Read More

Recruiting Millennials Will Require Changes in The Roofing Industry - March 2022 Fri, Mar 25, 2022 With more than 40 percent of the current roofing workforce set to retire by 2031, recruiting millennials to fill those spots is critical. But there are some difficulties in that realm. While three of every four U.S. workers will be millennials by 202... Read More

President's Column - March 2022 Wed, Mar 23, 2022 My thanks to the Board and Committee members who participated in the quarterly meetings held on our GoToWebinar platform. I wish we could have met in person. This persistent virus hit our staff, which relegated us to virtual meetings instead. Even so... Read More

Legal Liability and The Importance of Documenting Existing Conditions - March 2022 Mon, Mar 21, 2022 The Champlain Towers collapse in Surfside, Florida was a national tragedy. Over 100 people died in one of the deadliest engineering failures in American history. The families of victims have been searching for answers for some time and the litigation... Read More

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