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Providing Durable and Reliable Soldered Joints in Sheet Metal - February 2021 Wed, Feb 10, 2021 Architectural sheet metal components such as flatseam roofing and flashings must be joined properly to maintain durable and reliable watertight assemblies. Read More
By Joseph D. Rogers, P.E., Keith B. Nelson and David S. Slick, P.E., CFM

Oil Canning in Metal Roof and Metal Wall Systems - February 2021 Mon, Feb 08, 2021 What is Oil Canning? Oil canning can be defined as visible waviness in the flat areas of metal roofing and metal wall panels. In technical terms, oil canning is referred to as elastic buckling (more commonly known as “stress wrinkling”). Oil canning... Read More
By Metal Construction Association

Combatting Common TPO Welding Problems - February 2021 Sat, Feb 06, 2021 Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a well-known single-ply roofing system used in low slope roofing. Read More
By Trent Cotney, FRSA Legal Counsel, Cotney Construction Law

2020 7th Edition Florida Building Code Changes - February 2021 Thu, Feb 04, 2021 The 2020 7th Edition Florida Building Code (FBC) went into effect on December 31, 2020. Read More
By Mike SIlvers, CPRC, FRSA Technical Director

Upselling: What Goldilocks Teaches Us - January 2021 Sun, Jan 24, 2021 Not Too Hard, Not Too Soft, Upselling Customers Needs to be “Just Right” Read More
By John DeRosa, Director of Contractor Training, SRS Distribution

Training and Education: Roofing Professionals Exchanging Ideas - January 2021 Fri, Jan 22, 2021 "Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities – that’s training or instruction – but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed." — Thomas Moore Read More
By John Hellein, FRSA Educational & Research Foundation Director

The Cost Difference Between Standard, Premium and Metallic PVDF Colors for Metal Roofing - January 2021 Wed, Jan 20, 2021 The paint used to coat metal roofing and siding panels, Kynar 500/Hylar 5000, has three basic components: pigment, which creates the color; solvent, which helps to dissolve the pigment; and binder or resin, which acts like the glue to hold everything... Read More
By Kathi Miller, Architectural National Accounts, McElroy Metal

The Best Path to Change - January 2021 Mon, Jan 18, 2021 If there’s one thing that 2020 has shown, it’s that big change can happen in the blink of an eye. When things change rapidly, we often make quick decisions about how to react. But the path to real, lasting and positive change is actually slow, maybe ... Read More
By Kevin M. Smith, President, KMS Wealth Management, Inc.

The ABCs of Ventilation - January 2021 Sat, Jan 16, 2021 Most roofing professionals are familiar with the concept of proper ventilation of steep-sloped roofs. However, understanding why it is so important, how to properly install it and how to sell these concepts to customers has been somewhat vague for ma... Read More
By Greg Keeler, Technical Service Leader, Owens Corning

Session is Coming! 2021 Construction Policy Proposals Take Shape - January 2021 Thu, Jan 14, 2021 Happy New Year, FRSA, and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2021! Temperatures may be cool but things in the construction policy world are heating up in advance of the 2021 regular session of the Florida Legislature. Read More
By Chris Dawson, FRSA Legislative Counsel

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