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Change Orders and Managing Your Business - June 2021 Thu, Jun 03, 2021 It is easy and stress-free when you start your business by working for friends, making verbal agreements, doing great work and getting paid for it. But in the real world of construction, you better get a signed contract and be prepared to handle chan... Read More

2021 Session Recap – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words - June 2021 Tue, Jun 01, 2021 In construction terms, the 2021 regular session concluded on-time and over budget. Lawmakers concluded their annual conference on April 30 and adjourned, sine die, with a special session on implementation of a renewed gaming compact looming. Read More

Virtual Roofing Day in D.C. 2021 - May 2021 Thu, May 13, 2021 Each year, Roofing Day in D.C. participants meet with members of Congress and congressional staff to discuss federal issues of importance to the roofing industry to speak with one voice. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, NRCA held the meetings virtually. Read More

Reasonable Financial Projections - May 2021 Tue, May 11, 2021 Over the years, I’ve not only prepared hundreds of financial projections but also reviewed hundreds prepared by others. That has given me an insight into the preparation, validity and use of such financial views of the future. In that regard, let me ... Read More

Preparing for Hurricane Season - May 2021 Sun, May 09, 2021 Hurricane season technically starts on June 1, but as those of us who live in Florida know, Mother Nature makes her own rules. Read More

Importance of Project Handoffs - May 2021 Fri, May 07, 2021 Like specialists in every other aspect of construction, roofing contractors must know the importance of a smooth project handoff, so their crew does not get dragged back into a construction project they thought they had completed months earlier. Read More

Florida May Have a Flaw in its Roofing Code Armor - May 2021 Wed, May 05, 2021 During the FRSA-TRI Florida High Wind Concrete and Clay Tile Manual Review Committee meetings that started in 2018 and ran into 2020, an issue that was widely discussed concerned the load path required for roof coverings to resist uplift pressures an... Read More

American Rescue Plan Act: FFCRA-Type Payroll Credits Extended - May 2021 Mon, May 03, 2021 On March 11, 2021, with the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, Congress provided additional stimulus money that impacts the roofing industry in a variety of ways. Read More

2021 Session Update: First Bills Across the Finish Line - May 2021 Sat, May 01, 2021 The 2021 regular session of the Florida Legislature is hitting a crescendo in the pivotal final weeks with the fate of bills and the details of a $100 billion-plus state budget on the line. Legislators are feverishly working to put the final touches ... Read More

Use of Polyurethane Adhesives and Insulation in the Roofing Industry - April 2021 Tue, Apr 13, 2021 Otto Bayer is credited with developing polyurethane in 1937. Original development applications were related to aircraft coatings for World War II and flexible foams. Read More

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