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Digging Deeper into Ian's Destruction - December 2022 Mon, Dec 05, 2022 As I finished last month’s column (www.floridaroof.com/frm11-22p12), I had just returned from hurricane damage reconnaissance in areas north of where Hurricane Ian made landfall. 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 Position on Premature Roof Replacement is Being Heard - June 2022 Sat, Jun 11, 2022 A short time ago I received a somewhat cryptic message from FRSA’s lobbyist Chris Dawson that said, “Breaking News. Mike – your 25% rule mod may be getting fast-tracked.” A little background will help you understand why I described the message as cry... Read More

Impact of Recent Hurricanes on Florida Building Codes - May 2022 Mon, May 16, 2022 Nothing else has come close to having an impact on Florida’s Building Codes as hurricanes. Their regular occurrence and the threat that they create cannot be overlooked. Each major storm leaves in its wake not only damage and disruption but also rene... Read More

Don't Look Now, But the New 2023 8th Edition of the Florida Building Code is Already Taking Form - April 2022 Thu, Apr 07, 2022 Recently I was told of an apartment reroof project with multiple buildings where the contractor may be faced with reroofing them again. For many of us, this is one of the worst possible situations we can imagine. For the contractor, who would need th... Read More

What is the Required R-Value for Insulation When Reroofing? - January 2022 Sun, Jan 30, 2022 This question comes up often, especially when a contractor is dealing with replacing rigid insulation that makes up part of the roof assembly in low slope roofing. Read More