Florida Roofing Magazine
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FRSA Visits IBHS for Roof Resilience Discussions and Testing Facility Tour Tue, Jan 09, 2024 FRSA visits the IBHS testing facility in South Carolina and discusses the future of roof testing. Read More

Lower Workers’ Comp Rates in 2024 Thu, Dec 07, 2023 Our concern is two-fold: rates that continue to drop are not sustainable for insurance providers who see roofing as a high-risk industry with little return on premium. We don’t want insurance providers to stop writing workers’ comp coverage and follo... Read More

AAA Schwartz Roofing Becomes a Foundation Founding Member, Again Wed, Dec 06, 2023 Earlier this year, Don Schwartz Jr. of AAA Schwartz Roofing donated $5,000 as a Founding member. However, the Port Charlotte company has been a Founding Member since 2010 when Don Schwartz Sr. also contributed $5,000 to the Foundation. The latest con... Read More

Exposure Categories and Surface Roughness Tue, Dec 05, 2023 An important consideration for wind uplift calculations is is taking into account where the wind is traveling through to get to the project location. As you can imagine, if wind has a straight path and a slick surface to travel over, the wind will ha... Read More

Reflecting on the Recent Past with an Eye on the Future Mon, Dec 04, 2023 FRSA has several important committees that help evaluate these proposals and formulate our positions. Codes Committee reviews our progress and approves proposals during meetings held in conjunction with the quarterly Board of Directors meetings. Thes... Read More

Design Flaws and ASCE 7: What Every Contractor Must Know Fri, Dec 01, 2023 Consider this scenario: you have been hired to install a roof based on the specifications of a design professional. You follow those specifications to a tee and complete the job on time and on budget. However, months later, the roof collapses after a... Read More

Building Risk Categories Wed, Nov 08, 2023 Riku Ylipelkonen, Owner, Standard Building Advisors and FRSA Technical Advisor Have you ever wondered why hurricane shelters protect you better than your home in the event of a hurricane? One of the main reasons that municipal buildings and hospital... Read More

Upcoming Solar Panel Changes in the Florida Building Code 8th Edition (2023) Tue, Nov 07, 2023 The new 8th Edition (2023) of the Florida Building Code (FBC) includes a few changes to sections that cover Solar Energy Systems. They are fairly limited in their scope but they do present an opportunity to review. In this article, we will examine re... Read More

Establish a Legacy of Giving with FRSA Foundation Endowment Wed, Nov 01, 2023 Looking back over the history of the FRSA Educational and Research Foundation, much has been accomplished. Thanks to the generous donations of many in the industry, the Foundation presents roofing specific continuing education seminars and awards sch... Read More

Energy Considerations Thu, Oct 26, 2023 As the world moves toward more alternative forms of electricity production and as appliances and other equipment being installed into “smart” homes become more efficient and connected, reducing energy consumption through building design is another as... Read More

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