March 2020 Blog Archive

Understanding Your Credit Score - March 2020 Tue, Mar 31, 2020 Credit scores are what creditors use to determine your ability to repay debt. If your score is too low, you may not qualify for loans and at the very least will be paying a higher interest rate. Read More
By Susan Lee, Manager, FRSA Credit Union

"Shake-Style" Asphalt Shingles Design Defect Prone to Hail Damage - March 2020 Sun, Mar 29, 2020 When you are passionate about roofing and sustainability, as I am, it is difficult to watch roofs being replaced so frequently due to alleged damage from hail impacts. The research for this article began in 2013 when I first saw shake-style asphalt ... Read More
By Dustin Smoot, RRC, RRO, Terracon

Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems: An Assessment of Wind Resistance - March 2020 Fri, Mar 27, 2020 Metal buildings with metal panel roof systems are commonly used across the United States for storage and commercial office space. A retrofit single-ply roof system (RSPRS) is often installed on top of the metal panel roof after it has been determined... Read More
By James R. Kirby, AIA, Building and Roofing Science Architect, GAF

Personal Protective Equipment - March 2020 Wed, Mar 25, 2020 Most of us understand that we must have personal protective equipment (PPE) on our job sites, but there seems to always be the question of why, what or when. Read More
By Matt Savin, Loss Control Consultant, FRSA-SIF

FRSA's New Building Mon, Mar 23, 2020 Only 45 days into construction on FRSA’s new building and much has been accomplished already. Read More

Mark Your Calendar to Attend FRSA's 98th Annual Convention & Expo - March 2020 Sat, Mar 21, 2020 With record-breaking attendance numbers at FRSA’s annual event in July 2019, excitement has been building for an even larger event in 2020. Read More
By Cheryl Sulock, CMP, CSEP, FRSA Director of Convention & Expo

Cannabis in the Workplace - March 2020 Thu, Mar 19, 2020 The terms “cannabis,” “legalization” and “decriminalization” have become front-page news. It feels as if everyone is getting ready for the huge impact that will be caused by the coming invasion of marijuana in the workplace. Read More
By FRM

Are Free Roof Sustainable - March 2020 Tue, Mar 17, 2020 Is it our lucky day or what? A guy just knocked on our door and said he could get us a free roof! Read More
By Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner, Silvers Systems Inc., and FRSA's Director of Technical Services

Upselling to Higher Profits - February 2020 Sun, Mar 15, 2020 Giving your clients options is an excellent way to differentiate yourself and get your clients emotionally invested in their project. Read More
By John DeRosa, Director of Contractor Training, SRS Distribution

Tips and Techniques for Soldering Copper - February 2020 Fri, Mar 13, 2020 Make Your Seams Tight and Clean Clean and tight seams are essential; solder much prefers bright copper with a very close fit. Read More
By Joe Jenkins, Traditional Roofing Magazine

Local Government Contracting Bills on the Move - February 2020 Wed, Mar 11, 2020 February brings forth the meat of the 2020 regular session of the Florida Legislature. Thousands of bills are vying for precious committee and floor time and the vast majority of these measures will never make it to the Governor’s desk. Read More
By Chris Dawson, FRSA Legislative Counsel, GrayRobinson

In the Crosshairs - Why Florida Needs the Florida Building Code - February 2020 Mon, Mar 09, 2020 A well-seasoned code professional recently told me how he ended up in the code business. He said that Hurricane Andrew completely changed the track of his life. Read More
By Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner, Silvers Systems Inc., and FRSA's Director of Technical Services

How to Start or Grow a True Service Department Part 2 - February 2020 Sat, Mar 07, 2020 “10 Easy Steps”…NOT! When contractors approach us to talk about how to grow their service departments, we usually start by reviewing the information we presented in this article series (January 2020, Part I). If you don’t get that right, most of th... Read More
By Greg Hayne, Owner, Hayne Coacing Group

Helping Sales Success Through Innovation - February 2020 Thu, Mar 05, 2020 With a background in managing business development and marketing in the manufacturing industry, there is one constant I’ve noted for sales success – the need for qualified leads. Read More
By Scott DeBerry, Marketing Manager, Tri County Metals

Heat Exposure and TPO Degradation - February 2020 Tue, Mar 03, 2020 We have received several member calls recently regarding degradation of TPO roofs caused by heat exposure. Read More
By Trent Cotney, FRSA General Counsel, Cotney Construction Law

Fire Prevention and Preparedness Tips at the Office and on the Jobsite - February 2020 Sun, Mar 01, 2020 If there was a fire while you were present at work, do you and your fellow workers know what to do? Where is the closest fire extinguisher? Do the fire alarms and emergency lighting work? Where is the closest emergency exit? Where does everyone go on... Read More
By Kevin Lindley, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurers Fund

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