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January 2022 Blog Archive

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

The Tin Knocker - A Dying Trade - January 2022 Thu, Jan 27, 2022 Originally, sheet metal workers were called “smiths” and there were different kinds of smiths – most likely, the first were the gold and silversmiths who date back several thousand years. Read More

Strategies to Grow Your Roofing Business - January 2022 Mon, Jan 24, 2022 When it comes time to grow your roofing business, carefully prepare in advance to ensure success. Maintain the right balance between too much planning and not enough. Read More

Looking Forward to 2022 - January 2022 Sat, Jan 22, 2022 I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope 2022 will bring us all good will, prosperity and an end to the material and labor shortages. Read More

Ladder Safety - January 2022 Fri, Jan 21, 2022 Having the right ladder for the job is the safest way to complete any task. So, how do you ensure you are choosing the right ladder? Read More

Incorporation by Reference in Contracts - January 2022 Thu, Jan 20, 2022 We understand how a contract is formed but opposing parties love to confuse roofers by incorporating other contract documents into their agreement. Read More

Governor DeSantis's Session Priorities - January 2022 Wed, Jan 19, 2022 Happy New Year, FRSA! May this new beginning bring peace and prosperity to you and your families in 2022. I am very excited for many great things ahead for our industry, beginning with another successful legislative session. Read More

FRSA Political Action Committee - The Voice of Florida's Roofing Industry in Tallahassee - January 2022 Tue, Jan 18, 2022 The FRSA Political Action Committee (PAC) has played an important role in the roofing industry’s political activities since it was recreated by a group of loyal volunteers at a late 1979 FRSA committee meeting. Read More

FRSA - 100 Years Strong - January 2022 Mon, Jan 17, 2022 This year marks FRSA’s 100th Anniversary as a leader for the roofing and sheet metal industries. Read More

A Primer for Having Standard and Extended Warranty Conversations - December 2021 Sun, Jan 16, 2022 While many sectors of the economy slowed to a halt during the global pandemic, the robust home remodeling market continues to expand. And the good news for roofing contractors is that roof replacements remain among the top residential retrofits. Read More

Roofing is News - December 2021 Sat, Jan 15, 2022 Many times I get questions on what a business should be publicizing about their company. There are many ways to use public relations and, specifically, press releases to your benefit. Read More

Performance Based Incentive Plans - December 2021 Fri, Jan 14, 2022 Roofing companies considering using an incentive plan for employees need to ensure the program includes a trusted measuring process. Incentives can be an excellent reward for employees but can also be disastrous to a business if not implemented corre... Read More

Florida Sets New Requirement for Using Independent Contractors - December 2021 Thu, Jan 13, 2022 If your company uses individuals as independent contractors, you should be aware of a new requirement that went into effect on October 1, 2021. As part of Senate Bill 1532, you must report to the Florida Department of Revenue any independent contract... Read More

Federal Mandates Trigger Special Session - December 2021 Wed, Jan 12, 2022 Upon the call from Governor Ron DeSantis, the Florida Legislature convened in Special Session during the month of November in response to the Biden Administration’s implementation of federal COVID-19 vaccination mandates. Read More

Fall Protection: Focus on Warning Line Systems - December 2021 Tue, Jan 11, 2022 In the November issue of Florida Roofing, we discussed Fall Safety Monitoring Systems. In this article, we continue the focus on fall protection safety and review Warning Line Systems. Read More

Effects of Roof Color and Solar Reflectance on the Accumulation of Moisture in Membrane Roof Systems - December 2021 Mon, Jan 10, 2022 Moisture content within a roofing assembly may fluctuate significantly over the life of the roof depending on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, moisture in the existing roof assembly at the time of installation: interior and exterio... Read More

Designing Roof Tile Assemblies Throughout Florida - December 2021 Sun, Jan 09, 2022 Tile roofs provide a bold aesthetic appeal like no other roof system. Read More

Construction Labor Challenge Best Met by Anticipating What Matters to Tomorrow's Workers Today - December 2021 Sat, Jan 08, 2022 The labor shortage that’s become endemic to the construction industry has only worsened as the country struggles to overcome the pandemic’s effects. And in Florida, where a population boom is pushing a simultaneous boom in projects, there’s increasin... Read More

Seasons Greetings - December 2021 Fri, Jan 07, 2022 December is here – and that means that college football teams will be deciding which teams will be playing in the BCS and other bowl games; and ice hockey and college basketball have started. The weather – in Florida at least – is much nicer to work ... Read More