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April 2022 Blog Archive

The Wind Resistance Capabilities of Concrete Roof Tile - April 2022 Fri, Apr 29, 2022 Many regions of the United States, including Florida and the Southeast, are subject to high-wind conditions that can damage homes and buildings. The roof is highly susceptible to the wind damage due to its location on top of a home or building. There... Read More

Roofing Safety: Fall Protection Tips - April 2022 Thu, Apr 28, 2022 Roofing contractors should be able to focus solely on their jobs – not stress about their safety. But when it comes to installing a new roof, one wrong step could be a matter of life and death. All roofing company owners need to make sure their roofe... Read More

Recruiting Gen Zs Into the Roofing Industry - April 2022 Wed, Apr 27, 2022 Recruiting Gen Z workers into the roofing industry might be a walk in the park compared to luring Millennials into the fold. Still, contractors need to know the ins and outs of hiring those born between 1997 and 2012. Unlike Millennials, who are cons... Read More

Providing Homeowners Peace of Mind with Adhered Tile Roofs - April 2022 Tue, Apr 26, 2022 It’s challenging to find something that brings homeowners more peace of mind than a sound roof over their heads. For hundreds of years, tile roofs have been considered the time-tested, ultimate roofing system. A key concern with tile roofs is keeping... Read More

New Ban on Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment Claims - April 2022 Mon, Apr 25, 2022 President Biden is expected to sign and approve a new bill prohibiting pre-dispute arbitration agreements for sexual harassment and sexual assault claims. On February 7, the House approved the bill. Although several states, such as New York and Calif... Read More

Member Profile - Will Gerstman - April 2022 Fri, Apr 22, 2022 The member profile for April 2022 spotlights Will Gerstman, MFM Sales & Marketing Independent Manufacturers Representative for 15 years. Read More

FRSA - 100 Years Strong - April 2022 Mon, Apr 18, 2022 Throughout 2022, this column will recap some of FRSA’s rich history through accounts from minutes and a published book called "FRSA The First Half Century". Read More

FRSA Volunteers Present Our Latest Program at the Future Builders of America Summit - April 2022 Sat, Apr 16, 2022 As it happens, the dates for this year’s FBA summit and FRSA’s spring Board of Directors meetings overlap. FRSA and the Educational Foundation decided that they still wanted to continue our Diamond Sponsorship of the Summit and, hopefully, would be a... Read More

Legislature Approves "Tool Time" and Other Sales Tax Holidays - April 2022 Fri, Apr 15, 2022 The Florida Legislature’s 2022 taxation bill, HB 7071, includes the usual characters in regard to sales tax holidays: Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday and the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday. Read More

Industry Updates - April 2022 Thu, Apr 14, 2022 FRSA Launches New Website - FRSA is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.floridaroof.com, just in time to celebrate FRSA’s 100th Anniversary. Read More

Giving Back - FRSA Members Giving Back to the Community - April 2022 Wed, Apr 13, 2022 Boots on the Roof - Each FRSA Affiliate undertakes charity programs in the course of a normal year and projects vary by Affiliate. Some give back by supporting the projects of a local charity, others with an annual event named in honor of a member wh... Read More

FRSA Receives 100th Anniversary Senate Proclamation - April 2022 Tue, Apr 12, 2022 During the Florida legislative session last month, FRSA members Adam Purdy, CPRC, Les Sims, CPRC and Ralph Davis, along with FRSA-SIF staff, Debbie Guidry and Michael Ricker, met with members of Congress and staff, guided by FRSA Legislative Counsel,... Read More

Fall Protection: Focus on Personal Fall Arrest Systems - April 2022 Mon, Apr 11, 2022 Over the last 10 years personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) have become the most common and economical way for roofing contractors to protect their employees from falls. Fall hazards are recognized by OSHA as a leading cause of fatalities in the const... Read More

Energy Saving Benefits of Tile Roofs - April 2022 Fri, Apr 08, 2022 The topic of energy seems to dominate most roofing conversations these days. How can we save more energy on the roof? How much energy can be produced on the roof? Is it more important to save than produce? Whether we like it or not, energy is the fut... 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

Considerations for Adhering Tile Roofs Using Adhesives - April 2022 Wed, Apr 06, 2022 There are different methods to adhere clay and concrete tile to rooftops as contractors know. Nail, screw, mortar and wire tie systems all provide advantages; however, adhesives can offer additional benefits to Florida-based roofers and remodelers al... Read More

A Retired Roofer's Perspective - April 2022 Mon, Apr 04, 2022 I ran into a retired roofer the other day who asked me, “How’s everything going in the roofing industry?” As I looked at him, he reminded me of a friend of mine, Jerry Brown, who was a big coal tar pitch guy from back in the day. Read More