December 2023 Blog Archive

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