Torch-Applied Systems: Common Pitfalls and Contractual Remedies - March 2020

Mon, Feb 24, 2020

Torch-Applied Systems: Common Pitfalls and Contractual Remedies - March 2020
Trent Cotney, FRSA General Counsel, Cotney Construction Law

If you have been in the roofing industry very long, you are probably aware of the potential risks involved in working with torch-applied roofing materials over combustible roof decks and substrates. Even the most skilled CERTA-trained contractors are at risk of unex­pected rooftop fires resulting in extensive property damage and personal injury. That being said, contrac­tors often find themselves in a bind when designers and owners require these methods of application, despite the contractor’s recommendation for safer, alternative methods. Because of this, it is important to limit your potential liability arising from torch-applied application as much as possible. A suggested starting place is including a disclaimer of liability in your stan­dard contract. When doing so, it is important to keep the following in mind: Read more.


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