Green Roofs Are Great But Still Require Leading Edge Safety

Green Roofs Are Great But Still Require Leading Edge Safety Green Roofs Are Great But Still Require Leading Edge Safety! The USM-IBC Permanent Guardrail is an excellent choice for green roofs because it does not penetrate the roof membrane, allowing installation of grasses all the way to the leading edge. USM-IBC Guardrail is manufactured in … Continued

Leading Edge exhibiting at the 69th Annual MRCA Conference & Expo

Leading Edge exhibiting at the 69th Annual MRCA Conference and Expo Leading Edge exhibiting at the 69th Annual MRCA Conference & Expo: The 69th Annual MRCA Conference and Expo will be held October 24 – 26, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. This event will be held at the CenturyLink Center which is considered the centerpiece of … Continued

5 Warning Signs That Your Commercial Roof Needs Maintenance

5 Warning Signs That Your Commercial Roof Needs Maintenance Does your roof need maintenance? 5 Warning Signs That Your Commercial Roof Needs Maintenance: If you were an outlier even as far north as Washington D.C., strong winds and rain from the remains of Hurricane Michael may require maintenance and/or fixing. Make sure to use an … Continued

Top Five Issues Facing Building and Roofing Science Today

The following is a transcript of a recent interview for the GAF ProBlog. You can listen directly, or download the interview, here:  http://blog.gaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/jennifer-keegan-interview-8_30_01.mp3   Please note, the following conversation is intended as a general discussion of certain trends and issues in the roofing industry.  It does not address GAF product offerings and makes no claims … Continued

Proactive vs Reactive Maintenance

Frequent readers of roofing blogs and other publications may recognize a compelling and frequently quoted argument for preventive maintenance made in Buildings.com and Roofing Contractor: According to the Buildings.com story, building owners and facility managers who inspected and repaired their roofs routinely were able to identify potential problems before they happened. As a result, they … Continued

SPOTLIGHT on The ABO2: The First Self Cleaning Adhesive Applicator from Leading Edge Safety

The AB02 Doesn’t Clog: The ABO2 Was Designed In the Field with Industry Leading Roofers The first self cleaning adhesive applicator to hit the market, the ABO2 was designed in Kansas City with leading commercial roofing experts throughout the midwest. Through extensive field testing, the ABO2 has been precisely engineered with state-of-the-art software and cutting … Continued

When the Job Ladder is an Actual Ladder: 200,000 construction jobs and still no takers

By Don Kilcoyne, GAF. It seems everybody wants to climb the job ladder, but no one wants to climb a ladder on the job. First posted in June 2017, this article has been updated with 2018 data including findings from the GAF Contractor Labor Shortage Survey conducted at the 2018 GAF Wealth Builder conference, current … Continued

Hurricane Safety Provisions

By Cotney Construction Law. Ensure your contracts include provisions for fairly allocating responsibilities for implementing safety measures. As the most active months of hurricane season approaches, it is important to review your company’s protocols and procedures should a storm make landfall near one of your jobsites. Many Florida counties and municipalities have statutory requirements for … Continued

NRCA issues Action Alert regarding the industry’s labor shortage

Roofing industry employers continue to have difficulty finding workers to fill job openings, and it is crucial Congress pass legislation to help address this labor shortage issue. NRCA is encouraging NRCA members to urge their legislators to approve the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act (H.R. 6536). This legislation is designed to address the chronic … Continued

Duke University Health System Roof Replacement Posed Special Challenges – CFE Inc.

By FiberTite. CFE Inc – Working around preinstalled steel beams with 44 recessed roof areas at various elevations were just part of the challenge. In early 2006, work began to replace the hospital’s old and failing built up roof (BUR). As part of the complete re-roofing project, Duke University Health System officials wanted to incorporate … Continued