• A slippery slope

    by Stephen M. Phillips

    Misclassifying employees as independent contractors and engaging in labor-only contracts pose challenges for the roofing industry. Consider having a well-qualified person conduct an audit of your current or planned independent contractor relationships.

  • Making progress

    by Krista Berns

    The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing's RoofPoint™ program, a voluntary, consensus-based sustainable roof rating system to help building owners and designers select nonresidential roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits, continues to gain momentum and has numerous initiatives planned for 2015 and beyond.

  • A standard of excellence

    by Chrystine Elle Hanus

    After Philadelphia-based Overbrook School for the Blind's roof system began experiencing leaks in 2012, Russell Roofing Co. Inc., Oreland, Pa., restored the school’s roof and received a Gold Circle Awards honorable mention for its work.

  • What do you declare?

    by Jason Wilen, AIA, CDT, RRO

    An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD®) is a disclosure document providing environmental data based on products’ life cycles. Although it’s currently unusual for roofing projects to specify roofing products with EPDS, it’s a good idea to become familiar with how EPDs are developed and how they may be required for future roofing projects.

  • Clear as glass

    by Martin Grohman, LEED® AP BD+C

    If you want to keep your customers' best interests in mind, learn about specific electricity demand charges in your area, share the information with your clients and suggest the most cost-effective roof system solution. In many cases, the solution may include a cool roof system.

Current Issue

Professional Roofing 11/01/2014

The issue features a look at why misclassifying employees as independent contractors is a dangerous practice; an update about the RoofPoint™ program; roof system repairs to Philadelphia's Overbrook School for the Blind; using roofing products with Environmental Product Declarations; and how cool roof systems can help property owners reduce energy costs.

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