• A hidden hazard

    by Harry Dietz

    Hazards facing roofing workers generally are readily apparent, such as fall hazards at holes and roof edges. But one hazard, radio frequency (RF) radiation, is concealed. RF radiation is energy emanating from antennae or transmitters for wireless communications that may be present on roofs. More troubling, no government regulation requires signs or barricades to warn workers of the hazard.

  • Shaping the future

    by Alison L. LaValley, CAE

    For more than 18 years, The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has been bringing together roofing contractors, manufacturers and suppliers devoted to the roofing industry. This group of roofing professionals continues to add to an already impressive list of achievements. By working together, they select and provide oversight of programs and funding for progressive research that shapes, improves and advances the roofing industry in four key areas: education and training, technology, sustainability and philanthropy.

  • A grand entrance in Dallas

    by Chrystine Elle Hanus

    The Dallas City Performance Hall's roof system incorporates the longest KalzipĀ® mechanically seamed, aluminum-plus, zinc-coated panels in North America. Installed by Castro Roofing of Texas, Dallas, workers overcame numerous logistical and installation challenges to install the first LEEDĀ® Silver-certified performance hall in Texas. For its exceptional safety efforts, Castro Roofing received a 2014 Gold Circle Safety Award.

  • Asphalt system overkill

    by Lee Martucci

    Manufacturers often give their roofing contractor customers more asphalt-based roof system choices than they need. Choice can be a good thing, but not when it threatens to confuse customers, complicates the sales process and drives up costs. It is in customers' best interests to not offer a dozen products that provide the same features. If manufacturers can successfully produce fewer SKUs, it will improve competitiveness, cost and profits for the asphalt roofing industry.

  • An insulation option

    by Ram Mayilvahanan

    Choosing the proper insulation is one way roofing contractors can build performance into their roof systems while not breaking their customers' budgets. Including EPS insulation in a roof system's design is one viable option to balance roof system performance with cost. EPS insulation is code-compliant, won't break a building owner's budget and saves installation time and labor. Roofing contractors who choose EPS insulation for their roofing projects can rest assured the material has performed well in installations throughout North America.

Current Issue

Professional Roofing 12/01/2014

The December issue features a look at the possible hazards of radio frequency radiation to roofing workers; an update from The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress; an acoustical roof system installation on the Dallas City Performance Hall; whether manufacturers are giving contractors more options for asphalt-based roof systems than they need; and how choosing the proper insulation can save roofing contractors money.

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