• The situation with steel decks

    by Mark S. Graham

    Steel roof decks commonly are used in low-slope, new construction roofing projects and are in place on about half of all existing reroofing projects. Although steel roof decks have been widely used in the U.S. construction industry for years, recent changes to the methods used to design steel roof decks to resist wind uplift may limit specific roof system designs.

  • Going Global

    by Alex Hernandez

    As NRCA assumes an increasing leadership role in the international roofing community, it recognizes the value of collaborating with like-minded professionals around the world. Through its training initiatives and global outreach efforts, NRCA strives to be a worldwide leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy.

  • A declaration of roofing

    by Chrystine Elle Hanus

    Once home to George Mason, a founding father and signatory to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, Gunston Hall is a Georgian mansion-turned-museum in Mason Neck, Va., that offers visitors a glimpse into 18th century life. During 2014-15, Ruff Roofers Inc., Baltimore, installed a cedar shakes roof system matching the building’s original 1755 specifications that called for unique measurements and spacing.

  • What's in a name?

    by Scott D. Calhoun

    If your company uses trade names and trademarks, complying with the legal requirements for their use and protecting your ownership of them is a necessity. Learning how to take full advantage of legal protections and other resources designed to preserve a company's right to a trade name or trademark can help you claim your company's name.

  • When the search is over

    by Todd Bairstow

    Many roofing companies turn to the internet to look for leads, but finding quality leads online can be confusing, time-consuming and expensive. Quality lead generation depends on understanding and maximizing online search engines. Before investing in online marketing, take time to learn about different online lead generation techniques and determine which may be most beneficial for your company.

  • After the perfect storm

    by Tim Wacker

    In the aftermath of a storm, swiftly restoring inhabitants' lives and homes requires a well-executed response. Roofing contractors can use electronic records management technology to mobilize quickly to help those affected by storms. Operational efficiency in the aftermath of severe weather events can be the key component to customer satisfaction and business growth.

Current Issue

Professional Roofing 03/01/2017

The March issue features an explanation of how recent changes to steel roof deck design methods may limit roof system designs; NRCA's increasing leadership role in the international roofing community; and Ruff Roofers' installation of unique cedar shakes on historical Gunston Hall, among other topics.

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