Too often, the roofing industry gets caught up trying to assign
blame for poor design, poor workmanship and/or low-quality
materials. All those things happen, but when we focus on the
problems, we lose sight of the advances we've made. And from time
to time, it's valuable to pause and thank those who help. So here
are a few long-overdue "thank yous":
To the shingle manufacturing community for responding to
contractor requests for more friendly nail placement zones. Owens
Corning, Toledo, Ohio, has taken the leadership position here, but
others have followed, and we're seeing new, innovative products in
To manufacturers of torch-applied products who mostly have
incorporated the application requirements contained in the
NRCA/MRCA CERTA training program mandated by CNA Insurance,
Chicago. Siplast®/Icopal, Irving, Texas, in particular, has
insisted its applicators follow the new rules.
To roofing equipment manufacturers for working to find
innovative ways to address issues such as asphalt fume emissions,
silica exposure and fall protection. Not only have they been
working in their own companies, but many, such as Reeves Roofing
Equipment Co. Inc., Helotes, Texas, have been involved in...
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