February 2012


Insurers on the fritz 

As storms become more frequent and severe in the U.S., insurance companies raise rates or are unwilling to write policies.

Safety is no accident 

The roofing industry's main issues in 2012 are how employers can comply with new regulations and how regulations being developed might evolve.

Keeping the past present 

Solar technology becomes part of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i in Honolulu.

Back to basics 

Architects and designers are using more complex double-curvature geometry in buildings they create. It is important all involved in such projects understand roof system design concepts.

An unequal fight 

Act now to ensure you comply with the National Labor Relations Board's new rule requiring employers to inform employees of their right to form and support a union.

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In honor of NRCA's 125th Annual Convention, Professional Roofing has compiled a chronology of some of the most important roofing industry events from the past 125 years.


Twenty-five years ago, NRCA celebrated its centennial. Few could have anticipated how things have changed.

Tech Today  
NRCA has published two new technical documents that will be useful to roof system designers and installers.

Capitol Hill 
NRCA has increased its efforts to advance regulatory reform initiatives that minimize the burdens government regulations place on roofing contractors.

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As the roofing industry continues to recover, it once again will be difficult to find entry-level workers.