May 2012


Are your customers ranting or raving? 

Managing your business's online reputation is as important as the products or services you offer.

A new standard for single-plies  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

A new ANSI standard will facilitate communication about the environmental and social effects associated with the production and use of single-ply roof membranes.

Thinking outside the seam  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

Electromagnetic induction welding systems offer an alternative to mechanically fastened roof membranes.

Storm woes, foes & kudos  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

Buckley Roofing reroofs Wichita, Kan.-based Friends University's Davis Hall. The company received an NRCA 2012 Gold Circle Award in the Outstanding Workmanship—Steep-slope category for its work.

What's the intention? 

Whether a letter of intent can serve as a basis to recover costs incurred from preparatory work on a reroofing project depends on several factors.


A U.S. Court of Appeals curtails the period of time companies can be cited for Occupational Safety and Health Administration reporting violations.

Tech Today 
NRCA's and the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association's limited testing of polymer-modified bitumen sheet products shows some products do not comply with applicable physical property requirements.

Capitol Hill  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars
NRCA is seeking reform to the "Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction" tax incentive. The reform would spur job growth in the construction industry.

As I was saying … 
The Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service have announced plans to be more aggressive in their investigations of independent contractors. Roofing contractors should be familiar with federal and local state laws.