March 2013


Falling for safety 

OSHA's steep-slope fall-protection requirements may put workers at more risk.

Keeping up with steep slopes 

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2013 is thoroughly revised and discusses NRCA's current best-practice guidelines applicable to steep-slope roof systems.

Lighting the lamp 

Greenwood Industries Inc. restores the roof system on Boston's award-winning TD Garden.

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Many factors determine the appropriate valley configuration for a roof system.

Staying aboveboard 

Understanding the E-Verify audit process will help your company avoid fines or penalties for hiring ineligible workers.


Technology in the roofing industry continues to improve, and contractors are embracing it.

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Improvements to ASTM C1289 for polyisocyanurate insulation are needed to make the standard less confusing and cumbersome.

Capitol Hill 
Lawmakers are making tax reform a priority this year. Potential tax reform legislation could significantly affect the roofing industry.

As I was saying … 
Expect federal agencies to issue a number of new regulations this year.