Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Homeowners need well-made and properly installed roofing to protect their homes. Knowing that you're secure from the elements is an important part of being comfortable in your home, perhaps the most important part. A roof that can be easily maintained is essential not only for safety, but also for energy conservation and an aesthetically appealing home.
The condition and structure of a roof can help assess storm-related damages on a residential building, writes Thomas Mierzwa, a civil-structural engineer.
Several groups including public adjusters, the Merlin Law Group — a Florida law firm specializing in disputes between homeowners and insurance companies — and United Policyholders — a non-profit consumer advocacy group — oppose “storm chaser” legislation in the Colorado Senate.
Kentucky’s “storm chaser” law to protect consumers from shady roofing contractors that move into areas hit by severe storms goes into effect in July.
This engineered ventilation system is designed specifically for balanced intake and exhaust airflow in steep-sloped roofs.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Neenah, Wisc.-based contracting firm for six alleged safety violations for failing to protect workers from falls.
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CertainTeed’s new asphalt roofing shingle, Landmark Pro, offers more weathering asphalt for added protection compared to entry-level Landmark shingles.
Numerous contractors are allegedly doing work without permits in San Antonio, Texas.
Burbank, Calif., residents who have yet to comply with an ordinance passed 20 years ago requiring them to remove their wood roofs are getting a two-year reprieve.
The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has released A Roofing Professional's Guide to LEED to help roofing professionals who want to learn more about the roofing-specific issues related to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.
The Hernando County (Florida) Housing Authority will propose a new program to provide no-interest loans to homeowners who might otherwise land in foreclosure.