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Blogging for Roofing Contractors Demystifying the process

Blogging for Roofing Contractors

Demystifying the process

By: Henry Staggs, RRO

November 1, 2020

 

Henry Staggs, RRO went from homeless and hopeless (that's me folks). To a lifelong career in the roofing industry. Overcoming one obstacle after another. Now Henry wants to give back to the industry by sharing his insights and advice in articles like this one...

How To Create a Safety Program

https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/2019-03/howtocreateasafetyprogram.pdf

How To Create a Safety Program

A roofing contractor’s safety program may originate from a variety of initiatives, some voluntary, others compelled by third parties such as...

Review and Validate Your Estimating Process

Part 1 - Review and Validate Your Estimating Process

 

The estimating process begins with a comprehensive understanding of your project's scope of work. Whether it is scope prepared by an owner's designer or your own companies’ scope recommendation, your estimating team must be able to visualize and mentally build the project, starting with the site mobilization through project...

The Tile Roof Institute (TRI)

https://tileroofing.org/

By Henry Staggs, RRO

3/28/2020

 

The Tile Roof Institute, who are they, and why does it matter to you? 

 

Who are they?

The Tile Roof Institute has been around since 1971, started California by people who wanted to provide better standards for the tile roofing industry. Originally called the National Tile Roofing...

After the fall: The hidden costs and complications of non-fatal fall injuries in the roofing industry.

After the fall: The hidden costs and complications of non-fatal fall injuries in the roofing industry.

Broken feet, a few thrown-out backs, and a nasty muscle tear in the shoulder. Thesewere just a few of the issues familiar to the roofer that repaired our damaged roof afterHurricane Florence (North Carolina). He’d suffered a fall from a ladder and a few near-misses earlier in...

Minimum elements of a contract

2010 Arizona Revised StatutesTitle 32 - Professions and Occupations32-1158 Minimum elements of a contract

32-1158. Minimum elements of a contract

A. From and after December 31, 1992 until December 31, 2007, any contract in an amount of more than one thousand dollars and less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars entered into between a contractor and the owner of a property to be...

Roof Drainage

Roof Drainage   You'd be very shocked to learn how little attention is paid to the "positive drainage" on a low sloped roof in Arizona.  To be blunt, unless a good consultant is helping with the original design, you've got water on your roof.    A Safeway had standing water, and then it rained again. More water added to the load The roof caved in and broke a gas line, and the building burned down...

Bid Rigging

What is bid Rigging?

 

Call me crazy, that honesty is good business, in my opinion. I realize that the word "honest" is subjective, and there are all sorts of grey areas that people travel in and around. At the end of the day, we all have a basic understanding of what is right and what is wrong. "Its just business" is the thing the guys say in the mobster movies just before he...

Thermal Imaging

Thermal cameras are a great tool to help find leak sources, trapped water, and latent moisture in the system. But it's not magic, and there are a few things you should know to understand better why it works and how to use it.

Here are some quick facts

   1. During the day it's hot, and the sun is shining

   2. Water will heat up and retain that heat more than the...

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