Specifications, Scope of work, Industry Standards, Arizona Workmanship Standards, Building Code, and All the Above

Specifications, Scope of work, Industry Standards, Arizona Workmanship Standards, Building Code, and All the Above


In this article, we will discuss the differences between a job specification, scope of work, industry standards, Arizona workmanship standards, and the building code. Knowing the differences, similarities, and how each applies to your project will help you...

What to really expect when you hire a roofing contractor

What to expect when you hire a roofing contractor

In a perfect world you would call a roofer out, they would provide you with an honest and fair bid. You accept, and they show up on time, with the right materials, a well-trained crew and do a fantastic job. Your new roof looks great and never leaks. Sounds pretty good, right? And that is sort of how roofers make it seem it is going to be....

The Ugly Truth About Roof Warranties

The Ugly Truth About Roof Warranties

When discussing roof warranties, it is very important that you keep a few things in mind from the very start. Roof warranties are most often written by lawyers who are not thinking of your best interest. The word 'warranty" is used as a marketing buzz word and any warranty, no matter how well written is only as good as the company who issued...

Arizona Workmanship Standards


Full version attached as a pdf

Every contractor in Arizona is obligated by law to follow the Arizona workmanship standards. Keep in mind that some manufacturers and code may differ, and these are minimum standards. The very bottom of quality standards.

The following are portions of the standards that are relevant to the roofing and waterproofing industry.


TPO thermoplastic polyolefin

The TPO thermoplastic polyolefin Single Ply Roof System


TPO is a single-ply roof system, as opposed to a built-up roof system having several layers of roofing materials. TPO and other single-ply systems have one roof membrane.


The system components

These components not installed in every TPO System

The deck Air barrier when specified for the...

Roofing 101

Roofing 101 the basics

In this article, we will discuss the basic science of roofing, how it works, a brief look at the history of the development of the modern roof systems we have today.

Why do we need a roof?

For most people, the roof is out of sight and out of mind, about the only time anyone other than a roofer thinks about roofing is when theirs’s is leaking. Oh and...

Who is the ROC Registrar Of Contractors and why does it matter


Who is the ROC

The Registrar of Contractors established in 1931 to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public concerning construction in Arizona. It is their job to investigate complaints against licensed contractors and work to resolve them. These folks have much power to do what they do, and when they do their job right, they are a tremendous benefit to our society...

What to do if you think you need a lawyer

So you think you need an attorney?

Just like all tradespersons are not the same, some good others not so good. Some specialized in some trades and clueless on others. So it is also true with attorneys, they are also people some are good and others not so much, and each one specializing in some area of the law.

If you have reached a point that you are looking for an...

Roof Inspection VS Estimate

Roof Inspection VS Estimate

For the last several years of my contracting life, my entire business model focused on realtors. Realtors need roof inspections, roof certifications, and small repairs. One of the challenges that I faced working with realtors was the free estimate and paid inspection dilemma. Most roofers offer "free estimates." Most people don't understand the...

Who is ADOSH?

In this article, we will discuss who ADOSH is, what they do, how to reach out to them if you need help, and what to do if you see something hazardous on a job site.

ADOSH or Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health is the Industrial Commission of Arizona's muscle enforcing occupational and health laws in Arizona, excluding mining operations, native American...