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  1. Measuring Solar Panel Efficiency

    Obtaining the most efficient solar panels for your project’s photovoltaic system requires an adept understanding of the various efficiency metrics used by different manufacturers. Efficiency is expressed as a percentage that quantifies a solar panel’s ability to successfully convert sunlight into usable electricity. Unfortunately, you can’t always rely on third-party suppliers and installers to sell you the most efficient solar panels because you don’t know what deals have been made with manufacturers behind the scenes….

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  2. 3 Tips for Prospective Solar Buyers

    Shopping for solar panels, solar shingles, or any other form of solar roofing can become an exercise in frustration without an experienced roofing expert to help guide you through the process. Solar is becoming more and more popular as the costs associated with these projects continues to decrease with the release of new photovoltaic technologies. Texas has the potential to generate more solar energy than any other state in the country. A roofing lawyer in…

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  3. The Common Culprits of Roof Failure and Defect Litigation Part 2

    Roofing defects can range from minor to complex, but each can have a profound effect on the integrity of a building. Preventing defects and understanding your rights and obligations as they pertain to defect litigation is critical. Roofing contractors are strongly advised to reach out to a roofing lawyer in Florida if they are dealing with a claim against their business. This final section will focus on preventing roofing issues. Refer to part one to…

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  4. The Common Culprits of Roof Failure and Defect Litigation Part 1

    Roof defects and installation deficiencies are a common cause of litigation and the need for the legal guidance of a roofing lawyer. Identifying defects early is very difficult. Unfortunately, underlying issues often get worse because no one realizes there is a problem until significant damage has been done. Understanding the most common types of roof failures will help contractors prevent the errors that often shorten a roof’s lifespan, as well as avoid roofing claims. Read…

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  5. Award-Winning Construction Law Firm Opens Office in Charlotte, NC

    Lead Attorney Aims to Help Disadvantaged Businesses Grow CHARLOTTE, NC, JULY 2018 — Cotney Construction Law (CCL) is expanding its operations into North Carolina and has officially opened an office in Charlotte. Attorney Justin Hampton will spearhead CCL’s Charlotte expansion with a focus on representing clients in matters dealing with liens, bonds, government contracts, and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) claims to name a few. Hampton’s familiarity and history with North Carolina makes him…

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  6. Understanding Miller Bond Claims

    Lien law is a powerful tool that is in place to protect construction professionals’ right to payment. However, construction professionals unfortunately have little to no lien rights when it comes to public construction projects, which means that you and your roofing attorney in Tennessee will need to pursue other means of collecting. This is where The Miller Act comes into play. The Miller Act The Miller Act is the exclusive payment remedy in the event…

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  7. 6 Ways to Make Working at Heights Safer Part 2

    No matter how often or how long a worker works at heights, safety should be priority number one. Failing to understand roofing regulations, report accidents, or select the proper personal protective equipment for your crew (as discussed in part one of our series) can lead to not only a serious injury but it could also lead to a worker’s death. Ensure that your roofing employees return home to their families after a hard day’s work…

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  8. 6 Ways to Make Working at Heights Safer Part 1

    Combine one of the most dangerous occupations and one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and you have a recipe for construction litigation. As roofing attorneys in Florida, we are all too familiar with the dangers of working in the roofing industry. We have litigated countless cases that could have been avoided with a greater awareness among workers of hazards such as falls from ladders, roofs, and scaffolds. We are passionate…

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  9. 3 Technologies That Can Improve Your Roofing Business

    The roofing industry can be a competitive market. Most successful roofing businesses established themselves years ago before many cutting-edge technologies were around. Although business may be fine for now, it’s always important to consider what your competition is offering the market. In this article, we will discuss three ways roofers can utilize new technologies to improve the overall quality of their work and their business. Remember, if you are in need of any legal assistance,…

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  10. Roofing: One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States

    According to the 2016 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), roofers have the fourth most dangerous job in America. For every 100,000 workers, there were 48.6 fatal accidents in 2016. Roofing involves a great deal of climbing, heavy lifting, bending, and kneeling in extremely hot weather. Serious accidents occur due to slips, trips, and falls, often resulting in minor to severe injuries that lead to missed work days. Our…

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