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  1. What Florida Roofing Contractors Need to Know About Pulling Permits

    The ability to pull permits and commence work is key to the success of all roofing contractors across the Sunshine State. Fortunately, filling out and submitting an application for a roofing permit is a fairly straightforward process. Unfortunately, it’s not until their rights are threatened that many contractors give any thought to Florida’s unique roofing laws. Below, we discuss your permit-pulling responsibilities as a roofing contractor and the penalties for abandoning these responsibilities. If your…

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  2. Raising the Roof: Important Considerations for Professional Roofers

    As a professional roofing contractor, it’s important to understand that bad roofing decisions can cost you and your business. Whether you let an employee scale a roof without any fall protection or you breach a contract through negligent actions, there’s no shortage of ways for a roofing contractor to undermine their own success. Fortunately, a roofing attorney can help you maintain compliance with all relevant roofing rules and regulations and provide you with the legal…

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  3. Everything Contractors in Tennessee Should Know About the 20-Factor IRS Test

    Effective January 1, 2020, the Volunteer State will adopt the same 20-factor test performed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to define whether an employee qualifies as an independent contractor or employee. In other words, Tennessee will no longer be the odd one out when it comes to this important aspect of worker classification; they’re aligning their processes with those used by the federal government, which means roofing contractors will be affected.  In contrast to…

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  4. The Value of the Demand Letter

    Roofing contractors must constantly be on the lookout for owners that have no plans to compensate them for their hard work. It’s an unfortunate reality in the roofing industry, but it’s one that need not worry roofing contractors that opt to partner with a roofing attorney in Tennessee. With an experienced legal professional on your side, you can stop worrying about getting paid and start focusing on what matters most: completing projects and growing your…

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  5. Do You Need a Roofing License in Texas?

    A roofing license is an excellent way to prove to clients that your business is capable, trustworthy, and legitimate. But the majority of states, including Texas, don’t require roofers to be licensed. How can honest roofers differentiate themselves from roofing companies that may be subpar or fraudulent?  Below, a roofing attorney in Texas will discuss under what circumstances a roofer should be licensed in the Lone Star State.  Texas Roofing License Laws There are currently…

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  6. Attorney Fees and Small Contract Claims

    As a roofing contractor, you’ve likely faced your fair share of disputes over the years. No matter how hard you work, it’s impossible to anticipate every material defect, contractual oversight, and payment dispute, but it’s also important to acknowledge that these things happen so that you can prevent them from happening in the future. This is where the services of a roofing attorney come into play. You might be thinking that the services of an…

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  7. A Deadly Florida Lightning Strike Highlights One of the Industry’s Top Safety Concerns

    Roofing professionals must contend with an assortment of hazards on the jobsite. One of the most dangerous hazards a roofer can face is a lightning strike. While rare, these strikes can be lethal, especially for roofers working in the open and at an elevation. Recently, lightning struck a Florida roof, resulting in the death of a roofer and potential legal ramifications for the roofing company that employed her. Below, we will discuss what roofing contractors…

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  8. Key Characteristics of Public-Private Partnerships Part 2

    In part one of this two-part series, a roofing attorney in Tennessee discussed public-private partnerships, also referred to as PPPs or P3s. We began by discussing the definition of P3s provided by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO); however, this is not the only definition available, the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) defines a P3 as “a contractual agreement between a public agency (federal, state, or local) and a private sector entity…[where] the…

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  9. Key Characteristics of Public-Private Partnerships Part 1

    Public-private partnerships, otherwise known as P3s or PPPs, are contractual arrangements formed between a private-sector partner and a public-sector partner. One common example of a P3 is a project funded by the government contracting with a private entity to supply provisions of labor and materials for a construction project. These types of partnerships could be used for a complex renovation project or an ongoing maintenance service to keep a facility in tip-top shape.  There’s no…

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  10. Common Reasons for License Suspension

    There are countless reasons why a roofing contractor may lose their license. From failing to meet bond requirements to violating workers’ compensation laws to failing to report a civil court judgment, there’s many reasons why roofing contractors find themselves stranded without the proper licensure to work. Fortunately, our attorneys are working 24/7 to keep contractors licensed and working. In this  brief article, a roofing attorney in Texas will explain some of the most common reasons…

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