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  1. How Roofing Contractors Can Reduce Their Risk of Coming into Conflict with the Law

    Roofing contractors are all too familiar with the legal obstacles they must overcome to retain licensure, avoid fines, and maintain profitability. From keeping workers safe to ensuring each and every roof installation is free of defects and meeting all the terms of your contract, roofing contractors are constantly tasked with juggling an array of important duties. When you take on more than you can handle, it can lead to conflicts with workers or owners, or…

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  2. Maintaining Trust During Storm Season

    Storm season is coming and with it a bevy of unlicensed and unscrupulous contractors preying on Florida homeowners. Consumers can be at their most vulnerable after a massive storm has caused roof damage to their homes. While many roofing professionals strive to do right by the community around them, fraudulent or unlicensed professionals build mistrust among consumers because of their actions. Any project on a roof must be done by a licensed contractor. Reputable roofing companies…

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  3. Selecting Roofing Software for Your Firm

    Technology is an important catalyst driving the roofing industry into the next phase of its evolution. Whether you’re looking to improve safety on the project site or streamline business processes to increase efficiency, the great minds in the roofing industry are formulating new strategies, many involving cutting-edge technologies, to usher in a new age of prosperity for roofing contractors and their talented employees. One important aspect of this evolution involves the use of roofing software…

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  4. Safe Practices for Working with Asbestos Part 2

    Asbestos is one of the many dangerous hazards that a roofer can encounter on the jobsite. It should not be underestimated as it can lead to severe health issues, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Unfortunately, due to its many applications, asbestos made its way into roofing materials throughout the early 20th century. In part one of this two-part article, we discussed the essential equipment needed for a roofer to work with asbestos. Now, a…

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  5. Safe Practices for Working with Asbestos Part 1

    As we’ve previously covered, roofing is one of the most dangerous occupations in America. Hazards can appear in many forms on the jobsite. One of the least thought of hazards happens to also be one of the most dangerous. Asbestos is a carcinogen that can wreak havoc if it finds its way into the human body, and it was widely used in roofing materials for many years.    Due to being durable, light-weight, fire-resistant, and…

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  6. Roofing Apprenticeships in Florida

    The roofing industry, much like the construction industry as a whole, is aging and needs new workers in order to keep up with the constant demand for repairs and new construction. Educating younger people about the industry is key to ensuring the future of roofing. While the average age of construction professionals is going up, there are barriers to entering the field in a well-paying job making it harder for younger people who want to…

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  7. Is Alternative Dispute Resolution Right for Your Roofing Business?

    In the roofing industry, much of your business is dependant on your reputation. Although there are many factors that converge to create your reputation, the quality of your business relationships are a big part of it. If you are known for treating your clients and associates well, you’re likely to receive repeat or referral business and build strong relationships. Entering litigation with a client or supplier can sometimes give the appearance of not being able…

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  8. Roofing Fraud in the State of Texas

    Unlike many other states across the nation, Texas has very few protections for citizens who fall victim to roofing fraud. When alleged roofing professionals show up after a natural disaster, like Hurricane Harvey in 2017, many homeowners think their needs are being satisfied. As it turns out, they could be targeted by fraudulent roofers looking to take advantage of an already dire situation. According to CBS News, “Texans lose tens of thousands of dollars a…

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  9. Licensing for Roofing Professionals in Illinois

    Roofing contractors in the State of Illinois must possess a valid roofing license to work legally. In order to keep contractors, employees, and property owners safe, the roofing industry requires that all professional contractors meet certain criteria to provide provisions of labor and materials. Since this criteria often varies from state to state, it’s imperative that prospective and established roofing contractors consult a roofing lawyer in Illinois to ensure that they possess the proper licensing…

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  10. Growing Your Business with Minor Roof Repairs Part 2

    As a roofing contractor, you’re constantly balancing a workload split between lucrative projects that will help you generate the greatest possible profit margin and less lucrative projects that will expand your customer base and lead to similarly profitable projects down the road. Growing your business isn’t easy. It requires focus, flexibility, and an ardent commitment to quality whether you’re replacing one shingle or one-thousand shingles. In other words, minor roof repairs can be just as…

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