New Expensing Rules for Roofs in 2018

By Ralph Raulie, FiberTite. New tax law allows fully expensing nonresidential roof improvements in year of purchase. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) approved by President Trump on Dec. 22, 2017, implemented major tax legislation affecting the way business taxpayers depreciate tangible property and improvements to commercial property. Section 179 allows for building owners… Read More

Preparation

Preparation is key with tropical storms

By Shawn Sulzener, FiberTite. Avoid disaster with insurance, planning, knowing how to protect assets, and the right temporary roof. Following one of the most destructive hurricane seasons in U.S. history in 2017, more businesses are recognizing the importance of preparation. Hurricane season is a vital time to prepare your business for the inevitable tropical weather… Read More

tpo membranes

PVC vs. TPO: Is the debate over?

By Thomas J Taylor, PhD, GAF. Both PVC and TPO membranes have advantages and disadvantages for particular applications. Over the last several years, it seemed as if TPO supporters have wanted to push the membrane onto every roof. Certainly the material has done very well and gained a large market share. But other membranes haven’t… Read More

Factors to Consider When Hiring Subcontractors

By Cotney Construction Law. Our construction attorneys understand that finding skilled workers can be tough, but it’s not impossible. This is one of the reasons why many in the construction industry hire subcontractors. We’ll discuss how a general contractor (general contractors) and subcontractor team works together and identify characteristics that qualify a subcontractor. How Contractors… Read More

Continuous Learning

Elevating Your Game:  Why Training Isn’t Just for Field Employees

By Karen Cates. Every business benefits from the continuous learning of its leaders. Going back to school doesn’t have to mean a full-time commitment and a six-figure price tag.  But the very nature of our fast-moving economic and labor environment means we can never sit back, kick up our feet, and say, “OK, now I… Read More

Testing

Independent 3rd-party testing is for YOUR benefit

By Andy Swan. Roof Saver. When you see the ICC-ES ESR # or Miami-Dade County NOA# you’ll be confident that the product meets performance criteria established by a group of professionals including roofers, code inspectors, the insurance industry, and manufacturers. The most successful roofing sales pros provide a portfolio of beautiful photos showing the top-quality… Read More

Aerial Image

Three Things your Aerial Imagery Company Must Deliver.

By Nearmap. It’s about more than just having the aerial image, it’s about having one that will help you do your job better and more accurately. High-resolution maps improve roofing estimate speed and accuracy, reduce the number of costly site visits, and help to rapidly scale your business. But you want to be sure that… Read More

FiberTite congratulates Roofing Contractor’s Top 100 Contractors for 2018

By FiberTite. List recognizes highest sales revenues from roofing contractors across the country. Roofing Contractor recently published its 2018 list of the top 100 contractors in both residential and commercial roofing. In its 10th year of compiling this list, RC once again collected sales revenue totals for 2017 from companies all around the country. This… Read More