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Meet Jordan Barker of Barker Roofing, Inc. – the First Winner of National Nail’s STINGER CH38-2 Cap Hammer Giveaway

Meet Jordan Barker of Barker Roofing, Inc. – the First Winner of National Nail’s STINGER CH38-2 Cap Hammer Giveaway

Meet Jordan Barker of Barker Roofing, Inc. – the First Winner of National Nail’s STINGER CH38-2 Cap Hammer Giveaway

The company is celebrating their 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Award, by giving away a FREE STINGER CH38-2 Cap Hammer weekly.

Did you ever hear the phrase that when you put something out to the universe, it will answer? In Jordan Barker’s case, his answer from the universe was winning a STINGER Nail CH38-2 Cap Hammer from National Nail.

Sounds kind of corny, maybe, but here is what Jordan had to say when we spoke with him recently on the phone. “Not even two weeks ago, my foreman was telling me he sure wished that he had the STINGER Nail Cap Hammer again,” explained Jordan. “We had that same exact model previously but unfortunately we broke it.”

Jordan said he was visiting RoofersCoffeeShop

Military Goes Metal with DECRA

Military Goes Metal with DECRA

Military Goes Metal with DECRA

29 Palms Military Housing Get DECRA Metal Roofing.

The desert is a difficult place to build and work; there are physical and environmental challenges to overcome. In the desert environment of 29 Palms, the military was tearing down old housing and building new homes for personnel. Since this is a military installation there were added challenges.

The first challenge was the environment. The desert of 29 Palms experiences high winds over 90 mph. Because of their unique interlocking design, DECRA panels have a 120 mph wind warranty, and have been tested to a velocity of 150 mph. Furthermore, the interlocking panels provide protection from the elements.

Steel is strong and lightweight. DECRA panels weigh only 125 – 150 pounds per square installed.

Cordless Concrete Nailer

Cordless Concrete Nailer

Cordless Concrete Nailer

TOWSON, Md — DEWALT launched the new 20V MAX* Cordless Concrete Nailer (DCN890), an operationally gas-free nailer designed for use in concrete and steel applications. Running on a DEWALT 20V MAX* battery, this tool eliminates the need for fuel cells and provides a consistent, powerful alternative that operates on the user’s existing battery platform. The nailer is ideal for commercial framing and tracking, mechanical and electrical installations, and both insulation surface prep applications.

As a fully-electric tool, the 20V MAX* Cordless Concrete Nailer resolves several frustrations identified in gas concrete nailers. The inconvenience of maintaining and storing fuel cells on the

Metal Roofing System Is the Answer for Rocky Mountain Home Retrofit

Metal Roofing System Is the Answer for Rocky Mountain Home Retrofit

Metal Roofing System Is the Answer for Rocky Mountain Home Retrofit

Elastomeric Roofing

Elastomeric Roofing

If you reside in a place where temperature level can go as low as 20 degree Celsius, don’t ever think about using this kind of roofing material. Elastomeric roofings are not very versatile in low temperature levels. Have other alternatives ready, or consider shifting to another area if you would actually prefer to utilize rubberRead more about Elastomeric Roofing[…]

Western Specialty Contractors Branches Serve as Staging Locations for Gulf Coast Disaster Recovery Services

Western Specialty Contractors Branches Serve as Staging Locations for Gulf Coast Disaster Recovery Services

Western Specialty Contractors Branches Serve as Staging Locations for Gulf Coast Disaster Recovery Services

ST. LOUIS — Losing a structure or building to an unforeseen natural disaster, such as flooding or the recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas, can be devastating to the owner and its tenants.

The decision to move forward with repairs may not come quickly, but when it does, facility managers and owners should work with a specialty contractor experienced in disaster recovery to get the job done correctly and efficiently.  Western Specialty Contractors’ branch offices in Atlanta, Ga.; Houst

New Roof and Building Upgrades Provide Security for Florida Day Care Center

New Roof and Building Upgrades Provide Security for Florida Day Care Center

New Roof and Building Upgrades Provide Security for Florida Day Care Center

Ribble: Roofing Contractor Certification Program Would Transform Roofing Industry

Ribble: Roofing Contractor Certification Program Would Transform Roofing Industry

Ribble: Roofing Contractor Certification Program Would Transform Roofing Industry

A certification program for roofing contractors scheduled to launch early next year has the potential to transform the roofing industry in United States forever, said Reid Ribble, CEO of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).

The initiative, which begins with trainer instruction later this month, will be designed to elevate the industry to the level of other trade professions with existing national standards and protocols, like electricians and plumbers.

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Snowstorm in the Gym

Snowstorm in the Gym

Snowstorm in the Gym

I was recently introduced to Mike Pickel, co-founder of Texas Traditions Roofing in Georgetown, Texas. We were busy preparing case studies for our education issue, so I asked him if he’d worked on any interesting school projects lately. He replied, “Well, I did just get a call about a snowstorm in the gym.”

It took a second to wrap my head around that statement. A snowstorm. In the gym. In July. In Texas.

Now, that got my attention. I must admit, that wasn’t at all what I was thinking about when I asked about projects for our education issue. Our case studies usually put the spotlight on marquee projects like the new basketball arena at Ole Miss or the new indoor football prac

Take a Proactive Approach When it Comes to Fleet Management

Take a Proactive Approach When it Comes to Fleet Management

Take a Proactive Approach When it Comes to Fleet Management

RCS Influencer Brian Pratt says that contractors can reduce insurance costs by implementing a fleet management program.

Many roofing professionals continue to be impacted by an increase in automobile insurance costs due to a substantial rise in the frequency and severity of auto claims. Severe losses can expose the assets of a roofing company if they are not properly managed. We have seen firsthand that a relatively low-impact (typically rear-end accidents) auto claims reach six and even seven figure ranges. The main contributor to auto claims is distracted driving.

With 27 years of experience in the roofing industry we have developed some proven strategies to help roofing professionals reduce their cos