NRCA Announces Session Dates for Next Executive Management Institute

NRCA Announces Session Dates for Next Executive Management Institute

NRCA has announced it will begin new sessions for its Executive Management Institute (EMI) beginning Nov. 11. According to the association, EMI is a unique educational experience for seasoned roofing executives that provides high-level concepts to real-world roofing industry problems. EMI consists of two in-person sessions, held at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management’s downtown Chicago campus. The first session will be held Nov. 11-14. EMI’s second session will take place April 8-9, 2018.

According to NRCA, executive education allows business leaders to focus on

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TAMKO Donates $100,000 to Red Cross to Assist with Hurricane Harvey Relief

TAMKO Donates $100,000 to Red Cross to Assist with Hurricane Harvey Relief

JOPLIN, Mo. – TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with their Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts in Houston and the surrounding area. TAMKO presented the funds at the Joplin, Mo. Red Cross office on Sept. 6.

“Thanks to generous partners like TAMKO, the American Red Cross is there, providing food, shelter and comfort to people affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Stacy Burks, executive director of the American Red Cross, Southern Missouri.  “We have deployed over a dozen local [Joplin-area] volunteers.  They join more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers who will continue to support families as they begin to recover and rebuild.”

In the past, TAMKO has donated to the Red Cross to assist with

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KARNAK Launches New and Improved Website 

KARNAK Launches New and Improved Website 

KARNAK announced the launch of an updated website designed for an improved user experience. KARNAK, a manufacturer of reflective coatings, sealants and cements, notes that a key feature on the new site is a decision tree that helps visitors determine which product is right for them by walking them through a series of simple questions. The new design gives site users quick access to important information and resources including product installation videos and instructions and technical data.

Frequently asked questions are addressed as they relate to fabrics and reinforcements; damp proofing and waterproofing; and for general

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The details make the difference in wind design

The details make the difference in wind design

This is the first part in a series of blogs about designing low slope roofs for wind loads.

Roofing design encompasses many different factors. The assembly is dictated by the use of the building, the owner’s budget, the building’s location, local building codes, energy codes, and the forces of nature that are regularly, as well as occasionally unleashed upon it. In addition, a change in one part of the building envelope can adversely affect something else. As this implies, there are often many choices that the designer has to make. It is important to note that the installer also has a great effect upon the overall performance of the system. Communication between the designer and the installer is paramount to the success of the system. The designer needs to relay exactly what components should comprise the assembly, as well as how the system

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Property Drone Consortium Welcomes Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Property Drone Consortium Welcomes Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Property Drone Consortium (PDC), a collaboration that consists of insurance carriers, roofing industry leaders and supporting enterprises recently announced that Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has joined the consortium as a technology member. 

“We are pleased that TWIA has decided to become a member of the consortium,” said PDC President Charles Mondello.  “Their decision to join demonstrates their commitment to being a forward-thinking carrier that realizes the impact that the use of drones will make on property inspections.”

TWIA General Manager John Polak stated, “TWIA understands the importance of implementing new technologies and procedures to more efficiently serve our customer base. The ability to use dro

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Peace of Mind: Lyons Roofing

Peace of Mind: Lyons Roofing

If there’s one unwavering lesson that roofing contractors learn along their business journey it’s that roofing is an industry that’s permanent, meaning, once you’re in — you’re all in. Even before his career in roofing began, Paul LaNue was no stranger to this mindset, having gathered with friends for weekly poker games. Paul’s friends, all of whom were already employed in the roofing industry, played a hand in convincing him to take the plunge and join them in the trade. It was 1997, and their timing couldn’t have been better since Paul had recently closed his carpet cleaning company. That coincidence marked just the beginning of Paul’s prosperous two-decade career

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Life Interrupted: Houston Roofers After Hurricane Harvey

Life Interrupted: Houston Roofers After Hurricane Harvey

For the good people in Texas and Louisiana who were impacted by the onslaught of wind and water from Hurricane Harvey, their lives will never be the same. Even for those who have the will and the resources to rebuild and repair, they have lived through one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit this country, and will be changed just the same.

As I write this, the news channels are all filled around the clock with stories of the pain and struggle as well as the rescues and outreach of folks from all over the country to help our neighbors in distress. Social media is blowing up with requests for contributions to the many agenci

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Kemper System Names Lynn Walters as West Coast Regional Sales Manager

Kemper System Names Lynn Walters as West Coast Regional Sales Manager

WEST SENECA, N.Y. – Lynn Walters was named West Coast regional sales manager of Kemper System America, Inc. with responsibility for expanding sales and educating architects, consultants and contractors across the region about the company’s range of barrier solutions for the building envelope.

Based in the San Francisco area, he joins the company from STS Coatings Inc., acquired by Kemper System last year, and brings more than two decades of sales and marketing experience to his new role.

Walters currently serves on the board of directors of the Reflective Insulation Manufacturers As

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