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S.T.A.R. Awards and Sapphire Sponsor ▪ Gulfeagle Supply

Tampa, FL ▪ 813-636-9808 ▪ ▪ Gulfeagle Supply is a family-owned and operated full line distributor of residential and commercial roofing and building products. The company has grown to over 80 locations nationwide with 24 branches across Florida. Gulfeagle’s core values have guided daily operations since 1973: development of people, accountability, relationships and safety.

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2021 FRSA Convention & Expo Premium Sponsors (continued) Gold Sponsor ▪ ABC Supply

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Four Ways to Combat Increased Prices and Material Delays Trent Cotney, CEO, Cotney Attorneys & Consultants From coast to coast, the construction industry is feeling the squeeze from inflated material costs. These increased prices can be traced to continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as some manufacturers periodically had to close down, production slowed and transportation restrictions hobbled distribution. But in recent months, prices are continuing to climb higher, due in large part to a scarcity of materials, an increase in diesel fuel costs and a shortage of truck drivers. Diesel fuel prices are on the rise as the cost of crude oil continues to jump (now $60 a barrel, up from $37 a year ago). The per-gallon diesel price in March was $3.07, up 22 cents from last spring. These elevated prices are bad news for the trucking industry since fuel accounts for 39 percent of its total operating expenditures. The trucking industry, which moves and delivers more than 70 percent of the freight in the United States, is facing further bad news. It relies on more than 3.5 million drivers to keep the process running, but it is experiencing a driver shortage. This year, that shortfall is estimated to be about 60,800 and some expect that driver deficit to escalate to 160,000 by 2028. This combination of higher fuel costs and fewer truck drivers is contributing to increased freight costs, which results in pumped-up price tags for all kinds of materials. To protect yourself and your company, here are some steps to take:

You should also review your contract for language regarding delays. Many kinds of delays, such as those caused by extreme weather, are regarded as excusable and warrant extensions. However, in some cases, material delays may not fall into this category. So, if you experience a delay in receiving materials, you may be expected to accelerate work to make up the time. Those additional hours can really impact your bottom line so, if possible, add a material delay clause that will allow for an extension. Another beneficial option is a material substitution clause. This provision will allow you to make a reasonable substitution to a specified material if you find that the material is not available due to factors outside your control.

1. Check Your Contract

2. Partner with Your Suppliers

Now more than ever, it is critical that you review your contracts and understand their provisions. One essential element to consider adding is a price acceleration clause. If you see material prices going up after you have signed your agreement, this provision permits you to increase your price accordingly. Language in a standard price acceleration clause will usually state that if material costs rise by more than five percent, your price will also increase but without the need for a change order. You will likely be required to provide the owner with evidence of the applicable price increase. Here is an example of the provision: If there is an increase in the actual cost of the labor or materials charged to the Subcontractor in excess of 5 percent subsequent to making this Subcontract, the price set forth in this Subcontract shall be increased without the need for a written change order or amendment to the

contract to reflect the price increase and additional direct cost to the Subcontractor. Subcontractor will submit written documentation of the increased charges to the Contractor upon request.

While those contractual elements can provide significant protection for contractors and subcontractors, many owners may not agree to them. They may insist on seeing fixed prices in the contract and they may not allow for extensions or materials substitutions. In that case, you can explore building up an inventory of materials that you commonly use. To complete such an inventory, have a conversation with your key suppliers and let them know what your needs and priorities are. Develop a strong relationship with them and ask for their knowledge regarding shortages and other trends. When you create a genuine partnership with your vendors, you have a more solid chance of getting the materials that you and your customers require.

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2021 Session Recap – A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Chris Dawson, Attorney, GrayRobinson Law Firm In construction terms, the 2021 regular session concluded on-time and over budget. Lawmakers concluded their annual conference on April 30 and adjourned, sine die, with a special session on implementation of a renewed gaming compact looming. A session that will always be viewed through the COVID-19 lens ultimately proved to be a very effective one with lawmakers passing landmark legislation on COVID-19 liability protections, public safety, school choice, election reform and many other topics. And about that budget… With assistance of COVID-relief money approved by the federal government, Florida legislators approved the state’s first annual budget exceeding $100B. As the old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Let’s take a visual ride through the 2021 regular session. I hope you enjoy the infographics below and on the following pages that detail major highlights of the legislative session this year.



Chris Dawson is an Attorney and professional Lobbyist for GrayRobinson Orlando Law Firm and is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Alabama. He primarily focuses on lobbying and government relations for public and private sector clients at the executive and legislative levels of state government. He is credentialed as a Designated Professional Lobbyist by the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists. Chris also holds two degrees in Civil Engineering and has experience in construction litigation and design professional malpractice defense. | FLORIDA ROOFING



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Industry Updates customer experience. Certified contractors can also access more rewards than ever and offer the most unique extended warranties in the industry, including options for DuPont announced the 60th anniversary of DuPont Tedlar, a unique brand of polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film that both shingle-only enhanced warranties and an optional system warranty upgrade – all offered on a variety of has become the gold standard, synonymous with supeeligible TAMKO products. rior protection, durability and reliability in a wide variety With multiple enrollment options to fit every busiof industries and applications, from photovoltaics and ness, The TAMKO Edge program incorporates a Team aerospace to transportation, building and construction TAMKO tier for non-certified contractors and TAMKO Pro and wallcoverings. “We are proud of the role Tedlar has played during the or TAMKO MasterCraft Pro tiers for qualifying certified contractors. Contractors will enjoy the added benefit of past 60 years in protecting assets for the long-term,” no annual membership fees for any of the three tiers in said Eric Wang, Global Business Director for DuPont Tedlar. “From providing electrical and weather protection The TAMKO Edge program. “We want to give contractors an edge in their business to hundreds of millions of solar panels across the globe, enabling aircraft cabin interiors to remain spotlessly clean and help them separate themselves from their competition,” said TAMKO’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, flight after flight, to cladding iconic buildings around the world and protecting a myriad of skylights, Tedlar film has Stephen McNally. “The TAMKO Edge was designed to demonstrated its superior protection in an envious list of offer more of the benefits that roofing contractors have been asking for like digital tools, marketing services and applications for decades.” better enhanced warranty offerings.” Tedlar film provides superior protection against the elements, high-traffic and touch surfaces; it is chemically ABC Supply Co. Inc. Opens Location in inert, resistant to cleaning with harsh chemicals, to dirt, Port St. Lucie, Fla. corrosion, the effects of prolonged exposure to UV radiABC Supply Co. Inc., the nation’s largest wholesale ation and does not support the growth of mold, mildew distributor of roofing, siding and other select exterior and other fungi. It is also used in photovoltaics where Tedlar film for backsheets has been demonstrated in the building products, has opened a new location at 460 NW Enterprise Drive, Port St. Lucie, Fla. field to protect solar modules for over 35 years. Dylan Zweifel manages the new location. He began his TAMKO Launches Contractor Loyalty Portal ABC Supply career in Kenosha, Wis., in 2018 as an Inside Sales Associate. Later that same year, Zweifel transiTAMKO Building Products LLC officially launched its tioned to the company’s National Response Team to help new contractor loyalty program, The TAMKO Edge, featuring multiple contractor tiers and a state-of-the-art the Tallahassee, Fla. area with the increased demand for materials that happens after a storm event. In 2019, digital portal, where contractors can register warranties, he became the Delivery Services Manager at the Punta manage their rewards submissions and access digital Gorda, Fla. location and later assumed purchasing duties. marketing tools and vendor discounts. Zweifel received a degree in information systems The new program and digital portal are designed and operations and supply chain management from to provide loyal roofing contractors with an enhanced Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. “The Port St. Lucie location will allow us to meet the growing demands for building products and support in southeastern Florida,” said Frank Marcoccio, Vice President of ABC Supply’s Southeast Region. “Dylan and his team are ready to deliver the materials, tools and support that contractors need to make their jobs easier and grow their businesses.” The location’s hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 772-301-6800. Contractors can also place and review orders and check the status of their deliveries using myABCsupply.

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SB 76 – Prohibited Property Insurance Practices by Contractors Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director One of the most contentious bills in the 2021 legislative session for the roofing industry was Senate Bill 76 (SB 76). Among other items, original versions of both the Senate bill (SB 76) and its House counterpart (HB 305) contained a reimbursement schedule for roof replacement after a 10-year life span, favoring one roofing system over another. FRSA’s opposition to the bill was multifaceted. We opposed an arbitrary 10-year roof lifespan and feel that the lifespan of most roofs exceeds 10 years (if properly installed) and that one roof system is not inherently better than others. We also opposed any language that provides for prorated roof claim reimbursement without some type of hurricane damage exclusion. Should a hurricane or severe weather event occur, the reimbursement schedule would have left properties unprotected and jeopardized the safety of those unable to afford necessary repairs. As mentioned, the original bill language in both the House and the Senate included a sliding scale for replacement value of various roofing systems beginning at 70 percent and declining to as low as 25 percent. FRSA Legislative Counsel, Chris Dawson, reached out to both bill sponsors, Senator Jim Boyd and Representative Bob Rommel and offered to work with them to revise language, making it more user-friendly for roofing contractors. FRSA also engaged House leadership and Senator Keith Perry to request changes to the bills. Mike Silvers, CPRC, FRSA Technical Director, assisted Chris with technical and code language and offered an alternative to the reimbursement schedule by proposing a material-neutral option or a yearly depreciation option that would have extended the roof life reimbursement in the schedule to 20 years. Chris successfully lobbied the House to eliminate the reimbursement schedule completely. Thereafter, an FRSA-led coalition including the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, the Florida Homebuilders Association and the Florida Realtors advocated within both the House and the Senate for support of the House bill as amended in FRSA’s favor. Mike reached out to industry associations: Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRI), Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB) for support. They immediately came to our aid and wrote letters to Florida legislators supporting our position and an industry coalition was born. Over a few short weeks, leaders from each group 16


participated on calls and group emails, contacting Representatives to support House Bill 305. It was truly amazing how quickly the industry banded together to oppose bad insurance industry language. Our thanks to our industry partners for their support and to Craig Brightup, The Brightup Group, for assisting Chris and drafting language to support our position. After several amendments, most notably the removal of the reimbursement schedule, SB 76 passed in a form largely identical to HB 305 as earlier amended in FRSA’s favor during the final hours of session. If Governor DeSantis signs the bill, it will go into effect on July 1. There are other provisions in the bill upon which contractors should exercise caution. Offering a residential property owner a rebate gift, gift card, cash, coupon, waiver of any insurance deductible or any other thing of value in exchange for allowing the contractor to conduct an inspection of the roof is prohibited. So it’s not banning a roofer from doing an inspection, it’s outlawing a roofer from providing an incentive or a gift to the homeowner in exchange for permission to perform a roof inspection. The bill prohibits contractors and persons acting on behalf of contractors, from: ■ Soliciting residential property owners through prohibited advertisements, which are communications to a consumer that encourage, instruct or induce a consumer to file an insurance claim for roof damage; ■ Offering the residential property owner consideration to perform a roof inspection or to file an insurance claim; ■ Offering or receiving consideration for referrals when property insurance proceeds are payable; ■ Unlicensed public adjusting, and ■ Providing an authorization agreement to the insured without providing a good faith estimate. The above acts are subject to license discipline by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and a $10,000 fine per violation. The bill provides that the residential property owner may void the contract with the contractor within 10 days of its execution if the contractor fails to provide notice to the residential property owner of these contractor prohibited practices. The bill prohibits licensed contractors and subcontractors from advertising, soliciting, offering to handle, handling or performing public adjuster (PA)

services without a license. The bill does not prohibit the contractor from recommending that the consumer consider contacting his or her insurer to determine if the proposed repair is covered by insurance. The bill prohibits a PA, PA apprentice or person acting on behalf of a PA or PA apprentice, from offering financial inducements for allowing a roof inspection of residential property or making an insurance claim for roof damage. The bill also prohibits them from offering or accepting consideration for referring services related to a roof claim. Each violation subjects the PA or PA licensee to up to a $10,000 fine. Unlicensed persons not otherwise exempted from PA licensure commit the unlicensed practice of public adjusting when they do these prohibited acts and are subject to a $10,000 fine per act and the criminal penalty for unlicensed activity.

Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

The bill provides that a personal lines residential risk seeking to be newly insured by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens) is ineligible for coverage if it receives an offer of comparable coverage from an authorized insurer that is not more than 20 percent higher than the Citizens premium, rather than the current 15 percent eligibility threshold for new policyholders. The bill increases the 10 percent cap (the “glide path”) on Citizens’ rate increases by one percent annually beginning in 2022, until the cap reaches 15 percent in 2026. The bill specifies that Citizens’ rate calculations must include the cost of reinsurance to cover its projected 100-year probable maximum loss, even when Citizens does not purchase reinsurance. The bill requires that Citizens’ budget allocations for employee compensation and all proposed raises for an employee exceeding 10 percent of their current salary must be approved by the Citizens Board of Governors, along with an overall employee compensation plan.

Notice of Property Insurance Claims

The bill specifies a property insurance claim or reopened claim must be provided to the authorized or surplus lines insurer within two years of the date of loss. A supplemental claim is barred unless notice is provided to the insurer within three years after the date of loss. The bill clarifies that the date of loss for claims resulting from hurricanes, tornadoes, windstorms, severe rain or weather-related events is the date a hurricane makes landfall or when the tornado, windstorm, severe rain or another type of weather-related event is verified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Lawsuits Arising Under Property Insurance Policies The bill creates a framework for all suits not brought 18


by an assignee arising under a residential or commercial property insurance policy, including surplus lines policies. A claimant must provide the Department of Financial Services (DFS) with written notice of intent to initiate litigation at least 10 business days before filing suit. The notification must be made on a form provided by DFS and may not be given before the earlier of the insurer’s denial of coverage or the expiration of the 90-day period to adjust a claim under section 627.70131, F.S. The notice must detail the alleged acts or omissions of the insurer giving rise to the suit. If the insurer denied coverage, the notice must include an estimate of damages. If the insurer did not deny coverage, notice must include a presuit settlement demand that itemizes damages, attorney fees, costs and the disputed amount. The notice may include supporting documents. The notice and supporting documents are admissible only in a proceeding regarding attorney fees. A court must dismiss without prejudice any claimant’s suit if the claimant has not complied with the requirement to provide 10 business days’ notice of intent to initiate litigation. The insurer must respond in writing within 10 business days after receiving notice of intent to initiate litigation. If the insurer denied coverage, the insurer must either accept coverage, deny coverage or assert the right to re-inspect the property within 14 business days. If the notice alleges the insurer did an act other than denying coverage, the insurer must respond by making a settlement offer or requiring the claimant to participate in an appraisal or another method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). If appraisal or ADR is not concluded within 90 days after the 10-day notice of intent to initiate litigation, the claimant may immediately file suit. The bill provides that, for lawsuits under surplus lines and authorized residential and commercial property insurance policies not brought by an assignee, attorney fees may only be awarded using the methodology created by the bill or when the court imposes sanctions under section 57.105, F.S. Accordingly, claimants may no longer obtain attorney fees under section 627.428, F.S., or section 626.9373, F.S., nor may insurers recover attorney fees using an offer of judgment under s. 768.79, F.S. Attorney fees and costs are awarded based on a formula that compares the amount obtained by the claimant in excess of the insurer’s presuit settlement offer (exclusive of attorney fees and costs) with the disputed amount between the two parties (the difference between the claimant’s presuit settlement demand and the insurer’s presuit settlement offer, also exclusive of attorney fees and costs). If the amount obtained by the claimant in excess of the insurer’s presuit settlement offer is: ■ Less than 20 percent of the disputed amount, each party pays its own attorney fees and costs.


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■ At least 20 percent but less than 50 percent of the disputed amount, the insurer pays the claimant’s attorney fees equal to the percentage of the disputed amount obtained times the total attorney fees and costs. ■ At least 50 percent of the disputed amount, the insurer pays the claimant’s full attorney fees and costs.

FRSA continues to work for the industry through legislative, legal and building code review and reform. If you are not an FRSA Member, we invite you to join and see what other benefits we offer. Please contact Maria Armas, Membership Director at 800-767-3772 ext. 142 or by email at


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FRSA’s Ambassador Program The FRSA Ambassador Program was created to close the gap between new and current members. When it started, the primary function was to welcome new members at Convention and introduce them to other members. Now, FRSA Ambassadors reach out to new members by phone or email and remind them about some of the benefits FRSA has to offer, such as: ■ Code and technical support ■ Legal counsel through Cotney Attorneys & Consultants ■ Human Resource services through Seay Management ■ Access to the FRSA Self Insurers Fund for workers’ comp insurance ■ Access to the FRSA Credit Union for consumer roof loans and auto and equipment loans ■ Scholarships and educational seminars through the Educational Foundation ■ Professional certification programs

■ Discount on print and digital advertising in Florida Roofing magazine. ■ Bi-weekly updates through Roof Flash, a member-only e-newsletter. ■ Access to over 1,000 documents stored on the FRSA website for members only, including toolbox talks, training documents, human resource topics, legal contract language and more. Ambassador commitment to FRSA means that they get the word out about the Association, recommend its services and foster brand awareness to nonmembers. During the Convention and Expo, all members of the Membership Committee are FRSA Ambassadors and will wear a purple ribbon on their badge reading “Ambassador.” If you are an FRSA Member and have what it takes to become an FRSA Ambassador, please contact Maria Armas at or by phone at 800-767-3772 ext. 142 to sign up today.


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FRSA Helps Clarify the 25% Rule Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner of Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Technical Director At the beginning of the year, after the adoption of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 7th Edition (2020), a fellow codes professional called me to voice a concern about an inadvertent deletion during a renumbering of Chapters 4, 5 and 6 in the FBC 7th Edition (2020) Existing Building might cause major changes in the way that Section 706.1.1, the 25 percent rule, was interpreted. I wasn’t surprised that something might go awry when someone decides to reorganize a section of the code. On a slide created a year ago in our “Roofing Related Changes to the FBC” seminar, I noted: “These major renumbering type changes usually have unforeseen consequences!” The section that was left out was from Chapter 5, Related Work in the FBC Existing Building 6th Edition (2017) Section 502.3 which stated: Work on non-damaged components that is necessary for the required repair of damaged components shall be considered part of the repair and shall not be subject to the provisions of Chapter 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11. Since the 25 percent rule was in Chapter 7 and because of Section 502.3, the 25 percent rule, previously did not apply to non-damaged components, the concern was that without the language in Section 502.3, it would be left up to whoever was doing the work to decide how much work to do – by including non-damaged components, they could push the work beyond 25 percent of the roof area which would prompt complete roof replacement. This has been a common approach when pushing insurers to approve a complete roof replacement instead of a proper repair even when the actual damage was minimal. Section 706.1.1 states: Not more than 25 percent of the total roof area or roof section of any existing building or structure shall be repaired, replaced or recovered in any 12-month period unless the entire existing roofing system or roof section is replaced to conform to requirements of this code. This language uses the term “roof area or roof section” and a “roof area” is not defined in the FBC but a roof section is defined in Chapter 2 as follows: ROOF SECTION. A separating or division of a roof area by existing expansion joints, parapet walls, flashing (excluding valley), difference of elevation (excluding hips and ridges), roof type or legal description; not including the roof area 22


required for a proper tie-off with an existing system. The section of the definition that says “not including the roof area required for a proper tie-off with an existing system” clearly states that the tie-off (typically referred to as tie-in) would not be included in the roof section. This position was shared with the aforementioned professional and the issue was discussed with the FRSA Codes Committee chairs and with members of the Codes Subcommittee. It was unlikely this was the last time concerns about this deletion would arise. In February, a petitioner asked the Florida Building Commission, through a Petition for Declaratory Statement (DS 2021-007), the following question: When determining if a roof repair exceeds the 25 percent threshold specified in Section 706.1.1 of the 7th Edition of the FBC – Existing Building, should work on non-damaged components still be omitted from the repair area calculation? FRSA reviewed the request and felt that the answer to this question would be critical. We shared our opinion about the roof area definition with several key stakeholders. After sharing our view and further consultation with FRSA Legal Counsel, Trent Cotney, we requested that Trent’s office file a Motion to Intervene on behalf of FRSA. Trent assigned the drafting and filing of the motion to Travis McConnell who did a great job stating our position and expanding on it. Our thanks to them. The FBC staff analysis issued later also agreed with our conclusions. When the petition came before the Roofing Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), FRSA offered testimony restating our position. We also requested that the answer be as simple and straightforward as possible. After much discussion and a few amendments, a motion was made by Roofing TAC member and FRSA Past President, George Ebersold, which was unanimously approved by the TAC and later by the Florida Building Commission and answered the question as follows: The answer is yes. In accordance with the definition of ‘‘Roof Section” in Section 202, Florida Building Code, Existing Building 7th Edition (2020) related work which involves removal and installation of components for the purpose of connecting repaired areas to unrepaired areas (roof areas required for a proper tie-off) shall not be considered part of

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the roof repair in question and therefore such related work shall not be counted toward the 25 percent threshold stated in Section 706.1.1 Florida Building Code, Existing Building, 7th Edition (2020).

(15 percent of the roof section). The damage occurred from a tree limb that fell on the lower portion of a 942.5 sq. ft. roof area (29 percent of the roof section). Prudent roofers may not have confidence in the area upslope from the damage since they may not be aware of the overall quality, or in some cases, the conSo, what are the practical implications of all of this? dition of that area. This is of particular concern where the hypothetical situation shown in Example 1, a SilversIn Systems Incorporated Wednesday, May 5, 2021 the underlayment is part of the primary roof covering, 2415 28th Av N 3,250 sq. ft. (roof section) hip roof (5:12 pitch) 5:07 PM typical as with tile. By terminating your work at the top of St Petersburg, FL 33713 has sustained actual damage to an area of 467.5 sq. ft. the slope, you can assure a weathertight installation. FRSA June 2021 Column Roof Plans Silvers This Declaratory Statement confirms that the 455 sq. ft. area needed for a Example 1 proper tie-off would not apply when calculating the 25 percent threshold. This work should not require complete replacement of the roof. Total Roof Area = 3,250 sq. ft. In Example 2, the same hypothetical roof has sustained wind damage on only one end of the roof. The roof damage is consistent on the entire 650 sq. ft. area (20 percent). Since this area does not exceed 25 percent of roof section, this work should also 50' the not require complete replacement of the roof. Proper Tie-Off (Tie-In) In Example number 3 (page 26), the Roof Area = 455 sq ft. (14%) same roof has sustained wind damage on a larger roof area. The roof damage is consistent on the entire 943 sq. ft. area (29 percent of the roof section). Silvers Systems Incorporated Wednesday, May 5, 2021Since this damage exceeds (not includ2415 28th Av N 5:08 PMing tie-offs) the 25 percent threshold, St Petersburg, FL 33713 Damaged Roof Area = 487.5 sq. ft. (15%) this work would require complete roof FRSA June 2021 Column Roof Plans Silversreplacement to conform to require60' ments of the code. Example 2 In Example 4 (page 26), on a differExample #1 ent hypothetical roof with a low slope roof covering, the entire roof section is 16,000 sq. ft. It is divided into four Total Roof Area = 3,250 sq. ft. equal sections by interior walls but has none of the dividers on the roof that are described in the roof section definition. The building owner has a new tenant in a quarter (4,000 sq. ft. or 25 percent of the roof area) of the building. The new tenant considers the Damaged Roof Area = 50' existing roof’s age and condition, with 650 sq. ft. (20%) previous repair attempts throughout, unacceptable (damaged) and requires that it be replaced prior to accepting the lease. Since this roof covering is an asphalt-based roof system, a proper three-step tie-in requires a 3-footwide tie-off on a 240 sq. ft. roof area. The Declaratory Statement confirms that the 240 sq. ft. area needed for a proper tie-off would not apply when 24

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Example 3 calculating the 25 percent threshold. This work should not require complete replacement of the roof section. FRSA feels this Declaratory Statement will help most legitimate roofers deal with the 25 percent rule while it also helps to reduce some of the opportunities for abuse.

Total Roof Area = 3,250 sq. ft.


Mike Silvers, CPRC is owner of Silvers Systems Inc. and is consulting with FRSA as Director of Technical Services. Mike is an FRSA Past President, Life Member and Campanella Award recipient and brings over 45 years of industry knowledge and experience to FRSA’s team.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:10 PM

Silvers Systems Incorporated 2415 28th Av N St Petersburg, FL 33713

Damaged Roof Area + 943 sq. ft. (29%)


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Example 4 Width 3’3'Width

200' 200’


Example #3

Proper Tie-Off (Tie-In) Roof Area = 240 sq. ft. (1.5%)

Damaged Roof Area = 4,000 sq. ft. (25%)

80' 80’

Total Roof Area = 16,000 sq. ft. 50' Total Roof Area = 16,000 Sq. Ft. Example #4

Florida Building Code ROOF SECTION. A separating or division of a roof area by existing expansion joints, parapet walls, flashing (excluding valley), difference of elevation (excluding hips and ridges), roof type or legal description; not including the roof area required for a proper tie-off with an existing system.

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2021 Expo Exhibitor Directory FRSA Exhibitor List as of May 10, 2021

A.C.T. Metal Deck Supply 1601 Emily Ln Aurora IL 60502 Toll-Free: 800-894-7741 Fax: 630-978-7825 Booth: 625

AceClamp by PMC Industries Inc 62 Spring Ln Plainville CT 06062 ABC Supply Phone: 860-479-0876 1 ABC Pkwy Toll-Free: 860-406-7410 Beloit WI 53511 Phone: 608-362-7777 Booth: 323 Booth: 203 AceClamp Solar is proud to introduce Solar ABC Supply is the nation’s largest distributor of Snap – an adaptive solar racking system roofing materials and one of the largest distribu- built to withstand HVHZ winds of up to Cat 5 tors of siding, windows, gutter and other select speeds, depending on roof type. Designed to exterior building products. With more than 700 work with any AceClamp, it’s an ideal solution locations in 49 states, ABC has exclusively for SSMR, island style roofs and single-ply served professional contractors for over 35 roofing. Fully assembled components make for years. a fast-installing product.

AccuLynx 705 3rd St Ste 370 Beloit WI 53511 Phone: 608-473-3800 Booth: 818 AccuLynx is the first and only all-in-one roofing contractor software designed to manage and streamline every aspect of a roofing business. It’s the easiest way to take your roofing company to the next level.

Aerial Visions LLC 108 Raintree Ct Auburndale FL 33823 Phone: 863-59-DRONE Booth: 1206 Aerial Visions LLC is a commercial drone service provider offering aerial FLIR thermal infra-red scans using drones and military grade FLIR scanner technology to locate and quantify trapped moisture under roof systems. Offering jobsite inspection and documentation for enhanced project management, Aerial Visions employs career roofers and experts in roofing and construction-based drone applications.

Aldo Coatings 1320 Litton Dr Salisbury NC 28147 Phone: 704-932-3054 Toll-Free: 800-474-6019 Fax: 704-932-3041 Booth: 1137 Aldo Coatings is an industry leader in manufacturing superior roof restoration solutions for a variety of substrates. Our proprietary formulation of silicone, polyurethane, SEBS rubber and acrylic roof coatings has been engineered to create a seamless, watertight membrane to provide exceptional waterproofing protection and extend the life of your roof. Aletheia Digital 6524 Buena Vista Rd Columbus GA 31907 Phone: 706-685-6611 Booth: 1141 Aletheia Digital is a full-service digital marketing agency serving roofing companies in website design and development, display advertising, PPC and much more. Please visit us online at or call us for a free consultation and assessment of your current marketing efforts. | FLORIDA ROOFING


All Points Tile & Slate Inc 162 E Broadway St Oviedo FL 32765 Phone: 407-366-2521 Fax: 407-977-2265 Booth: 1230 All Points Tile & Slate Inc sells new tile for whole roofs and has an extensive boneyard of discontinued tiles for repairs – sold in bulk or by the piece. Visit to view their inventory. Other products and services include the Hytile Roof Tile Cutter, delivery, custom tile glazing and free tile identification.

AllSolar Energy Inc 766 Big Tree Dr Unit 106 Longwood FL 32750 Toll-Free: 866-412-4218 Fax: 877-395-1757 Booth: 1523 AllSolar Energy offers the fastest turnaround time at the best price for roofers in Florida. We currently make over 40 roofing companies in Florida look great to their customers. You want quality, price, speed and happy customers? We got you. Call AllSolar Energy and ask for Kevin.

Alpha ProTech Engineered Products 301 S Blanchard St Valdosta GA 31641 Phone: 229-242-1931 Toll-Free: 800-749-1361 Booth: 1102 Alpha ProTech is a leading manufacturer of synthetic roof underlayments with a plant located in Valdosta, Ga. With a full rounded product line from REX SynFelt to TECHNO SB25, no one can compare with the manufacturing of our products. Custom printing is available on all products with a one pallet minimum. 28


Altec Industries Inc 210 Inverness Center Dr Birmingham AL 35242 Phone: 205-991-7733 Fax: 205-408-8601 Booth: 422 American WeatherStar 8095 Padgett Switch Rd Irvington AL 36544 Toll-Free: 800-710-6506 Booth: 905 Amped Equipment 7928 State Rd Philadelphia PA 19136 Phone: 215-335-6797 Booth: 1221 Amped Equipment is the leading manufacturer of two-part and single-ply adhesive dispensing carts for roofing. Proudly made in the USA, Amped Equipment’s Patriot Jr. carts dramatically increase productivity and profitability. Time is money: save both with the #1 selling roofing spray carts and applicator accessories from Amped Equipment.

Architectural Metal Flashings 2659 NE 9th Ave Cape Coral FL 33909 Phone: 239-221-0123 Fax: 239-221-0124 Booth: 112 Architectural Metal Flashings is a leading metal manufacturer with over four decades of experience in the building industry, providing metal panels, metal panel accessories, standard metal flashings and custom metal flashings. AMF serves the building supply industry, roofing industry, general contractors and subcontractors who require specialty building products.

Associates Insurance Agency 11470 N 53rd St Tampa FL 33617 Phone: 813-830-1391 Booth: 823 Associates Insurance Agency has been providing insurance products to the construction industry for 30 years. Astec Industries 5200 Wilson Rd Chattanooga TN 37410 Phone: 423-821-5200 Booth: 1421 Astec Industries makes equipment and systems for producing asphalt-based building materials. Our Heatec line of products include asphalt and fuel storage tanks, blending equipment for modified asphalts such as polymer blends, heating equipment, terminals, controls and more. We also have service teams that can install the systems. ATAS International Inc 6612 Snowdrift Rd Allentown PA 18104 Toll-Free: 800-468-1441 Booth: 935 An American, family-owned company with a global reach and a reputation built on 55-plus years of quality craftsmanship and a knowledgeable staff, ATAS International is a leading, innovative manufacturer of metal walls, metal roof systems, accessories and more. Atlantic Equipment Co 4100 N Powerline Rd Ste T5 Pompano Beach FL 33073 Toll-Free: 800-543-3350 Fax: 781-286-2105 Booth: 1222

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Atlas Roofing Corporation 2000 Riveredge Pkwy Ste 800 Atlanta GA 30328 Phone: 904-806-8644 Booth: 825 Atlas Roofing Corporation is an innovative, customer-oriented manufacturer of asphalt shingles, underlayments and system accessories. Atlas designer shingles with Scotchgard Protector provide lasting curb appeal by preventing black streaks caused by algae. The highest rated Class 4 impact resistant asphalt shingle available, Atlas shingles provide high performance with beautiful, long-lasting color.

Attic Breeze PO Box 1318 / 1370 FM 116 Gatesville TX 76528 Phone: 254-865-9999 Toll-Free: 877-288-4234 Fax: 254-865-4282 Booth: 531 In 2006, we engineered a single ventilation product. No bells, no whistles, just a high performing, made in the USA solar attic fan that did exactly what it said it did with a lifetime warranty. Remaining steadfast to these principals, Attic Breeze continues to be recognized as the nation’s leader in solar powered ventilation. Babcock-Davis 9300 73rd Ave N Brooklyn Park MN 55428 Phone: 763-488-9232 Booth: 321

Beacon 505 Huntmar Park Dr Ste 300 Herndon VA 20107 Phone: 813-326-0135 Booth: 221

Berridge Mfg Co 2610 Harry Wurzbach Rd San Antonio TX 78218 Phone: 210-650-3050 Booth: 718

BITEC Inc 2 Industrial Park Dr Morrilton AR 72110 Phone: 501-354-8585 Toll-Free: 800-535-8597 Fax: 501-354-3019 Booth: 1022 BITEC is the leading producer of high-quality modified bitumen roofing membranes. Our SBS and APP lines are second to none. When Quality Matters, Choose BITEC. Bitumar USA Inc 6000 Pennington Ave Baltimore MD 21226 Phone: 410-370-0360 Fax: 410-757-1471 Booth: 412 Bonded Lightning Protection 2080 W Indiantown Rd Ste 100 Jupiter FL 33458 Phone: 561-746-4336 Fax: 561-747-8233 Booth: 436 With origins dating back to 1892, Bonded Lightning was founded in Florida in 1973. Family-owned and operated since its inception, the company provides lightning and surge protection for commercial, industrial and residential properties. In addition, they install lightning warning systems and provide inspections, repairs and certification services to their customers. Boral Roofing 200 Story Rd Lake Wales FL 33898 Phone: 863-824-1289 Toll-Free: 800-669-8453 Booth: 437 Boral Roofing is the nation’s largest manufacturer of sustainable, durable and affordable clay, concrete, stone coated steel and

composite slate and shake roof tile products. Boral’s brands include Boral Roofing, US Tile by Boral Steel and Inspire Roofing Products. For more info, call 800-699-8453 or visit BOSS Products 350 Ring Rd Elizabethtown KY 42701 Phone: 270-769-3385 Toll-Free: 800-928-2677 Fax: 270-765-2412 Booth: 634 Today’s projects demand sealants, adhesives, foams and lubricants that not only work but excel. The BOSS line of products meets the needs of the most demanding applications. BOSS technology and quality ensure these products will perform to the highest levels for all your construction needs. Brauner Safety Services Inc 1333 S Ocean Blvd #717 Pompano Beach FL 33062 Phone: 407-403-3959 Booth: 318 With over 40 years of experience in the roofing industry, Brauner Safety Services offers NRCA CERTA Torch Safety Training, OSHA 10 and 30, EM385, forklift certification, fall protection training, rigging and signaling training, aerial lift, scissor lift and lull training, defensive driving, toolbox talks, site audits and commercial roofing equipment sales.

Brava Roof Tile 915 E Tyler St Washington IA 52353 Toll-Free: 844-290-8035 Fax: 319-343-1038 Booth: 1009 Brava Roof Tile is the fastest-growing synthetic roofing manufacturer. Brava’s Cedar Shake, Old World Slate and Spanish Tile are recognized as the most realistic synthetic roofing available. Brava synthetic roofing products last longer, are far more durable and much more aesthetically and architecturally pleasing than other types of roofing. Brava is focused on the success of our contractors. | FLORIDA ROOFING


Builders Notice Corp 708 S Andrews Ave Ft Lauderdale FL 33316 Phone: 954-632-6955 Toll-Free: 800-432-1959 Fax: 954-764-1631 Booth: 434 We are one of the oldest Notice to Owner providers. In business since 1975, we excel in thorough research and prompt, courteous customer service. We offer full-service and e-Notice (self-serve) Notice to Owner services. Builders Notice will work to protect your right to get paid. Bullybag & Tool Company 6309 NW Kelly Dr #3 Parkville MO 64152 Toll-Free: 888-330-6857 Booth: 1525 Calidad Machinery & Equipment Inc 350 SW 14th Ave Pompano Beach FL 33069 Phone: 954-785-1954 Fax: 954-785-1601 Booth: 835 Calidad Machinery & Equipment specializes in sales, services and solutions of manufacturing products including roof panel rollformers, shears, coilines, plasma cutters, fibre optic lasers, folders, ironworkers, spot welders, clinching machines, slitters, band saws, power rolls, sheet metal tools and much more. Cambridge Lee Copper 7825 Ellis Rd Melbourne FL 32904 Phone: 678-602-4891 Booth: 215 Cambridge Lee Copper specializes in construction copper coils, copper sheets, copper nails and solder. All your construction copper needs.

Capital Forest Products 21 Fottler Rd Ste 201 Hingham MA 02043 Toll-Free: 800-542-3327 Fax: 443-333-8661 30


Booth: 220 For more than 30 years, Capital Forest Products has been a leading distributor of products from premium vendors in the building materials industry, including cedar shingles and shakes, roofing and siding, lumber, shed and outdoor utility building materials, fencing, flooring, seasonal products and more. Booth: 931 CertainTeed is a leading manufacturer of exterior and interior building products, including commercial roofing and the industry’s most extensive offering of residential roofing products.

Chem Link 353 E Lyons St Schoolcraft MI 49087 Carlisle WIP Products Toll-Free: 800-826-1681 PO Box 7000 Fax: 269-679-4448 Carlisle PA 17013 Toll-Free: 888-717-1440 Booth: 222 Booth: 1320 Carlisle WIP Products manufactures innovative, Chem Link formulates and manufactures high high performance underlayments and flashings performance adhesives, sealants, coatings and related products. Our products are based that provide superior waterproofing protection on proprietary formulations that combine the for virtually any residential or commercial highest possible field performance with the application. Typically installed below a steepslope roofing product such as shingles or metal, least amount of risk to the environment and Carlisle’s Self-adhering Water & Ice Protection human health. (WIP) roofing underlayments offer premium protection against water and ice damming. Cellofoam North America Inc 1917 Rockdale Industrial Blvd Conyers GA 30012 Phone: 770-486-4491 Toll-Free: 800-241-3634 Fax: 770-929-3608 Booth: 522 Cellofoam is headquartered in Conyers, Ga. and is a provider of exceptional products and services that enhance applications used in the building and construction insulation, packaging and cold chain markets. Cellofoam operates 14 manufacturing, design and testing facilities throughout North America and has served customers for more than four decades. Cellucrete 11905 NW 99th Ave Hialeah Gardens FL 33018 Phone: 786-338-1848 Booth: 309

CertainTeed 200 Certainteed Dr Oxford NC 27565 Phone: 919-693-1141 Toll-Free: 800-581-1141 Fax: 800-693-9400

CIDAN Machinery 665 Hwy 74 S Ste 350 Peachtree City GA 30269 Phone: 770-692-7230 Booth: 325 CIDAN Machinery is your one-stop shop for roofing sheet metal machinery. At CIDAN, we believe in building authentic partnerships and providing comprehensive customer service to our customers. Through top-of-the-line sheet metal machinery, innovative software solutions and expert service, CMG has been driving success for customers for more than 110 years.

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Cleary Inspection Service Inc 1017 North “H” St Lake Worth FL 33460 Phone: 561-722-9881 Fax: 561-582-8039 Booth: 1135 Certified Dade County test lab since 2006, Certification No.: 21-0323.01. Serving Florida for TAS 105 Fastener Withdrawal Testing, TAS 106 Tile Uplift Testing and TAS 126 Roof Moisture Survey. Please stop by to see our testing equipment, KCWAND, used to test tiles for movement and available for purchase.

FRSA Member Names Appear in Blue Colony Hardware Corp 12290 Crystal Commerce Loop Ft Myers FL 33966 Phone: 239-939-3535 ext 4204 Fax: 239-939-1691 Booth: 1516 Commercial Roofing Specialties 2703 Peachtree Sq Doraville GA 30360 Toll-Free: 800-874-6152 Fax: 770-458-4121 Booth: 723

CompanyCam 350 Canopy St Ste 230 Lincoln NE 68508 Booth: 110 CompanyCam is a photo-based solution created for contractors, by contractors. Users can take unlimited photos, which are location and time stamped, sent to the cloud and stored securely. Every photo is organized by project and instantly available to your team, allowing you to see what’s going on anytime, anywhere.

Compass Sales Group LLC 125 S Swoope Ave Ste 201B Maitland FL 32751 Phone: 407-951-7059 Booth: 622 Throughout Florida, Compass Sales Group represents Carlisle SynTec, the worldwide leader in TPO, PVC and EPDM roofing systems. We also represent Georgia Pacific Dens Deck Roof Boards, Kemper Systems, Carlisle Roof Foam & Coatings and architectural sheet metal machinery from Metalforming Inc.

Continental Materials Inc 1614 Old York Rd Abington PA 19001 Toll-Free: 800-247-6637 Fax: 215-887-4485 Booth: 923

Cotney Attorneys & Consultants 3110 Cherry Palm Dr Ste 290 Tampa FL 33619 Phone: 813-579-3276 Toll-Free: 866-303-5868 Booth: 211 Cotney Attorneys & Consultants is a legal and consulting firm that is dedicated to helping the construction industry. Cotney is a well-known advisor and legal counsel for contractors. In addition to providing an array of business solutions, the firm’s practice areas include construction law and litigation, arbitration, contract review and drafting, immigration, employment, OSHA defense and alternative dispute resolution. For more information, visit Critter Quitter Vent Repair 980 Sunshine Ln Ste Q Altamonte Springs FL 32714 Phone: 407-808-2501 Booth: 1101 Distributer of Critter Quitter Vent Repair, a quick and non-invasive repair of plumbing vents. Just cut to match roof pitch, slide onto the damaged plumbing vent and install the screws. No shingle or tile removal necessary. Makes repair of damaged plumbing vents profitable and quick. Crown Roof Tiles 6018 Hwy 72 Arcadia FL 34266 Phone: 863-993-4004 Fax: 863-993-4009 Booth: 407

D.I. Roof Seamers 915 Hwy 45 Corinth MS 38834 Phone: 662-287-6626 Toll-Free: 888-343-0456 Fax: 662-287-6744 Booth: 1204 D.I. Roof Seamers is the largest dedicated roof seamer rental company serving North America, with customer and technical support that is unmatched by anyone in the industry. Our machines are fast, lightweight and designed to work with virtually any standing seam roof panel. We manufacture all of our seamers here in the USA. Dan’s Custom Sheet Metal Inc 5700 Washington St Naples FL 34109 Phone: 239-594-0530 Fax: 239-594-2064 Booth: 431 Dan’s Custom Sheet Metal Inc (DCSM) is a manufacturer of metal roofing products.

DAP Inc 2400 Boston St Ste 200 Baltimore MD 21224 Phone: 330-714-6466 Toll-Free: 888-DAP-TIPS Booth: 432 DAP is an industry leader in manufacturing caulks, sealants and foams. Storm Bond and Storm Bond 2 are both FBC and Miami-Dade County approved roof tile adhesives used extensively throughout Florida. | FLORIDA ROOFING


Dataforma Inc 410 Kings Mill Rd York PA 17401 Toll-Free: 866-764-9992 Booth: 524 Dataforma is the most inclusive system for service management professionals, including roofers, HVAC technicians and other remote contractors. Run a completely paperless service department so you can focus on winning more bids, increasing productivity, working remotely and improving client satisfaction. DaVinci Roofscapes 13890 W 101st St Lenexa KS 66215 Phone: 913-599-0766 Toll-Free: 800-328-4624 Booth: 212 DaVinci has been the leader in composite roofing for two decades. Our commitment to creating durable, beautiful roofing tiles is unparalleled. You won’t find a more realistic, better-performing roofing product. DaVinci products can retain all the character your home was intended to have without worrying about time-consuming and costly maintenance.

DECRA Metal Roofing 1230 Railroad St Corona CA 92883 Phone: 951-272-8180 Toll-Free: 877-463-3272 Booth: 630 DECRA comes in a wide range of profiles and colors that suit the most discerning of tastes for commercial and residential roof applications – each backed by the unmatched strength of DECRA steel. Made in Corona, Calif., this American product offers a great energy efficient and high wind uplift roofing solution for your clients.

Dept of Business & Professional Regulation 2601 Blair Stone Rd Tallahassee FL 32399 Phone: 850-717-1530 32

FLORIDA ROOFING | June 2021 Booth: 1521 The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) is the agency charged with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in Florida, such as contractors, veterinarians and real estate agents. Our mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly and we strive to meet this goal in our day-today operations. DERBIGUM 4800 Blue Pkwy Kansas City MO 64130 Phone: 816-921-0221 Toll-Free: 800-727-9872 Fax: 816-924-1542 Booth: 121 DERBIGUM is a leading manufacturer of sustainable modified bitumen roofing systems with an emphasis on research, sustainability and environmental stewardship. DERBIGUM Americas is a proud member of the SOPREMA International worldwide group of companies. Direct Metals Inc 17600 East St N Ft Myers FL 33917 Phone: 239-599-8527 Fax: 239-599-8545 Booth: 604

Drexel Metals 1234 Gardiner Ln Louisville KY 40213 Toll-Free: 888-321-9630 Booth: 314 Drexel Metals provides a full range of engineered metal roofing systems, equipment and custom fabrication services throughout the US. In addition to our own manufacturing abilities, we extend our fabrication capacities to our local DM-ARM members, who are authorized fabricators, certified installers and distributors. Our warranty is one of the best in the industry.

DuPont Performance Building Solutions 1501 Larkin Center Dr Midland MI 48642

Booth: 505 DuPont Performance Building Solutions is a global innovation leader in the building and construction industry, providing world-class solutions, such as Tyvek, Styrofoam and Great Stuff, to help our customers manage the air, water and thermal performance of buildings; improving energy efficiency, resilience and durability in a rapidly changing world. Duro-Last Inc 525 Morley Dr Saginaw MI 48603 Toll-Free: 800-248-0280 Booth: 1119 Known as the World’s Best Roof, Duro-Last Inc is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems. Over two billion square feet of Duro-Last membrane has been installed throughout North America. For more information on Duro-Last, call 800-248-0280 or visit Dynamic Metals LLC 3201 SE Dominica Ter Stuart FL 34997 Phone: 772-872-8030 Booth: 1405 EagleView Technologies 10900 NE 4th St #800 Bellevue WA 98004 Toll-Free: 855-984-6590 Booth: 809 East End Cedar Company PO Box 6434 Annapolis MD 21401 Phone: 410-949-1080 Fax: 410-777-8914 Booth: 1039 Elro Manufacturing LLC 90 S Bradshaw Rd Apopka FL 32703 Phone: 407-927-6056 Booth: 1232

FRSA Member Names Appear in Blue Epilay 21175 S Main St E1 Unit C Carson CA 90745 Phone: 310-320-6300 Fax: 310-320-6333 Booth: 722

Equipter LLC 49 Eagle Dr Ste 102 Leola PA 17540 Phone: 717-661-3591 Toll-Free: 855-378-4783 Fax: 717-220-4796 Booth: 100 Equipter’s roofing equipment has been raising productivity, profitability and professionalism to new heights since 2003. Our equipment increases your competitive edge by streamlining safer, cleaner debris control, protecting your customers’ properties. From the popular RB4000 to a truck-mounted brake storage system, our products are designed with users and their customers in mind.

Estimating Edge 1301 N Congress Ave Ste 400 Boynton Beach FL 33426 Phone: 561-665-4141 Booth: 804 Estimating Edge is a team of tradesmen and software experts working together to build cutting-edge, professional-grade software for the construction industry. Estimating Edge has two solutions: a desktop cloud solution called The EDGE Estimator and a mobile application called EDGE On Site.

Everest Systems LLC 16601 Central Green Blvd Ste 100 Houston TX 77032 Toll-Free: 800-575-8966

Booth: 735 Everest Systems can provide a specific, cost effective solution with a roof that will be superior to your roof when it was new. An Everest Roofing System can offer a watertight seal, energy savings, lower maintenance and superior long-term performance by utilizing our “composite technology” approach. Our systems put your roof to sleep. EVERROOF 13827 Carmenita Rd Ste D Santa Fe Springs CA 90670 Phone: 833-383-7766 Booth: 523 EVERROOF is a large-scale manufacturer that sells a full range of liquid-applied roof maintenance coating systems for low-slope commercial roofs. We provide roofing contractors, building owners and architects an integrated solution for cool roof coatings, roof repair and roof maintenance. EVERROOF’s solutions include urethane, silicone and acrylic systems for modified bitumen, BUR, single-ply, concrete and metal roofs. Extreme Metal LLC 2120 SW Poma Dr Palm City FL 34990 Phone: 772-872-8034 Fax: 772-872-8035 Booth: 511 FiberTite Roof Systems 1000 Venture Blvd Wooster OH 44619 Phone: 330-262-1111 Booth: 719 FiberTite Roof Systems provides operational security to the world’s most powerful brands with an innovative, high performance coated fabric membrane. Its unique four-layer technology sets the performance standard in roofing with a proprietary, proven formula utilizing Elvaloy Ketone Ethylene Ester (KEE) and provides unmatched puncture, chemical and UV resistance.

Firestone Building Products 200 4th Ave S Nashville TN 37201 Phone: 904-900-5260 Toll-Free: 800-428-4442 Booth: 705 Firestone Building Products provides trusted roofing and building solutions. With innovative products such as UltraPly TPO self-adhering roofing membranes, Securebond technology, CoreGard waterproofing technology and Gaco waterproofing, we offer solutions for every system, building and budget.

FLAMCO 30 Technology Pkwy S Ste 400 Peachtree Corners GA 30092 Phone: 770-449-7066 Fax: 904-783-8403 Booth: 1226 Florida Metal Products, known as FLAMCO throughout our industry, manufactures residential and commercial metal roofing products. With locations in Jacksonville, Waco and Chicago, our products are sold to distributors across the US. FLAMCO has been in business since 1923 and is dedicated to providing the best products and service possible. FlashCo 150 Todd Rd Ste 400 Santa Rosa CA 95407 Phone: 707-824-4448 Toll-Free: 866-323-5274 Fax: 707-824-5858 Booth: 608 FlashCo is one of the largest manufacturers of roof flashings and accessories in North America. FlashCo is committed to Saving the Contractor Time by providing quality, long lasting, easy to install products. FlashCo flashings and accessories are available in a wide range of materials including TPO, PVC, lead and galvanized. | FLORIDA ROOFING



FRSA Educational and Research Foundation PO Box 4850 Winter Park FL 32793 Phone: 407-671-3772 ext 123 Toll-Free: 800-767-3772 ext 123 Fax: 407-679-0010 Booth: 326 Come by our booth to find out more about the FRSA Educational Foundation’s many programs, including scholarships, the Auction, seminars, research and the endowment fund.


FRSA Association PO Box 4850 Winter Park FL 32793 Phone: 407-671-3772 ext 100 Toll-Free: 800-767-3772 ext 100 Fax: 407-679-0010 Booth: 227 Visit the FRSA booth to learn more about member programs and services, membership information and benefits, information on the 2022 Convention & Expo (FRSA’s 100th Anniversary) and updates on Educational Foundation programs. FRSA staff will be available to answer your questions.



Flex Membrane International Corp 2670 Leiscz’s Bridge Rd Ste 400 Leesport PA 19533 Phone: 610-916-9500 Toll-Free: 800-969-0108 Fax: 610-916-9501 Booth: 116 For over 30 years, Flex Membrane has been the first choice for building owners, architects, specifiers and contractors who won’t settle for anything but the highest quality PVC and Elvaloy KEE roofing systems. With more than 300 million square feet installed, Flex customers trust us for everything they need, start to finish.




Foundation Finance Company 10101 Market St Ste B100 Rothschild WI 54474 Toll-Free: 855-241-0024 Booth: 1322




Florida Roofing Magazine PO Box 4850 Winter Park FL 32793 Phone: 407-671-3772 ext 127 Toll-Free: 800-767-3772 ext 127 Fax: 407-679-0010 Booth: 328 Want to reach Florida roofing pros? Advertise in Florida Roofing magazine for the most focused and qualified audience, including contractors, building officials, architects and other industry professionals. For 60 years, FRM has provided valuable news, codes and legal insight, safety, advocacy and industry information. Available in print and digital formats via Issuu and social media, Florida Roofing magazine is created by roofers for roofers.






FRSA Credit Union PO Box 5799 Winter Park FL 32793 Phone: 407-657-7212 Toll-Free: 877-657-7212 Fax: 407-671-7014 Booth: 229 Florida’s only credit union dedicated to the financial well-being of the state’s roofing professionals. Come see us when you’re ready to finance your next vehicle or equipment purchase and stop by to find out more about our roof financing program for your customers.


FRSA Self Insurers Fund PO Box 4910 Winter Park FL 32793 Toll-Free: 800-767-3772 ext 200 Fax: 407-671-2520 Booth: 230 FRSA-SIF has been providing the highestquality service-related workers’ compensation insurance coverage for the lowest possible cost to members since 1955. With an unsurpassed dividend program, over $174 million in dividends have been returned to valued members over the past 31 years.

FRSA Member Names Appear in Blue FT Synthetics 5690-268 St Langley BC Canada V4W 3X4 Toll-Free: 844-353-9839 Fax: 604-594-3589 Booth: 1425

Furman Insurance 1314 E Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach FL 33060 Phone: 954-994-9292 Booth: 724 Furman Insurance is your roofing industry insurance and risk advisor.

silicone roofing systems and offers best-inclass waterproofing solutions for a variety of commercial and industrial applications.

GAF 1 Campus Dr Parsippany NJ 07054 Toll-Free: 877-GAF-ROOF Booth: 911 More homes and businesses in the US are protected by a GAF roof than by any other product. We are the leading roofing manufacturer in North America, with plants strategically located across the US. As a Standard Industries company, GAF is part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

General Coatings Manufacturing Corp 1220 E North Ave Fresno CA 93725 Phone: 559-495-4004 Fax: 559-495-4009 G.A.P. Roofing Inc 4444 Hunt St Pryor OK 74361 Booth: 521 Toll-Free: 800-880-9808 General Coatings Manufacturing Corp. (GCMC) offers high performance, next-generation spray foam and coating systems for all construction Booth: 808 applications. GCMC is committed to manufacFounded in 1990, G.A.P. Roofing Inc is a family- turing your roofing and insulation products to owned and operated roofing materials manuthe highest quality standards while providing facturing company that produces saturated felt, exceptional customer service and field tech roll roofing materials, synthetic underlayments, support. self-adhered modified bitumen underlayments for high-temperature applications and self-adhered base and cap sheets. With three locations, G.A.P. is focused on producing the Geocel best quality roofing materials and providing the 101 Prospect Ave NW best-in-class customer experience. Cleveland OH 44115

Gaco / Division of Firestone Building Products 1245 Chapman Dr Waukesha WI 53186 Phone: 800-428-4442 Toll-Free: 800-331-0196 Fax: 262-542-1095 Booth: 709 Gaco is a recognized leader in innovative Booth: 1404 Geocel is the market leader in roofing sealants. For over 40 years, our products have consistently delivered on the promise to give professional contractors and builders peace of mind that our sealants last. But we didn’t stop at roofing solutions. Check out all our other building and repair products that offer the same durability and reliability professionals demand. Get More Roofing Leads 100 S 7th St Akron PA 17501

Phone: 941-894-0486 Booth: 922 We offer online marketing packages specifically designed to get more leads for roofing contractors. Get More Roofing Leads drives qualified traffic to your website. That means the leads you receive are exclusive to you. Stop by our booth (or website) and get a website or marketing package that’s right for you. Goss Inc 1818 7th Ave N #2 Lake Worth FL 33461 Toll-Free: 800-367-8168 Booth: 1325

Greenflow Distribution Inc 1038 Legrand Blvd Charleston SC 29492 Toll-Free: 866-308-2734 Booth: 640 Greenflow Distribution manufactures eco-friendly surface cleaners based on hydrogen peroxide. Our products eliminate organic bio film growth on contact. Our products can be used on any surface including roofs, concrete, stucco, limestone and many others and eliminates pressure washing.

Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing 14429 SW 2nd Pl Ste G30 Newberry FL 32669 Phone: 352-498-0778 Toll-Free: 888-393-0335 Fax: 352-498-7852 Booth: 413 As the Southeast’s trusted choice for metal roofing for over two decades, Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing has set out to provide the best value in metal roofing through product availability, fast and reliable service and industry expertise. We offer start-to-finish metal roofing products. | FLORIDA ROOFING


Loctite, PL and Polyseamseal) of sealants and adhesives for roofing, siding, doors and windows. Ask about the free OSI – Quad Window & Door Certification program for dealers and contractors. Gulfeagle Supply 2900 E 7th Ave Tampa FL 33605 Phone: 813-636-9808 Fax: 813-549-1775 Booth: 919 Gulfeagle Supply is a family-owned and operated full-line distributor of residential and commercial roofing and building products. Gulfeagle Supply has grown to over 80 locations nationwide with 24 branches across Florida. Gulfeagle’s core values have guided the daily operation since 1973: development of people, accountability, relationships and safety. Hail Trace 101 E Hurd St Ste F Edmond OK 73034 Toll-Free: 855-334-4245 Booth: 1423 HB Fuller / Royal Adhesives 4401 Page Ave Michigan Center MI 49254 Booth: 819 Heely Brown Company 1280 Chattahoochee Ave Atlanta GA 30318 Phone: 404-352-0022 Toll-Free: 800-241-4628 Fax: 404-350-2696 Booth: 1123 Heely Brown Company will exhibit Leister hot air tools for welding thermoplastic and modified bitumen material. Stop by to see the latest Leister has to offer. Henkel 1818 7th Ave N #2 Lake Worth FL 33461 Toll-Free: 800-367-8168 Fax: 561-588-9283 Booth: 1323 Caulks, sealants and adhesives for every industry. Stop by to see our complete line (OSI, 36


Henry Company 999 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 800 El Segundo CA 90245 Phone: 813-245-6282 Toll-Free: 800-486-1278 Booth: 310 Henry Roof Restoration Systems offer costeffective alternatives to re-roofing, with the added benefit of reducing landfill waste. Easy-toapply products feature a self-flashing, liquid-applied roof system that provides a seamless and long-lasting solution to roof replacement.

Hydraulic Machinery 5024 N 56th St Tampa FL 33610 Phone: 813-621-8002 Fax: 813-626-8759 Booth: 122 IB Roof Systems 506 E Dallas Rd Ste 300 Grapevine TX 76051 Toll-Free: 800-426-1626 Booth: 331 IB Roof Systems is proud to say that since our beginning in 1978, we have had a performance record that is second to none. IB Roof Systems has roofs that are 30 years old and still performing great for their owners. ICP Building Solutions Group 2775 Barber Rd Norton OH 44203 Toll-Free: 800-321-5585 Booth: 813 ICP Building Solutions Group is the foremost supplier of professional products and solutions for building envelope, cementitious and sports surface needs. Comprising dozens of industryleading brands across numerous industries and applications, ICP Building Solutions Group offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolios to building professionals all over the globe.

HomeAdvisor Powered by Angi 3601 Walnut St #700 Denver CO 80205 Toll-Free: 844-843-7494 Booth: 525 HomeAdvisor connects contractors with homeowners who are ready to hire pros for their home projects, giving you access to targeted leads for your business. Simply choose the services you offer and the locations you serve and we’ll match you with homeowners looking to start projects in those areas. We give you the IKO tools you need to connect with homeowners PO Box 437 and win the job. St Augustine FL 32085 Hunter Panels Phone: 904-430-7200 15 Franklin St Portland ME 04101 Phone: 207-761-5678 Booth: 1213 Fax: 207-228-6354 For nearly 70 years, IKO has been a pioneer and leader in the global roofing and related waterproofing and insulation industry for resiBooth: 421 dential and commercial markets. A familyHunter Panels manufactures thermal efficient owned business for four generations, IKO polyiso insulation and we believe in doing what- remains rooted in its founding values of integrity ever it takes to provide our customers with the and performance and provides best-in-class best service around. Polyiso insulation is the #1 products and services. Visit insulating material available for commercial and residential structures. It’s lightweight, costeffective and provides outstanding return on investment with significant energy savings.

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Innovative Energy Inc 10653 W 181st Ave Lowell IN 46356 Phone: 219-696-3639 Toll-Free: 800-776-3645 Fax: 219-696-5220 Booth: 1225 Innovative Energy Inc is your single source for reflective insulation. We pride ourselves on high-quality products and real customer service. Call us about our affordable Astroshield White bubble insulation to reflect 95 percent of radiant heat from your building. Sample new Astro Armour for superior strength.

Insurance Office of America Inc 1490 Highway A1A Ste 301 Satellite Beach FL 32937 Phone: 321-433-4004 Fax: 407-788-7933 Booth: 333 Insurance Office of America (IOA) is a fullservice insurance agency founded in 1988 and is ranked 13th on Insurance Journal’s 2019 Top 100 Independent Property and Casualty Agencies report and was named a National Underwriter Agency of the Year in 2018. IOA has more than 1,500 associates in over 60 offices in the US and London.

IQ4Mobility LLC 2055 Wood St Ste 114 Sarasota FL 34237 Phone: 941-539-5293 Booth: 1138 IR Aerials 3616 Harden Blvd #242 Lakeland FL 33803 Phone: 214-842-6000 Booth: 1234 Based in Lakeland, Fla., IR Aerials provides moisture mapping services on commercial roof structures throughout the entire state. Following ASTM Standards, we deploy the latest in today’s drone-based and handheld thermal imaging, moisture meter and moisture probe testing technology to help you visually understand present conditions.

IR Analyzers / Vector Mapping 65 Lyman Dr Williston VT 05495 Toll-Free: 800-879-1964 Booth: 519 IR Analyzers / Vector Mapping performs low voltage, high voltage, ELD fusion and RMIS membrane verification, infrared and nuclear roof moisture surveys and distributes TruGround Conductive Primer.

ITW Polymers Sealants North America 12055 Cutten Rd Houston TX 77066 Phone: 972-438-9111 Intertape Polymer Group Toll-Free: 800-878-7876 100 Paramount Dr Ste 300 Sarasota FL 34232 Phone: 941-727-5788 Booth: 440 Toll-Free: 800-474-8273 ERSystems offers a complete line of elastomerFax: 902-893-0220 ic roof coatings, sealants and repair products to restore aging roofs without a total replacement. Booth: 120 Protect a roof for decades and don’t forget to Intertape Polymer Group is a recognized leader explore Elastek elastomeric cool roof coatings in the development, manufacture and sale of and Pacific Polymers complete line of polyureengineered coated products for the building and thane waterproof membrane systems, traffic construction industry. IPG offers a full line of coating systems, joint sealants and polyurea products including roof underlayments, house systems. wraps and flashing tapes. IPG is headquartered in Sarasota, Fla. with 31 global manufacturing locations.

Jobba Trade Technologies 8700 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 400N Chicago IL 60631 Toll-Free: 855-633-3327 Booth: 341 Jobba is an all-in-one, cloud-based construction management solution that is designed for roofing contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and roofing consultants. It’s equipped with innovative, easy-to-use features to simplify your workflows, increase business profits and enhance customer satisfaction.

JobNimbus 3451 Triumph Way Lehi UT 84043 Toll-Free: 855-964-6287 Booth: 1412 JobNimbus is a fully customizable back-office solution that keeps you up to date on your business whether you are in the office or on the road. We are designed with powerful features to help you maximize growth. Be efficient, be organized, be professional and be profitable with JobNimbus. Johns Manville 717 17th St Denver CO 80202 Toll-Free: 800-922-5922 Booth: 403 | FLORIDA ROOFING


Junk It Plus LLC 1906 Monte Carlo Trl Orlando FL 32805 Phone: 407-258-6548 Booth: 1317 Junk It Plus is a residential and commercial C&D waste removal service offering varying sizes of roll-off dumpsters and dump trailers: 12 yd, 16 yd, 20 yd and 30 yd. We also offer Equipter rentals in Florida. See our website for more details.

KARNAK Corporation 330 Central Ave Clark NJ 07066 Phone: 732-388-0300 Toll-Free: 800-526-4236 Fax: 732-388-9422 Booth: 727 KARNAK, a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, manufactures a complete line of sustainable roof coatings, sealants and waterproofing products that comply with ENERGY STAR and LEED requirements. Products are third-party certified by UL and FM, are CRRC listed and can help buildings obtain LEED credits to comply with Title 24. For information, please contact KARNAK at 800-526-4236 or visit

Kennedy Skylights 5294 Tower Way Sanford FL 32773 Toll-Free: 800-280-2545 Booth: 731 Kennedy Skylights is one of the leading manufacturers of glass skylights, polycarbonate skylights, tubular skylights and solar-powered attic fans with many years of experience in design, manufacturing and sales. Kennedy Skylights has manufacturing facilities in Sanford, Fla., Phoenix, Ariz. and Indianapolis, Ind. 38


Kirby Fiberglass Inc 652 E Industrial Blvd Pueblo West CO 81007 Phone: 719-547-3940 Fax: 719-547-3764 Booth: 520 Kirby Fiberglass is a manufacturer of top-quality fiberglass mops for BUR and brushes for coatings and hot rubber application. We also focus on sales of a number of high-quality production saving products like Sharkskin underlayments, Viking products (Greenslope & GreenWeld), Poseidon waterproofing and Envirospec pedestals. Please stop by our booth to learn more. Kirsch BP / Sharkskin 1464 Madera Rd Ste N-387 Simi Valley CA 93065 Toll-Free: 877-742-7507 Fax: 805-526-1116 Booth: 1307 KRS Roofing Supply 2646 Michigan Ave Kissimmee FL 34744 Phone: 786-498-1682 Booth: 1041 Selling and distribution of roofing materials – shingles, roofing metals, vents, fasteners, underlayment and more. We provide the greatest variety at the best quality and prices. Currently serving Central Florida with two locations: Kissimmee and Tampa. We are a one-stop shop for residential and commercial roofing. Contact us at 786-498-1682 or 407-535-0970.

Lazer – Bostik 12050 NE 14th Ave #13, #21 Miami FL 33161 Phone: 305-891-3048 Toll-Free: 800-233-0076 Booth: 832 Third-generation family company dedicated to servicing and educating today’s building industry at every level. Selling commercial, residential and architectural building products such as skylights, caulking, sealants, Kynar NeverFade coatings, gutter, solar vents and more.

Lead Symphony 1532 Washington Ave Knoxville TN 37917 Phone: 828-415-3237 Booth: 1107

Leading Edge Safety 1345 Taney St N Kansas City MO 64116 Toll-Free: 888-990-2990 Booth: 1313 At Leading Edge Safety, we make fall protection attainable. You’ve heard of the Raptor Cart, but have you explored our other fall protection options? Permanent, temporary or mobile, Leading Edge Safety has the expertise and experience to solve your most challenging fall protection needs. From complicated architecture to multi-level roofs, we have a solution for you.

Lee Advertising 4081 Guildford Unit E Boca Raton FL 33434 Phone: 954-540-6678 Booth: 533 Lee Advertising is an advertising specialty company that works with roofers, contractors and their subs by providing promotional items, imprinted apparel and PPE for employees and their customers. We also assist our clients by recommending new and creative ideas for special events such as anniversaries, golf tournaments and fishing outings.

FRSA Member Names Appear in Blue ventilation products. Products for all roofing types including tile, shingle, asphalt and metal. Levi’s Building Components 400 Burkholder Dr Ephrata PA 17522 Toll-Free: 877-897-7020 Fax: 717-656-2558 Booth: 623 Levi’s Building Components is a nationally recognized metal roofing accessories supplier. As a roofing accessories wholesaler, we specialize in snow guards, screws, closures, ridge vents, flashing, underlayments and more. Our metal roof supplies are vast and you will love our prompt shipment and quality products. Lifetime Tool and Building Products 231 Aviation Dr Winchester VA 22602 Phone: 540-323-7667 Toll-Free: 877-904-1002 Fax: 540-323-7669 Booth: 937 Lifetime Tool offers an innovative line of roofing components beginning with the Ultimate Pipe Flashing featuring watertight technology. We are proud to announce our bath and dryer vent built for severe weather conditions. All Lifetime Tool components are 100 percent made in the USA with a life-of-the-roof warranty. Lifting Equipment Solutions 431 Cleveland Crossing Dr Ste 201 Garner NC 27529 Phone: 919-710-6515 Booth: 1301 Lifting Equipment Solutions specializes in roof loading material lifts and trailer mounted cranes, hot air welders, special metal roofing tools, portable stone and tile saws, plywood substitute and more. Lomanco Inc 2101 W Main St Jacksonville AR 72076 Phone: 501-982-6511 Toll-Free: 800-643-5596 Fax: 501-982-1258 Booth: 918 The world’s largest manufacturer of quality residential and light commercial attic or crawlspace

Lucas Coatings 12400 S Laramie Ave Alsip IL 60803 Phone: 773-523-4300 Booth: 526 Manus Products 866 Industrial Blvd W Waconia MN 55387 Phone: 952-442-3323 Toll-Free: 800-99-CAULK Fax: 952-442-3327 Booth: 632 Manus creates and manufactures customized solutions for the adhesive, sealant, tape and coating needs of the roofing and construction industries. Manus specializes in innovative and high performance adhesives, sealants, caulks, roof coatings, acoustical and vapor barriers, flashing, butyl tapes, standing seam sealants and more.

Marco Industries 4150 S 100th E Ave Ste 301 Tulsa OK 74146 Toll-Free: 800-800-8590 Fax: 918-622-4536 Booth: 714 If It’s Not Proven, It’s Not Marco. We make the best roofing ventilation and accessories for metal roofs – period. With the most tested and certified products on the market, you can trust our solutions to perform in even the harshest conditions, protecting your roof and everything underneath.

Maxim Skylights 1630 Terre Colony Ct Dallas TX 75212 Phone: 214-905-2021 Toll-Free: 888-222-4898 Fax: 214-905-2024

Booth: 1422 Maxim Skylights specializes in the manufacture of Miami-Dade County, FBC, TDI and DoD/GSA/ASTM blast resistant skylights that also comply with OSHA and Cal-OSHA fall protection guidelines, without the need for a screen or cage to protect against roof opening fall-through accidents. Impact resistant and energy efficient.

Maxwell Lightning Protection PO Box 22683 Lake Buena Vista FL 32830 Phone: 407-827-6328 Toll-Free: 800-819-2012 Booth: 741 Family-owned and operated since 1963, Maxwell Lightning Protection specializes in lightning protection system designs, installations and inspections for residential and commercial properties. Recognized for quality work and expertise for all lightning protection projects from the smallest to most difficult. McElroy Metal 1500 Hamilton Rd Bossier City LA 71111 Toll-Free: 800-950-6531 Booth: 615 McElroy Metal is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, metal siding and substructural components with locations across the US. McElroy’s product line includes a wide variety of architectural standing seam roofing systems, as well as many industrial and commercial wall and roof panels. Metacrylics 365 Obata Ct Gilroy CA 95020 Phone: 408-280-7733 Fax: 408-280-6329 Booth: 119 Since 1974, Metacrylics has set the standard for the energy efficient coatings industry. With innovative formulations and total service technical support, Metacrylics combines the highest quality acrylic and silicone products with the most comprehensive customer and installer support. | FLORIDA ROOFING


Metal Alliance 2120 SW Poma Dr Palm City FL 34990 Toll-Free: 844-638-2548 Fax: 772-827-8035 Booth: 101 Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp 7110 Stuart Ave Jacksonville FL 32254 Phone: 904-783-3660 Fax: 904-783-9175 Booth: 404 Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp manufactures metal roofing and siding products.

Mid-States Asphalt 1637 51st Ave Tuscaloosa AL 35401 Toll-Free: 800-489-2391 Fax: 800-880-3834 Booth: 824 Mid-States Asphalt offers self-adhering roofing underlayments for metal, tile and shingle roofs, as well as traditional rolled roofing and synthetic felt for residential and commercial applications. We provide a full line of Trumbull BUR packaged asphalt, as well as our 50-pound Recreated from 2004 JSA file, and Quik Melt film asphalt. L/C Horizon on file 877-358-7663

MetalForming Inc 100 International Dr Peachtree City GA 30269 Phone: 770-631-0002 Fax: 770-631-7776 Booth: 235 MetalForming Inc is the leading provider of high-tech sheet metal component manufacturing machines in the US. We offer best-in-class roll formers, sheet metal folders, handbrakes, shears, coil processors, decoilers, panel curvers, tapering systems, slit to width and cut to length machines. Product lines include Jorns, Schechtl, Schlebach, Krasser and Bendex software solutions.

MFM Building Products 525 Orange St Coshocton OH 43812 Phone: 740-622-2645 Toll-Free: 800-882-7663 Fax: 740-622-6161 Booth: 337 MFM Building Products specializes in the manufacture of self-adhering, waterproofing barriers for use from the rooftop to the foundation. The company is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2021 and wishes to thank all of our customers for helping us reach this milestone. 40


Millennium Metals Inc 10200 Eastport Rd Jacksonville FL 32218 Phone: 904-358-8366 Toll-Free: 877-358-7663 Fax: 904-358-8285 Booth: 807 Millennium Metals Inc specializes in steel and aluminum accessories and their extensive product line includes flashings, ventilation and a complete line of metal panel systems and components. Millennium Metals has supported distributors and contractors for over 20 years. Experience the difference Millennium Metals can make on your next project. Milwaukee Tool 3311 NW 82nd St Doral FL 33122 Phone: 704-249-9848 Booth: 1520 Since 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in developing innovative solutions that deliver increased productivity and unmatched durability for professional construction users. Through our world-leading M12 and M18 FUEL cordless systems, lighting, accessories or hand tool and storage products, we are dedicated to delivering advanced, trade-specific solutions.

Mule-Hide Products 1195 Prince Hall Dr Beloit WI 53511 Toll-Free: 800-786-1492 Booth: 305 Mule-Hide Products offers premium low-slope roofing products and systems to professional contractors through USA and Canadian distribution. EPDM, TPO, PVC, insulation, roof boards, adhesives, tapes and accessories feature extensive code approvals, UL/FM listed assemblies and warranty programs. Mule-Hide Products is an ENERGY STAR Partner. Call 800-786-1492 or visit National Gypsum 2001 Rexford Rd Charlotte NC 20270 Phone: 704-365-7300 Booth: 941 At National Gypsum, our goal is to provide focused solutions and product choices through unmatched technical expertise and world-class customer service and delivery. Put simply, we want to be your trusted partner. National Gypsum’s primary emphasis in roofing is on DEXcell gypsum and cement roof boards. National Roofing Contractors Association 10255 W Higgins Rd Ste 600 Rosemont IL 60018-5607 Phone: 847-266-9070 Toll-Free: 866-ASK-NRCA Fax: 847-299-1183 Booth: 125 We are the industry – join us. Stop by NRCA Booth 125 to learn about becoming an NRCA member and how we are working hard to improve your business and elevate the roofing industry. Programs include NRCA ProCertification, Training for Roof Application Careers, Qualified Trainer Conferences and the new NRCA Health Care Program.

FRSA Member Names Appear in Blue National Women in Roofing 2851 S Parker Rd Ste 1210 Aurora CO 80014 Phone: 303-450-3150 Booth: 1519 National Women in Roofing (NWiR) is a volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals: from manufacturing, design and installation to investigation, repair and management – and every step in between. We provide networking, mentoring, education and recruitment opportunities. NB Handy 65 10th St Lynchburg VA 24504 Phone: 434-847-4495 Toll-Free: 800-284-6242 Fax: 434-847-2404 Booth: 1040 NB Handy is a 130-year-old distributor of metals, HVAC supplies and equipment, commercial roofing and machinery. We strive for excellence to be the preferred choice to our employees, customers and supply partners. Next Level Metal Sales 342 Specialty Pt Sanford FL 32771 Phone: 407-452-7199 Booth: 1417 NPC Colored Sealants 1208 8th Ave Maywood IL 60153 Phone: 708-681-1040 Toll-Free: 800-654-1042 Fax: 708-681-1424 Booth: 335 The colored sealant specialists since 1928. Solar Seal #900 is based on terpolymer technology that offers a quality alternative to silicone and urethane sealants. Exceptional weather resistance, adhesion, elongation and color fade resistance. Available in over 200 colors plus custom colors. Co-Poly and Gutter Seal also available.

Owens Corning One Owens Corning Pkwy Toledo OH 43659 Toll-Free: 1-800-GET-PINK Booth: 619 Owens Corning provides innovative products and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company’s customers and make the world a better place.

O’Hagin 210 Classic Ct Ste 100 Rohnert Park CA 94928 Phone: 707-872-3620 Toll-Free: 877-324-0444 Fax: 707-588-9187 Booth: 1131 O’Hagin manufactures superior attic ventilation solutions for all weather conditions. From clay and concrete tile to hand-carved slate to composition shingles, there’s a ventilation system designed specifically for your job. O’Hagin holds local and national testing approvals, including Florida and Miami-Dade County product PAC-CLAD | Petersen control. Visit us at 102 Northpoint Pkwy Acworth GA 30102 Ocean Breezes Design Phone: 800-PAC-CLAD 941 Manatee Ave W #274 Toll-Free: 800-272-4482 Bradenton FL 34209 Phone: 941-792-9700 Toll-Free: 800-735-7216 Booth: 319 Petersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD metal cladding products in multiple Booth: 541 gauges of steel and aluminum, including coil We offer roofer t-shirts, short sleeve and long, and flat sheet, hidden- and exposed-fastener for $7.99 printed and delivered. 48 piece wall panels, standing seam roof panels, soffit minimum. Complete embroidery services and panels, perforated metal, fascia, coping and artwork assistance as well. Call 800-735-7216 composite panels. All are available in 70 pertoday. cent PVDF finish in 46 standard colors. OMG Roofing Products PBP Sales Corp 153 Bowles Rd 1818 7th Ave N #2 Agawam MA 01001 Lake Worth FL 33461 Toll-Free: 800-633-3800 Toll-Free: 800-367-8168 Fax: 561-588-9293 Booth: 904 Booth: 1424 Overholt Metal Roofing Supply Representing quality building materials 6192 SW Hwy 72 manufacturers and innovators in South Florida Arcadia FL 34266 for over 35 years. Currently showing Henkel Phone: 863-491-9400 (OSI), Goss Torches and Maxim Skylights. Booth: 1140 Full metal roofing manufacturer of Tuff-Rib, PBR, SV, snaplock standing seam, custom trim, accessories and more. | FLORIDA ROOFING


Perennial Roofing by Daltile 7834 CF Hawn Frwy Dallas TX 75217 Toll-Free: 800-933-8543 Booth: 1106 Perennial Roofing by Daltile is a roofing tile category under the Daltile brand. As experts in porcelain tile, we are proud to expand our offering to the roofing industry, with carefully selected products that have timeless beauty, everlasting quality and an easy installation technique. For more information, visit Pipe Prop 6340 Baker Blvd Ft Worth TX 76118 Toll-Free: 888-590-0120 Fax: 817-284-9266 Booth: 137 Podium 1650 W Digital Dr Lehi UT 84043 Phone: 775-671-5184 Booth: 1406

Polyglass USA Inc 1111 W Newport Center Dr Deerfield Beach FL 33442 Phone: 954-233-1330 Booth: 611 Polyglass is a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing membranes, committed to adding value through innovation. With decades of practical experience in the application of roofing and waterproofing materials, Polyglass provides a strong foundation for understanding the importance of contractor satisfaction with quality roofing products. Power Bolt and Tool Inc 6261 Topaz Ct Ft Myers FL 33966 Phone: 239-768-9028 Toll-Free: 888-514-5151 Fax: 239-768-6952 Booth: 1208 42


Serving all Florida roofers with same day and next day delivery of fasteners, tools, jobsite supplies and safety equipment. We offer jobsite solutions and consultation for all roofing and safety systems, as well as complete manufacturer support for the millions of items in our inventory. Premier Metal Roof Mfg 8820 Maislin Dr Tampa FL 33637 Phone: 813-498-4270 Booth: 1413 ProGifter 218 Cadwallader St San Antonio TX 78212 Phone: 956-222-1224 Booth: 124

Progressive Materials - PM Silicone 540 Central Ct New Albany IN 47150 Phone: 813-326-0016 Fax: 812-944-7804 Booth: 1200 PM Silicone (Progressive Materials) manufactures and specializes in silicone roofing systems and is a leader in high performance, low-cost roof restoration and maintenance. PM Silicone Roofing Systems are backed by watertight warranties up to 20 years, as well as Miami-Dade County and Florida product approvals. We are silicone experts.

on foundations and decks, window and door flashings, roofing underlayments and more. Pure Lead Products 127 Ranier Dr Lake Placid FL 33852 Phone: 205-908-2965 Toll-Free: 866-417-2126 Fax: 205-991-9988 Booth: 509 Pure Lead Products is a lead fabricator providing roof flashings, solder and sheet lead made right here in Florida. R.K. Hydro-Vac PO Box 669052 Charlotte NC 28266 Phone: 704-393-9473 Fax: 704-393-9479 Booth: 419 Raptor Synthetic Underlayment 1155 E 54th St Indianapolis IN 46220 Phone: 317-800-8444 Fax: 317-282-8202 Booth: 218 Makers of extremely safe, walkable and easy to install underlayment products. We also have the world’s most extensive private label program that works all the way down to the contractor level. Our tarps, housewrap, flashing tapes and guardrail systems are second to none and are all customizable.

Reed’s Metals 4020 SW 449 St Protecto Wrap Company Horseshoe Beach FL 32648 1955 S Cherokee St Phone: 352-498-0100 Denver CO 80223 Toll-Free: 800-581-4645 Toll-Free: 800-759-9727 Fax: 303-777-9273 Booth: 1201 For 23 years, we’ve been an industry award Booth: 711 Since 1952, Protecto Wrap Company has been winner and leading provider of metal roofing systems and panels, post frame, tube buildings manufacturing waterproofing membranes with and pre-engineered steel buildings offering a reputation for producing the highest quality waterproofing systems available. Protecto Wrap quality products, industry leading warranties, 20-plus colors, 10 panel profiles, in-stock items offers design consultation and field technical with same-day availability and jobsite delivery support for all product lines, including residential and commercial waterproofing membranes within 72 hours on most projects. Visit us at Booth 1201.

FRSA Member Names Appear in Blue Resisto USA 310 Quadral Dr Wadsworth OH 44281 Toll-Free: 855-227-7850 Booth: 820

Ritz Safety 3914 US Hwy 301 N Ste 500 Tampa FL 33619 Phone: 813-627-0200 Toll-Free: 800-451-3077 Booth: 1034 Now with 13 US locations, our customer-first attitude delivers consistent value and ROI to our clients. We offer high-quality safety products from hundreds of top manufacturers in addition to our exclusive Ritz brand of PPE, rental and repair services and value-added services and training. Rocket Equipment 9684 N 109th Ave Ste 103 Omaha NE 68142 Phone: 531-215-1500 Booth: 1401 Rocket Equipment is the manufacturer of the patented Trash Rocket, the unique roof-to-bin debris disposal system. The totally enclosed Trash Rocket eliminates the need for trash chutes and eliminates additional site cleanup. Simple set up and operation saves time and money on every tear-off.

Roof Assessment Specialists Inc 1767 Lakewood Ranch Blvd #344 Bradenton FL 34211 Phone: 941-812-5996 Booth: 1007 R.A.S. offers roof consulting, inspections and analysis, infrared surveys, moisture mapping, specifications, project management and expert witness services.

Roof Hugger LLC 142 Whitaker Rd Lutz FL 33549 Phone: 813-909-4244 Toll-Free: 800-771-1711 Fax: 877-202-2254 Booth: 840 Roof Huggers are structurally correct subpurlins, 16 ga., 0.060” min., G-90, 50 ksi, “Z’s,” notched to let the ribs of any existing metal panel pass through the vertical leg. This retrofit system allows a new metal roof to be installed over an existing metal roof without its removal.

Roof-A-Cide 2421 SW 127th Ave Davie FL 33325 Toll-Free: 800-806-6727 Booth: 1003 Roof-A-Cide is an EPA-approved product that prevents unsightly roof stains and eliminates the need for repeated roof cleaning. Roof-ACide is approved by every major roof materials manufacturer and has over 25 years of proven results for homeowners, communities and contractors.

RoofersCoffeeShop 411 E Cascade Ave Ste 203 Sisters OR 97759 Phone: 714-203-1417 RoofersCoffeeShop is the leading online resource for roofing information. Our mission is to provide contractors with valuable tools and resources that include classifieds, training, networking, purchasing opportunities and much more. Helping roofing contractors is part of everyday business on the Coffee Shop. Drop in at, we are always open.

Roofing Contractor Magazine 2401 Big Beaver Rd Ste 700 Troy MI 48084 Phone: 248-362-3700 Booth: 108 Roofing Contractor is the most trusted source for roofing industry news and information across multiple media platforms. Our original and contributed content is geared for roofing professionals in North America seeking comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the roofing industry, whether in commercial, residential or institutional segments of the business. Roofmaster Products Co 760 Atlanta South Pkwy Ste 200 Atlanta GA 30349 Fax: 770-981-1725 Booth: 713

RoofScope 2420 Alcott St Denver CO 80211 Toll-Free: 866-589-2971 Booth: 1500 The RoofScope product by Scope Technologies streamlines the measuring and estimating process by delivering accurate, affordable and timely takeoff reports for the contractor, architect, engineer, insurance adjustor and more. Our measurement takeoff reports are generated using the latest in aerial satellite imagery and software and we even provide reports using blueprints. Roser USA 151 Regal Row Ste 101 Dallas TX 75247 Toll-Free: 888-558-6167 Fax: 888-558-6703 Booth: 1240 Roser USA markets, sells and distributes the Roser line of Stone Coated Steel Roofing in North America. With over a 40-year history of producing ISO-9001 quality assured roofing systems for over 80 countries worldwide, Roser is your choice for lightweight, high performance roofing systems. | FLORIDA ROOFING


ROV Roof Tiles LLC 591 Fairvilla Rd Orlando FL 32808 Phone: 407-495-1300 Booth: 1501 RPS Metal Roofing & Siding 710 3rd Ave PO Box 397 Welaka FL 32193 Phone: 386-467-9277 Fax: 386-467-9838 Booth: 932

Rugged Coatings 5 W Airpark Vista Blvd Dayton NV 89403 Phone: 775-301-1689 Booth: 1408 Rugged Coatings is an emerging coatings manufacturer dedicated to fanatical customer service, timely distribution and exceptional quality control. We wanufacture acrylic and silicone coatings and SPF roof foam. Rust-Oleum 11 Hawthorn Pkwy Vernon Hills IL 60061 Toll-Free: 877-385-8155 Booth: 1236 Safe Keeper | Safe Climber 314 E Canal St Mulberry FL 33860 Toll-Free: 866-537-2262 Booth: 1305 Safe Keeper | Safe Climber is committed to providing high-quality fall protection equipment and systems to create a safer work environment and ultimately save lives in the workforce. We use today’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and experts applying real world practical knowledge to engineer effective yet affordable solution-focused products.



Safety Hoist Company 604 Jeffers Cir Exton PA 19341 Phone: 610-941-4333 Fax: 610-941-4336 Booth: 131 For over 50 years, our focus at Safety Hoist Company has been designing and manufacturing electric and gas material hoists. As the roofing industry changes, we continue to pioneer new laddervators and better material handling alternatives. Our material hoists and accessories make moving materials safer, quicker and easier than ever before. Santafé Tile Corp 8825 NW 95th St Medley FL 33178 Phone: 786-300-2249 Toll-Free: 305-885-9002 Booth: 1324 Santafé Tile is much more than clay; we prioritize customers’ satisfaction by constantly offering innovative, trend setting and highquality clay roof tiles. In 2020, we made a very important decision to stay true to this priority. After searching the world over, we entered into a strong partnership with La Escandella Tile.

Sashco Inc 10300 E 107th Pl Brighton CO 80601 Toll-Free: 800-767-5656 Booth: 113 Customers keep coming back to the Sashco house of brands because they are products that work. Through the Roof! is perfect for sealing over nails and flashing. It comes with a lifetime warranty, is easy to apply in all types of weather and will withstand rain immediately. SEMCO 11801 Industry Dr Jacksonville FL 32218 Toll-Free: 800-874-0335 Booth: 737

Senco 4270 Ivy Pointe Blvd Cincinnati OH 45245 Toll-Free: 800-543-4596 Fax: 800-543-3299 Booth: 240 Senco is an American manufacturer of quality tools and fasteners. We provide fastening solutions that increase productivity and make work safer and easier to perform. Stop by our booth and learn more about our cordless fastening system.

The Sherwin Williams Building Solutions Group 101 Prospect Ave NW Cleveland OH 44155 Phone: 305-509-9077 Toll-Free: 888-321-3539 Booth: 1105 With the highest quality brands for all your professional roof coatings needs, Sherwin Williams Building Solutions brands, Uniflex and KoolSeal, cover the market with an extensive distribution and contractor network that pros trust. We have 4,000-plus stores, 1,600-plus dedicated sales reps and over 100 years of protection with continuous product improvement. Sievert Industries 7130 Clinton Rd Loves Park IL 61111 Phone: 779-238-6635 Booth: 725 Signpost 275 7th Ave Ste 1701 New York NY 10001 Toll-Free: 855-606-4900 Booth: 925 Signpost helps contractors attract, capture and communicate with leads and customers. Get the lead, get the job and get the review using our desktop and mobile apps, available on iOS and Android.

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branes, polymeric PMMA/PMA liquid-applied Stormseal is a lightweight but strong polyethmembranes and synthetic single-ply PVC mem- ylene film that heat-shrinks to securely wrap a branes. SOPREMA has the solution for you. damaged roof or structure. Unlike tarpaulins, Stormseal stays put until permanent repairs SPEC Building Materials can be made, resisting wind, rain and hail and 2840 Roe Ln preventing further distress and costly damage. Kansas City KS 66103 Phone: 816-392-3357 SumoQuote 2435 22nd St NE Simpson Strong-Tie Calgary AB Canada T2E 8K8 2151 S Airport Dr Booth: 1011 Phone: 402-417-2292 McKinney TX 75069 Stamm Manufacturing Phone: 972-542-0326 4850 Orange Ave Toll-Free: 800-333-1800 Booth: 118 Ft Pierce FL 34947 SumoQuote creates digital sales tools for conPhone: 772-461-6056 tractors to increase their revenues and improve Toll-Free: 800-226-5026 Booth: 527 their sales efficiencies. Created by roofing Fax: 772-464-2716 For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has cre- contractors, SumoQuote helps contractors ated structural products that help people build manage their sales teams and makes it easy to safer and stronger homes. Our product lines standardize a professional sales presentation to Booth: 1209 include roof tile fasteners, stainless steel nails Stamm Manufacturing has been manufacturing grow their business. and screws, structural connectors and concrete quality roofing scissor trucks for over 50 years. Sun-Tek Skylights anchoring products. Simpson Strong-Tie is one 10303 General Dr Steinel America of the largest suppliers of structural products in Orlando FL 32824 9051 Lyndale Ave S the world. Phone: 407-859-2117 Bloomington MN 55420 Toll-Free: 800-334-5854 Toll-Free: 800-852-4343 Fax: 800-331-6607 Booth: 114 Booth: 200 STINGER Sun-Tek manufactures a complete line of resi2964 Clydon Ave SW dential skylights including glass, polycarbonate Grand Rapids MI 49519 Snap-Z domed, Miami-Dade County approved, tubular Phone: 616-538-8000 330 Swamp Rd and multi-tubular models. Sun-Tek manuToll-Free: 800-968-6245 Morgantown PA 19543 factures all of our glass models with LoE340 Fax: 616-531-5970 Phone: 406-750-1008 glass. Custom commercial skylights are also available. Stop by Booth 200 to see our new Impact Glass skylights. Booth: 833 Booth: 535 STINGER sets the standard for securing Suncoast Roofers Supply The Snap-Z standing seam ridge ventilation underlayments and housewrap. The leader in 14212 N Nebraska Ave system product allows installers to vent a cap fastening, STINGER technologies are deTampa FL 34638 standing seam metal roof and is a simple, signed for various residential, commercial and Phone: 813-664-8686 unique, two-step process that makes industrial applications. The Right System for tion a breeze and saves both time and money Every Job. Cap staples or cap nails, pneumatic with its speed and efficiency. or non-pneumatic tools, collated or hand drive, Booth: 831 SOPREMA STINGER innovations provide complete roofing Suncoast Roofers Supply specializes in the dis2900 Center Port Cir tribution of the finest residential and commercial and sidewall fastening solutions to protect Pompano Beach FL 33064 roofing products and accessories, with reliable homes from moisture. Phone: 786-427-3948 material delivery that’s second to none. Looking Toll-Free: 800-356-3521 for something exotic or hard to get? Give us a call. If we don’t already stock it, we can bly find it for you! Booth: 224 Stormseal USA LLC PO Box 3023 SOPREMA offers a comprehensive line of commercial roofing, waterproofing, wall protec- W Palm Beach FL 33402 Phone: 561-588-5653 tion and civil engineering solutions combining superior products and systems with decades of proven performance. Our solutions include Booth: 127 industry leading SBS-modified bitumen | FLORIDA ROOFING


Sunniland Corp 1735 State Rd 419 Longwood FL 32750 Phone: 407-322-2421 Toll-Free: 800-432-1130 Fax: 407-324-4421 Booth: 1035 Sunniland Corp has 20 roofing supply locations, 18 in Florida and 2 in Southwest Georgia, offering residential, commercial, tile and metal. If it goes on a roof, Sunniland has it.

Sunoptics Skylights and Daylighting Systems 6201 27th St Sacramento CA 95822 Phone: 916-395-4700 Toll-Free: 800-289-4700 Fax: 916-395-9204 Booth: 219 Since 1978, Sunoptics has been a trusted partner for providing superior natural light and leakfree designs for roofers, architects and building owners. Our skylights feature high performance prismatic lenses that provide maximum light transmittance while maintaining 100 percent diffusion, which eliminates undesirable hot spots, glare and UV damage to the daylit space. TAMKO Building Products LLC 198 Four State Dr Galena KS 66739-0097 Toll-Free: 800-641-4691 Fax: 800-841-1925 Booth: 603 With more than 75 years in business, TAMKO Building Products LLC is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing products including Heritage and MetalWorks shingles, waterproofing products and cements and coatings. Since 1944, TAMKO’s success is the direct result of teamwork and enduring relationships with customers, suppliers and employees.

Tampa Crane & Body 5701 N 50th St Tampa FL 33610 Phone: 813-246-5510 Fax: 813-246-5322 Booth: 1503 Tarco 1 Information Way Little Rock AR 72202 Toll-Free: 800-365-4506 Booth: 803 A major producer of underlayments since 1978, Tarco offers traditional, synthetic and premium LeakBarrier self-adhering underlayments as well as EasySystem self-adhering membranes. Whether your primary roof will be shingle, tile, metal or membrane, Tarco provides an underlayment solution that has been specially engineered and optimized for easy installation and superior performance. Underlayments Are Our Business!

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FRSA Member Names Appear in Blue Tile Roofing Industry Alliance 2150 N 107th St Ste 205 Seattle WA 98133 Phone: 425-269-3201 Booth: 128 TRI Alliance (TRI) is dedicated to growing the tile roofing market by building awareness of tile’s benefits, supplying technical expertise and providing training and certification for codeapproved tile roof installation.

The Catch-All 512 E Ferguson St Tyler TX 75702 Phone: 903-636-3100 Booth: 105 Created by roofers for roofers to protect the homeowner’s house during tear-off. Save time. Increase profits. Happy homeowners.

Titanium & RhinoRoof One Owens Corning Pkwy Toledo OH 43659 Toll-Free: 1-800-GET-PINK Booth: 618 Install right from the start with the deck protection system from Titanium & RhinoRoof. These trusted brands offer a growing portfolio of high performance synthetic underlayment and self-adhered ice and water barrier products to help protect from eave to peak. Titanium & RhinoRoof products give you the options you need for every job.

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Titebond 2020 Bruck St Columbus OH 43207 Phone: 614-443-0241 Toll-Free: 800-877-4583 Fax: 614-445-1812 Booth: 408 Titebond WeatherMaster Metal Roof Sealant is Miami-Dade County approved, available in 88 colors, extrudes down to 0°F, has exceptional adhesion to Kynar coated metals as well as most other building materials, is UV resistant, waterproof, permanently flexible, won’t crack, bonds to wet surfaces, is paintable and greenbuild approved.

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Tri County Metals 301 SE 16th St Trenton FL 32693 Phone: 352-463-8400 Toll-Free: 877-766-3309 Fax: 352-463-0785 Booth: 423 A metal roofing manufacturer located in Trenton, Tri County Metals has proven to be a leader in innovation and servicing the entire state of Florida with expanded product approvals, next-day delivery options, dedicated contractor customer support and a metal roofing panel line up suited for commercial, residential, industrial and agricultural applications. Triangle Fastener Corporation 6800 Suemac Pl #2 Jacksonville FL 32254 Toll-Free: 800-486-1832 Fax: 904-695-0062 Booth: 836

TFC is a tool and fastener distributor operating in 23 markets, including four in Florida. We offer solutions for low-slope and metal roofing attachments. Product delivery, technical support, stocking programs and much more are available. Tropical Roofing Products 1818 SW 31st Ave Hallandale FL 33009 Phone: 754-300-3643 Booth: 1125 TRUFAST 2105 County Rd 12C Bryan OH 43506 Phone: 419-636-6715 Toll-Free: 800-443-9602 Fax: 419-630-1048 Booth: 733 TRUFAST is a leading manufacturer of engineered fastening solutions for the commercial roofing industry. Products include a comprehensive selection of fasteners, accessories, adhesives, tools for commercial roofing and SIP/nailbase panels. Independent testing and

certification assure customers that TRUFAST fasteners have been objectively tested and conform to national and international standards.

Union Corrugating 701 S King St Fayetteville NC 28302 Toll-Free: 888-685-7663 Booth: 420 Union Corrugating is proud to celebrate 75 years as an industry award winner and leader serving the residential, commercial and agricultural roofing and siding markets. With 10 manufacturing facilities, we are focused on delivering quality products, superior service and value for our customers. Visit booth 420, or call 888-6857663 for more information.

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FRSA Member Names Appear in Blue USG Securock 23821 Creek Branch Ln Estero FL 34135 Phone: 513-260-7808 Booth: 1133 USG, with its Securock Roof Board line, offers the broadest line of cover boards for every type of commercial roofing application. VELUX Skylights 450 Old Brickyard Rd Greenwood SC 29649 Toll-Free: 800-888-3589 Fax: 864-941-4870 Booth: 1111

Verea Clay Roof Tiles 7275 NW 61st St Miami FL 33166 Phone: 786-641-9154 Booth: 1218 Verea Clay Roof Tile is the best-selling clay roof tile line in the US. We combine old-world craftmanship with twenty-first century technology to bring to market the greatest value in the roof tile industry. We provide exceptional customer service and only sell through distributors. Versico Roofing Systems 1285 Ritner Hwy Carlisle PA 17013 Toll-Free: 800-992-7663 Booth: 311

As one of the largest single-ply membrane roofing system providers in the world, Versico continues to offer quality and expertise in the commercial roofing marketplace. For nearly 50 years, Versico has provided the low-slope, commercial roofing industry with the best customer service and the most innovative, energy-efficient roofing solutions available. Versico’s product offering includes EPDM, TPO and PVC roofing membranes and accessories. Viking Metals 1014 Sampler Way Ste D Atlanta GA 30344 Phone: 404-669-9100 Fax: 404-669-0744 Booth: 1109 VM Building Solutions 1513 Walnut St Ste 270 Cary NC 27511 Phone: 984-212-5471 Booth: 134 Volatile Free Inc 19500 Janacek Ct Brookfield WI 53045 Phone: 262-787-0400 Toll-Free: 800-307-9218 Fax: 262-787-0500 Booth: 806 Volatile Free Inc is a family-owned and operated chemical manufacturer doing business since 1995. Better known as VFI throughout the industry, we custom formulate liquidapplied roofing silicones, acrylics, urethanes and foams for use on buildings across America. We are recognized for and committed to offering unparalleled customer service.

Wausau Tile 9001 Business Hwy 51 Rothschild WI 54474 Phone: 813-334-0016 Booth: 123 Wausau Tile has been committed to quality American craftsmanship for over 60 years. Our architectural pavers, terrazzo, custom precast concrete and site furnishings are unmatched in the industry. Whether you choose one of our elegant, durable designs or prefer to create an inspired original, we will bring your vision to life.

Worthouse 2315 Landmeier Rd Elk Grove Village IL 60007 Phone: 847-621-2470 Booth: 1134

WUKO Inc 1833 Cross Beam Dr Ste D Charlotte NC 28217 Phone: 980-938-0512 Booth: 130 WUKO is a European manufacturer of high-quality hand tools and machines. | FLORIDA ROOFING


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Trustees Set to Award Highest Scholarship Amount in Foundation History Last year, as COVID-19 began to close in on us, the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation Trustees voted to award $30,000 in industry scholarships to 15 recipients. The amount significantly surpassed any previous amount, including the 2019 amount of $19,000. This year, the Trustees are pleased to further strengthen the Foundation’s scholarship funding to $31,500. At FRSA’s Spring meetings in Bonita Springs, each of the Trustees received a packet of 31 scholarship applications submitted to the Foundation by the end-of-March deadline. After independently reviewing and scoring each application, the scores were averaged. The Trustees then met at the end of May to award scholarships based on the scoring. Scholarship recipients will be announced in the July issue of Florida Roofing. Funding for the annual scholarship awards is derived from revenue from the Foundation Endowment as well as from donations to the Foundation specifbe98gz ically designated for scholarships. This year, named scholarships include:

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IIBEC Technical Advisory – Roof Covering Systems and New Concrete Roof Decks the Midwest Roofing The International Institute of Building Enclosure Contractors Consultants (IIBEC) has issued a new technical adviAssociation sory to provide commentary on the installation and (MRCA), design of low-slope roof systems over new concrete National roof deck substrates. Roofing Contractors IIBEC Disclaimer Association (NRCA), Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers This Technical Advisory is intended to serve only as a Association (ARMA), GAF and IIBEC. general resource and to identify potential issues for The primary changes in roofing materials, adheconsideration by industry professionals. Each person sives, construction practices and schedules that affect using this Technical Advisory is solely responsible for roof system performance over concrete roof decks the evaluation of the Technical Advisory in light of the include the following: unique circumstances of any particular situation, must Use of alternative methods instead of asphalt as independently determine the applicability of such an adhesive for the direct attachment of roof insulainformation and assumes all risks in connection with tion to concrete decks. A continuous film of asphalt the use of such information. The materials contained properly bonded to the concrete can function as a in this Technical Advisory do not supersede any code, vapor retarder. Thus, the use of asphalt as an adhesive rule, regulation or legislation and are not intended to mitigated the amount of latent moisture release from represent the standard of care in any jurisdiction. the concrete into the roof assembly in amounts large enough to cause roof membrane distress or failure. FRSA Disclaimer A section of the article titled “Use of a Vapor Retarder” However, alternative attachment methods – specifically the use of ribbon applications of low-rise foam suggests using a vapor retarder. Generally, vapor adhesives or mechanical attachment – have resulted barriers in roof systems are used when high humidin portions of the roof deck directly exposed to the ity is expected on the interior of a building which is located in a low humidity climate. Since the vapor drive roof insulation, allowing moisture to enter the roof assembly. The use of mechanical attachment or lowin Florida is almost always from the outside of the building inward, careful consideration should be taken rise foam adhesives over concrete decks is primarily a change in low-slope roofing construction practices. prior to including a separate vapor retarder or barrier Use of concrete roof decks with lightweight as part of the roof system. aggregate instead of normal-weight aggregate. The use of lightweight aggregate in structural conBackground crete has increased as designers look to minimize Roof membrane and roof assembly installations overall building weight and lessen construction costs. over new concrete roof decks have always been Lightweight aggregate is typically expanded shale, prone to moisture-related problems due to latent clay or slate materials, which have been fired in a moisture release by the concrete as it continues to rotary kiln to create a porous structure, or air-cooled cure. The problems are due to the release of excess blast surface slag. Because lightweight aggregate is moisture from the concrete into the roof assembly, porous, it retains moisture longer than normal-weight which can impact roof system securement, the roof aggregate. membrane, roof insulation and related components. Additionally, lightweight aggregates are preMoisture-related problems for roof membrane and wetted or stored in water prior to batching the conroof assembly installations over concrete decks have crete. This is needed to minimize moisture absorption increased significantly in recent years with changes by the aggregate and to allow adequate water to be in roofing materials, adhesives, construction pracavailable for cement hydration. Thus, the use of lighttices and schedules. The extent of these problems weight aggregate results in concrete with a greater is visible in roofing industry bulletins, advisories and initial moisture content and concrete that will release industry technical articles on this subject issued by

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this excess moisture over a much longer period of time. Use of adhesives sensitive to moisture. Increased restrictions on VOC content in products in some regions of the country have resulted in the elimination of many solvent-based adhesives that perform successfully as single-ply-membrane adhesives. Water-based adhesives are much more susceptible to re-emulsification when exposed to moisture, depending on the adhesive formulation. Use of a vented or non-vented steel pan deck beneath concrete. Concrete placed over a steel pan deck provides diaphragm resistance against lateral load due to wind and seismic forces and is a common application on many commercial and institutional buildings. However, steel pan decks, whether vented or non-vented, function essentially as a vapor retarder located beneath the concrete, which significantly reduces the amount of drying that can occur from the bottom side of the concrete. Therefore, moisture from the concrete can only dry through the top surface, at perimeter edges, at side/end laps of pan deck and at penetrations through the slab. This type of construction is more problematic when lightweight aggregate concrete is used. Ventilated decks may allow for some drying of the deck; however, they still provide very little net venting of moisture and provide minimal value with respect to downward drying.



Accelerated construction schedules. The standard 28 days at which concrete is evaluated is often misconstrued as a suitable “drying” period for the concrete prior to roofing application. The 28-day curing period, however, is commonly what is required to obtain acceptable structural strength and has no significance or correlation to the moisture content of the concrete. Accelerated construction schedules often do not allow for adequate drying of concrete – even with optimal climatic and construction conditions. Additional Items. Items such as the mixture proportions, admixtures, curing methods, finishing methods and curing compounds for the concrete can also affect its moisture content and drying rate. In addition, climatic conditions and the amount of precipitation that occurs after initial concrete placement can significantly impact the moisture content and drying rate of the concrete.

Moisture Testing for Concrete Decks

Moisture testing of concrete roof decks has historically included the placement of hot asphalt on the top surface of the concrete deck, plastic mat tests or the use of non-destructive capacitance moisture meters. The following are test standards for evaluation of moisture in concrete slabs in use today, followed by commentary on each:

ASTM D4263, Standard Test Method for Indicating Moisture in Concrete by the Plastic Sheet Method. This test method was developed for indicating the presence of capillary moisture in concrete prior to the application of coating systems. This test includes sealing the perimeter of a small, transparent plastic sheet or glass pane to the concrete surface, monitoring it over the required time and visually inspecting the underside of the sheet for the presence of moisture. Commentary: This test method is unreliable due to the difficulty of creating an airtight seal and will often result in a false dry reading. Lightweight aggregate concrete roof decks release moisture over an extended period of time and a “dry” observation with this test method is not indicative of long-term moisture release that can occur after the roof is installed. As such, this test is of little value for determining acceptable moisture levels in concrete roof decks prior to roof installations. ASTM F1869, Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride. This test method measures the rate of moisture vapor emitted from concrete and has been commonly used prior to the application of flooring systems. This test method utilizes a cylindrical plastic dish with a transparent cover that contains

calcium chloride and that is sealed to the concrete slab at strategic locations. Each dish is weighed prior to placement and after being in place for a pre-determined time to calculate the moisture vapor emission rate. Commentary: This test method is not intended for use on exterior roof decks and may be misleading because it is primarily limited to measuring the moisture content in the top 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of the concrete. In addition, this test method cannot be used to evaluate moisture vapor emitted by lightweight aggregate concrete because the release of its excess moisture is often delayed. ASTM F2170, Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in-situ Probes. This test method was originally developed for the flooring industry to measure the moisture in concrete floor slabs prior to the application of flooring systems and coatings. It utilizes small humidity probes that are installed into pre-drilled holes in the concrete and allowed to equilibrate for a minimum of 24 hours. Each probe measures the internal temperature and relative humidity of the concrete. This method is based on testing in an interior conditioned environment. Commentary: This method has had great success in the flooring industry and shows the most promise for use in determining the moisture content

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of concrete roof decks. The test method, however, will yield varying results on a roof deck due to exposure to sunlight and differing climatic conditions (e.g., temperature and humidity). The current test standard requires a controlled conditioned interior space. Additionally, there are no guidelines for this test to adapt it to uncontrolled environments such as roof decks. NRCA has suggested a maximum relative humidity of 75 percent for both normal-weight aggregate concrete and lightweight structural concrete prior to roof application, but this number is not validated by research. This amount of moisture, however, may impact moisture sensitive roof system components such as organic materials, paper-faced polyisocyanurate, wood fiberboard and water-based adhesives. Further research is necessary to determine ASTM F2170’s effective use on new concrete roof decks and to determine the maximum relative humidity of the concrete prior to roof application. Capacitance and Pin Probe Moisture Meters. This type of test is non-destructive because it involves setting a unit directly on the concrete. The meters have both a transmitting and receiving pad that send radio waves into the substrate to measure the capacitance, which is related to the moisture content of the substrate. Commentary: This type of test only measures moisture in the concrete in a very small area (all of these tests are performed in “small” areas or spot locations on a deck) near the approximate top 1-1/2 inches of the concrete slab and does not provide information on the amount of moisture in the lower portion of the concrete slab. Because the moisture content of concrete slab surface is often dependent on ambient temperature and humidity conditions, these meters do not provide a reliable measure of concrete slab moisture content. In addition, these types of meters can provide false readings in concrete if there are large pieces of aggregate or reinforcing steel near the surface that impact the capacitance.

Wind Uplift Resistance

Wind uplift resistance of low-slope roofs often relies on adhesion of roof system components to the roof structure. On concrete roof decks, adhesion is more commonly used for system component securement than mechanical fastening, because the installation of fasteners into concrete is more difficult than into steel or wood decks. As such, adhesives are often used and they must be able to perform in moist and alkaline conditions. Elevated moisture levels in concrete can negatively impact the adhesion of adhesives, asphalts and vapor retarders/membranes and must be considered prior to installation.

IIBEC Recommendations

Designers and installers of insulated roofing assemblies over concrete roof decks should consider the following: ■ Concrete Mixture Proportions and Placement □ Limit the water-to-cementitious materials ratio (w/c) (for normal-weight concrete, the w/c should be less than or equal to 0.40; for lightweight structural concrete, the w/c should be less than or equal to 0.45) □ Avoid hard troweling the slab, which densifies the newly placed concrete surface □ Use a cover to cure the concrete and avoid film-forming curing compounds

New Concrete Roof Decks. Allow time in the schedule for drying of the concrete roof deck past the 28-day curing period prior to roof installation. Precipitation on exposed concrete roof decks during and after the initial concrete curing will significantly increase the required drying time, which must also be taken into consideration. New Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Roof Decks. Concrete utilizing lightweight aggregate can take much longer to release excess moisture than normal-weight aggregate concrete and, as such, should not be expected to be adequately dry for the instalAcceptable Moisture Content in Concrete lation of an insulated roof assembly without a vapor Roof Decks retarder or moisture release system. The unanswered question for the roofing industry is New Normal-weight Aggregate Concrete Roof what actual moisture content or relative humidity level Decks. Concrete using normal-weight aggregate is acceptable in concrete roof decks for various roof typically releases moisture much quicker than lightsystem applications. Presently, no roofing manufacweight aggregate mixtures; however, it should not be turer or industry association has taken a position on an expected to be adequately dry on a typical project for acceptable criterion for moisture content of concrete the installation of an insulated roof assembly without a roof decks and there is no accepted industry standard vapor retarder. method of determining moisture content in concrete Use of Ventilated Steel Pan Decks vs. Nonroof decks. Roofing manufacturers, the roofing indusVentilated Steel Pan Decks with Concrete. Although try and the concrete industry require further research ventilated steel pan decks will not allow significant to determine what level of moisture in the concrete is downward drying, specifying ventilated steel pan acceptable and to develop a field test method that is decks beneath concrete to provide additional moisreliable for use on roof decks. ture release is recommended in lieu of non-ventilated steel pan decks. 60



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Roofing-Manufacturer-Specific Assemblies Over New Concrete. Some manufacturers have developed roof assemblies specifically for installation over new concrete decks. Such assemblies are designed to allow the release of excess moisture through venting to the exterior. These systems, however, are new to the market and without widespread long-term performance history. As such, it is recommended that designers carefully review the roof performance requirements with the roofing manufacturer and any system performance history prior to selection of a new proprietary system. Roof Replacement – Existing Concrete Roof Decks. Existing concrete decks are typically in place for many years prior to a roof replacement. As such, excess moisture from initial concrete placement is often not an issue. However, moisture from roof leaks can result in rewetting of the cured concrete and result in a large quantity of excess moisture in the concrete. Designers of roof replacement systems over existing concrete decks should analyze and consider the moisture content of concrete roof decks at and around leak locations at a minimum and should consider the impacts of modern methods and systems detailed above for the roof as a whole. Moisture Content and Testing of Concrete Roof Decks. Currently there are no roofing industry standard criteria for an acceptable moisture content in concrete roof decks and no accepted standard field testing for measurement of the moisture content. Results from ASTM D4263 and ASTM F1869 are only reflective of surface moisture and are not effective in detecting moisture levels in lower portions of the concrete slab. Field measurement of concrete relative humidity using in-situ probes using ASTM F2170, as currently used in the flooring industry, has possibilities in the future but needs further refinement and standardization for field use on concrete roof decks. Use of a Vapor Retarder. Designers should consider installing a Class I vapor retarder with a perm rating of 0.1 or less over both lightweight aggregate and normal-weight aggregate concrete roof decks.




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The installation of a vapor retarder will mitigate the latent release of excess moisture concrete over time and still require that the moisture content of concrete be low enough to achieve proper adhesion. Field-verify adhesion per manufacturer recommendations and review manufacturer requirements for vapor retarder installation. Roof Assembly Wind Uplift. Roof assembly wind uplift resistance with adhered systems (i.e., those that are adhered directly to the roof deck) is dependent on the adhesion of the vapor retarder to the concrete deck and all subsequent layers that are adhered to it. Designers should consider the adhesion performance and installation requirements of vapor retarders over concrete roof decks when designing a roof assembly over a concrete roof deck that relies on the adhesion for wind uplift resistance. Roofing Manufacturers. Contact roofing manufacturers for current recommendations and installation practices for their products over concrete roof deck substrates.


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Convention & Expo Frequently Asked Questions What is the Convention?

What is the cost to attend the Expo?

FRSA’s Convention and Expo run concurrently and The Expo is free to attend for professionals in the have been an annual event for 99 years. This year’s roofing and sheet metal industry. Register for compliConvention consists of educational seminars, golf, fish- mentary badges at ing, clay shooting and pistol shooting tournaments and the FRSA Officer Installation Dinner on Thursday night. What health and safety measures will be in

What is the Expo?

The Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo is a trade show where industry vendors display their products, services and equipment and the roofing and sheet metal community gathers to learn about the latest technologies and network with fellow industry representatives.

Where is the Expo taking place?

The Expo is taking place at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center (Halls C-F) in Kissimmee, Fla.

What are the hours for the Expo? Thursday, July 22 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday, July 23 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

place for the Convention & Expo?

FRSA is working closely with the event venue, the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, and with our vendors. As part of Marriott International’s family, the Gaylord Palms Resort has implemented a multi-pronged approach designed to meet the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19. These measures include a mandatory face mask policy, physical distancing guidelines, food safety protocols and an increased emphasis on hygiene and cleanliness, as well as several other initiatives. In addition, FRSA encourages all attendees to follow these policies: ■ Frequent hand washing ■ No handshakes or hugs

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■ Stay home if you’re feeling ill ■ Allow extra time for socially distanced lines and safety protocols. We are committed to working with the staff at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center to ensure we are following all guidelines from the hotel and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local guidelines. As such, please note that our event schedule and all safety protocols are subject to change. For more information, please visit

Will masks be required?

Yes, Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean guidelines include a mandatory face mask policy for all guests ages 2 and above. Masks will be required in all public areas of the hotel, including the Expo Hall and seminar rooms.

What is the cost to attend the Convention?

You may purchase a full Convention registration prior to the event. Cost will depend on membership status and purchase date. You may also purchase individual tickets for the sports tournaments on Wednesday and the FRSA Officer Installation Dinner on Thursday night. Tickets can be purchased to attend FRSA seminars. All tickets can be purchased when registering for the event at by clicking “Register Now.”

Where can I buy tickets?

You are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time by registering online at If available, tickets may be purchased onsite at FRSA’s Registration Desk located at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, City Hall Lobby – Level 3.

How do I make a hotel reservation?

The host hotel is the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Visit and use FRSA99 as the access code. We have a group rate of $169 plus tax per night for single or double occupancy. Resort fees have been included in this discounted group rate. Our group rate will be available until June 28 or until the room block is sold out.

Is parking available?

Yes, you can self-park at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center for a discounted rate of $16.80 plus tax per day. Be sure to mention FRSA at checkout to receive this rate. Valet parking is available for $38 plus tax per day.

Need driving directions?

They are available in a downloadable document on the Convention page of the FRSA website. The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is located at 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

Can children attend the Expo?

Yes, but badges will not be issued to any attendee under 18 years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times and are NOT permitted on the show floor during exhibitor move-in or move-out.

Do you have events for the family?

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What is the cost to attend the educational seminars?

Package deals are available for continuing education programs and the best value (if you are planning on attending social events also) is to purchase the full Convention registration. This package includes 7-hours of C.E. seminars and a ticket to the FRSA Officer Installation Dinner. If you’re attending only the seminars, you may purchase a 7-hour C.E. package for $240. You may also purchase individual tickets for each seminar. The cost is $45 per credit hour. All seminars may be audited, but fees apply and registration is required. Please keep in mind that tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Is there a benefit to purchasing a full Convention registration?

Yes, the cost of your tickets is much cheaper than if you purchase them individually. Also, if you purchase a full Convention registration, you are eligible for a chance to win the Grand Prize drawing of $1,000 cash.

What does my full Convention registration include?

A full Convention registration includes 7-hours of C.E. seminars, refreshment breaks, Thursday and Friday Expo Lunch, Thursday night FRSA Officer Installation Dinner, two days of admission to the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo and a chance to win the $1,000 Grand Prize.



What sports tournaments will take place this year?

We are offering four different sports tournaments that will take place on Wednesday, July 21. We have a golf tournament at Celebration Golf Club (cost is $175 per person if booked by June 21; $225 per person after June 21), a fishing tournament at Sunrise Marina in Port Canaveral (cost is $150 per person if booked by June 21; $250 per person after June 21), a clay shooting tournament at Tenoroc Shooting Range in Lakeland (cost is $125 per person if booked by June 21; $175 per person if booked after June 21) and a pistol shooting tournament at Tenoroc Shooting Range in Lakeland (cost is $125 per person if booked by June 21; $175 per person if booked after June 21). To register for tournaments, visit and click “Register Now.”

Will there be a Welcome Reception this year?

No, FRSA has decided to focus on meeting the educational needs of our attendees and on providing a safe environment for the roofing industry to conduct business. With this focus in mind, we will not gather for a Welcome Reception.

What is the Foundation Auction?

The Foundation Auction is the primary fundraiser for the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation. Exhibitors, suppliers, members and other businesses and individuals donate products, services, gift baskets, vacations and gift certificates to help raise money for this worthy cause. The money is used to provide educational seminars throughout the year and also funds the scholarships awarded each year.



Can I donate to the Foundation Auction? Yes! We would love to have any size donation. For more information, please contact John Hellein at 800-767-3772 ext. 123 or

Can I bid on items at the Auction?

Absolutely! The Auction will be located inside the Expo hall (Halls C-F). New this year, check out great items onsite at the Expo and bid from anywhere! Text FRSA to 243725 or visit to register and bid online. Bidding starts on July 16 at 8:00 am and concludes on July 23 at 2:00 pm.





I heard there was a lot of walking to be done. Is this true? Yes, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. It’s a bit of a hike from the parking lot to the FRSA Registration desk and Expo hall, so please add a few extra minutes when you’re making your plans to attend.

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Donate. Bid. Win. Enjoy the Auction Two Ways In May, the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation Trustees awarded $31,500 in industry scholarships (see page 51). Scholarships, continuing education seminars and industry research are made possible through Foundation membership and fundraising events like the Annual Auction. This year, the Auction will be available online starting 8:00 am Friday, July 16 at and concluding at 2:00 pm the following Friday, July 23. Look for featured Auction items on the Expo Floor July 22-23. You can support the Foundation by donating and bidding on Auction packages. What type of donations are we looking for? Sporting event tickets, sports equipment, gift baskets, vacation rentals, gift cards, Lotto tickets and roofing products and services, etc. Remember, 100 percent of proceeds benefit

FRSA’s Educational & Research Foundation – Industry Excellence Through Education.

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You can donate items by emailing John Hellein at or calling 800-767-3772 ext. 123. Or visit and complete the donor form.

Bid – July 16-23

Starting July 16, join us for the online Auction on any Internet–connected device. You can register for the Auction right now by texting FRSA to 243725. You will receive a notification via text message when the Auction starts and whenever you’ve been outbid on an item.


Thank you to the donors below who have already pledged their support. Aerial Visions LLC All Points Tile & Slate Atlas Roofing Corp Barrymore Hotel Cleary Inspection Services Inc Cotney Attorneys & Consultants Duro-Last Roofing

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Through the years, there have been many choices for installing concrete and clay roof tiles. And for the most part, none of them have been ideal, until now. DuPont Tile Bond Roof Tile Adhesive is an exceptional solution for installing roof tile. Not only does it go on fast, it stays strong, even in harsh environments where hurricanes, high winds and temperature extremes put adhesive-applied systems to the test.

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Tile Bond Roof Tile Adhesive can work on a variety of roof tile jobs, including most low/flat, medium, high and two-piece barrel (cap and pan) profiles. Tile Bond works in both new and reroof applications. It’s an excellent choice for patch and repair, as well as for specialty applications such as ridge, rake, valley and hip installations. Tile Bond is a single-component polyurethane adhesive that eliminates the problems typically found with other attachment methods like mortar, screws, wire ties and two-component foam systems. There’s no equipment to calibrate (as with two-component products). With Tile Bond, you just open the valve and you’re ready to go.

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Tile Bond Roof Tile Adhesive comes in two convenient sizes. The 23 lb. container of Tile Bond is ideal for larger jobs and will adhere up to 350 field tiles at 1” x 1” x 8” (paddies). A dispenser is included with each canister that helps you apply it quickly and accurately. The 28 oz. can of Tile Bond is ideal for small jobs and repairs and will adhere up to 40 tiles at 1” x 1” x 8” (paddies). Tiles should be set on adhesive pad within four minutes of dispensing adhesive. 68


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DuPont Tile Bond Roof Tile Adhesive gives contractors a welcome alternative to traditional attachment methods. Screws puncture waterproof membranes and the roof deck, leading to leaks. Mortar is heavy, labor-intensive and subject to the effects of freeze-thaw cycles. Two-component systems represent a considerable investment of money while requiring continual monitoring of ratios. In contrast, Tile Bond requires no equipment to apply and protects tiles and other components while maintaining exceptional adhesive qualities in the harshest weather.

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Gulfeagle Supply: Florida’s Roofing and Building Distributor Gulfeagle Supply is a full line distributor of residential and commercial roofing and building products. Gulfeagle Supply’s humble beginnings date back to 1973 when Jim Resch founded Gulfside Supply in Tampa, Fla. Many things have changed over the years, including the name to Gulfeagle Supply in 2004. The company has grown to 83 locations throughout the United States with 24 locations across Florida. Gulfeagle is still family-owned and operated from their headquarters in Tampa. Gulfeagle recently opened its newest South Florida location in West Broward. From the Panhandle to South Florida and numerous branches in between, Gulfeagle Supply has a team waiting to assist in your success. No matter the circumstances,

Gulfeagle’s core values remain the same: development of people, accountability, relationships and safety. To find a branch near you, visit




Eagle Roofing Products Why Concrete Roof Tile? For over 30 years, Eagle Roofing Products has manufactured high-quality roofing products that are durable, long-lasting, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Our concrete roof tile portfolio includes beautiful high and medium tile, as well as a gorgeous assortment of flat profiles in rich colors and contrasting textures that will complement any residential or commercial architecture. When you choose a concrete tile roof from Eagle Roofing Products, you are choosing years of protection and peace of mind. An ideal alternative to asphalt shingles and other roofing materials, our tile is tested to the highest standards in the industry for fire, high-winds of up to 180-mph, hail and freeze-thaw protection. A properly installed Eagle concrete tile roof will withstand extreme weather from tropical storms to damaging winds and brutal heatwaves. Dense and heavy, our product allows for maximum impact resistance and longevity. Another advantage to a heavier weight is that it equates to a high thermal mass, resulting in an energy efficient roofscape capable of absorbing and releasing heat, thereby regulating temperatures and keeping the structure cooler. In addition to durable and long-lasting concrete tile roofs that are beautiful and timeless, we pride ourselves in customer service excellence, which in turn has given us the reputation among our valued customers of being a trusted partner and friend. Our devotion to building personal relationships led us to be the superior choice when it comes to concrete roof tile manufacturers. We understand that every customer and project is different. Whether you are



an architect, builder, designer, distributor, roofer or homeowner, with four manufacturing plants servicing the United States and Canada, our customers can rest assured that we have the right products to meet and exceed their needs. Our Customer Service, Sales and Technical Departments are here for you before, during and after the sale because Eagle is Customer Service – that’s what makes us different. Whether you’re reroofing an existing building or gearing up for a new construction project, tile roofing is simply the superior choice when it comes to protecting your investment and maintaining the value of your structure over time. If you’re looking to maximize curb appeal with a roof system that envelops optimal performance, our offering is unmatched. To learn more about Eagle and our roof tile products, visit our website at or contact your local Eagle Account Representative.




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Insurance Office of America: Our Commitment to You can honestly say that. Policy-peddling individuals give our industry a reputation for shady, untrustworthy To be a family of companies that grows and leads the agents who only care about the paycheck. We survive marketplace by serving our clients, our community by proving that reputation wrong. In 2018, Insurance and one another. Office of America celebrated its 30th anniversary and in preparation for this landmark, we started discussing Our Mission To be set apart by making the complex simple. We will how to position our business for the next 30 years. move beyond the commodity of business transactions We spent hours and days at IOA’s table rewriting our vision, mission and values by creating a matrix of our to the value of authentic relationships as we speak and act in favor of our clients and one another. We will strengths and weaknesses. The results of this exercise allowed us to identify five 1° shifts for our organization aspire to be an affirming and sharing community, one to commit to and set us apart from our peers. in which our clients and our colleagues never want to We have implementleave. ed these five 1° shifts, invested in our people Our Values 1° Finding our independence in our and have already seen To act with the highest community of interdependence. tremendous results. Our degrees of integrity as we people’s ideas and hard focus on our clients and 1° Pursuing client loyalty over client work continue to be the steward the gifts, talents satisfaction. fuel for the business and and resources entrusted we will not veer from the to us. Excellence will be 1° Bringing value back to the commodity core values that have our standard as we emworld. been the foundation of brace new and innovative IOA’s rapid growth. We ways as we celebrate our 1° Seeing ourselves as advocates and will continue to work people and their ideas. not just agents for our clients. on how we can make The cornerstone of our our organization better foundation will be our 1° Moving beyond the transaction to the tomorrow than it is today faith, our families and transformational. so that we can serve our the fun of living our life’s clients as we live out our work. life’s work. Learn more about IOA and our family of companies. We encourage Our 1° Difference you to engage our people, discover the difference beAs business leaders and members of the community, tween what we do, grow your business and experience we commonly seek advice from those in whom we can an IOA advocate seated at your table. trust. Who sits at your table? Why do you seek their Our 1º shifts change the trajectory of how we shape counsel? At IOA, we see ourselves as your advocate our next generation. We believe the marketplace and acting on your behalf, similar to a CPA, attorney, finanthe community we serve will continue to recognize us cial adviser or any other trusted partner. Everything we as ‘set apart’ because of how we live out the potential do must bring value to our clients and provide them and power of the 1º shift, both individually and as a with an understanding and comfort that we’ve got it, company. so they don’t have to. FRM We build relationships and truly care about the success of our partners and not everyone in our industry

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What is the attire for the Convention and Expo?

Attire for the Convention, Expo and dinner is business casual. Meeting room temperatures vary, so remember to pack a sweater or light jacket. Also, please remember your mask as it will be required in all public areas of the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Is there an event app?

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Yes. Visit the app store on your smartphone and search “FRSA” to download the event app. View the schedule, maps and exhibitor listings at your fingertips. Set up your company’s profile, receive the latest updates and meet new people.

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Dynamic Metals Custom Roofing Manufacturers Founded in February 2015, Dynamic Metals has become an influential leader in the fabrication of metal roofing products in Florida. Our products have some of the highest wind pressure resistance ratings in the industry. Our team at Dynamic Metals has over 20 years of experience in the metal roofing industry and it shows on every single order. We know the needs of contractors and more importantly, bring field experience for installers. We provide them with custom, clear and comprehensive installation details that will not ruin any budget. Quality products, premier expertise and exceptional service are at the forefront of our business model. Our vision is to provide our customers and contractors with a more comprehensive metal roof that is aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting.

The Dynamic Metals Advantage ■ Wide range of metal roof systems in various profiles, flashing and custom pieces ■ Available for residential, commercial and industrial roofing applications ■ Wide selection of color and mill finish products in stock, readily available to meet our customers demands ■ Proudly serving the entire state of Florida, with metal roofing systems that are approved all across the state including Broward and Miami-Dade Counties ■ Standing seam and exposed fastener systems available ■ On site roll-forming available

Why Dynamic Metals?

Because we are a manufacturer you can rely on. At Dynamic Metals, we strive to offer the best product for our customers. From day one, our vision has been to create a metal roofing product specifically for Florida. In 2016, we began testing our own profiles and installation methods. We are constantly testing our profiles to 76


meet and exceed wind expectations and to expand the variety under our portfolio to be able to offer our customers a larger range of options and the proper profile section. Balancing strong wind pressure design with a comprehensive installation method is our goal. Dynamic Metals is in constant communication with contractors, engineers and, most importantly, with building officials, collecting feedback. This ensures our products are always in compliance with the Florida Building Code, always exceeding expectations. Our individualized testing methods certify that wind pressure, thickness, tensile strength, material composition and water penetration far exceed Florida standards. Resulting in a product designed to withstand Florida weather conditions.

Why Metal Roofs?

There are many benefits of having a metal roof, including its attractive appearance, ample selection of colors and profiles, its ability to keep your home cool in the summer, the reduction of your home insurance premiums* and, last but not least, your peace of mind in knowing that your roof will provide durable and weatherproof protection for your home, your family and your investment. No less important, metal is modern, sophisticated, strong, durable and, at times, can be the most costeffective choice. If you are planning on making your roof replacement project a long-term investment, the wiser option means investing in long-lasting material. Dynamic Metals delivers on every benefit of their metal roofing systems, assuring that the quality, integrity and excellence of the materials is backed by their entire team behind the process.

* For more information, contact your insurance provider.

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FRSA Self Insurers Fund Unsurpassed Membership Service The FRSA Self Insurers Fund (FRSA-SIF) was created in 1955 to provide an alternative to the standard workers’ compensation insurance coverage for roofing, sheet metal and air conditioning contractors. The FRSA-SIF is a Group Self Insurance Trust Fund governed by a Board of contractor member Trustees who direct policy and understand the needs and concerns of your business and industry. The strength of the FRSA-SIF is in the quality and dedication of members stressing safety and reducing losses at their workplaces. FRSA-SIF provides an unsurpassed workers’ compensation service that has saved members millions of dollars in workers’ compensation costs over the years – coverage that is not just an “insurance” policy.

■ Legislative and lobbying efforts for the benefit of the membership and industry

Exemplary Services Include

■ Member owned and potential dividends

■ Certificates of insurance issued promptly ■ A subcontractor insurance coverage verification service  ■ Experience modification review for accuracy ■ Optional drug-free workplace program ■ Unsurpassed customer service ■ Expert loss control and safety consultants ■ Safety resources tailored to your needs ■ Experienced and professional in-house claims staff ■ Monthly self-reporting payment plan ■ Deductibles, credits and discounts ■ Educational programs coordinated through the FRSA Educational Foundation



The FRSA-SIF is not your typical insurance company owned by outside stockholders. All available surpluses deemed and declared excess by the Trustees may be returned to the membership in the form of declared dividends. Aggressive safety programs and careful management of claims, along with a safe and conservative management of investments, leads to a surplus that provides for the dividends. FRSA-SIFs dividend history is unsurpassed by any other workers’ compensation provider, having returned over $174 million in dividends to our members over the past 31 years. FRSA-SIF proudly invites you to review our dividend history in the Annual Membership Report on our website. To learn more about the FRSA-SIF, call 800-767-3772 ext. 206 or visit our website at

The Strongest Grip in Residential Roofing. Premium Shingle Self-Adhering Roofing Underlayment WIP GRIP is a 55-mil flexible rubberized asphalt, fiberglass-reinforced membrane used as a shingle underlayment on critical roof areas such as eaves, ridges, valleys, dormers and skylights. WIP GRIP underlayment protects roofing structures and interior spaces from water penetration caused by winddriven rain and ice dams and may also be used as covering for the entire roof to prevent moisture or water entry.

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S.T.A.R. Award Recipients – The Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing S.T.A.R. Awards – the Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing – is an awards program designed by FRSA to recognize members’ unique and outstanding projects. A panel evaluates the entries for inclusion and outstanding performance in each category. This year, there were 31 submissions for placement in one of four categories: Low Slope, Steep Slope, Community Service and Craftsmanship. Three industry judges – Jim Brauner, Brauner Safety Services, Pompano Beach, Joe Williams, RRC, AIA, A/R/C Associates Inc., Orlando and Mike Silvers, CPRC, Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Technical Director, St. Petersburg – spent the better part of a day reviewing the projects. Judging criteria includes, but not limited to aesthetics, special circumstances, unique project design, complexity of project, workmanship, teamwork, testimonials and creative problem solving. The judges use before, in-progress and completed pictures and videos to assist in the process. Below is a list of the top 11 projects in alphabetical order by company. Next month we’ll announce the winners in each category and highlight the Shining Star Award – the best of the best from this year’s project submissions.

Advanced Roofing Inc.

Pompano Beach Charity Roofing Project for Elderly Women in Need, Community Service

Architectural Sheet Metal Inc.

FRSA Headquarters Building, Steep Slope

The FRSA New Headquarters project was an interesting project, primarily because the roof was comprised of all donated materials. The first hurdle to completing this project was meeting with multiple manufacturers to find those who would be willing to donate their products. While these meetings were ongoing, ASMI was also responsible for coordinating with a committee of member volunteers on the project to confirm all details for the building. Multiple approaches were presented to the committee prior to the final decisions. As the only contractor on the project not working under the General Contractor but, instead, working directly for the owner, ASMI had to coordinate time on the jobsite with all parties, instead of just the GC. This included deliveries of all the donated materials from participating manufacturers.

Bob Hilson and Co. Holes in the roof of 87-year-old Gloria Mugford’s Pompano Beach home caused a flood in her house following torrential rains that resulted in the elderly woman suffering a serious shoulder injury after she slipped and fell alone in her home last year. But the home’s deteriorating condition extended far beyond the roof. After learning the extent of his neighbor’s living conditions following her fall, Dick Spalding called Advanced Roofing Inc. President and CEO, Rob Kornahrens, to ask for a tarp to cover the roof. That call was the start of a domino effect of giving that resulted in a completely renovated and safe home for Gloria, a surprise gift just in time for Christmas. 80


Marathon Library and Adult Education Center, Steep Slope This project consisted of Petersen Aluminum 16” Snap Lock panels and wall panels in “Cityscape” color with white gutters and downspouts and white trim at the tower sections. Multiple decks and details made this a challenging project. The custom sheet metal work at the towers was especially challenging due to minimum access and keeping the building watertight. There

were several flashing details where the wall panel, metal roof and tower all came together and it took some real craftsmanship to make it look good. The roof was installed with stainless steel continuous clips to meet the enhanced pressure for which the building was designed.

Chase Roofing and Contracting Inc. Private Estate, Steep Slope

Completing this roof project was one of the 2020 highlights for Chase Roofing. The project started in May of 2020 and was completed in September 2020 in Harbor Isles, Ft. Lauderdale. All of the details involved for a project of this size were complex. The prep work, meetings, material and equipment coordination, maintaining the work quality, the inspections and the follow up are all built around timing and communication. The end result is an absolutely stunning roof.

McEnany Roofing Inc.

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Low Slope


We have 14 colors to choose from, ensuring your roof will stand out among the rest. And along with the impressive aesthetics, you can trust in the proven waterproofing protection our high-quality membranes have been providing for over three decades.




The main tower, measuring 32,000 square feet, was capped with a premium multi-ply SBS polyester reinforced modified bitumen roof system. The roof manufacturer’s proprietary polyester reinforced base sheet and specialty fastening system were installed over tapered lightweight insulating concrete (LWIC) with polystyrene insulation. The LWIC was poured over a secondary roof/ vapor barrier consisting of a heavy SBS polyester reinforced membrane, heat-applied to a structural concrete deck. In recent years, moisture levels in newly poured structural concrete decks have become a concern for owner representatives, architects, specialty consultants, manufacturers and contractors. Therefore, McEnany Roofing had to address these concerns during application of the torch-applied SBS membrane, which also involved testing and thorough visual inspections by McEnany Roofing, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc (WJE), Robins & Morton, HOK Architects and SOPREMA.

Mullet’s Aluminum Products Inc.

High-Tech Ranch, Craftsmanship in Roofing

The High-Tech Ranch is located in a gated polo community on Florida’s west coast and features many of the latest building components and technology. The architect’s vision for this project included combining traditional standing seam metal roofing panels on the main home with a “seamless standing seam metal wall-to-roof transition” at the entry to create a dramatic and defining point of reference for guests. Mullet’s Aluminum worked very closely with the architect and engineer of record for several months and created numerous prototype samples for review and consideration. The mandate by the architect was simple: no seams at the transition and one continuous piece of metal roofing from the top of the roof line and extending down to the ground. This standing seam metal roofing project presented a challenge to fabricate, transport and install. Everything had to be perfect and the “transition lines” had to be precise.

Quality Roofing Inc.

Sparkman Wharf, Low Slope Named as one of the finest roofs installed in the City of Tampa by Strategic Property Partners, LLC, this project was unique due to the approved application to pour lightweight concrete over the existing roof with no tear-off involved thanks to Siplast’s RT pellets and Paradiene TS system. The RT pellets were broadcast into the lightweight insulating concrete then activated by the torch-applied Siplast Paradiene 20TS membrane resulting in an approved mechanical bond with no need for base-ply fasteners. The wind uplift resistance was increased to more than double the industry standard for recovery board type insulating methods with this system. Extensive base flashing consisted of Siplast foil-faced Veral membrane and accompanying Siplast Parapro PMMA fluid-applied flashing details at drains and penetrations. The curved eave reveal of the upper roof called for great attention to detail in applying all layers of this Siplast modified bitumen system. Shop fabricated stainless steel conduit boxes and curbs were also implemented. | FLORIDA ROOFING


Quality Roofing Inc.

Wish Farms Treehouse, Craftsmanship in Roofing Barr and Barr awarded Quality Roofing, Inc. the Wish Farms, Inc. headquarters roof project located in Plant City, Fla. Quality Roofing, Inc. was assigned a change order to the project to roof the new tree house. The acclaimed tree house builder for this project, The Tree House Guys, LLC, have been featured on their own DIY Network series, “Tree House Guys,” for their unique and extraordinary tree house designs. Initially this project called for a copper standing seam panel; however, the undulating wood deck made this installation application unachievable. The tree house “Roof Guys” at Quality Roofing, Inc. designed and created an approved zero right angle in-house shop fabricated copper shingle. The installation was still quite the challenge when it came to shingle alignment and angles to ensure proper waterflow. Polyglass Polystick MTS was the modified membrane underlayment of choice for this project. A picture is worth a thousand words with this “once in a roofer’s lifetime” project for everyone involved.

Reliant Roofing, Solar and Hurricane Shutters

eTown Amenity Center, Craftsmanship in Roofing This was a very unique project. Construction on a two-story new roof installation with a TPO section, standing seam metal section with solar panels. It involved a sequence plan for the roofing installation and the team from Reliant had to coordinate work with the solar installation and stone veneer vendors.

Reliant Roofing, Solar and Hurricane Shutters

Every Shingle Heart 2020, Community Service Reliant’s Every Shingle Heart Program was created in 2017 as a way for the company to give back to the community by providing local residents in need with brand new roofs. As a local company, they knew it was their duty to step up and give back to the community during these difficult times of COVID-19 and healthcare workers have been making the ultimate sacrifice over the last 84


year. Reliant’s COVID-19 Hero recipients were Jared and Patty Menefee, healthcare workers at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. They are both COVID-19 heroes, providing specific care for the youngest and most fragile of all patients in Jacksonville.

Springer-Peterson Roofing and Sheet Metal

Publix Corporate and Corporate Expansion, Low Slope

The Publix Corporate headquarters consisted of 1,250 squares of existing tapered insulation and modified roofing plies that was to be a complete tear-off down to the concrete deck. The team from SpringerPeterson had to install a stair scaffold on a rear single story to gain access to the main roof. They were not allowed to use the crane at all during times when the building was occupied, so tear-off had to be completed at night, along with all material lifts. Once people started to enter the building in the mornings around 6:30 am, all lifts had to stop. They could work during the day on the installation of the new roof insulation and membrane. The crew would start around midnight and tear-off until daylight and then begin the installation. There were many long 12 to 14-hour days during this project. There was also 3,800 feet of flashing to install. Set up was limited to just two locations, so travel with the material and debris was troublesome because there were also expansion joints approximately two foot high that had to be negotiated. Ramps were built over those and lawn tractors were used (no blades, of course) to tow four-wheel carts. The new tapered insulation was set in adhesive and the new membrane was also totally adhered. FRM

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Change Orders and Managing Your Business It is easy and stress-free when you start your business by working for friends, making verbal agreements, doing great work and getting paid for it. But in the real world of construction, you better get a signed contract and be prepared to handle change orders – in writing. There will always be “those customers” who will expect more than what they contracted for. You must clearly define the scope of work in the contract and include detailed pricing for any change orders. This protects you, your business and its reputation. Without a contract, there can be no change orders. Contracts are of the utmost importance to hold both you and your customer accountable. If a client does not want to work with a contract, your best bet is to move on. Those are the same customers who will claim you promised extra work, even when you did no such thing.

penalties, allowing for added work.

Create a Change Order Process

There are various reasons for change orders, from inaccurate specifications to drawing and design changes or a lack of coordination with various parties. Material substitutions can be problematic and may lead to higher costs. Construction industry data indicates that change orders account for 8 to 14 percent of the cost of capital construction projects. They can lead to cost overruns of 11 to 15 percent and Key Contract Elements push back project completion by as much as 20 perConstruction contracts are typically filled with clauses, cent. Customers need to know this. but two major components must be included – the By creating a change order process for your comscope of work and price. pany, you can effectively moderate risks for disputes. Sit down with your customer to work out every Shared buy-in is essential for the contractor, the owndetail of the project. Include the cost of any potential er, subcontractors, consultants and customers. change orders in these discussions. Use an itemized A change order is an amendment to your original list, providing your customer more transparency, which contract and creates a record of what you agree to will help you calculate the value of changes. provide to your customer, along with associated costs. The contract should include a time frame for Stay on top of subcontractors to ensure they impledeliverables, default conditions, payment terms and ment agreed-upon changes.

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Setting up your change order process includes work scope and what will come at an additional charge. Include pricing. If the customer adds more work, be sure to have a clause allowing for the delivery schedule extension. Both you and your client should sign the change order. Your customer needs to know in advance that changes cost money. The change order process lays it out very plainly. Follow these steps: ■

Handle Change Orders with Care

Whether the contractor or the owner initiates a change order, handle each one expeditiously. Do not ignore or delay change orders. That could turn out to be disastrous for your project. Putting change orders off can result in later schedules and significant cost overruns. Once a change is requested, make schedule adjustments and get to work to avoid any backlog, which could result in costly rework. Consider whether you need to alter your current Prepare a construction contract that clearly deschedule to get change orders completed. Negotiate fines the scope of work to which you commit and the price it will cost. Review it with your client once this with your customer to avoid falling behind on project timelines. it is completed. Finally, while change orders can be a touchy subHelp the customer realize changes are allowed but ject with some customers, always keep in mind that that they must agree to changes in writing. You performing work beyond the contract’s scope can put may include a clause in the contract itself, which you outside of your anticipated budget and timeline. the customer must sign, saying they understand So, managing expectations with your customer in adchanges come with an additional price. vance can protect you. If customers know in advance When your customer requests a change, make what change orders entail and what they cost, it will it crystal clear that you are willing to do whathelp you fend off any complaints later that they did not ever they need, as long as they sign off on the get what they requested. agreed-upon terms. Spell out specifications clearly FRM in the contract, establish your plan to initiate the John Kenney has over 45 years of experience in the changes and require payment. This can slow the roofing industry. He started his career working as a number of change orders and limit unnecessary roofing apprentice at a family business in the Northeast requests. Spell out who receives the change and worked his way up to operating multiple Top 100 orders and the timeframe in which they will be Roofing Contractors. As Chief Operating Officer, John implemented. Review the project and its scope is intimately familiar with all aspects of roofing producfor errors, omissions and ambiguities that might tion, estimating and operations. During his tenure in the cause problems. This review can lead to fewer industry, John ran business units associated with delivcomplications down the road. ering excellent workmanship and unparalleled customer Sign the change order together and attach it to the service while ensuring his company’s strong net profits original contract. Remember to bill your customer before joining Cotney Consulting Group. You can contact once the change order is complete. John at

Consider Tech Solutions

Using a software system to manage change orders is a worthwhile investment for contractors. With so many new tech solutions available today, you can find templates that fit your change order process and capabilities that allow you to track approvals, making the process less cumbersome and much more efficient than emails and paper. There may still be disputes, but when you document the facts and use the correct process, your business will be better protected and there will be less risk to mitigate so fewer liability issues. | FLORIDA ROOFING


Giving Back

FRSA Members Giving Back to the Community

“Tim Kanak at Perkins Roofing called me to tell me Polyglass and Perkins Roofing Donate to Pet about the project. He informed me that the roof was Rescue Reroofing Project in South Florida Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. worked alongside contractor Perkins Roofing and other partners to refurbish the damaged roof of Abandoned Pet Rescue in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. One of South Florida’s biggest no-kill animal shelters, Abandoned Pet Rescue (APR) had been in dire need of a new roof. The not-for-profit organization had been fundraising for the project when Perkins Roofing donated to the charity. Volunteer Larry Wallenstein then approached the contractor about estimating the cost of the new roof. Perkins Roofing worked with John Massengill, one of Polyglass’ sales agents of Building Envelope Associates, to coordinate the various donations.

leaking badly and desperately needed to be replaced,” Massengill said. “He asked if I could rally some of the manufacturers for participation in the project and I told him that I would.” As a premier manufacturer of roofing membranes, Polyglass was happy to donate more than 100 rolls of Elastoflex SA V FR elastomeric SBS membranes and Polyflex SA P granulated APP cap sheets. Both of these products feature Polyglass’s patented ADESO Self-Adhered Technology, which eliminated the need for hot torch application. This allowed Perkins Roofing to install the new roof with minimal disturbance to hundreds of the shelter’s animal residents. Polyglass also donated buckets of PG 500 flashing cement for use during the project. Other donors provided adhesives, insulation and logistical assistance. The shelter’s leaking roof covered 6,200 square feet. A combination of old gypsum and metal panels made up 5,000 square feet of the surface. The remaining 1,200 square feet was made from wood that had been infested with termites. The project took two weeks and involved extensive work. Perkins Roofing removed the damaged layers and installed Polyglass’ Elastoflex membranes and Polyflex cap sheets. APR now has a stunning new roof protected by Polyglass’s durable membranes. The roofing is safeguarded by Polyglass’s 20-year Quantum NDL warranty to give the charity peace of mind for the future. Polyglass is proud to have been involved with this worthwhile project. Assisting their valued contractors and supporting hard-working charities is important to Polyglass’s ethos. Whether you’re considering adopting an animal or simply looking to donate, help Polyglass support this cause by visiting the APR website, Continued on page 90



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SOPREMA Donates $5,000 to Arbor Day Foundation

SOPREMA, Inc. announced on Arbor Day, the donation of $5,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing of Texas. Chamberlin used SOPREMA’s innovative smog reducing ECO3 granule surfaced roofing membranes to surface a Dallas Ft. Worth International Airport Terminal. Inspired by the power of the trees, SOPREMA’s ECO3 granule surfaced membranes are a unique collaborative effort between 3M and SOPREMA for low-slope roofing. This roofing granule is designed with a specialized photo-catalyst coating applied to the mineral that absorbs nitrogen oxide (NOx) gases in the atmosphere that are then cleaned and washed away by rainwater. This process reduces the amount of ground-level pollutants, decreasing the greenhouse effect and creating healthier communities. “At SOPREMA, it’s our mission to protect people’s property, possessions and health,” said Matt Davis, SOPREMA’s Marketing Content and Brand Manager. “Making a product like ECO3 that helps contribute to all three, plus has a positive impact on the environment, is a big win for everyone involved. Donating to the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize Chamberlin’s work with our ECO3 product line is two-fold. We are fighting smog with the power of trees and we are helping plant more trees through the foundation!” Each 3,000 sq/ft2 of ECO3 membrane has the approximate smog fighting capacity of 18 trees,

with the smog fighting ability of the granule being maintained over the life of the membrane. The Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing project covered approximately 73,000 sq/ft2, meaning it has the smog fighting ability of about 438 trees. “But think about it: A 20,000 sq/ft2 commercial roof surfaced with our ECO3 granule surfaced membrane can offset approximately 8,000 miles worth of car emissions yearly,” Davis said. “That is the power of 120 trees.” According to the Arbor Day Foundation, “natural climate solutions are moving to the forefront of sustainability discussions. Trees can help you offset carbon emissions while offering a long list of additional environmental benefits, including cleaner air and water, soil stabilization and wildlife habitat.” FRM

FRSA is proud of the volunteer work completed by members in the industry and would like to share those projects as often as possible. If you have a community service project you’ve completed, please send it to Lisa Pate at

Increased Prices, continued from page 9

3. Document Everything

If you do not have the protective contractual clauses in place and you realize over the course of a project that you may have trouble getting materials, your crew needs more time or prices have increased, do not hesitate to submit a change order. If your customer does not answer your request, follow-up with emails or other documentation, so you have a paper trail. Often, there are provisions within your contract that you may be able to use to give you a colorable argument in support of a contract adjustment. Also, keep thorough records from your suppliers regarding delays and price increases. Your careful documentation will help support any legal claims you may need to make later.

increases such as a longer workmanship warranty. The events of the last year have definitely proven that we cannot predict what the future will hold. But by remaining nimble and transparent and managing your customers’ expectations, you can help ensure that your clients will be pleased with every finished project. This practice will go a long way in keeping your company viable and successful for many years ahead.


Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation. Trent Cotney is Board Certified in Construction 4. Communicate with Your Customers Law by the Florida Bar, an advocate for the roofing As your projects progress, make sure you keep your industry and General Counsel of FRSA. For more customers informed. If you anticipate a delay or realize information, contact the author at 866-303-5868 or a material will not be available, update them every visit step of the way. Consider their individual situations and offer solutions. You may be able to offer additional consideration in exchange for paying for cost 90




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