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January 10, 2013
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  • How long you want the roof to last and what do you want to pay?
    Roofing materials offering a variety of life spans for roof replacements are outlined in this article. The 3-tab fiberglass shingle comes as a 20-year product and a 25-year product, while the architectural series comes in a line that ranges between 30 years and 50 years of service life. For metal roofs, the standing-seam metal roof can last longer than 5-rib metal roofing, but it can be more expensive. Aiken Standard (S.C.) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report reveals roof deterioration at hockey rink in Canada
    Rot and mold have been discovered on some columns that support the roof of the Morinville hockey rink in Alberta, Canada. AECOM had conducted a study of the roof and found the deck rotting through in spots and some trusses not meeting structural code. However, the company said collapse was not "imminent." It advised the town to study the cost of maintaining the arena versus building a new one. St. Albert Gazette (Alberta) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Steeple being restored on 130-year-old Va. church
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    Source: WSET-TV
    The 150-foot steeple of the historic Holy Cross Catholic Church in Lynchburg, Va., is being repaired and restored to preserve its original look. A part of the church roof needed attention, as the building faced wear and tear over 13 decades. The steeple's finial was repaired to help it withstand the elements and support a brass cross, and it all should last for another 130 years, said roofing foreman Lyle Bandurski. WSET-TV (Lynchburg, Va.) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  Energy & the Environment 
  • NYC's program to spur energy upgrades gains recognition
    An overhaul of New York City zoning ordinances intended to encourage energy retrofits of existing buildings has won the city the 2013 award for Excellence in Environmental Planning from the American Planning Association. "Zone Green" removes certain hurdles to allow installation of exterior insulation, rooftop gardens and solar and wind energy devices. It also promotes permeable paving and facilities for bicycles and electric cars to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Government & Regulatory 
  • Wage inflation might prompt Fed action
    As U.S. wages begin to rise, it could cause prices to tick upward and prompt the Federal Reserve to boost interest rates sooner than expected, experts say. Hourly wages for the second consecutive month rose 0.3% in December, and experts say wage inflation might continue. CNNMoney/Fortune/Term Sheet blog (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRCA News 
  • IRS publishes health care law employer requirements
    On Dec. 28, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service published compliance information for employers with respect to the “shared responsibility” provisions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2014. Also, on Jan. 2, the Treasury Department released a proposed regulation that will govern the ACA’s employer requirements. The law will require all employers with 50 or more "full-time equivalent" employees to provide government-approved health care benefits to employees or pay a penalty to the IRS. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NRCA offers vegetative roof systems manual

    The NRCA Vegetative Roof Systems Manual, Second Edition, addresses cutting-edge technologies available for vegetative roof systems, including waterproofing systems and their associated components. It also features best practices for the design and installation of extensive, semi-extensive and intensive vegetative roof systems. The NRCA member price for the manual is $95, and the retail price is $190. Purchase it here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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