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February 11, 2013
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  • Snow removal can be risky, roofing contractors say
    The blizzard that swept through the Northeast dumped snow on rooftops, threatening to cause some to collapse. An insurance company spokesman advised that only professionals remove serious snow buildup from roofs, but some contractors said the job can be risky. "On a flat roof, it's doable. If you're on a pitch, it's dangerous. You're talking about a very slippery surface," said Robert Bryant of A Plus Roofing and Siding in Mount Laurel, N.J. PhillyBurbs.com (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Checklist for running a small business effectively
    To sharpen your time-management skills as a small-business owner, harness the power of technology to share files when you're on the run, outsource for jobs such as bookkeeping or IT, and make it a habit to check e-mail only three times a day, says designer Robin Wilson, president and CEO of Robin Wilson Home. Among her other top 10 tips for small-business leaders: Schedule short breaks between meetings, secure office supplies to cut costs, and check cash flow daily. SmallBizTechnology.com (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NRCA releases construction details CD
    NRCA has made available The NRCA Construction Details CD -- 2013. With 564 customizable details from The NRCA Roofing Manual, the CD can be used with AutoCAD software to customize plans to fit your specific project needs. It contains construction details included in the four volumes of The NRCA Roofing Manual series. The member price for the CD is $295, and the retail price is $395. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ANSI/CRRC-1-2012 Standard has been approved
    The Cool Roof Rating Council is pleased to announce the American National Standards Institute's final approval of its ANSI/CRRC-1-2012 Standard after a two-year public review process. The ANSI/CRRC-1 Standard is part of the CRRC's mission to implement accurate and credible radiative energy performance ratings for roofing products and provide education and objective support to interested parties. It outlines policies for measuring initial and aged solar reflectance, as well as thermal emittance values of roofing products. Learn more, and view the standard. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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