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Hints that roofing shingles need replacement

Dull, cracked or bubbled roof shingles are signs that a roof needs to be replaced, writes Mark Huffman. Estimates for re-shingling work should include costs for removal and disposal of the old shingles, Huffman notes. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/when-is-it-time-to-replace-your-roof-031413.html   ConsumerAffairs.com (3/14)

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GAF to Open Third ISO and TPO Manufacturing Facility

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, today announced plans to open a combined polyisocyanurate (ISO) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) manufacturing facility in Cedar City, Utah. The opening of this plant is expected to result in at least 50 new jobs. … Continue reading

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GAF Adds Two New Lifetime Shingles

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, proudly announces two new Lifetime Shingles: Grand Sequoia IR and Sienna™. Grand Sequoia IR Shingles, a new addition to GAF’s Specialty Shingles category, are a Class 4 impact-resistant version of GAF’s popular Grand Sequoia Lifetime Designer Shingles. … Continue reading

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January contracts decrease 12 percent

McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York, has reported construction starts decreased 12 percent in January. Total construction starts in January were up 11 percent compared with January 2012. “The pullback for construction starts in January was … Continue reading

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Construction market expected to show modest growth in 2013

McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York, recently released its 2013 Dodge Construction Outlook, which predicts that construction starts in 2013 will rise 6 percent to $483.7 billion. This follows the 5 percent increase expected for 2012. “As … Continue reading

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Retirement plans can make loans, hardship distributions to Hurricane Sandy victims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Sandy and members of their families. 401(k) plan participants, employees of public schools and tax-exempt organizations … Continue reading

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April contracts increase 11 percent

McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Cos., New York, has reported construction starts increased 11 percent in April. For the 12 months ending in April, total construction was up 1 percent compared with the 12 months ending April 2011. … Continue reading

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RICOWI releases hail investigation report

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI) Inc. has published the 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth Hail Investigation Report. RICOWI has implemented two strategic investigation programs: Wind Investigation Program and Hail Investigation Program. The purpose of the programs is to investigate … Continue reading

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LEED® credit could pose challenges for the roofing industry

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing actively has been involved in the public comment period for LEED 2012, which is the next version of the LEED Green Building Rating System. Although the center has commented on numerous credits within … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C., offers green roof rebate program

The District Department of the Environment currently is accepting applications for Washington, D.C.’s Green Roof Rebate Program, which provides base funding of $5 per square foot to qualified recipients through the Anacostia Watershed Society. Rebates are available on a first-come, … Continue reading

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