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Ohio City Offers Emergency Roofing Repair Program for Residents

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The Akron, Ohio, Department of Planning and Urban Development announced an emergency roofing repair program that will provide grants and deferred loans to residents with leaky roofs. Homeowners can use the funds for roofing, sheeting, downspouts and gutters if they qualify.
From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606
www.trentcotney.com

Retractable Roof Work at Arthur Ashe Stadium Continues

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Construction crews are continuing work on the retractable roof over the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center's Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, N.Y. These photos capture the project from a variety of vantage points. The roof should be completed in 2016.

From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606 www.trentcotney.com

Private Construction Plays Significant Role in State Economies

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Over the last 18 years, the value added by the private construction industry as a percentage of real (inflation-adjusted) national gross domestic product declined from a high of 6.17% in 1997 to a low of 3.66% in 2014 (the latest year for which annual data are available). Prior to 2014, the previous low percentage of GDP for the construction industry was 3.7% in 2011, inching up to 3.77% in 2012 and 2013 as both economic and construction activity increased. Although not included in these figures, the U.S. economy also benefits from purchases related to construction projects, such as equipment for a new factory, furniture for an office or residential property, and appliances for commercial and residential units. These additional purchases add at least 2-3% to the impact of the construction industry on the economy.

From ABC Newsline
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606 www.trentcotney.com

Connecticut Church Gets Solar Rooftop Installation

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Black Rock Congressional Church in Fairfield, Conn., received a 132 kW solar installation on its new building. The installation has 418 ReneSola panels and 104 Hanwha panels on Ecofoot 2 racking. The racking was selected for its flexibility in tilt angle. Four Solectria string inverters were installed to protect the system in the event of a single point of failure.
From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606
www.trentcotney.com

Missouri Woman Receives Free Roof Through No Roof Left Behind Contest

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Bordner Installation Group of Raytown, Mo., will install a free roof for Tami Dickerson after she received more than 50% of the votes in a No Roof Left Behind contest. Bordner also secured local companies to help with gutter cleaning and tree trimming. Dickerson suffers from a rare immune disorder that made it financially difficult to get a new roof for her home.

From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606 www.trentcotney.com

Roofers in Demand as San Francisco Prepares for El Nino

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Forecasters have predicted a wet winter for the San Francisco area, prompting a surge in property owners seeking roof work in advance of the rain. R.E. Roofing is fielding three times its typical number of service requests. However, "there's not enough workforce to get to all the jobs when the calls come in, it's such a large amount," said Yale Proctor of R.E. Roofing.
From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606
www.trentcotney.com

NRCA Will Hold Roofing Industry Regional Summit

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Engage with fellow roofing professionals and learn about the latest roofing industry issues at NRCA's Roofing Industry Regional Summit Oct. 15 in San Francisco. Roofing professionals from the region are encouraged to participate, regardless of their affiliation with NRCA, and take advantage of this one-day learning experience, which will provide in-depth information about the most critical safety, risk management, technical, building code and legislative issues affecting roofing businesses.
From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606 www.trentcotney.com

Cleaning Products Firm's Factory to Have Largest Rooftop Greenhouse in the World

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Method, a cleaning products company, will soon have the world's largest rooftop greenhouse on one of its factories. The 75,000-square-foot greenhouse is expected to produce 1 million pounds of greens annually.

From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606 www.trentcotney.com

West Virginia County Courthouse to Get Roof Repairs

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The Randolph County Courthouse in West Virginia will receive about $25,000 in repairs to its clay tile roof this fall. The structure has missing tiles and water damage on interior walls. "The general condition of the roof itself is not bad, but if we don't do something and do something quickly, it could deteriorate to the point that it causes us major problems," said Mike Taylor, Randolph County Commission president.

From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606 www.trentcotney.com

Ohio Church to Get New Slate Roof After 150 Years

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St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lancaster, Ohio, will get a new slate roof for the first time in 150 years, requiring 17,400 pieces of slate. The original steel nails are now rusted, and there are also problems with the roof's ridges and copper flashing. Rogers Roofing of Westerville, Ohio, will install about 56 tons of slate for about $336,000.

From NRCA
Trenton H. Cotney Florida Bar Certified Construction Lawyer Trent Cotney, P.A. 407 N. Howard Avenue Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33606 www.trentcotney.com