Typical homeowners do not think about their roofs before they engage with their contractor. To them, a roof is an essential piece of a building, but one that goes unnoticed unless it’s causing problems. Most customers want a cost-efficient option that will properly shelter them but also expect the best quality products and installation.
At high elevations and steep pitches, roofing can be hazardous work. But for years, many roofers have been exposed to another danger: silica.
Although building construction is one of the most important industries to the infrastructure of society and the economy, roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs a person can choose. The risks of falling, electrocution, getting struck by an object or getting caught in the wrong place are rampant in the construction industry. These incidents are known as the “fatal four,” and were the cause of 58% of construction worker deaths in 2014.
Mild temperatures, once-in-a-hundred-year-level flooding and massive snowstorms have all been a part of the wild weather witnessed in recent months. These phenomena, though extreme, are not without explanation.
They’re a part of the natural weather pattern known as El Niño – a warming of Pacific Ocean waters around December. This periodic rise in sea surface temperatures causes above-average temperatures and wetter-than-average conditions in much of the U.S. and Canada.
Every February, an event that attracts international attention takes place in a warm climate city. No, it’s not the NFL Super Bowl. It’s the International Roofing Expo.
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