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January 8th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

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April 19th, 2017 at 8:24 am

Installation Guide – Sump Pans

Penetrations are often made in metal roof decks in order to install sump pans, or drains.  According to the Steel Deck Institute when a 14 gauge sump pan is properly installed it will carry the load of the deck that it replaced and act as a small header to transfer loads into the adjacent sheets.

 

reinforcing channels deck

Place 1 1/2″ deep reinforcing channels in each rib at each side of opening. Attach flanges of sump pan to channels or Z reinforcing.

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Sump pan attachment to channel or Z reinforcing

Channels may be used to reinforce the deck on both sides of the opening. Each end of the channels must rest on a primary support and fastened securely to the deck and sump pan.

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April 14th, 2015 at 9:26 am

Solar Energy – The Basics Part 1

Solar Roofs initial cost is about twice as much as many standard roofing systems. However many of us know little about them in general.

Like how does a solar roof system function? This can be complicated to explain to someone that is not familiar with solar systems. Basically when sunlight hits the PV panel, it’s cells absorb that energy and generate electricity in the process. The electrical properties of the PV cell provide all the voltage needed to drive that current though an external load. The system generates DC electricity, which is converted  to  usable AC power. The power will be stored and  distributed through the existing electrical outlets throughout the building. Of course that is just the short version, but hopefully you get the point.

Is a solar roof system worth the investment? Well that depends. If you are in Florida and get plenty of sunshine year around you will get more out of a system than somewhere like Alaska. It’s not uncommon for companies to save 40% or more on their electricity bills a year, and most save a minimum of 15%.  Many state and federal incentives are offered as well, that can save a company even more money. As you can see these systems can eventually pay for themselves, and a good system should last 20 years or more if properly designed and installed.

 

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November 18th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Roofing Contractors in the US – Interesting Stats

There is no single contractor with a dominant market share in the roofing industry. We have some major players in the game, but we don’t exactly have a Coca-Cola or Pepsi in our industry. Even the largest contractors make up a small amount of the market.

Total Revenue for both commercial and residential sectors is 46 Billion with an annual growth of 2.2%

Nearly 100,000 Roofing companies employ nearly 287,000 people.

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October 7th, 2014 at 7:23 am

CERTA Torch Training

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Course Overview

This course provides the NRCA approved roofing torch applicator program. Instructor will use NRCA manuals, video, classroom discussion and live demonstration to teach the most recent best practice and industry requirements for the safe use of roofing torches.

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When: November 3rd, 8-4 (Breakfast and Lunch will be served)

Where: ABC Supply, Doraville, GA

Cost to attend? $200 for NRCA member or $250 for non-members

This course will also be available in Spanish.

Registration deadline is October 27th, but limited spots are available. So, go ahead and reserve your place and register ahead of time. For more information contact RSMCA.

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