Roof Monitor Round-Up: November

November has been a busy month for rooftop news, spurred in large part by heavy rains and El Niño.

November has been a busy month for rooftop news.

Roof Monitor Round-Up: November

 From roofing and safety to weather and technology, we’ve collected some of the world’s most interesting rooftop stories this month:

A roof collapse after much-needed rains in Fresno, California forced a beloved local thrift store to close for repairs. Rescue Mission Thrift Store employs 22 people and uses profits to aid the area’s homeless community.

Southern California roofing companies are struggling to keep up with demand as El Niño finally helps soak a region desperate for rain.

A New Zealand family is grieving the loss of a 14-year-old boy who died after falling through the roof of a Timaru arcade. In Florida, a Boca Raton jewelry store was robbed when thieves found a way inside through the roof. Meanwhile in Massachusetts, a man’s refusal to follow police instructions to come down from an apartment building’s roof left him seriously injured and hospitalized earlier this month. All three rooftop security breaches highlight the need for Edge Defense, which protects rooftop workers and immediately alerts designated personnel when the customized weight limit is detected.

David Michaels, Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Healthy, responded to the recent Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows that too many workers are still being injured or sickened on the job,” Michaels said. The NRCA published his entire response here.

Bad news for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s underground mall: the opening of the highly anticipated new space will be delayed due to a leaky roof.

These tips via for removing moss from a roof are helpful––especially during fall roof maintenance time.

We love this Roofing Contractor guest column from Ken Kelly on how his business benefitted from his son joining the U.S. Marines. Kelly details key aspects of how the Marines operate, and then outlines the ways in which those systems have influenced his company, Kelly Roofing, in Naples, Florida.




Photo by Josh Felise, via Snapwire with Creative Commons License



Posted on: November 16, 2015