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RICOWI to Investigate Hail Roof Damage in DFW Metroplex Area

The TRI is a long time sponsoring member of the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI). The RICOWI organization provides valuable field investigation programs on both wind and hail events to better understand the actual performance of roof assemblies. RICOWI, Inc. has announced deployment of research teams to the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex

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Licensing in Texas?

RCAT Provides Training and Voluntary Licensing  As they say, everything is bigger in Texas. The homes are big, and roofing them is a challenge. Roof pitches are steep; spires and dramatic architectural details are common. And then there is the weather: heat like Phoenix, rain like Florida, high wind, occasional tornadoes, and hail the size of

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Ask the Expert: “Do the (fastener) guidelines in Tables 1A and 1B apply to the underlayment”

We had several “Ask the Expert” questions regarding underlayment fastening recently. Below are 2 questions from an attorney and responses from TRI President and Technical Director Rick Olson. Question #1 – “Do the guidelines in Tables 1A and 1B regarding “Attachment Type of Fasteners” that call for ¾ penetration apply to the underlayment?” Response – Table 1A

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