I recently spoke with Richard Alaniz, a senior
partner with Alaniz & Schraeder, a Houston-based a labor and employment law
firm. Alaniz will be conducting a seminar about recent changes in employment
and labor laws at the 2009 International Roofing Expo (IRE).
I love nature shows, especially those that
demonstrate ferocity in the animal kingdom. Last night I caught a segment where
an imposing monitor lizard went looking for lunch in a badger’s den, only to
end up becoming lunch for the badger.
and I officially became “empty-nesters” a little over three years ago. Right
around that time we sold off our big house in favor of a townhome. The yard
(the official size of our lot is 1/20 of an acre) and other exterior
maintenance is all done by the HOA. Since we were never that big on landscaping
or yard maintenance we generally subbed that out even when we were at the big
house, but this really is easy.
Many building codes now mandate intake and
exhaust ventilation for attics. It’s easy to see why. A properly ventilated
attic can save energy, eliminate excess moisture, prevent mold, and prevent ice
damming in winter. And, by minimizing heat buildup in the attic, proper
ventilation can even prolong the life of the roof system.
When I took my first trip to California in 1982, the state’s sunny skies,
palm trees and ocean views entranced me. With the Mamas and the Papas’
“California Dreaming” playing in my head, I understood why people were moving
there in droves.
Frank Farmer, president of American Metal
Roofs, detailed his process for obtaining leads and converting them into sales
in his METALCON presentation, “Building a Profitable Metal Roof Company While
I am no learned professor or expert or guru of
any kind. But I can read. The several issues with the banking crisis and
recession and stock market correction(s) are not really all that troubling to
Chuck Howard, P.E., president of Metal Roof
Consultants, was in the metal roof contracting business for almost 30 years,
and he now serves as a consultant to contractors, architects, engineers, and
building owners. He gave a presentation about metal retrofit roofing at
METALCON titled “Do it Right the First Time.”