The Roofing Handbook

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9780071360586: The Roofing Handbook

The most complete A-to-Z handbook on the basics of residential roofing--comes with over 250 illustrations, photos, and CAD drawings. Reviews regulations, safety, emerging technologies and new/alternative materials; construction tips; estimating and bidding; customer service; marketing; and more. New chapter on the roofing business focuses on how professionals can turn the book's pointers into profits. The CD-ROM includes ready-to-use forms, spreadsheets, and checklists.

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Roofing is a popular industry that's growing by the minute. With many facets to this field, anyone from architects and contractors to inspectors and students must understand the craft and business of installing new, and fixing old, roofs. Filling the need for a nuts-and-bolts understanding of this industry comes the second edition of the most comprehensive basic reference on roofing, the Roofing Handbook.

Ready for on-the-job referencing or at-home research, this book/CD package puts information to work for you immediately. Not only will it be your #1 technical resource, but you'll get time-saving spreadsheets, forms, checklists, and other templates on the CD-ROM to help you deal with the hardest part of your job'the business end.

With up-to-the minute computer information, tips on estimating, and tips on increasing cash flow, not only is this a top-notch technical handbook, it's a "manage your roofing business" handbook.

Key Features:

-Over 250 illustrations, photos, and CAD drawings

-Covers safety, tools and equipment, installation techniques, disposal, and more

-Contains information on new and alternative materials

-New chapter on the business of roofing focuses on how to maximize revenue

-CD-ROM with ready-to-use spreadsheets, forms, and checklists

-Includes coverage of customer service, marketing, and more

Covering topics such as regulations, safety, and emerging technologies, and with tips on construction, estimating, and bidding, it's no wonder The Roofing Handbook is the roofer's A-to-Z resource for all the essential information needed to run a successful, lucrative business.

Business of Roofing

Planning a Job

Roof Safety

Tools and Equipment

Built-Up Roofing
Single-Ply Roofing

Asphalt Roofing
Wooden Shingles and Shakes

Slate Shingles
Clay and Concrete Tiles

Metal Roofing
Miscellaneous Roof Work

About the Author:

Robert Scharff (deceased) was well-known as the author of more than 300 how-to books. He served as a consultant to industry manufacturers and contributed many articles to leading how-to and trade publications
Terry Kennedy is a construction analyst for Golden Eagle/Liberty Mutual Insurance, and has worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years as a consultant, project manager, carpenter, and electrician.

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