Official Publication of the 
Western States Roofing Contractors Association
The Magazine of the Western Roofing Professional

Western Roofing/Insulation/Siding magazine is published six times per year:  every January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December.  Written for the building professional concerned with the design, specification and application of roofing, insulation and siding in the West.  Issues with Bonus Distribution at national, regional, state

and local Roofing and Construction

Conventions and Trade Shows occur

regularly throughout the year.

Nobody covers the Western Roofing

Market like we do… Nobody!


This is not a pleasant subject, but we’re going to address it anyway.  A jobsite safety accident can’t get any worse than this:  a death on the job.  It’s the ultimate construction tragedy, for the family of the worker, for the coworkers, the company, and you, as the owner of the company.  Over the years, I’ve talked with several of you ...

Editorial: Job Fatalities
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This Issue’s Cover Story…

The U.S. solar industry is growing like wildfire; two-thirds of all solar PV capacity worldwide was installed in the last two and a half years alone.  Thanks to declining product costs, the rooftop solar market is on a strong upward trend and is creating job openings across the nation.  This perfect storm of economics is creating a tremendous growth opportunity...

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In This Issue…

Metal Roofing

IRE Recap

Prevailing Wage

Job Fatalities

Tech Talk