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Roofing As An Occupation
By Herbert Sanchez
Roofing and shingles is a process whereby tiles are laid partially overlapping in an ascending manner up and along rooftops. This is done as much for style as it is for structural and architectural soundness.
Roofing and shingles is a particular occupation that specializes in roof repair and coverings. This job entails making sure that roofs are attractive as well as providing protection from the elements and increment weather. The particular conditions wherein these specialized tradesmen and women perform roofing and shingles are met with certain building and fire codes and architectural standards of the countries, states, cities, or provinces in which the job is done. Further, learning roofing and shingles, like the trade work of electricians and plumbers, requires particular knowledge and skills that must be conducted and completed correctly, otherwise the roofs could pose a hazard to those living in the house. Patching up holes and cracked wood before appropriately covering the roof securely with shingle tiles is one example of this.
Materials used for roofing and shingles vary, but everything used is sturdy and safe architecturally and health-wise. Shingles used to be made of wood, but due to growing fire and structural hazard concerns, this material is rarely or seldom considered; instead, bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt) or ceramic shingles are now used for their safer and more visually appealing nature.
Roofing and shingles also used standard appending. Shingles are tacked or nailed on securely, but only where the shingle tile meets the roof; shingle tiles are never tacked or nailed at the overlap. Such a procedure would be deemed less secure (as it is more difficult to nail through multiple asphalt shingle tiles), and the appearance looks awkward. For ceramic (and occasionally with the asphalt), a heavy-bonding tar or paste is sometimes used to attach the tiles to the roof. The shingle tiles are laid in a row along the bottom edge of the roof, and each ascending row, as said, overlaps the one beneath it by about half a length of the tile. The top edge of the roof is then capped.
Roofing slates, also call ‘slate shingles,’ are also used in roofing and shingles, and are applied the same way. Because of the heavy consistency of slate, its unlikely that nails or tacks are used; instead, paste or tar seems the better choice for a bonding method.
Roofing and shingles is a meticulous and time-consuming process that must be carefully rendered for a roof to acquire that architectural appeal. Not only should know-how be necessary, but careful movement and stepping are a definite requirement as well.
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Fire Resistant Building Materials Company Reports Record Sales Volume and Record Q2 Revenue of $1,032,853 US

Watkins, MN/Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 8, 2005

International Barrier Technology Inc. (“Barrier”) (OTCBB: IBTGF; TSXV: IBH), a manufacturer of proprietary fire resistant building materials, is pleased to report sales volume for the three month period of October – December, 2004 of 1,290,600 sq.ft., a 155 percent increase over the same period the previous year and an “all time” record quarterly volume. Sales volume for the six month period increased to 2,496,400 sq.ft. from 963,600 sq.ft., the previous 6 month period. The previous quarterly sales volume record was 1,267,100 (adjusted) for the quarter ending June 30, 2004.

Sales revenue was $ 1,032,853 (US), for the quarter (Q2 2005) and $ 2,102,763 (US) for the six month period ending December 31, 2004. Last year sales for these periods were $ 446,344 and $ 855,827 respectfully. The new sales volumes represent percentage increases of 131 percent for the three month period and 146 percent for the six month period. Each of these figures marks another record for both second quarter and first six month period sales.

“Barrier is extremely pleased with the strong finish to calendar year 2004,” said Michael Huddy, International Barrier’s President and CEO. “After the hurricane activity which impacted the beginning of this quarter, sales surged enabling us to end the calendar year with very positive momentum. We expect this level of volume to not only continue, but to continue to grow as we begin calendar year 2005.”

Mule-Hide and its distribution affiliate, ABC Supply, Inc., continue to aggressively promote UL-listed Class A and Class C roof deck assemblies and are systematically adding new manufacturing customers to the group of facilities currently utilizing the Blazeguard based system. Two modular customers have been added in Southern California enabling Barrier to begin carload volume shipments to the area. “Carload volume shipments to California will greatly impact landed cost to our customers, helping the Mule-Hide system be even more competitive with current roof system alternatives, further helping Barrier to increase sales volume to the region,” says Dr. Huddy. “With each new manufacturing company converted to the Blazeguard based system, Barrier is presented with a long-term, consistent customer helping to not only increase sales volume but to provide consistency in month to month business.”

With these sales volumes, the company is well positioned to achieve consistent profitability. Positive cash flow will help fund building and production line improvements which are underway and are expected to begin to impact production volumes and efficiency as early as September of 2005. Increased capacity is needed to keep pace with increasing product demand. New efficiencies expected with the new line configuration will further enhance margins and profitability.

About International Barrier Technology Inc.

International Barrier Technology, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials. Its patented, non-combustible, non-toxic Pyrotite formulation has an extraordinary capability: it releases water when exposed to the heat of fire. Barrier’s award-winning Blazeguard wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and uniquely combine properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. Blazeguard customers include Centex (NYSE:CTX – News), D.R. Horton (NYSE:DHI – News), KB Home (NYSE:KBH – News), and Lennar (NYSE:LEN – News). Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW – News), Stock Building Supply, and Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc. are Blazeguard distributors. Pyrotite has potential applications with engineered wood products, paint, plastics, and expanded polystyrene. Barrier is part of the DJ Building Materials Index (US).

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Universal Steel Buildings to Supply and Erect New Fire Hall for Local Community

Pittsburgh, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 04, 2011

Universal Steel Buildings has contracted to supply and erect an Olympia Steel Buildings pre-engineered steel building to house a new fire hall for the Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Company in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Construction of the steel building is to begin on January 19, 2011. The new fire station will be approximately 9,000 sq. ft. and contain garage space for fire trucks and fire fighting equipment, offices, training and meeting rooms, two bunkrooms, a lounge and kitchen, a fitness facility and other amenities.

“We supply and erect Olympia Steel Buildings metal buildings systems in every US State, in Canada and all over the world,” states Arnold Davis, president of Universal Steel Buildings, “and we have many overseas projects in such places as Turkey, Russia, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. However, there is great satisfaction in making a difference in our local community. The new Olympia Steel Buildings fire hall will continue to serve the community well, as had the original building built in the 1950’s. It is our opportunity to make a difference in our local community.”

The new building will be located in the same area as the current fire station, built in 1956. Although the original building had multiple renovations over the years, it was rapidly deteriorating. The condition of the building and the continuing growth in Ohio Township over the past ten years spurred the need for a completely updated station.

“The new fire station will be a ‘Green’ building,” added Davis. “Not only are pre-engineered steel buildings inherently Green – state-of-the-art steel buildings are energy efficient and offer innovative building designs that can help qualify for LEED – we are also using crushed concrete from the old building as a base for construction of the new pre-engineered steel building.”

Universal Steel Buildings prides itself in supplying public safety buildings that are not only multi-functional, but also meet municipal budgetary constraints. Olympia Steel Buildings’ clear span metal building design provides column-free interior space of up to 200 feet wide with unlimited lengths for maximum space and flexibility. Over their more than 40 years of pre-engineered metal building design and supply, Universal Steel Buildings has helped many municipalities build affordable, multi-functional public safety facilities such as the new Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Company Fire Hall.

About Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Company

Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Company was established on August 13, 1946. For over 60 years, the Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Company continues to grow and provide fire protection for not only Ohio Township, but also neighboring Sewickley Hills and surrounding areas. For more information, please visit their website:

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The Fire Island News is reporting that a Late Night Fire Wreaked Havoc on the Fire Island Pines, Destroying Numerous Buildings.

Brookhaven, New York (PRWEB) November 15, 2011

A significant and fast moving fire erupted damaging parts the Fire Island Pines commercial district as well as at least one private residence.

Late in the evening on Monday, November 14, 2011 20 fire departments were called to support the Fire Island Pines Fire Department. According to early reports the Fire destroyed numerous landmark buildings including the Pavilion, the town?s premier nightclub, LaFountaine?s, Sip N? Twirl, and the Pines Bistro. Unconfirmed reports suggest the fire started around 9:00 pm at the Sip N? Twirl before igniting gas tanks at La Fountaine which spread to the Pavilion. It is very likely heavy wind apparently played a role in the spread of this Fire. If these reports are valid this could be the worst Fire in the community since 1959.

The Fire Island News reported that Walter Boss of the Pines Fire Department confirmed late Monday night that the fire destroyed the Pavilion, La Fountaine and a bay-front home. Businesses north of the Pavilion along the harbor appear to have been unscathed, he told The News.

Unfortunately, Fire Island has seen its share of disasters from fires to flooding, hurricanes to nor?easters. Fire Island is a very sensitive environment and disaster can be elevated by the very things we love most about it, in particular the lack of roads and the beautiful isolation. As one local resident pointed out ?When a fire breaks out on the island, it spreads quickly and access to it is limited?

With a very limited off season population, the pines Fire department was joined by other fire island firefighters from: Ocean Bay Park, Davis Park, Point O? Woods, Cherry Grove, Ocean Beach, Fair Harbor, Saltaire, Kismet, as well as mainland departments including Bay Shore, East Islip, West Islip, Sayville, Bellport, Green River, to name just a few.

The news of this fire spread quickly through social media outlets. The Fire Island Facebook page that reaches over 12,000 people had 100?s interacting late into the evening and early hours Tuesday morning. Fire Island related tweets were also on the rise. Josh Ocean re-tweeted on the Fire Island Pines & Cherry Grove page ?Omg! RT @cherry_grove: A fast moving fire destroyed Pavilion and at least two other structures in the Fire Island Pines? DJ James Anthony tweeted @fireislandnews – ?my thoughts and prayers are with the FIP community this evening? on the Fire Island News Twitter page, and Jess Freund tweeted: ?Thoughts with the OBFD. Be safe! @fireisland? on the Fire Island twitter page.

However, nothing was as moving as what was posted on Facebook by Andrew Kirtzman co-owner of FIP Ventures, which owns the Pavilion, Blue Whale, Canteen, Hotel Ciel, Deck, Rack Gym, Pines Supply Co. Sugar Shack Spa and who is largely responsible for the Pines major redevelopment over the past few years. Mr. Kirtzman?s message resonated out to the community it both touched and informed so many concerned Fire Islanders. His message was so important I felt it best to attach it in its entity.

?This is obviously a very difficult night for all of us, and I wanted to give everyone a status report from the scene of the fire. I am outside the Pavilion building, surrounded by over 100 firefighters from across Long Island. The fire is under control but is not completely out. Both the Pavilion and LaFountaine buildings are still standing, but they have been completely gutted by fire and water. Sip n? Twirl, the Bistro and the stores below them are in ruin. Then roof over the Pavilion is gone, and the high tea deck has been destroyed. Small fires are still burning inside the Pavilion ? the dance floor ? and it?s too dangerous for firefighters to enter inside. The department has called for bulldozers to be brought here from across the bay, as it may be safer to destroy the Pavilion altogether rather than fight the remaining blazes. It is an unfathomable moment. The air in the harbor is still thick with smoke, but the fire has not spread anywhere else, thanks to the incredible work of the Pines Fire Department and the departments that raced to its aid. Firefighters will be here through the night to ensure that no flames re-ignite and create a new threat to the other properties. Canteen, Blue Whale, the hotel and Pantry are all fine. The Suffolk Country Fire Department believes the fire began outside the LaFountaine office, engulfed that building and then spread to the Pavilion. Officials tell me they don?t believe the fire to be suspicious. Seth, Matt and I want to thank you all for your notes and phone calls. Everyone has a stake in these properties, and the love and passion we all feel for them are ringing loud and clearly this painful evening. Tomorrow morning, Seth, Matt and I will begin the process of renewing this beautiful property and making it even more spectacular than it was before. Our hearts go out to Nicole LaFountaine, Patrick, PJ, Bob Howard and others in the LaFountaine building, and we will help one another get the commercial district ready for summer 2012. There is a lot of hard work ahead for all of us. We feel blessed that no one was injured, and proud to be part of this beautiful community. ?Andrew?

It was a long night for all Fire Islanders. Most of all it was a long night for the hundreads of Firefighters who worked into the night risking their lives to protect our beloved Island. I want to personally give thanks to each and everyone of you and special thanks specifically to the Fire Island Pines Fire Department.

We will rebuild.


Bluegreen Resort Works with Dennis Fire Department to Create Training Session

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2011

Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE: BXG), a leading provider of Colorful Places to Play, is pleased to announce its Dennis Port, Massachusetts resort, The Soundings Seaside Resort, opened up one of its buildings to host a training session for the Town of Dennis Fire Department, as well as five other surrounding municipalities. The combined training exercise allowed the departments to test, teach and update the skills of approximately 80 firefighters.

The Bluegreen-managed property opened 44 of its doors to The Town of Dennis Fire Department Tuesday, October 18, 2011. The resort building that was used as the training base of operations is set to be demolished in the coming weeks in order to make room for a new resort building. The Town of Dennis Fire Deputy Chief set up four stations within the building:

1. Lecture on Accountability – a seminar on the importance of knowing where all team members are at all times, so no member is left behind.

2. Roof and Ventilation Operations ? a session on ventilating burning buildings. Teams were able to put knowledge to use and actually cut holes into the building roof.

3. Forced Entry Through Doors ? Fire fighters practiced breaking through barricaded doors, as well as creating other entryways, called ?breaching the walls.?

4. Obstacle course ? Brewster, Mass., Fire Chief Bob Moran created an obstacle course through adjoining rooms for fire fighters to gain experience in large building procedures.

?Having lived on the Cape for over 20 years, and having to rely on the fire department for many services, I welcomed the opportunity to work closely with the Town of Dennis Fire Department and Captain Tucker and give something real back,? explains R. Jake Jacobus, General Manager of The Soundings.

Jacobus was not the only one pleased with the session?s results, as the Deputy Chief of the Dennis Fire Department added, ?The experience at The Soundings was just fantastic.? He reported, ?Feedback from the crews who participated in the training session was positive, as everyone was pleased with the drill. And there was an outstanding level of support from the staff on hand.?

The Soundings Seaside Resort rests upon 365 feet of private beach along the Nantucket Sound. The studios, one- and two-bedroom suites offer all the modern accommodations to be expected of a luxury Bluegreen resort, yet continue to maintain the traditional charm of Cape Cod.


Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boca Raton, FL, Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG) is the leader in providing Colorful Places to Live and Play? through its vacation ownership resort and residential real estate business segments. Our more than 3,500 employees are passionate about delivering extraordinary experiences for our owners, travelers and business partners. Since 1996, Bluegreen has managed, marketed and sold a flexible, real estate-based vacation ownership plan with more than 222,600 owners, over 54 owned or managed resorts, and access to more than 4,000 resorts worldwide. Since 1985, Bluegreen Communities has developed master-planned residential and golf communities primarily in the southern and southeastern U.S., and has sold over 55,000 home sites. We also offer a portfolio of comprehensive, turnkey, fee-for-service resort management, financial services, customer generation and sales solutions to third-party developers and lenders. For more information, visit us online at See what Bluegreen owners are saying on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.


FireWhat Inc. ?Thinks Pink? at the Reno Fire Show

Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2011

FireWhat Inc., a Dunsmuir, CA company in business to bring technology to the forefront of the firefighting industry, will be attending this year?s Reno Fire Show.

The show will host dozens of manufacturers and vendors from around the country, all presenting the latest and greatest firefighting equipment and products. FireWhat Inc. created a revolutionary website, a one-stop resource for our nation?s heroes, including training and education resources, job postings and product reviews. In addition, the FireWhat site features never-before-seen mapping and weather software that displays current fire perimeters of major wildland incidents, satellite terrain imagery, and live local weather. They have also released an app for the iPhone that allows in-pocket access to mapping, weather calculators, and reference guides for firefighters on-scene.

The Reno Fire Show will bring together members from all aspects of the fire industry under one roof. The show will be held at the Atlantis Resort beginning October 24, lasting for three days. Guest speakers from around the fire community will be presenting. Live demonstrations of products and tactics will be held. There?s even a chili cook-off!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the crew from FireWhat Inc. will be wearing pink T-shirts during the entire show. That?s right, firefighters proud to wear pink.

For more information about the Reno Fire Show, check out their website For more information about FireWhat Inc. or to see where their technology is taking firefighting, go to


International Barrier Achieves Rapid Sales Growth of Fire Resistant Wood Panels to Commercial Modular Building Manufacturers

Watkins, MN; Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 2, 2004

International Barrier Technology Inc. (“Barrier”) (IBTGF: OTCBB; IBH: TSXV), a manufacturer of proprietary fire resistant building materials, reports that sales of its fire-resistant wood panels under its supply agreement with Mule-Hide Products Co., Inc. (“Mule-Hide”) are growing rapidly and have surpassed the initial sales target of two million square feet on an annualized monthly basis. Mule-Hide has established an initial end user base of six regional and national commercial modular building manufacturers, comprising nine plants, using its Class A and Class C rated Mule-Hide® FR Deck Panel, the private-label brand it uses to market Barrier

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