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October 25, 1997 | From Associated Press
When selecting a roof for new construction, or replacing an existing roof, there is a wide variety of roofing material to choose from. All have unique advantages and strong points. Some also have drawbacks. Here are some examples of roof materials and their attributes. Clay roofing tile is among the oldest and most durable of roofing materials. It gains its weather resistant, fireproof and insect-proof qualities from being made of kiln-fired clay.
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December 22, 2007 | Adam Bernstein, Washington Post
Kenneth A. Hendricks, a high school dropout who transformed three modest Wisconsin construction goods businesses into ABC Supply, the largest provider of roofing and siding materials to contractors in the United States, died Friday after falling from a construction site at his home in Afton, Wis. He was 66. The Winnebago County, Ill., coroner said the cause of death was blunt trauma to the head because of the fall, which occurred while Hendricks was checking on construction repairs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The city will hold a roofing safety fair this weekend in hopes of convincing residents to cover their homes with fire-resistant materials. The fair, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Civic Center Plaza, will bring together more than 60 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of non-combustible roofing materials. A 1993 city study found that 45% of Irvine homes are topped by wood shake roofs, which city officials consider a fire hazard.
REAL ESTATE
February 18, 2001
When reading "Staying on Top of Roofing Options" (by Marcie Geffner, Feb. 11) I was struck by a critical omission: the relative energy efficiency of the various roofing materials being written about. Given how much sun, heat and cold pass (or don't pass) through rooftops, the efficiency of such materials plays an important role in one's electricity and heating bill. With a few simple changes in building codes and standards, we could be building and remodeling houses that result in saving enough energy to prevent an energy crisis such as the current one. The only thing holding us back is the extent that our policymakers . . . think about these things as real, simple solutions to the energy crisis, instead of "extras."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1994
Property owners must begin complying April 21 with a new city ordinance that requires new roofs be made from fire-retardant materials. The ordinance, which was unanimously approved by the City Council in March, was drafted in response to the October, 1993, Stagecoach fire. Seven homes in east Orange suffered significant damage, said fire officials, who added that the loss would have been less if the homes had used fire-retardant roofing materials.
NEWS
October 31, 1985
New roofs in the city must be built with fireproof materials under a new city ordinance that takes effect Nov. 14. Builders of new homes and homeowners who are replacing roofs must comply with the law, which requires the use of fire-retardant roofing materials such as ceramic tile, clay or concrete. Wood-shake or shingle roofs treated with fire-retardant chemicals are allowed under the ordinance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1993 | BERT ELJERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With consumers trying out new fireproof roofing materials in response to the recent California wildfires, cities and counties across the state are adopting new training techniques for firefighters and instructors. The training includes learning how to deal with the new roofing materials. One such material is stone-coated steel roofing, which manufacturers say resists collapse even when an underlying roof structure has burned through.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990
Beginning Nov. 9, all construction in Palos Verdes Estates involving new or replacement roofs must use fire-resistant roofing materials, according to an ordinance passed unanimously by the City Council this month. The measure, heavily favored by council members, is a culmination of years of discussion concerning the increasing of fires in Southern California, city officials said.
REAL ESTATE
February 11, 2001 | MARCIE GEFFNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The roof over your head may well be the most expensive component of your home. But if you're like most homeowners, you've probably given very little thought to your roof's composition, age or likely remaining useful life. When the time comes--as it inevitably will--to choose a new roof, you'll need to educate yourself about the relative costs, aesthetics and durability of various roofing materials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1985 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times County Bureau Chief
The general contractor involved in the construction of the upside-down, leaky roof at the Amtrak station in Anaheim sued the city, Amtrak and three subcontractors Monday, claiming the defendants provided bad designs, inadequate inspections and improper installation of roofing materials. In the Orange County Superior Court civil complaint, Martin J. Jaska Inc.
REAL ESTATE
February 11, 2001 | MARCIE GEFFNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The roof over your head may well be the most expensive component of your home. But if you're like most homeowners, you've probably given very little thought to your roof's composition, age or likely remaining useful life. When the time comes--as it inevitably will--to choose a new roof, you'll need to educate yourself about the relative costs, aesthetics and durability of various roofing materials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2000 | JERRY HICKS
It takes about half of a single second for a 200-pound-plus adult to fall to the ground from a roof's edge. I found out, the hard way. Aches, pains, deep scratches, and nothing more, because I was one of the lucky ones, falling on soft dirt. As I lay on the ground trying to catch my breath, my wife pointed to the side of a rock slab porch just inches from my head. I was one of the really lucky ones. You can always count on your spouse to find the humor in near-disaster.
HOME & GARDEN
October 25, 1997 | From Associated Press
When selecting a roof for new construction, or replacing an existing roof, there is a wide variety of roofing material to choose from. All have unique advantages and strong points. Some also have drawbacks. Here are some examples of roof materials and their attributes. Clay roofing tile is among the oldest and most durable of roofing materials. It gains its weather resistant, fireproof and insect-proof qualities from being made of kiln-fired clay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When investigators did an aerial inspection after last week's Lemon Heights fire, they recognized a familiar pattern: The wind-whipped blaze Oct. 21 had charred homes with wood-shake roofs but spared most of those with tile. "The roofing is really a key factor in the homes that were lost," said Ronald Novello, the county's building and safety director, after surveying the scene. "It's something we see at many fires."
REAL ESTATE
June 16, 1996 | JOHN MORELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; John Morell is a Woodland Hills free-lance writer
Rick Johnson believed his La Puente home would look nice with a red Mexican tile roof, but he still wasn't sure that tile would be a good choice. Tile weighs considerably more than the asphalt shingles he had, and Johnson didn't know if his house could support the added weight. "I didn't want to have thousands of tiles crashing down on my family in an earthquake," he said. After getting estimates from a couple of roofers, Johnson found he still had some questions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
The city will hold a roofing safety fair this weekend in hopes of convincing residents to cover their homes with fire-resistant materials. The fair, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Civic Center Plaza, will bring together more than 60 manufacturers, distributors and sellers of non-combustible roofing materials. A 1993 city study found that 45% of Irvine homes are topped by wood shake roofs, which city officials consider a fire hazard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1986 | Marcida Dodson
Two men were injured Tuesday when a section of a warehouse roof under construction collapsed, hurtling the workers and about two tons of roofing materials 30 feet to the ground, Anaheim authorities said. The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. as a construction crew was loading materials onto the roof of the 100,000-square-foot warehouse and office building under construction in an industrial complex at 313 N. Euclid Way, said Anaheim fire investigator Mike Doty.
REAL ESTATE
June 16, 1996 | JOHN MORELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; John Morell is a Woodland Hills free-lance writer
Rick Johnson believed his La Puente home would look nice with a red Mexican tile roof, but he still wasn't sure that tile would be a good choice. Tile weighs considerably more than the asphalt shingles he had, and Johnson didn't know if his house could support the added weight. "I didn't want to have thousands of tiles crashing down on my family in an earthquake," he said. After getting estimates from a couple of roofers, Johnson found he still had some questions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1994 | Jerry Gillam, Times Staff Writer
Responding to last year's devastating Southern California firestorms, the Assembly has approved legislation designed to strengthen roofing requirements in regions that are most vulnerable to wildfires. A 54-21 vote sent the bill (AB 3819), authored by Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco), to the Senate. Homeowners located in at-risk areas would have to use fire retardant materials when they re-roof.
REAL ESTATE
April 17, 1994
Just like any other trade or profession, roofing has a language all its own. Here are some terms you'll want to be familiar with so that you and your contractor are speaking the same language. 1--Deck/sheathing. This is the base surface to which other roofing materials are applied. 2--Drip edge. An L-shaped strip installed along the edges of the roof. It keeps water from running back under your deck and eves. 3--Felt/underlayment. Also called tar paper.
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