Technology on the Roof

For many when thinking of roofing, they may not think of high tech.  But in today’s age, technology is everywhere including the roof.  For excellent maintenance and service of the roof, technology has become one of the most important tools for roofing contractors.  From smart phones to tablets, the men and women who are […]

Texas Governor Urges Young People to Consider Careers in Construction

Opportunities for young people in the building trades have never been better. As Dale Tyler  of National Roofing Partners has previously noted in this space, “College is not for everyone. In fact, many young people could be making a much better income, in a shorter amount of time, by going into the building trades, such […]

Why Hispanic Heritage Month is Important to Every American

A word from Dale Tyler, President of National Roofing Partners
While you might not be aware of it, every year the time period of September 15 through October 15 is a very important month for our country. Why? Just take a look at this slide from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

These facts should get the […]

Three Reasons Multi-location Retailers Save Money Using NRP

As noted in a previous post, the facility managers of multi-location retail stores and public buildings have enormous challenges just keeping customers comfortable and safe when they are visiting the establishments. When re-roofing or waterproofing projects are thrown into the mix, these challenges multiply exponentially.

This led to the formation of National Roofing Partners (NRP) and […]

U.S. Soldiers Deserve Independence in Their Benefits

When the most brilliant minds of the thirteen American colonies gathered in the heat and humidity of Philadelphia of 1776 to draft the Declaration of Independence, it was left to the brave group of citizen soldiers to uphold and defend this document. Such has been the case since.

The men and women who serve in […]

It Saves Tax-Payer Money and Energy. So Why Can’t Congress Pass This Energy Efficiency Bill?

Whether for financial or philosophical reasons, everyone is in favor of energy efficiency. This includes Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives. Even Cowboys and Redskins fans can agree on this issue. The challenge lies in the manner in which this efficiency is realized. Elected officials, perhaps more than any other group, have an appreciation […]

The Misery of the Texas Flood is Just Beginning. Will You Get Sick?

The sentiments of the late blues guitar player/singer Stevie Ray Vaughan in his song “Texas Flood” had special meaning to the water weary residents of Texas.

Well there’s floodin’ down in Texas
All of the telephone lines are down

Yeah flood water keep a rollin’
Man it’s about to drive poor me insane ***

For the past 5 months, […]

Arnold, the World’s Greatest Armchair Quarterback, Gives Thanks

Meet Arnold, or Arnie as his buddies call him. Arnie loves football. He would rather watch football than anything else in the world. He even has the perfect football game watching setup, which he fondly calls Arnieville:

The Hardest Working Tech in Commercial Roofing is…Drones?

Drones are everywhere, and showing great promise for future applications. Amazon will use them to deliver packages; the military uses them for multiple applications, including an adaptation to rescue people from dangerous places, and technology companies are using them for collecting data from previously hard-to-access places.

What Takes 4 Months and Millions of Dollars to Fix?

When Google purchased Nest thermostats last year for a hefty $3 plus billion dollars, we thought “hmmm, what are they up to now?” Turns out they were up to building an ecosystem that allow gadgets, cars and universal remotes to all work with the thermostat to build a brand agnostic ecosystem so the smart home goes from fragmented to friendly. You can command your thermostat via smart device, keep the dryer running while away so your clothes stay wrinkle free, and even receive a notification that the temperature is too hot or too cold.