b'-==::::::-,-c:- Roofing ==-=. =Against The Weather =:.: E DCARLSON,Carlson Roofing Co., Thesecondphotoshowsaroofin Rockford,Ill.,carriesacamerawhichtheroofingmaterialwasalmost around with him on job inspections, andburiedbysnowandanangry,sullen =ihas accumulated avoluminousarrayoflooking sky promising enough additional illustrationsofroofingdoneunderad snow co complete the burial. verse weather conditions.While attending the Midwestern RoofRecent examples accompany chis newsing Convention in Kansas City, Ed noted note.One shows Carlson roofers sweep some roofing mechanics spreading plastic ing the snow off che roof while prayingcement on flashings and around skylight thatthespellofcomparativelygoodcurbswithrubbergloves-afasterand weather following a heavy snow fall willless wasteful method, delivering the right lase long enough to enable the roof insu amount of plastic. He thinks the idea is lation to be laid and covered in.worth copying. Answering a number of questions fromroofing experts and the Air Force personthe audience, Mr. Miller attacked Govern nel,knowingmoreabouteachothers\' ment specifications for roofing, seating chatproblems, and with a great deal of respect itwasdifficultforcontractorstomakefor their approach to the problems of both sense out ofsome of chem. Headvocatedmaintenanceandpreventivemaintenance. writing specifications in readableEnglish,The Air Force apparently was impressed clear as to the scope of the work, and theby the evident necessity ofcalling in proeliminationofspecificationdirectivesre fessionalhelpwithchronicrooftroubles quiringcheckingGovernment archivesco-and the result is likely co be both benefind out what "XQR 178 PDQ" meant.ficial and profitable co roofing contractorsTheconferenceendedwithboththeand manufacturers.JANUARY,196029'