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Metal Roofs Vs. Asphalt Shingles Part 1

Roofing techniques and materials have remained largely the same over the past decade. Obviously, the advent of solar power cells had caused a small rift, but this technology was integrated into the roofing industry relatively smoothly thanks in part to hardworking contractors who sought out the right talent to perform solar installations. Contractors are always […]

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Choosing a Roof in Central Florida Part 2

There are many types of roofing materials to consider when selecting a roof for your next project. In Central Florida, it’s important to use roofing that can repel heat and rain through some of the most extreme seasonal weather in the United States. Using the wrong roofing material can lead to a dispute with an […]

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Choosing a Roof in Central Florida Part 1

When shopping for new roofing, whether for a new project or to replace an older roof, it’s easy to get lost in the sheer number of options available for your project. Roofing is often determined by the slope and complexity of the design, the style of the house, the local climate, and the project budget. […]

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Trent Cotney Featured in The Spring Edition of Florida Construction News

We are proud to announce that Trent Cotney is featured on the cover of the spring 2017 issue of Florida Construction News Magazine. The magazine article profiles Trent and the firm and discusses how growing up in the construction industry guided his decision to protect the interests of construction and roofing professionals. To read the […]

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Construction Law Newsletter – FRSA Victorious at CILB

In May 2015, the Hernando County Building Official filed a Petition for Declaratory Statement with the CILB, asking the Board 1) to determine the definition of a preformed panel-post and beam roof; 2) whether a Specialty Structure Contractor can install this roof directly over existing roofing for site built structures; and 3) exactly what mobile […]

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William Woods Writes Article for Roofing Magazine

Attorney William Woods of Cotney Construction Law recently wrote an article for the July/August 2015 edition of Roofing Magazine. William’s article addresses the potential ability of a bankruptcy trustee to “claw back” monies paid to a contractor (creditor) by a debtor while the debtor was insolvent or within 90-days of the debtor filing for bankruptcy. […]

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Hurricane Roof Damages and Ordinance and Law Coverage

“Roy Jossfolk, v. United Property & Casualty Insurance Company, 38 Fla. L. Weekly D649a, Case No. 4D12-443, filed March 20, 2013.  Summary judgment for insurer for denial of “Ordinance and Law” coverage for hurricane roof damages was reversed based on such coverage not being originally appraised, but subsequently “incurred” (Ceballa v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp., […]

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Roofing Contractor and Attorney’s Fees Case

“Mike Cobb v. David Durando and Jane Durando, husband and wife,38 Fla. L. Weekly D847a, Case No. 2D12-1991, issued April 17, 2013: After prevailing in a bench trial against their roofing contractor for breach of contract, the homeowners sought attorney fees pursuant to section 768.79 based on a single demand for judgment. The award of […]

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Roofing Contractor’s Summary Judgment Reversed

“Carriage Hills Condominium, Inc., v. JBH Roofing & Construction, Inc., 38 Fl. L. Weekly D643a, Case No. 4D11-2251, filed on March 20, 2013. Summary judgment in favor of roofing contractor for breach of a “full scope contingency contract” (in which payments were to be approved and paid by insurer), based soled on the deposition of […]

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