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Oct. 12—Employment Rises for Construction, Homeowners Value Sustainability and more

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The Oct. 12 Roofing & Exteriors Business Update newsletter.

Construction employment rose by 22,000 in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its climate adaptation and resilience plan.

Seventy-four percent agree that using eco-friendly construction materials would make a strong impact on the environment and 70% plan to purchase eco-friendly materials for their next renovation, according to a 3M survey.

NAHB sent a letter to President Biden on Oct. 6 urging the White House to take action regarding lumber price fluctuation and building material supply chain disruptions.T

The Roofing Alliance is seeking to fund initiatives that will contribute to the advancement and growth of the roofing industry.

Many roofers appear to have had a stellar third quarter thanks to ongoing demand and government incentives. 

In the latest edition of Roofing & Exteriors’ “How To” FAQ series, Scott Kyles explains how contractors can help customers understand that roof replacement isn’t just about cost; it’s really a long-term investment in the safety and value of your home.

The old adage is that people don't leave their jobs, they leave their bosses. Are you a bad boss?

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