Here we are, already sending out our second issue of Roofing Elements. It feels like yesterday that we celebrated the launch and send of the premiere issue! This publication has taken off like a rocket, garnering attention beyond what we ever dreamed. 

If you like this magazine as much as we do, please be sure to subscribe! We are currently sending these issues “polybagged” with our other titles until Roofing Elements has its own collection of subscribers. When we reach that point, if you haven’t officially subscribed, you won’t receive each and every issue. Find the prepaid subscription card within your printed issue, email us at [email protected], call our friendly subscription manager at 920.471.4846, or visit our online subscription page at to sign up for this and any of our other publications (which are always free to those in the trades).

In this issue, you’ll find a full feature on underlayments, an intro to Miami-Dade County product approvals (a broad topic that will be covered in detail in future articles), wind uplift resistance by roof type, a beautiful half-round gutter system installation, and more. As always, feel free to write with comments (or criticism)—I look forward to any and all feedback.

Jessica Franchuk, Managing Editor
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Correction: In the Premiere issue of Roofing Elements, ASTM International, a global standards development organization, was inadvertently referred to with an outdated name in the “Wildfire Ready” article. We apologize for the error.