4 hr Comprehensive Analysis of Steep Slope Roofing Systems

Introduction

Identifying Products

  • Composition Shingles
  • Slate
  • Tile
  • Wood Shingles and Shakes
  • Vegetative Roof (Green Roof)
  • Metal Roof Systems
  • Exotic/Specialty
  • Low Slope
  • Energy Efficient Methods
  • Deck Types

Roof Accessories/Details

  • Skylights
  • Chimneys
  • Flashings
  • Vents

Identification Assistance for Specialty Systems

Destructive Testing

  • Freeze delamination testing
  • Water tube penetration testing
  • Repetitive abrasion testing
  • Fire retardation testing

Nondestructive

  • Visual Inspection
    1. Hail and Wind
    2. General Appearance
  • Debris
  1. Physical Damage
  2. Surface Condition
  3. Blistering
  • Perimeter
  • Flashing
  1. Penetrations
  2. Drainage
  3. Gutter
  • Downspouts
  • Leaks

Dealing With Roofers

Working with Manufacturers and Consultants

Xactimate And The Real World

Additional Specialty Expenses

  • Roof Warranty
  • Code Updates
    1. Mandatory upgrades
    2. City specific interpretation
  • Interior Protection
  • Leaks
  • Extreme steep and high
  • Custom Metal Fabrication
  • Waterproofing
  • Lightning Protection