When you place your trust and confidence in a company with HAAG Training, you know you are in the hands of the best. But what is HAAG training? And why should it really matter when it comes to my roof? We hope you will better understand why it is necessary to trust this training and those who have taken the time to learn to become a HAAG-trained roof inspector.
What is a HAAG Trained Roof Inspector?
This is an individual who has gone through the training, learning the ins and outs of hail damage, a roof inspection for hail damage, and a calculation method to determine roof repair or roof replacement.
According to HAAG Engineering, roof hail damage is determined by two factors:
- Did the hail affect the long-term service life of the roofing product?
- Did the hail affect the water-shedding capabilities of the roofing product?
When both of these factors are present, the roof has then suffered hail damage. Integrity Roofing & Painting has gone through this specialized training in hail assessment damage and testing. We can be trusted to give you an honest assessment and advice in moving forward to regaining a sound roofing system.
What does it take to become a HAAG Trained Roof Inspector?
There are three different types of training, all of which are available through the HAAG Certified Program. Here is a brief description of each:
Residential Roof Inspector Certification –
This training is designed to teach the student to become highly proficient in all major types of residential roofing. This is to include
- How hail and wind interact with roofing
- Inspection safety techniques
- Roof area calculations and applicable codes
- Manufacture and installation
- Hail damage
- Wind damage
- Mechanical damage
- Repairs costs
Commercial Roof Inspector Certification
Much like residential training, this certification is focused on commercial roofs. In addition to the above modules, this certification also involves:
- Built-up Roofing
- Polymer-Modified Bitumen Roofing
- Thermoplastic Single-ply Roofing (PVC and TPO)
- Thermoset Plastic Single-ply Roofing (EPDM, CSPE, PIB)
- SPF roofs
- Metal Roofing
- Vegetated (green) Roofing
- Low-Slope Roofing Components
- Roof Coatings
The third type of inspection is called Wind Damage Inspection.
This intense program focuses on:
- Advanced Understanding of wind types – straight line, tornadic, down-burst, hurricane)
- Effects of these winds on low-slope or steep-slope roofs
- Advanced techniques to evaluate and document damage to an entire building envelope following a wind event
- The skills to tell the difference between damages caused by wind, or other forces.
The knowledge gained by these classes, training and certification is unmatched. It can be vitally important to place your trust in a company that understands the effects of wind damage, and how to proceed with either roof repairs or roof replacements.
Secondly, it is important to have a certified inspector on your side when working with your insurance company. There are too many horror stories out there in the roofing industry when insurance companies become involved.
Place your trust in a roofing contractor who knows what it means to be prepared and has the training to guide you through the process with minimal stress. Integrity Roofing & Painting is the ideal team to have on your side. We are HAAG certified and our team of roofing professionals is ready to assist you with any concerns or questions you may have. You can trust us with an honest inspection, placing your concerns at the forefront. We want you safe in your home, and the damage repaired.
Call today when you suspect hail damage and let’s work together to restore your home!