Category Archives: Roof

Tips for Identifying Intentional (Advertent) Damage to Asphalt Shingles – General Principles – Part 2

Posted by in Roof, Shingles | April 22, 2013

In our last post we discussed the increased frequency in the number of intentionally (advertently) damaged shingle roofs that we have evaluated over the years.  In this post we discuss the method of evaluating shingle roof damage with regard to… Read More

Tips for Identifying Intentional (Advertent) Damage to Asphalt Shingles – Introduction – Part 1

Posted by in Roof, Shingles | April 15, 2013

We have often been engaged to evaluate damage to asphalt shingle roofs.  Some of our evaluations have concluded that the damage was intentionally applied in a fashion that appears to mimic hail or wind damage.  By intentional we mean advertent,… Read More

Snow Related Roof Collapses

Posted by in Roof, Snow Loads, Winter Concerns | January 07, 2013

The January 2013 issue of STRUCTURE magazine contains an interesting article, Snow Related Roof Collapse and Implications for Building Codes, regarding snow accumulations and roof collapses in the New England area for “the storm of the century” during the winter… Read More