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Tips for Identifying Intentional (Advertent) Damage to Asphalt Shingles – The Pattern of Compatibility – Part 5

Posted by in Roof, Shingles | May 13, 2013

We have been discussing three fundamental patterns that may be used to distinguish intentional manual damage  from naturally occurring hail or wind damage.  These fundamental patterns are: Natural Order vs. Unnatural (Artificial) Order Sufficiency vs. Insufficiency Compatibility vs. Incompatibility  In… Read More

SEAoO – List of Structural Engineers that Work on Single-Family Dwellings

Posted by in Links | May 13, 2013

SEAoO List of Professional Engineers that Work on Single-family Dwellings. We provide this link as a convenience to the public.  We do not make any recommendations regarding this list. Disclaimer Read More

Tips for Identifying Intentional (Advertent) Damage to Asphalt Shingles – The Pattern of Sufficiency – Part 4

Posted by in Roof, Shingles | May 06, 2013

We have been discussing three fundamental patterns that may be used to distinguish intentional manual damage  from naturally occurring hail or wind damage.  These fundamental patterns are: Natural Order vs. Unnatural (Artificial) Order Sufficiency vs. Insufficiency Compatibility vs. Incompatibility In… Read More

Tips for Identifying Intentional (Advertent) Damage to Asphalt Shingles – The Pattern of Order – Part 3

Posted by in Roof, Shingles | April 29, 2013

In our last post we introduced three fundamental patterns that may be used to distinguish intentional (advertent) manual damage from naturally occurring hail or wind damage.  These fundamental patterns are: Natural Order vs. Unnatural (Artificial) Order Sufficiency vs. Insufficiency Compatibility… Read More

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

Storm with Hail Reported in Hancock, Lorain & Cuyahoga Counties – April 8, 2013

Posted by in Weather Events | April 10, 2013

Hail was reported in Hancock, Lorain, & the west end of Cuyahoga counties of Ohio late on the evening of April 8, 2013. A preliminary report from the National Weather Service listed the following: Mount Cory, Hancock County, Estimated at… Read More

Happy Easter – March 31, 2013

Posted by in Celebrate | March 25, 2013

One of my favorite musicals is Fiddler on the Roof.  It just seems to capture the spirit of the ongoing struggle in a family regarding tradition and change.  I enjoy every song, but one of the most enjoyable songs for… Read More