Reviewing Roof Damage: HAAG Certified Inspector

Adam Netemeyer, P.E., a civil/structural engineer at CED, recently completed the HAAG Certified Inspector program. The HAAG Roof Certification gives engineers an edge in inspecting damage to roofs.

In the roofing and insurance industries, “HAAG Certified” indicates that the trained engineer can safely, effectively, and efficiently inspect and assess damage. It provides a deeper level of credibility to their report conclusions.

Adam completed the HAAG Certified Inspector: Residential Roofs program, which is designed to provide proficiency in all major types of residential (steep-slope) roofs. He was trained to understand how hail and wind interact with roofing, inspection safety techniques, roof area calculations, and applicable codes. Adam has gained new damage assessment techniques that allow him to find out if the damage was truly weather damage or if there are other factors at play. This is a skill that will help our insurance adjustors provide accurate responses.

The course included training on inspections for non-traditional residential roof materials, like slate, concrete tile, clay tile, or wood shake. These materials are affected by weather differently than more traditional materials. While many forensic engineers do not have the training or experience to complete these inspections, Adam is now certified to inspect these materials.

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