Roof Inspections

Useful Links:

1. GeneralRoof Inspections: A Closer Look is an informative introductory article for property managers available at the FacilitiesNet website

2. General: A good general roof inspection manual for low-slope roofs is available here at the Firestone Building Products website.

3. General"Integrity Testing for Roofing and Waterproofing Membranes" is an excellent article that explains low and high voltage testing, flood and spray testing, capacitance testing, infrared thermography, and nuclear meter testing. The article was produced by the Whole Building Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences

4. Asphalt Shingle RoofsROOFER: Steep Roofing Inventory Procedures and Inspection and Distress Manual for Asphalt Shingle Roofs from the US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center.

5. Built-Up Roofs: ROOFER: An Engineered Management System (EMS) for Bituminous Built-Up Roofs is an extremely detailed and valuable resource put together by the US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center.

6. EPDM RoofsROOFER: Membrane and Flashing Condition Indexes for Single-Ply Membrane Roofs - Inspection and Distress Manual from the US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center.

7. Hail Damaged RoofsMastering Roof Inspections: Hail Damage, Part 1 at the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors' website is worth taking a look at. This hail damage inspection guide has eleven more parts, which can be accessed from this page. The focus is on steep-slope residential roofing.

8. Metal Panel RoofsROOFER Inventory Procedures and Inspection Manual for Metal Panel Roofing from the US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center.

9. Modified Bitumen RoofsMembrane and Flashing Condition Indexes for Modified Bitumen Roofs: Inspection and Distress Manual from the US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center.

10: Slate Roofs: Mastering Roof Inspections: Slate Roofs, Part 1 at the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors' website is a good place to start. There are twelve more parts in this slate roof inspection guide, and they can be accessed from this page.

11. Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofs: "Inspecting Roofing Applications" provides guidelines and a lot of pictures. Archived on the website of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance.

12. Thatch Roofs: the Inspection & Condition Assessment page at the website of the Conservation of Traditional Thatch Group has a basic checklist.

13. Tile RoofsMastering Roof Inspections: Tile Roofs, Part 1 at the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors' website is worth taking a look at. This tile roof inspection guide has five more parts, which can be accessed from this page