Haag Engineering, the leader in residential roof damage assessment since 1924, with input from manufacturers, insurance professionals and roofing contractors, has defined the standard for conducting roof inspections. Haag Certified Roofing Inspector (HCRI) provides
a quick, accurate damage evaluation and correct estimates according to scientifically based damage assessment techniques. There is subjectivity in storm assessment and we will be your advocate to insure a proper resolution to you claim. We will walk you through the process step by step, explaining the process and handling your needs from inspection to project completion servicing each job with warrantied products and services.
DAMAGE & DEFECTS
1) Manufacturer Defects – During the manufacturing process.
Examples: Delamination, splicing, shading, coloring, inconsistent dye lot
2) Mechanicals – damage that is intentionally/unintentionally caused by human, plant, animal, fungus, or insect interaction with materials. Examples: Roof penetrations, scuff, drop, drag, cut, scrape, “footfall”/traffic, improper install, i.e. poor ventilation, incorrect material, nail pops, incorrect cut, improperly secured or coated. These can lead to early deterioration, leaks, blistering, curling, laddering, cracks, splits, etc.
3) Maintenance – is key to locating serviceable items before repair is eminent.
Bi-annual inspections are recommended. Water issues, missing/deteriorated/broken surface, material or fastener (differed maintenance) Peeling, flaking, crumbling, not coated, sealed or caulked, organic litter, soft spots, penetrations, water and elements often accelerate this process.
4) Weather related – damage due to extreme conditions…high winds, debris, snow/ice, flood conditions & large hail.
Due to the size, velocity, angle, and duration of hail storms combined with materials’ make-up and age; there are many variables that make storm damage assessment very subjective and often requires forensic engineering science.
Functional damage of roofing materials means a reduction in water shedding capability and a reduction in the expected service life of the roof.
It is imperative for the overall success of your claim and proper damage assessment that your SDAT inspector is present to assist and disclose independent findings during this inspection and coordinate insurance
loss and recovery with insurance field adjuster.
Just initiate a 5 minute call and pick a color.
We will handle the rest.
1) Call your insurance’s claim’s department and file a hail claim. (Most common numbers are on the back page.)
2) Write down claims number, insurance adjuster’s name & phone number, and email to chris@SDATroof.com
3) Schedule an adjuster meeting. MWF 7AM-2PM
4) Please take a look at ceilings for stains.