New course for Commercial Roofing

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Learning objectives

  1. Identify roofing building materials and labor times
  2. Understand damagability, life expectancy and manufacturer defect
  3. Perform proper core samples
  4. Scope damages and understand common repair operations
  5. Write accurate estimates


Course length: 1½ days
Students per class: 6 minimum, 10 maximum
Format: hands-on and classroom
Cost: $1,500 per trainee

Commercial and residential instructors (Haag certified) present this 1½ day course using a full-sized commercial free-standing roof structure located inside the SIS training facility. The course includes commercial roof construction principles, roofing materials and core sampling, damageability, estimatics and repair operations, as well as instruction on commercial HVAC systems.

The course is designed for entry- to mid-level commercial property adjusters. Upon completion, adjusters will be able to assess damage to the most common commercial roofing systems (EPDM, TPO, Modbit and Ballast) and they will be able to evaluate and negotiate roofing contractor estimates. Additionally, they will be familiar with HVAC equipment and labor charges involved in commercial roof repair and replacement.


Day One, part 1

  • Materials identification and proper measurement
  • Introduction to roofing construction and core sampling
  • Damageability and file expectancy (thermal imaging)

Day One, part 2

  • Causation (wind vs. hail and wear/tear)
  • Roofing estimatics
  • Repair operations
  • Commercial HVAC equipment and labor charges

Day Two, part 1

  • Commercial roofing review
  • Manufacturer defect
  • Final review and exam