Aside from the foundation, an improperly installed roof can be one of the most damaging and costly mistakes a homeowner might face with a new build or remodel. When a roof is installed improperly, water can quickly find its way throughout your home causing tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage. Simply by hiring the wrong contractor or subcontractor who is unknowledgeable about the product, environment or materials being used can mean the difference between your dream home or a money pit.
However–a roof inspector with the proper education can easily assess the quality build or how much time you might have left on your roof. At the National Claims Institute we provide all the tips and trade secrets you need to become an industry professional roof inspector. From pitch, ridge vents, gutters and grades all the way to real world materials used, National Claims Adjusters educators are roofing experts.
RESIDENTIAL CERTIFIED ROOF INSPECTOR
Residential Roofing education is curated to make you highly proficient in all major types of residential (steep-slope) roof construction. You’ll learn how certain weather events such as hail and wind can affect the structural integrity of a roof. Learn the most advanced Inspection safety techniques, Total roof area calculations for material purposes, and applicable codes based on national and locally set guidelines.
Additionally you will leave National Claims Institute with an advanced understanding of manufacturer defects in various materials, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, skylight issues and repair costs for all of the major roofing types such as:
-wood shingle / cedar shake
-concrete and clay tile
Along with other synthetic, slate, and metal roofing types. We use real world settings and scenarios to ensure you leave the National Claims Institute as an expert Roof Inspector.
COMMERCIAL ROOF INSPECTOR
Alongside education related to residential roofing applications, Our Roof Inspector program will teach you all about Commercial Roofs. You will learn how to review and assess commercial roofing damage to all major types of low-slope and flat roofing systems common in commercial application.
As a Commercial Roof Inspector you’ll become a professional in inspection of commercial roof safety, flat roof area calculations, codes and industry standards, common construction materials / practices and weather issues. With each type of roofing discussed at the National Claims Institute Roofing Inspector course, our instructors review:
-how roofs are manufactured
-weathering issues over time
-hail damage & wind damage
-common materials used
The National Claims Institute Roof Inspector course covers all types of Commercial roof applications such as Tar / Asphalt Roofing, (PMB) polymer-modified bitumen roofing, built-up roofing, thermoplastic single-ply roofs (both TPO and PVC), thermoset plastic single-ply roofs (EPDM, CSPE, PIB), metal roofing, low-slope roofing components, and general roof coatings.
At National Claims Institute we offer comprehensive on site and online courses covering commercial roofs, residential roofs and related wind damage. Our state-of-the art classroom intensive is designed for all levels of professional roofers. NCI classes combine professional roofing installation foundational principles with damage assessment training and testing to make you an expert roofing inspector.
Learn more about our next roof inspector 101 course bundle here or contact us below.