Approaches to Reducing Roof Related Damage and Losses
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Damage to roof covers and subsequent interior damage and losses continue to be a major contributor to storm related losses and displacement of home and building owners. IBHS developed guidance on mitigation measures have been integrated that into its FORTIFIED suite of programs that are being embraced by the insurance industry. Post storm damage assessments clearly show that the real-world performance of wind rated shingles is not matching the wind speed ratings. IBHS research on wind loading and aging of asphalt shingles will be discussed.
- Identify the importance of minimizing and managing water intrusion through roof systems
- Appreciate how these practices are being accepted in the marketplace and what kinds of credits are available
- Recognize research needs and directions aimed at reducing roof related windstorm damage and losses
- Residential Contractor
- Building Owner/Facility Manager