Roof Damage Assessment Guides
Haag Engineering Co. provides training to those interested in learning about determining the causes of damage to roofs. Typically, damage assessment training is for insurance adjusters who have to evaluate claims. However, understanding and identifying the tell tale signs of roof damage that signal different issues, is information that would be useful for wildlife control operators (WCO).
WCOs perform frequent inspections for signs of wildlife damage and entry into homes and other structures. If they ever want to learn how to identify damage to expand their general knowledge or to protect themselves from customer accusations of damage to their roofs, then the Haag Guides are an excellent place to start.
The Haag Engineering Field Guides provide user-friendly and understandable tips to identify and recognize the signs of hail and wind damage, human damage, manufacturer defects, and installation error. They have three spiral bound 8.5×5 inch sized guides available namely, composition roofs, wood roofs, and tile roofs. All three are available for about 85 dollars post paid in the U.S.
I don’t think that these books are must haves for WCOs despite their value. However, if a WCO wants to take his inspection training to another level, one that includes identification of non-animal damage, then these books will be a good place to start. You can obtain your copies by visiting Haag Engineering.
Stephen M. Vantassel is a certified wildlife control operator who specializes in wildlife damage inspection and management. He is available for consultation, writing, reviews, seminars, workshops, and research.
Disclosure: Stephen M. Vantassel has not received compensation in any form for writing about Haag Engineering Products.