Townhome Complex Roofs with Alleged Hail Damage
Haag Engineering was asked to determine if the roofing shingles on a large townhome complex had been damaged by hail.
Haag Engineering inspected the roofs of a townhome complex for damage, and researched weather records for significant events. A contractor had alleged that the shingles had been damaged by hail and all roofs were in need of replacement. No evidence was found at the site of large hail impacts, and the meteorological record also did not support that a damaging storm had occurred. The shingles were in poor condition for their age, and were recognized to be shingles included in a class action settlement by the manufacturer. Further research discovered that the homeowners association had reached a settlement with the shingle manufacturer related to the defect. The assignment involved assessment of storm-caused damage to roofing, meteorological research, and knowledge of construction and material defects.
Associated Consultant / Engineer:
Richard F. Herzog, P.E., Meteorologist, RRC
Primary Areas of Consulting Roofing Systems Commercial and residentialWind/hail damage evaluationsQuality of manufacture and installat...