Residential Roofing Investigations
ESI performs residential roof covering evaluations for homeowners, insurance companies or other interested parties. ESI's services include:
Roof Condition Assessments
Storm Damage Analysis
ESI has evaluated thousands of residential roofs since 1991. Our structural, civil and mechanical engineers have the experience in roofing design, as well as roofing inspections. This understanding gives us the ability to thoroughly and accurately assess roof conditions and cause of damages.
ESI has worked with property owners and insurance companies on disputed storm damage claims, documenting the physical evidence to facilitate mutual agreements. Roof damage can come from hail storms, high winds or tornadoes, ice damming or the weight of snow buildup. Different roof coverings will withstand storm damage to different extents. ESI can distinguish hail impact marks as opposed to other damage, like poor ventilation, defective shingles, poor quality installation, or intentional and unintentional mechanical damage.
ESI has assessed a variety of residential roof coverings such as asphalt shingle, wood shake, or slate, concrete and clay tiles, asbestos tiles and standing seam metal panels. Roof covering types have different expected life spans, which can be shortened by poor ventilation design, defective materials, poor quality installation, inadequate drainage or improper flashing and storm damage. These issues can also cause distress, roof failure or collapse, blistering, cracking and/or separation of coverings, discoloration, deteriorated roof decking, interior water penetration and stains.