ON DEMAND UNTIL NOVEMBER 17, 2023!
Earn: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IIBEC CEH; 0.1 IACET CEU
Roofs are the first line of defense against severe weather events, including hail. Hail events account for 70 percent of the average annual property losses from severe convective storms in the United States. More than just shielding buildings, the low-slope roofing industry has and is responding to the need to enhance the protection of buildings from the damaging effects of hail. The type of roof system is essential to whether or not a building weathers the storm. Learn how roof system selection is paramount, particularly for those buildings facing very severe hail.
- Define Very Severe Hail (VSH), and its financial and geographic implications.
- Recognize the severity of hail damage to roofs and the implication on occupancy and operations.
- Identify the basic configurations of approved low-slope roofing assemblies.
- Compare and contrast the effects of different VSH options and review design strategies.