Protect the Roof Over Your Head
Experienced Haag Certified Inspectors for Every Type of Roof.
Serving the following Maryland counties: Prince George's, Howard, Anne Arundel, Charles, Montgomery, St. Mary's, and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Protect Yourself Before and After the Storm.
For many homeowners and business owners, a roof is “out of sight, out of mind,” with little thought given to it until there’s a problem. Don’t wait until it’s too late to have your roof checked by one of our Haag-certified roofing inspectors. Of course, if the damage is already done, our professionals will still come to your property to provide a free assessment for insurance purposes.
We make sure the roof over your head stays there.
Throughout the lifecycle of any roof, its ability to keep you dry and insulated can be affected in a variety of ways. The natural processes of weathering and aging can be accelerated by a number of factors:
- Problems during manufacturing
- Design issues or errors during installation
- The damaging effects of rain, snow, wind, hail, or other forces of nature
- Non-natural (mechanical) forces
Despite being different in origin, on the surface, these issues can look quite similar. Determining the true cause of an issue with confidence requires the advanced knowledge of an experienced Haag-certified roof inspector who understands and follows thorough roof inspection techniques.
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What is a Haag-certified roof inspector?
Haag-Certified Inspectors (HCI) have advanced training in the field. They are adjusters, estimators, home inspectors, roofing contractors, consultants, and other industry pros who have fine-tuned their inspection skills to find damage where it exists.
Haag certification means that your roof inspector understands:
- Residential roofing: Composition, wood, tile, metal, slate, and fiber/cement aesthetics.
- Commercial roofing: Built-up, mod-bit, TPO, PVC, EPDM, SPF, metal roofs, and vegetated roof systems.
- Wind damage: This includes basic wind characteristics, hail formation, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
Simply put: HCIs are tested professionals who possess the resources to assess damage or spot problem areas with confidence. Not all roof inspection companies are Haag-certified so be sure to always ask!
What does a roof inspector look for?
Your Shorter Settlements roof inspector will assess damage after an event or proactively look for potential problems that can easily be corrected now to avoid major expenses down the road.
The roof inspection checklist includes a structural, material, and workmanship inspection. Roof checks look for leaks, wear and tear, damage caused by windblown debris, unusual organic growth, and problems that may have happened during installation or previous repair jobs.