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InterNACHI Field Guide for the Inspection of Wood Roofs


Price: $14.99
Item Number: 0111
Manufacturer: InterNACHI
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InterNACHI Field Guide for the Inspection of Wood Roofs

This is a PDF download, not a book.  You will receive a link via email to download it after purchasing. 

Written by the author of the InterNACHI Certified Roof Inspector Course, Kenton Shepard.

This 34 page field guide , containing over 55 photographs, illustrations and diagrams, and is meant to be used as a tool to help identify problems with wood shake & shingle roofs. Content covers:
  • standards and warranties
  • types of shakes and shingles
  • installation- proper and improper
  • aging characteristics
  • wind & hail damage
  • biological growth
  • hail damage
  • end of useful life


Table of Contents
Performance standards/warranties, 1
Shake and shingle grading, 2
Manufacturing and application standards, 2
Wood species, 3
Grain exposures, 4
Installation details, 6
Underlayment/interlayment, 10
Flashing, 13
   • Headwall, 11
   • Sidewall, 11
   • Kickout, 13
   • Vent, 1
Fastener defects, 16
Moisture, 19
   • Discoloration, 19
   • Extractive bleeding, 20
   • Decay, 20
   • Loss of extractives, 23
   • Erosion, 24
   • Distortion, 24
Splitting 27
Hail, 29
Biological growth, 32
End of useful life, 33



***PDF is 75 MB in size, so allow some time for the download to occur.  We STRONGLY recommend that you do this on a high speed internet connection.  You will need Adobe Reader 7.0 or newer or a similar PDF reader.