Everything You Need to Know About Roofs, Basic Info and Beyond

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This program will cover the following:

1. Roof Types

Gable, hip, shed, dormer, mansard, gambrel, low pitch, and flat roof

Installation of each type of roof

Discussion of pros and cons of each type of roof

Maintenance

Safety

Defects

2. Roof Frames

Wood rafters, wood ridges, wood trusses, metal trusses, wood joists, metal joists, knee walls and collar ties

Installations of each type of roof frame

Discussion of pros and cons of using each type of roof frame

Maintenance

Safety

Defects

3. Roof Sheathings

Plywood, particle board, solid plank and metal sheathings

Installations of each type of roof sheathings

Discussion of pros and cons of using each type of vent

Maintenance

Safety

Defects

4. Roofing

Metals, tiles, wood shingle, slate shingle, asphalt shingle, asphalt/fiberglass shingle, asbestos-cement shingle, asphalt roll, rubber roll, and tar/gravel

Installation of each type of roofing

Discussion of pros and cons of using each type of roofing

Maintenance

Safety

Defects

 

5. Roof Drains

Aluminum gutter, vinyl gutter, wood gutter, copper gutter, aluminum downspout, vinyl downspout, and copper downspout

Installation of each type of roof drain

Discussion of pros and cons of using each type of roof drain

Maintenance

Safety

Defects

 

6. Roof Vents

Ridge vent, gable vent, roof fans & vents, soffit vent, and louver vent

Installations of each type of vent

Discussion of pros and cons of using each type of vent

Maintenance

Safety

Defects

7. Chimneys

For heating system and fireplaces

Types: Brick, stone, masonry block, and metal

Will review structural components of a chimney such as: Chases, flue liners, flashings, cricket, caps, dampers, footings, and rain caps.

Installations of each type of chimneys as well as its structural components

Discussion of pros and cons of using each type of chimney

Maintenance

Safety

Defects

Credits: ¬†3 Ceu’s

Instructor: William Chow, N.J. State Licensed Home Inspector

Additional information

Date:

Saturday March 16, 2019 : Time: 9am to 12pm