Special to The City Sentinel
W. Cord Werner of A to Z Inspections Group completed the Haag Roof Inspector Certification for residential and commercial roofs in November. This intensive five-day course, conducted by Haag Engineering in Kansas City using real-world case studies, covered all aspects of roofing, including manufacture, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, and repair costs for each major residential roofing type — composition, wood shingle/shake, concrete and clay tile, asbestos, fiber cement, and various synthetic, slate, and metal roofing types—and commercial roofing types –built-up roofing, polymer-modified bitumen roofing, thermoplastic single-ply roofs (PVC and TPO), thermoset plastic single-ply roofs (EPDM, CSPE, PIB), SPF roofing, metal roofing, vegetated (green) roofing, low-slope roofing components, and roof coatings.
As a Haag-certified inspector, Cord is well-versed in spotting roofing defects and inadequate installation, and he has access to an additional resource—the expertise of world-renowned Haag engineers for unusual or thorny roof problems.
Recognized and respected by insurance companies and adjusters, a Haag-certified inspector can help a home owner or other building professional to assess the quality of roof replacement or repairs before paying the final bill, to decide whether to file a claim before contacting an insurance company so as to avoid a claim that may raise insurance rates, to determine whether a new roof is needed, to check maintenance work, to perform annual maintenance review, and to negotiate with insurance companies.
Werner teaches home inspection courses for Charles Barnes School of Real Estate and Francis Tuttle Career-Tech. He recently completed a year as president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Oklahoma Residential and Commercial Inspection Association, an affiliate of American Society of Home Inspectors. Werner can be reached at 405/412-7861.
In order to be the most thorough inspection company in Oklahoma, A to Z Inspections continually pursues education, training, and certifications in construction-related areas.