Roof defects and damage represent a significant amount of construction claims within the insurance industry for both direct and indirect cost. Roofing defects can be costly if the damage is not mitigated by proper temporary weatherproofing and not repaired in a timely manner. A roofing defect may also create grounds for construction claim litigation depending on the particular circumstances involved.
The environmental impact from a damaged roof on the indoor air quality of the building has recently caused greater environmental awareness. Mold growth is from water damaged building materials which is considered a secondary damage from water damage. Mold colonization and amplification as well as damp building materials may result in the building becoming an unhealthy habitat.
While roofing companies can certainly give you a lot of information, they won’t necessarily have the expertise on all kinds of roofs or roofing materials. Roofing companies very often unknowingly have bias opinions, because they are in business to replace and repair roofs; not offer relevant opinions regarding your particular situation.
Clinton J. Ford, a licensed Roofing Contractor has both experience and knowledge about roof defects, roof damage, and methods and materials typically use in the industry. Mr. Ford has served as an adjuster for hurricane damage, as a roofing consultant for insurance companies, and expert witness for many clients.