Module: Roof inspection

In this module on roof inspection, you will learn everything you need to know to become an expert in this field. A qualified home inspector must know all the specifications for inspecting a building’s roof. You will have the opportunity to study the following points and apply them in the job market:

To perform a quality roof inspection, it is important to understand the complete anatomy of a roof. Did you know that there are different types of roofs? You will learn about the properties of many roofing materials and eave protection elements. In addition, you will learn more about the concepts of fixed and moving loads, retention systems and ice dams. Another important aspect of the roof inspection is the safety rules that must be followed before you can climb onto the roof of the building.

One of the advantages of this type of roof is that it repels water infiltration thanks to gravity. You will learn all about the different types of materials, their uses and how to inspect them: whether it is asphalt shingles, wood shingles or slate tiles, you will discover the installation, the different problems and the inspection.

Unlike sloped roofs, flat roofs form an impermeable membrane. In fact, rainfall drainage becomes a little more difficult, which can lead to long-term problems if there is no regular maintenance. However, flat roofs are very modern and can provide great ideas for a terrace area, for example. You will learn what you need to know to maintain this type of roof in winter, the types of coatings available and the tools to keep your roof clean and dry without the accumulation of moss or bacteria. Finally, you will be introduced to the peculiarities of gravel roofs, asphalt bubbles, folds in the membranes and much more.

Roof flashings should be checked during a roof inspection since it is possible to encounter water infiltration. They prevent roofs from having a water infiltration problem. Finally, Urban Studies will explain how to produce an inspection report and report defects correctly during a roof inspection to facilitate your clients’ understanding and maximize their satisfaction and your return.

Urban Studies offers you a 100% online training to become a home inspector. Numerous job opportunities in an exciting field await you, in the public or private sector. Whether you want to become self-employed or join a company anywhere in Canada or the United States, our interactive platform will give you all the necessary tools to complete the program at your own pace.

Roof inspection

With Urban Studies, become a home inspector by completing a program recognized by several associations.

  • Earn a degree using a smartphone, tablet or computer
  • Earn a salary of up to $100,000 annually
  • Complete your 450-hour part-time training in less than 6 months


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