The course reviews proper methods for completing research and analysis on roofs before and after inspection.
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80% of insurance losses today are building envelope related, specifically in the area of residential and commercial roofing issues. To process these claims quickly and accurately, it is essential for property adjusters and appraisers to have a qualitative understanding of assessment considerations specific to roofing systems. To meet this need, Vale Training and EFI Global, a leading engineering and fire investigation, environmental and technical consultancy, have teamed together to create the EFI/Vale Advanced Roofing Certification (EVS/R™) program.
How to become EVS/R™ certified
This advanced level course is designed for property damage estimators and appraisers with prior property experience and industry related education such as attendance at seminars or industry classes within the roof estimating, roof construction, fall protection or property damage assessment.
The EVS/R™ course and exam
EFI Global Professional Engineers (PEs) and Registered Roof Consultants (RRCs) provide the technical content and instruction for the 4-day course with detailed information on steep and low slope roofs, including construction, coverings, wind-hail storm damage assessment, weathering and mechanical damage, damage estimating, product identification and repair methods. The program covers Damage Assessment techniques such as moisture migration and energy basics and testing. The qualitative analysis techniques covered include IR Thermography, Lab Testing, Spray rack testing and Roof uplift testing.
For hands-on experience, this course also includes simulated hail mockups and use of a hail cannon to illustrate impact dynamics on different roofing systems.
Following the course, participants must successfully pass a 3 hour, 50 question multiple-choice exam to become EVS/R™ certified.
The total cost for the program is $1595.00
For more information, contact Vale Training at 817-633-4800.