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Ask an Expert: Hail Damage to EPDM Roofing

DonanEngineering Ask an Expert, Commercial & Residential Roofing, Forensic Engineer, Hail and Wind, Knowledge Base

Ask An Expert is a question-and-answer column designed to address common questions related to forensic investigation and property damage. Each month we’ll feature one or two questions submitted by you – our readers and customers – and provide detailed, easy-to-understand answers. Email your questions to [email protected] or submit your questions here. Does hail typically damage EPDM roofing? I have an older EPDM roof with tears along …

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Old and New Hail Damage to Roofs

DonanEngineering Commercial & Residential Roofing, Forensic Engineering, Roofing Investigations

Bob Whelan, P.E., discusses how to approach a roof hail study by using the scientific method. In summary, one should perform a collateral study of the property, or neighboring properties, to gather information about the particular hailstorm in question. Weather research and interviews are also important, to some degree. Knowing the general size of the hailstones, the cardinal direction from …