Ask an Expert: Hail Damage to EPDM Roofing

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

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] your questions here. Does hail typically damage EPDM roofing? I have an older EPDM roof with tears along …

Severe Storms Impact Austin & Houston

Severe storms moved across South Central Texas on April 2 and 3, 2013. Scattered thunderstorms developed quickly in the Hill County area. A subset of those storms increased in severity and moved southeast. The strongest cell moved across eastern Llano County, along the southern edge of Burnet County and into far western Travis County. NOAA reports referenced hail up to …

Old and New Hail Damage to Roofs

DonanEngineering Commercial & Residential Roofing, Forensic Engineering, Roofing Investigations

In our October 2010 newsletter, Bob Whelan, P.E., discussed 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 …