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Practical Knowledge: What Haag Certification Means
Practical Knowledge: What Haag Certification Means
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Practical Knowledge: What Haag Certification Means

Roofing inspections need to be thorough, as missing the tiniest detail can have grave implications for your house. For example, tiny drops of rainwater can seep through a miniscule crack, and, over time, moisture can accumulate and cause rot and mold in your roof’s underlying structure. A good inspector should be able to spot that crack and provide a good solution.

Practical Knowledge: What Haag Certification Means

The best way to ensure roof inspections are as thorough as possible is to hire a certified inspector. Among the many certifications awarded by industry bodies, the Haag certification arguably carries the most weight. Part of this prestige stems from the rigorous course and tests contractors need to pass to earn the certification.

Universal Roofing & Exteriors, your go-to company for roof repair work in the state, elaborates on the course requirements below.

Pre-Course Requirements 

Quality control begins even before the start of the course; only contractors that have accumulated considerable practical experience are allowed to take Haag courses. Commercial and residential roofing systems come with their own unique challenges, which is why Haag has a course for each. To be eligible for the residential and commercial courses, a contractor needs to have conducted at least 100 residential roof inspections as the primary on-roof inspector or at least 50 commercial roof inspections respectively.

Practical Courses to Build Practical Knowledge

As seen in the pre-course requirements, Haag places particular importance on real-world experience. That’s why only real-world case studies are discussed in Haag courses. Apart from case studies, contractors will also learn various inspection techniques and the makeup and installation of roofing systems. This ensures that Haag-certified inspectors will be able to accurately identify roofing problems.

Ongoing Education 

Of course, the industry is constantly changing, which is why contractors need to ongoing education. Haag certifications have to be renewed every year, and on the fifth year from the date of course completion, a contractor has to retake the course.

Universal Roofing & Exteriors is a Haag-certified contractor. We offer general roofing services as well as more specialized services, like drone roof inspections. To get a free consultation, call (317) 257-0779 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Indianapolis, Fishers and Zionsville, IN.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.