Roofing and Exterior

There are multiple types of Roofing material as well as Siding, Architectural styles and numerous defects to go along with them. Learn about the old and the new and how to identify the real from the fake. Learn inspection and safety procedures. Examples will be demonstrated at the "HOUSE OF HORRORS®"




Goal: Students will learn how to inspect the roof-covering and exterior systems of a home.

After completing course requirements, the student will be able to:

  • Inspect various types of residential roof systems
  • Identify the systems and components of roof and exterior systems
  • Understand how the components of roof and exterior systems function and perform
  • Understand how moisture, heat and energy move through a home
  • Describe to clients the defects observed at the roof or exterior inspection

Course Syllabus

During this training, students will learn the following:

  • General roof terms
  • Roof styles and details
  • Common roof concerns
  • Roof gutters and drainage
  • Downspout terminations
  • Roof framing and trim
  • Roof coverings
  • Asphalt shingles I and II
  • Slate tile
  • Clay and concrete tile
  • Asbestos cement tile
  • Wood shingles and shake I and II
  • Metal
  • Flat roofs
  • Roll roofing
  • Built-up
  • Membranes
  • Roofing oddities
  • Flashings
  • Roof
  • Edge and ridge
  • Valley
  • Roof-to-roof
  • Roof-to-wall
  • Chimney
  • Vents and other penetrations
  • Roof and basic ventilation
  • Chimneys
  • Inspections
  • Masonry and manufactured
  • Door identification
  • Common problems with doors and windows
  • Egress doors
  • Windowsills
  • Putty
  • Weatherstripping
  • Shutters
  • Insulation value of siding and material chart
  • Siding types
  • Solid wood and lumber
  • Plywood
  • Shingles and shakes
  • Hardboard
  • OSB
  • Particleboard
  • Aluminum and steel
  • Grounding metal siding
  • Vinyl
  • SIPs
  • Stone
  • Brick
  • Stucco and EIFS
  • Asbestos cement-based siding
  • Siding considerations
  • Finishing concerns
  • Chalking/rot
  • Clay, slate, and asphalt shingles
  • Masonry exterior wall covering
  • Concrete blocks
  • Manufactured stone
  • Load bearing or veneer?
  • Common concerns with masonry exterior by inspection
  • Foundation cracks and water
  • Masonry foundation and piers
  • Shrinkage cracking
  • Sweeping or horizontal cracking
  • Above ground masonry walls
  • Eaves, soffits and fasciae
  • Wall assembly
  • House wraps
  • Waterproofing and damp-proofing
  • Permanent wood foundations
  • Common concerns with walls
  • Inadequate clearance from the roof cover
  • Dense vegetation
  • Wood and soil contact
  • Water intrusion
  • Understanding and inspecting flashing
  • Flashing of wall components and moisture concerns
  • Flashing and caulking
  • Sealants for through-wall penetrations
  • Kick-out flashing
  • Drainage systems
  • Exterior drainage
  • Site surface drainage
  • Foundation drainage
  • Inspection of drainage slope
  • Property drainage
  • Sump pumps
  • Additional exteriors:
  • Landscaping
  • Fencing
  • Ramps
  • Stairways
  • Risers and treads
  • Guards
  • Spheres
  • Handgrips
  • Exterior attachments:
  • Emergency escape and rescue openings
  • Basement walkouts
  • Exterior decks
  • Garage inspection, including garage door opener
  • Defensible spaces
  • Retaining walls
  • Driveway, walkways and pavements
  • Buried oil tanks
  • Other exterior considerations
  • Exterior structures and systems
  • Yards and courts
  • Flood zones
  • Exterior water
  • GFCI-protection of the exterior
  • Clothes dryer exhaust
  • Guide for homeowners: Water management and water damage prevention

Course Additional Information

Included with your NETI experience:

  • Breakfast and lunch provided daily (TBD)

No classes scheduled at this time.