How Not to Build a Roof

CSE shares photo highlights of years of roof failure investigations. The photos provide attendees with obvious (and not so obvious) roofing mistakes on both low and steep slope roofs in the United States and Caribbean. Failures include combinations of design errors, manufacturer defects, and construction defects.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, each attendee will be able to:
  • Compare the design concepts of low and steep slope roofs.
  • Interpret the primary building code requirements of roofing.
  • Evaluate the principles of successful flashing details.
  • Analyze the symptoms of various types of roofing failures.

For more information contact Melissa Gibson at or (864) 647-1065


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