Awards & Credentials
Awards & Credentials
Licensed in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia – WV051118
We are a HAAG Certified Residential Roof Inspector and Commercial Roof Inspector.
We are a preferred contractor with GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, IKO.
We are water damage restoration certified through IICRC.
We are lead certified through the United States Environment Protection Agency.
We are OSHA 10 certified.
HCRI #: 201202109
The Mark of a True Professional
“Haag Certified.” In the roofing and insurance industries, that phrase carries a lot of weight. It means you’re a true authority in your business. It means you can quickly and accurately inspect for damage and correctly evaluate that damage. And it means that when you report your findings, your conclusions have true credibility.
Residential Roof Inspector Certification
The Haag Certified Inspector - Residential Roof program is designed to make you highly proficient with all major types of residential (steep-slope) roofs. You’ll learn how hail and wind interact with roofing, inspection safety techniques, roof area calculations, and applicable codes. You’ll also gain comprehensive understanding of manufacture, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, and repair costs for each major roofing type — composition, wood shingle/shake, concrete and clay tile, asbestos, fiber cement, and various synthetic, slate, and metal roofing types. Real-world case studies make the information vivid and memorable.
Commercial Roof Inspector Certification
In the Haag Certified Inspector - Commercial Roof program, you’ll learn to assess damage to all major types of commercial (low-slope and flat) roofing systems. You’ll become well versed in inspection safety, roof area calculations, codes and industry standards, and weather characteristics. For each roofing type discussed, instructors profile manufacture, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, and repair costs. The course covers built-up roofing, polymer-modified bitumen roofing, thermoplastic single-ply roofs (PVC and TPO), thermoset plastic single-ply roofs (EPDM, CSPE, PIB), SPF roofing, metal roofing, vegetated (green) roofing, low-slope roofing components, and roof coatings. Case studies illustrate real-world inspection scenarios.
GAF Certified Roofer
GAF’s Certified Weather Stopper® Roofing Contractor program is a steep-slope program that screens residential roofers and trains them. Only 6% of roofing contractors are in this program, as many roofers are unwilling to go through the process. Becoming a GAF Certified Installer is a special honor. This is why we are excited and pleased to say that Shield Roofing & Construction is a GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor.
GAF Master Elite Contractor
A certification that less than 1% of the contractors in the world can qualify for - The GAF Master Elite certification is our pride and joy. It showcases to the world that we know GAF materials inside and out and always live up to an extremely high level of quality, workmanship and customer service. If becoming a GAF Certified Installer is a special honor then becoming Master Elite is the highest honor a contractor can aspire to achieve with GAF roofing systems.
The Shingle Quality Specialist program is an educational program that helps contractors use quality as a selling tool. The program utilizes the Shingle Technology Manual and provides information about how the design of a high quality asphalt shingle results in better performance, and how to offer customers good, better and best options. The knowledge you gain from this unique reference tool helps you explain shingle quality to customers and sharpens your sales presentations.
Benefits of the program include:
Shingle Quality Specialist Certificate
What's in it for you:
- A better understanding of the shingle design and manufacturing process
- The ability to explain the advantages of higher quality shingles to your customers, and therefore command higher prices
- The Shingle Quality Specialist is a requirement for the SELECT ShingleMaster™ Programs
Union Corrugating MetalPro Contractor
A MetalPro metal roofing contractor is committed to providing a high level of customer service, promoting the benefits of metal roofing, and using high quality, manufacturer recommended metal roofing installation techniques. MetalPro metal roofing installation contractors belong to an elite group of metal roofing contractors that have access to many metal roofing benefits designed to help metal roofing contractors grow their metal roofing business and distinguish themselves from other metal roofing contractors.Website
Decra Preferred Contractor
Shield Roofing & Construction is a preferred contractor and installer of Decra stone coated steel roofing system. You deserve the best, the original, DECRA® As the original stone coated steel roofing system, the DECRA® product line represents a perfect blending of nearly 60 years of research and practical experience. Offering the ultimate in performance and engineering design is what DECRA® roofing systems are all about.Website
Membership Has Its Perks
Our ShieldPRO plus+™ Program is designed to highlight its members as the best of the best in the roofing industry. Everything you need to succeed is in one valuable package; the industry’s leading roofing materials, recognized training programs, and customized electronic and print marketing materials. Access to the exclusive ShieldPRO plus+™ online tool allows you to apply for and manage your ShieldPRO plus+™ warranties, order product literature and sample materials that showcase our roofing products and track your online orders through a personalized shopping cart.Website
IICRC Storm Damage Restoration Recommendations
The following information is submitted by IICRC as a public service to those who have suffered water-related losses due to storm damage (e.g., hurricane, tornado). Since there are many variables involved in deciding about appropriate restoration steps, users of this information assume any and all liability for implementing the procedures covered herein.
The following recommendations assume water-related storm damage to residential or light commercial structures. For recommendations regarding restoration of major commercial properties and building assemblies, it is important to consult with professionals who have specific training and experience in this area.
Whether insured or not, it is important for property owners to document damage with photographs or video, and immediately begin loss mitigation procedures themselves; or hire a qualified contractor to do this on their behalf. It is totally inappropriate to put off mitigation while waiting for an insurance claims representative to arrive on the scene to evaluate the loss. By that time, in all probability sufficient time will have passed to grow and amplify microorganisms, which may not be covered by insurance. Loss mitigation is defined by insurance policies as “reasonable and prudent measures designed to preserve, protect and secure property from further damage,” including microbial growth and amplification.
According to IICRC Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (IICRC S500), there are three categories of water that cause damage in buildings. They are summarized as follows:
Category 1 Water – That which is clean at the releasing source and does not pose a hazard if consumed by humans. Category 1 water may become progressively contaminated as it mixes with soils on or within floor coverings or building assemblies (walls, decking, subflooring). Time and temperature, which promote the growth and amplification of microorganisms in water can cause Category 1 water to degrade. Examples: burst water pipes, failed supply lines on appliances, vertically falling rainwater.
Category 2 Water – That which begins with some degree of contamination and could cause sickness or discomfort if consumed by humans. As with Category 1 water, time and temperature can cause Category 2 water to become progressively more contaminated.
Category 3 Water – That which is highly contaminated and could cause death or serious illness if consumed by humans. Examples: sewage, rising flood water from rivers and streams, ground surface water flowing horizontally into homes. There are two ways in which water enters a building as a result of wind storm damage:
The first involves falling or windblown rainwater that enters as a result of damage to roof components or wall assemblies. The second involves horizontally traveling ground surface water (Category 3) containing silt and soil contaminants that infiltrate into structures, generally through doors or around foundation walls. This ground surface water (storm surge) may accumulate to a depth of several inches or several feet. When structures are partially submerged or remain substantially flooded for weeks, far more elaborate procedures usually are required.
Most household microorganisms (fungi, bacteria) typically require five conditions for germination, growth, amplification and dissemination. Generally, they include:
• organic food source, especially cellulose (e.g., paper, wood), which are found in abundance in construction materials
• moisture, even high humidity (67% RH plus)
• moderate temperature – 68-86°F/20-30°C
• stagnant air
• time – several hours to several days
Anything that can be done to control or minimize these optimum conditions will prolong the time required for microbial growth.
OSHA 10 Certified
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards.
Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.