Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofs Course

 
Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofs training video course. 
 
Take the free, online course now.
 
Goal:

The goal of this course is to teach home inspectors how to perform an inspection of an asphalt shingle roof.
 
Objectives:
 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • perform an inspection of asphalt shingles;
  • identify the different types of shingles;
  • communicate the performance and aging characteristics of shingles; and
  • recognize and describe common defects, including wind and hail damage. 
Course includes:

  • 23,160 words;
  • 194 minutes of video;
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment; 
  • 202 quiz questions in 21 quizzes;
  • 90-question final exam (drawn from a much larger pool);
  • instant grading; 
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion.

 

Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofs Course

Course # 3206

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Activity

Assignments

Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute

2.8

Watching and listening to instructional video

3.2

Taking quizzes

6.2

Taking the exam

2.8

Conducting a directed and independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report 

4.0

Submitting an inspection and writing assignment

0.5

Submitting a research and writing assignment
0.5

Total

20.0



Preparation

Studying and reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam

6.0

Reading the downloaded student course book including taking the quizzes with the book
2.0

Reading, research, and studying related to completing the research and writing assignment

4.0

 Studying and preparing for inspection processes according to a Standards of Practice, including capturing and storing digital images with a camera or device, making observations, evaluating conditions, deducing, formulating opinions, communicating observations in written form, attaining competency in performing inspections and using an inspection checklist or software and other inspection tools in producing a report.
10.0

Total

22.0




Sub Total

42.0

Overall Total


42.0 hours / 1.3 SCH

 
 
And, in keeping with InterNACHI's commitment to Continuing Education, this course is open and free to all members, and can be taken again and again, without limit.
 
Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally.
 
This course has been approved by:

The Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofs online video course covers the following topics:
    • ASPHALT SHINGLE COMPONENTS      
    • ORGANIC SHINGLES        
    • ASPHALT     
    • TYPES of ASPHALT SHINGLES   
    • CALCULATING  and PACKAGING SHINGLES 
    • FIELD-CHECKING SHINGLE THICKNESS        
    • PROBLEMS WITH ASPHALT SHINGLES           
    • DEFINITION OF DAMAGE          
    • LONG-TERM SERVICE LIFE        
    • SOURCES  of  DAMAGE    
    • UNDERLAYMENT 
    • FLASHING   
    • SHINGLE INSTALLATION METHODS  
    • FASTENERS 
    • RE-ROOFING OVER EXISTING SHINGLES       
    • ASPHALT SHINGLE WEATHERING       
    • ASPHALT SHINGLE LIFESPAN   
    • SHINGLE SPLITTING        
    • THERMAL SPLITTING     
    • HAIL DAMAGE      
    • DAMAGE to the GRANULE LAYER        
    • NON-INTENTIONAL, NON-HAIL DAMAGE    
    • WIND DAMAGE     
    • TYPES of SHINGLE DAMAGE     
    • FASTENERS 
     
    Upon completion of this course and passing of the 90-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool), the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name. 
     
    The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.
     
    Members will need their username and password.  If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email fastreply@internachi.org and request it (don't forget your name). 
     
     
     
     
     
    Some features which make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing continuing education options:
    • The course is free for all InterNACHI members.
    • The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick loading.  The course loads fine on old computers and loads fast, even with dial-up.
    • The course is designed using a hierarchal menu coupled with a sequential page navigation.  This provides the student with the option to easily repeat areas of weakness.
    • The course permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired.
    • There are a variety of images within the course, including diagrams, illustrations and pictures of actual roofs.
    • The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them.
    • The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspector Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition.
    • The final exam uses multiple-choice questions that reference the images. 
    • The course's quizzes and final exam have numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
      1. The course, quizzes and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
      2. Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer being weighted.
        1. Answers to easy questions are weighted such that the student is penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly, but rewarded modestly for answering correctly.
        2. Answers to difficult questions are weighted such that the student is rewarded, in terms of score, for answering correctly, but not penalized for answering incorrectly.
        3. Answers to questions regarding basic safety, or questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
    • Upon passing the final exam, the student can print out a Certificate of Completion which is auto- generated in their own name.
    The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.