IIBEC Live Webinar – Roof Warranties & Failures

IIBEC Live Webinar – Roof Warranties & Failures

Roof Warranties & Failures

Warranties are not written to protect the consumer or user of a product, but to protect the manufacturer (with limited protection for the consumer or purchaser). This is true for roofing, automobiles, electronics, and other household products.

Few roofs are installed without a warranty. However, how many times do we actually read a warranty in its entirety? And if we do, how many of us understood it?

Owners or clients will demand that they receive a warranty for their newly installed roof. They believe that the warranty protects them against failure. I, along with numerous industry experts, can tell you that the 8-1/2-x-14-in. paper that is issued by a manufacturer will not keep water out of the building.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn that proper roofing system performance is based on design, materials, and workmanship.
  2. Understand what is included in a warranty and the differences between warranties.
  3. Understand what is being offered beyond the duration of a roofing warranty.
  4. Present example phrases to show how some warranties can be creative writing.
  5. Understand what should and is not included in a warranty.

Presented by Paul Buccellato, F-IIBEC, RWC, REWC, FASTM, AIA of Henshell & Buccellato, Consulting Architects. 
Paul Buccellato is a Registered Architect in four states and is board certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a Registered Waterproofing Consultant and Registered Exterior Wall Consultant with IIBEC.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the New Jersey Society of Architects, ASTM International (Committees D08 Roofing & Waterproofing [Co-Chairman Subcommittee D08.20 Roofing Membrane Systems], C15 Masonry Units, and C-24), Construction Specifications Institute, and the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants. He received ASTM’s Award of Merit in 2007 “for outstanding leadership, distinguished service, and personal dedication in developing and promoting voluntary standards” and was afforded the honorary title of Fellow. In 2018 he was elevated to Fellow at IIBEC.

Buccellato has authored several technical papers on waterproofing and roofing, and four ASTM standards on roofing. He wrote a column on roof design for The Roofing Specifier and is a co-author of an NCARB monograph on built-up roofing. He has presented papers related to waterproofing and roofing for IIBEC and ASTM.

Buccellato is a member of IIBEC’s Education Committee and past chairman of the Registered Exterior Wall Examination Committee.

This course will be presented as a live webinar on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Following the live webinar, attendees will be provided access to the course in IIBEC’s Online Education portal for one year. 

Program Cost: Members: $118 | Nonmembers: $135

Educational Credits: IIBEC: 1 CEHs | AIA: 1 LUs (including HSW credit)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT


Jul 21 2020 - Jul 24 2020


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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