IBHS Building Science
IBHS has some pretty interesting building science going on. They do real world testing of building materials for the insurance industry and share their information to the public.
From the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers (NABIE) web site.
“WHEN TROUBLE STARTS
Many consumers don’t consider having their roof systems evaluated until damage occurs such as a leak or hail event. When one of these events occurs the first call is typically to their service contractor and their insurance company. If the event cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the client then an engineering contractor is contacted to provide assessment of the roofing system, an opinion, and potential recommendations or specifications of needed repairs that can be used in resolving the issues created by the event.
CHECK THE RATINGS
To assist consumers and roofing professionals in selecting roofing materials at the time of installation the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety <Read Rest of Article at NABIE.org>…”