INSPECTING A TILE ROOF

Wed., 1/15, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Advanced Learning

Tile roofing is a challenge to inspect. The surface does not age like composition or crack like flat roofing, and the flashing is often hidden. So how do you tell how long it will last? This course will be an overview of specifications, a review of the Moderate Climate Guide and give you specific telltale signs to look for during your inspection. The course will address environmental conditions in which the Snow and Cold Installation Guide should be used, and an overview of the revised Florida/High Wind manual.

John Jensen and Rick Olson, co-presenters

John Jensen is the Chair of the Tile Roofing Institute Training Program. John manages the Installer and Specialist Certification classes. In addition to teaching the classes, he works with manufacturer reps, suppliers and contractors to schedule class dates and locations, arranges sponsorship and guest speakers, provides the class materials and administers the certification tests and results on-site. He also manages the TRI Training FACEBOOK page, and provides technical support to Certified Installers.

John is the owner and President of Jensen Roofing Company, Inc., a contracting company based in the Seattle area. Founded in 1988, his business has evolved from providing complete roofing solutions to specializing in tile roof consulting, maintenance and repair. With over 30 years experience, John is recognized as an expert in the industry, providing service and training to roofing companies, manufacturers and property management companies and inspectors nationally. He supports over 450 recurring maintenance customers in the Pacific Northwest.  John has also served as president and board member of his local Chamber of Commerce and has been appointed to several county-wide commissions.

Rick Olson is technical director of the Tile Roofing Institute. He acts as the technical liaison for the industry with such code bodies as the International Code Council (ICC), Canadian Standards Association, South Florida Building Code: Metro Dade County and Broward County, Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association, Inc. (FRSA), as well as numerous large cities and counties. Olson has written numerous magazine articles and editorial columns. Olson served as TRI’s president from 1991 to 2003. His professional affiliations include the ICC, Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) and National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). Olson currently serves as chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C15.06 on roof tiles and as vice chair of the Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues (RICOWI). He earned his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University.