What is a roofing engineer? According to the RCI (an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall systems) a roof engineer is "an individual who meets all of the qualifications of a roof consultant and is a duly licensed professional engineer".
What is a roofing consultant? According to the RCI a roof consultant is "an individual of established competence having professional qualifications and experience who is engaged in the field of roofing technology".
Remember not all Professional Engineers (PE) or Architects (AIA) are roofing experts. You can become a PE or AIA with very little roofing expertise. Most AIA and PE that become roofing experts do so through experience and continuing education.
Occasionally disputes rise concerning the condition of a roof system. These disputes often occur between owners and insurance companies or architects and roofing contractors. In any instance both parties need a roofing expert to evaluate the condition of the roof system.
One final note, not all "roofing experts" ie. roofing consultants or roofing engineers are damage or failure experts. If you are dealing with hail damage, wind damage, fire damage, roof collapse, construction defect, manufacturer defect, or design defect you need a roofing expert that is also expert at investigating roof damage or roof failures.
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