RICOWIRoofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc.
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Discuss edge-failure modes as observed by RICOWI Investigation Teams.
RICOWI Chairman Joe Wilson says, "We can expect a greater industry understanding of what causes roofs to perform or fail in severe hail events, leading to overall improvements in roof system durability, the reduction of waste generation from re-roofing activities, and a reduction in insurance losses that will lead to lower overall costs for the public."
For more information on the results of HIP, contact RICOWI through its website (www.ricowi.com).
Comprising 44 member associations, institutes, and agencies, the committee is launching the RICOWI Wind Event Investigation Program in collaboration with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
"[These tests] are designed to tear a system apart," says Dave Roodvoets, a RICOWI member and development associate of the Technical Service and Development Group of Dow Chemical Company, the Granville, OH-based manufacturer of Styrofoam-brand insulation sold to the roofing market.