Published Reports

Reports may be downloaded at no charge or can be obtained on CD for a $25 postage and handling fee. The report files are in pdf format and they are large files. A high speed internet connection is recommended for downloading.

Hurricane Michael

Release Date: November 19 2019

RICOWI, Inc. deployed teams to investigate conditions of roofs in the areas impacted by Hurricane Michael in the Gulf Coast landfall regions of Florida and surrounding areas. This report covers the investigations of October 25-26, 2018.

Hurricane Irma

Release Date: September 23 2018

RICOWI, Inc. deployed teams to investigate conditions of roofs in the areas impacted by Hurricane Irma in the Gulf Coast landfall regions of Florida and surrounding areas. This report covers investigations conducted between October 31, 2017 and November 1, 2017.

North Texas Hailstorm

Release Date: May 2 2017

A field investigation program has been completed by RICOWI regarding hail effects to roofing from a storm that occurred in the northern portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area on April 11, 2016.

Dallas-Fort Worth Hailstorm

Release Date: May 4 2012

Seven inspection teams examined over one hundred roofing systems during a four-day period to evaluate the effects of a significant hailstorm that passed through portions of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area on May 24, 2011. The purpose of the project was to document the effects of hail impact on a variety of roofing products, and to describe roof assembly performance and modes of damage for substantiated hailstone sizes.

Hurricane Ike

Release Date: February 5 2010

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) deployed seven teams to investigate damage caused by Hurricane Ike in the landfall regions in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas. This report covers investigations conducted between September 19 and September 21, 2008. The report contains the executive summary, results, future research, need for engineered design, value of these investigations, future investigations, code commentary, investigation protocol, meteorological information, and the team reports.

Hurricane Katrina

Release Date: September 6 2007

RICOWI deployed six teams to investigate damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in the landfall regions in Louisiana and Mississippi. This report covers investigations conducted between September 7 and September 9, 2005. Nearly every type of building and oof system was encountered in these investigations. Results from these studies are included in the damage reports provided by the six investigation teams. Best estimated wind speed data are included, as are criteria for site selection and general observations. The report contains the investigation protocol, meteorological data from the storms, and team information.

Hurricanes Charley and Ivan

Release Date: April 4 2006

RICOWI teams were deployed to investigate damage caused by Hurricanes Charley (August 13, 2004) and Ivan (September 16, 2004). Nearly every type of building and roof system was encountered in these investigations. Results from these studies are included in the damage reports. Best estimated wind speed data are included, as are criteria for site selection and general observations. The report contains the investigation protocol, meteorological data from the storms, and team information.

Oklahoma City Hailstorm

Release Date: October 12 2005

Four inspection teams examined over one hundred roofing systems during a four-day period to evaluate the effects of a significant hailstorm that passed through portions of Oklahoma City on April 21, 2004. The purpose of the project was to document the effects of hail impact on a variety of roofing products, and to describe roof assembly performance and modes of damage for substantiated hailstone sizes.

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