Can Your Roof Withstand Winter Weather?


Snow, ice and freeze-thaw cycles can wreak havoc on your roof. Before winter hits, protect your roof against harsh conditions by proactively safeguarding against leaks and damage. This course presents advice for defending your roof against the winter onslaught.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how winter weather conditions can damage roof systems.
  • Examine the most common sources of weather-related roof failure.
  • Identify inspection and maintenance procedures to keep your roof safe before, during and after a weather event.
  • Learn emergency repairs for weather-related damage to protect your facility until more permanent repairs can be made.

From Our Partner

Thomas M. Gernetzke, RBEC, FRCI

Project Manager
Facility Engineering, Inc.

Tom Gernetzke is a Project Manager for Facility Engineering, Inc., located in Madison, Wisconsin. FEI provides professional building envelope services including asset management, forensic analysis, and design of roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, and masonry/cladding systems.He specializes in roofing and waterproofing systems and has successfully performed roofing and waterproofing assessment, analysis, design, and construction administration for rehabilitation of roofing systems, split-slab and plaza deck assemblies, green roofing systems, below-grade structures, cladding and wall systems, and parking structures.He also performs hygrothermal analysis, peer review, and related services for new construction projects.He is a Fellow of RCI and is currently serving as the RCI, Inc. Immediate Past President.