This course will teach the student how to inspect low-slope roofs. It reviews the most common materials, designs, installation, and repair practices. This course also covers the main components and accessories of low-slope roofs, and how to identify their associated defects that a commercial property inspector is required to report on when performing an inspection according to the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP). For more information, read Commercial Roof Inspection Online Course.


The goal of this course is to teach the student how to perform an inspection of a low-slope roof at a commercial property.


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • understand the factors that go into the design, installation, and repair of low-slope roofs;
  • identify and report on defects for different types of low-slope roofs, including BUR, modified bitumen, single-ply, and metal; and
  • identify and report on the various components of low-slope roofs, such as drainage and accessories.