FM Global is an American mutual insurance company with offices worldwide, that specializes in loss prevention services primarily to large corporations throughout the world in the Highly Protected Risk (HPR) property insurance market sector. Founded in 1999, its roots go back to 1835. It’s a major player in the insurance world!

One of FM Global’s main areas of focus is researching and developing products or techniques that help mitigate property risks, As part of this process they have developed Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets that provide information relevant to home inspection, especially commercial inspection.

To get a better understanding of how you might find these Data Sheets beneficial, you can view here the ones related to roofs.  If you go to FM Global’s website and look under “Research and Resources”, you’ll find information on a wide… very wide array, of building subjects related to all the systems you’re likely to encounter. Here is a small sample related to roofs:

Inspection of Roof Assemblies

Roof Systems

Hail Damage

Roof Loads and Drainage

Perimeter Flashing

Roof Anchorage

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Cooling TowersExisting PVC Roof Covers

Field Verification of Roof Wind Uplift Resistance

Repair of Single- and Multi-ply Roof Systems

Repair of Wind Damaged Single and Multi-ply Systems

Ceilings and Concealed Spaces

Green Roof Systems

Panel Roof Systems

Safeguarding Torch-applied Roof Installations

Roof-mounted PV Panels