The proposed Standard (SoP) states “inspect fastening of roof covering material, as determined by a random sampling”.
What this means. According to SoP Chairman Fred Willcox, he pries up composition tabs using a putty knife and looks at fastener on every roof. He then reseals the shingle with mastic. Mr. Willcox, the SoP Chairman for the past 12 years has been trying to get this into the SoP for 12 years. It has been in, then taken out, then put back in. Fred told the sub committee on a recording that he puts crazy stuff into the SoP as a negotiating tool for other items. I think this is a similar and poorly conceived effort. It is also evidence of poor technical writing skills when you bastardize a document for negotiating purposes. Peeling up tabs on shingles is destructive inspection and the legislation will be words no one follows. The majority of roofs we see have a demonstrated history of acceptable performance and even in the event of a wind blow off the consumer is protected by insurance.
The scenario is even more ludicrous when other types of roof materials are considered.
Am I going to object to it? No. I think Mr. Willcox’s lack of foresight is his legacy. Its wonderful proof of regulatory irresponsibility. Let it stand and I’ll laugh at Txas with the rest of the country.
Now for those of you who ask “Why are guys like this put on committee?”. The answer is they serve the desires of the Realtors and bureaucrats and justify it with “protect the public”. Left wing politics in Txas.