Forensic &

material testing

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what we do

Haag is an IAS Accredited Testing Lab. See our complete list of testing standards, or learn more about our testing services below.

Haag is the leading authority for research, development, and materials testing in the roofing industry. Since we established our laboratory in 1963, we have published numerous benchmark studies and disseminated other research data vital to professionals in the manufacturing, construction, insurance, and legal fields.

Clients commission Haag to conduct turnkey studies to and develop data for their in-house projects, even long-term studies using data compiled over a period of years. Our engineers and technicians combine their extensive education and field and laboratory experience to develop tests that duplicate real-world operating environments or incident conditions.

Areas of Expertise

ROOFING DESTAURATION ANALYSIS

Laboratory technicians examine built-up roofing, modified bitumen roofing, or asphalt shingles for hail-caused damage, then asphalt is chemically removed, and individual reinforcements are examined for hail-caused fractures or strains.

SINGLE-PLY ROOFING ANALYSIS

Haag analyzes single-ply roofing samples (PVC, TPO, EPDM, and others) with a microscope and using high intensity light to find fractures.  

ICE BALL TESTS

Haag’s IBL-7 impacts roofing and other materials with simulated hailstones (FM 4473).

R-VALUE INSULATION TESTING

Haag’s heat flow meter can measure R-values (or resistance to conductive heat flow) of insulation (ASTM C518). 

SOLAR PANEL TESTING

Haag is accredited by IAS to test solar panels for impact resistance to simulated hailstones (IEC 61215-2 and FM 4478).

WIND SIMULATOR TESTS

Haag’s Wind Simulator can generate wind speeds of up to 170 mph to tests the response and resistance of materials to wind forces (ASTM D3161).

Water Column leak Testing

Haag uses water column testing to determine the response and resistance of a particular material to water intrusion (ASTM D7281).

Vacuum Uplift Testing

Haag tests the resistance of roofing materials to wind pressure using vacuum uplift testing (FM 1-52).

Steel Ball Impact Testing

Haag’s AccuDrop impacts materials with steel balls in accordance with UL 2218.

Large & Small Missile Testing

Haag launches small missiles into building materials to simulate airborne debris impacts.

Location

Haag’s Forensic Testing laboratory is located at our U.S. headquarters near Dallas, Texas. Our testing services support our clients and Haag’s other service areas throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and beyond. 

Contact Haag today to see how we can help with your project, 800-527-0168 or 214-614-6500.

Haag Forensic Laboratory, 1410 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 100, Flower Mound, Texas 75028

RESEARCH & TESTING STAFF

Our dedicated Testing staff works with our expert Haag Engineers as necessary, per project.

  • Steven R. Smith, P.E, Principal Engineer, Director of Research and Testing
  • Cory Hurtubise, Lab Engineering Associate
  • Allen Swan, Senior Lab Technician
  • Jazmin Stone, Research & Testing Coordinator

Haag’s well-established working relationships with other testing firms enable us to perform specialized physical, chemical, and metallurgical tests. Other specialized testing services include steel billet and rock impact testing, infrared imaging, fastener pull testing, cabinet qualification tests, and more.

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