Start date: February 23, 2021
End date: February 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

IBHS Disaster Dynamics Academy Presents

Aged Performance of Asphalt Shingles

Where & When

An IBHS Online Disaster Dynamics Academy

February 23–25, 2021

What to expect

The roof is a home’s first line of defense. Join IBHS scientists as we unveil the results of our testing on five-year-old samples from our roof aging farm. We will explore the aged performance of asphalt shingles through a blend of virtual teaching sessions with live streamed laboratory demonstrations from the IBHS Research Center. We will dive into challenges with asphalt shingle performance, examine the performance differences of aged products, and demonstrate asphalt shingle testing for wind, hail, and wildfire resistance.

Small group discussion sessions will give you an opportunity for interactive participation with the research staff. Registration for these breakout groups is limited.

NOTE: Demonstrations may be changed due to weather conditions at the Research Center on the day of the event.


  • How Aged Shingles performed in various conditions
  • Aged Shingle Wildfire Performance
  • Aged Shingle Wind Performance
  • Wind Uplift and Hail Demonstrations

Who should attend?

Member company staff in claims, product management, research, underwriting, and any others interested in asphalt shingle performance.

Additional Resources


This is a past event.

Members, login here to watch the recording of this event.


Day 1 – February 23

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

  • Panel Discussion
  • Aging Farm Demonstration
  • Teaching Session: Aged Shingle Wildfire Performance

Day 2 – February 24

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

  • COMET Demonstration
  • Teaching Session: Aged Shingle Wind Performance
  • Discussion Sessions

Day 3 – February 25

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

  • Wind Uplift Demonstration
  • Hail Testing Demonstration
  • Teaching Session: Aged Shingle Hail Performance

Thoughts from Past Attendees

“This information was very helpful and is of value to my role in the claims organization. Info regarding the inaccuracy of observer data is a key callout as it is often foundational in deploying claim associates. I would recommend [DDA] to all Directors in our Underwriting, Product and Claim organizations.”

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“I am responsible for my company’s disaster response, so the information about your deployment and tracking was very helpful.”

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“I focus on the pricing aspect of CAT perils, so learning more about the science behind the perils is extremely helpful.”

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“We will integrate the information from this into risk assessment modeling.” 

DDA Attendee

“I left with several ideas for improving post-loss analytic practices.”

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