A resilient building can withstand weather extremes and stay habitable even without power for a certain amount of time until electricity is back. The roof is an essential part of resilience because a building with a damaged roof will not be safe or habitable. Read on to discover factors that create roofing resilience.
Building codes have become stricter when it comes to a roof’s wind resistance. Wind-related roofing damage usually starts at the perimeters and corners. Improving the edge metal details with thicker metal and higher fastener density can increase wind resistance. Aside from a well-designed parapet, a peel-restraint bar can also be installed for added protection against wind. This feature is installed above the membrane, secured directly to the structure, and then covered with a membrane for weathertight protection.
Your roofing contractor can help you choose the best type of insulation and roof color for your home or building. Both of these factors can contribute to indoor comfort. Components with a high R-value allows less heat transfer, helping the structure stay comfortable even without power.
A roof with a high R-value when paired with operable, energy-efficient windows, will allow natural ventilation, increasing indoor comfort.
Impact resistance can refer to hail, debris or rooftop equipment. A strong membrane with a quality cover board between the insulation and membrane offers better impact resistance. Moreover, high-density polyzoic cover boards offer superior impact resistance as they absorb impact and don’t crush, making them ideal for hail-prone areas.
Achieve roofing resilience by hiring an experienced roofer for your project. At Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc., we specialize in a wide range of roofing materials, including metal, slate, tile and asphalt. You can count on us for your roof repair, replacement and maintenance. Give us a call at (813) 657-7663 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We work with clients in Tampa, FL, and areas around Florida.