Roofing resilience means the ability of a roof to withstand extreme weather events while ensuring a stable protection for the building. Obviously, when a roof gets damaged or blown off, a building becomes unusable or uninhabitable. It also exposes the occupants to certain hazards.
In this post, single ply roof repair expert Carney Roofing Company discusses some of the important elements of a resilient roof.
Resilient roofs are able to withstand high winds. Building codes are usually stringent on the wind design of roofs, but you might want to consider designing for higher wind speeds than the codes require if you want greater protection against blow-offs. Consider enhancing the edges of your roofing as well since wind-related damage typically occurs at the corners and perimeters.
Impact resistance is another factor that you should consider during a new roof construction. This basically refers to a roof’s capacity to resist the impact of hail, debris, or roofing equipment. For reliable impact resistance, a tough membrane with a durable cover board between the membrane and the insulation layer is ideal.
Insulation plays a significant role in maintaining comfort inside a building. Moreover, with a high R-value, there is less transfer of heat into and out of the building through the roof system. This enables your roof to maintain a stable temperature and avoid damage that could potentially be caused by extreme heat. Reflective roof surfaces would also be a good feature to consider as they can reduce a large percentage of potential solar gain.
Carney Roofing Company has been providing outstanding roofing services since 1962. We specialize in TPO, EPD, and PVC roofing for commercial structures. To request an estimate for EPDM roofing cost, call us at (936) 569-8241 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Tyler, TX.