Building A Storm Proof Roof

Your roof.  Excluding rafters, this two-inch layer is meant to protect the entire structure from the elements.  That includes high and low temperatures, rain, ultraviolet radiation, snow, ice, and hailstones. It’s also required to stand up to hurricanes, tornadoes, microbursts, and blizzards.

Which means, your roof is the most important element of your home in a high wind event. What are you doing to protect it?

In this post, we explore why roofs fail, the best building practices for a high-performance roof, and how seaming tape can help.

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Why Building Resilience is the Future of Sustainable Building

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Hurricane Michael. Superstorm Sandy. The Phuket Tsunami. The Nepal Earthquake. Super Typhoon Haiyan. Whenever and wherever a natural disaster wreaks havoc in the world, sustainability and building resilience, a.k.a. resilient design, becomes the topic of conversation amongst architects, builders, and contractors. Yet the two, while equally important, are not synonyms. A newsfeed populated with catastrophic images of death and destruction reminds us that while green building is certainly important, CFLs and LEED certification doesn’t matter if a building becomes uninhabitable due to flooding, earthquake or some other disaster. That’s where building resilience comes into play.

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