It is in your best interest to ensure that your roof system is built with resilience in mind. Roof resilience ensures that your system will remain fully operational despite damaging elements.
Roof resilience is important for your home to survive adverse weather events, environmental contamination and man-made wear damages. The following are the main factors that create roof resilience:
Impact resistance means strong durability against damage from the likes of hail, debris or rooftop equipment. Your roof can be protected against impact by a tough membrane with a durable cover board between the insulation layer. You need cementitious pavers above the roof membrane for hail impact resistance. Just make sure to check your roof structure for the pavers’ capacity.
Wind resistance on your roof starts with installing durable edge metal details that have thicker metal and a higher fastener. This is for your roof’s perimeters and corners where the strong wind usually hits first. For additional strength, a well-designed, peel-restraint continuous metal bar can also be installed. It’s advised to consult your trusted local roof contractor for a suitable design for your roof.
Insulation and Roof Color
For your home to be resilient, your roof’s insulation and color should also be a priority. Roof insulation and roof color affect the R-value of your home. The R-value is a measure of resistance to heat. Higher R-value means more thermal resistance and insulation of your roof. This gives you a comfortable interior temperature even if the power is out.
Daylighting and Energy Production
Your roof should have a proper daylighting system. This will provide your home with adequate daylight that will help you mobilize inside when the power is out. Just keep in mind to balance between daylighting and your roof’s R-value. In addition, energy production is one of the factors of roof resilience. Installing solar panels on your roof is beneficial during a power outage.