The roof is one of the most important parts of your home, which means it needs to be sturdy enough to withstand the weather, harsh sunlight, and all possible elements. This makes a building’s roofing system a primary component of resilience to ensure everything and everyone is secured inside. To have a clearer understanding of what makes a roof resilient, here are factors Universal Roofing & Exteriors have compiled.
Roof insulation has an important role in keeping occupants comfortable and productive in a resilient building. While most homeowners think this only affects how comfortable the house is, it also helps keep the roof as healthy as possible. Keep in mind that when a roof is well insulated, it’s better equipped to withstand calamities.
2. Impact Resistance
Understand that a tough membrane with a durable cover board can provide much-improved impact resistance. The higher your roof’s impact resistance, the more time frame there is between preventive roof repair and even a potential call for a siding contractor. In hail-prone regions, an appropriate cover board is essential for a resilient roof system.
It’s worth noting that more daylight is not always better. An excessive amount of illumination leads to uncomfortable glare, random hot spots, and harsh shadow lines. It’s best to invest in a rooftop daylighting system that can provide appropriate and sufficient daylight to keep your property functional when the power is out in the area.
4. Wind Resistance
This is probably the most significant factor to consider under this category. As building codes have become more stringent on wind design of roofs, particularly designing for higher wind speeds than what is necessary will certainly provide greater protection against little to massive blow-offs. For this, consider choosing tile, metal, and higher-grade asphalt.
If you’re looking for fast and accurate work, Universal Roofing & Exteriors offers drone roof inspections and siding installation services. Contact us for all your roofing needs at (317) 376-1212 or request a quote. We serve clients in the surrounding areas of Indianapolis.