The Best Ways to Make a Roof More Sustainable

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Part 1: Proper Design Improves Roof Longevity

This first short article goes over essential components to correct design that consist of wind uplift computations, drain design, thermal elements, boundary edge design, and existing building conditions. It likewise talks about the choice of products and systems that are compatible with existing structure conditions. Correct design should always focus on offering a long-term roof.

Part 2: Focus On Roofing Materials And Workmanship To Improve Longevity

The second installment explains that not all roofing materials are the same and not all products appropriate for all structures. Applied products must be new, devoid of all excess wetness, and made in compliance with ASTM standards. Correct product storage at the project site is likewise needed.

In addition, the roofing system is among the only significant building elements that is partly or totally constructed on-site. A large portion of premature roofing system failures occur due to improper workmanship.

Part 3: How Weather And Maintenance Impact Roof Longevity

Lastly, the 3rd article explains how applications of roof products in conditions not appropriate to the material’s restrictions (too hot, too cold, in damp weather) will contribute to early failure.

No matter the roofing system type, all roofs need a particular level of attention. Roofing systems are exposed to the aspects 24 hours a day, every day of the year. One of the most important reasons to implement an annual roofing system maintenance program is to extend the life span of the existing roofing system.