Whether you’re planning a residential or commercial roof replacement, it helps to know what makes it resilient in many types of situations. A resilient roof should not only withstand the natural weather conditions but also keep your home or building habitable even when the power is suddenly cut off. To know more about the other key factors of a resilient roofing system, roof and siding specialist Lexington Blue shares their insight:
A resilient roof means it’s capable of providing energy for your home or building. Solar panels and photovoltaic (PV) systems can be installed and used either in the event of a power failure or as a secondary power source to reduce your dependency on the local power grid. Solar panels can sometimes be more reliable than PV systems depending on the type of system; some PV systems rely on the grid to provide energy, so they may not work during a blackout.
A well-built roof will be very resilient against strong winds. Professional roofing contractors understand how wind-related damage mostly happens first at the perimeters and corners of the roofing system. They’ll know how to design an appropriate roofing system to protect these areas and build systems that have a wind resistance that’s greater than what’s required by local building codes. This is done to maximize protection for your home or business.
Color and Insulation
A resilient roof maintains a comfortable temperature for its occupants. To achieve this, the color and type of insulation installed are key factors in making a resilient roofing system. This is crucial if you want to promote better efficiency and productivity. Professional siding contractors recommend selecting a roofing material that has a high R-value so that you’ll benefit more from its insulation capabilities. That means less heat gets in and out of your roofing system and keeps your interiors cool for longer!
As a trusted roof replacement company, you can count on our services to complete the job with your best interests in mind. Hire Lexington Blue today and call (859) 368-6346, or you can contact us through our convenient online form. We serve Richmond and surrounding KY areas.