Monthly Archives: September 2017

Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems Perform Well in High Wind Conditions

With hurricane season upon us and the tragic devastation that took place in the paths of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma we’d like to offer our prayers and good wishes for all those affected by these two powerful and destructive storms.

The extreme wind forces from these types of storms can easily damage the strongest of buildings and cause billions of dollars in property damage.

One way to help minimize these damages is to insure that the roof system protecting the structure is strong enough and installed properly so it can withstand high wind conditions. Metal roofs prove to be a much better option than other types of roof systems when it comes to holding up to hurricane force winds. While there is no guarantee that any building or roof structure will hold up to 150 mile per hour hurricane force winds a properly installed and tested standing seam metal roof system offers building owners and architects a fighting chance in high wind environments.

Year after year, storm after storm we see many standing seam metal roofs miraculously hold up to devastating hurricane force winds. With the stringent Miami
Dade and Florida Building Code requirements more and more metal roof systems are designed to stay in place where they belong in spite of devastating wind conditions.

When designing a structure in areas prone to hurricane force winds it’s important to consider a metal roof system in your plans and specs. It’s equally as critical to specify a reputable manufacturer whose metal roof systems are subjected to and pass all appropriate high wind tests thus offering you the best chance that your roof will survive and protect the structure during a high wind event.

For more information on testing you can visit the FBC website at https://floridabuilding.org/c/default.aspx, the Miami Dade website at https://www.miamidade.gov/building/testing.asp or you can contact the Englert Product Solutions Group at 1 800 ENGLERT.

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