Your first line of defense against Hurricanes and extreme wind damage to your roof
Negative pressure roofing systems, also known as wind vented roofing systems are a Fl. condominium or industrial building’s best friend. Over time, wind can cause your roof to deteriorate. Additionally, event based roof damage such as that from hurricanes and tropical storms are problematic along the Florida Coastline. Sheer forces caused by high wind speeds can weaken the connections between the roof and the building structure, which can lead to long-term damage to your roof and the rest of the building. Since wind storms are common in the Sunshine State, Florida building owners and managers should strongly consider a wind venting roof system or as it’s more professionally known, a negative pressure roof system, to protect against costly future damage.
Why Do You Need a Negative Pressure Roof System?
Volusia County, and throughout the rest of the Fl coast, often experiences hurricanes between June 1 and November 30. The integrity of your roofing system can be compromised if it isn’t adequately protected. Once your roof is damaged, among other issues, driving rain can seep into the building and lead to mildew and rot, as well as cause damage to personal property.
Fortunately, wind damage can be easily prevented if the right precautions are taken. Negative pressure roof systems have helped many commercial property owners in Fl. save tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs. In fact, many condo associations could have avoided problematic, multi-million dollar insurance claims by retrofitting a negative pressure roof system such as a wind vented roof during their last renovation or roof repair. It’s not too late, call AAT and see what it will take to repair your current roof with a wind vented roof system, or plan for the eventual replacement according to your capital needs assessment plan.
How Can a Negative Pressure Roofing System Protect Your Condo or Industrial Building Roof?
When wind blows across the surface of your roof, it creates a shear stress, which can lead to cracking or weakening of the fasteners that connect the roof to the rest of the frame. Negative pressure roof systems use tight, single ply membranes to minimize wind loads.
The membrane has a small ripple on top. When wind blows over it, it creates a soft vacuum, which forces the lower part of the membrane to close. Wind is unable to seep through the bottom of the tightly sealed membrane, so it won’t come into contact with the roof.
This cutting-edge system has been proven to be extremely effective. It has been used on nearly 100 million square feet of roofing surfaces across the country. Over the past 15 years, there have been no reports of negative pressure roof system failures, when the systems are installed by competent roofing professionals.
If Your Fl. Condo or Industrial Building is in Need of Roofing Repairs, or a New Roof, Contact AAT and Install a Negative Pressure Roof System Today!
A negative pressure roof system can save your roof and protect the integrity of the rest of your building. Don’t leave your roof’s battle with Mother Nature to chance, prepare now, call AAT for a professional assessment of your properties roof and it’s potential for failure. There is no obligation, and an ounce or prevention is worth a pound of cure! (386) 767-1886