As the environment and climate change, we have to adjust our ways of living as well. From the food we eat to the structures we build, there are varying factors that need to be considered to ensure one’s safety and comfort.
In roofing, this means considering materials that are not only sustainable and resilient, but also have the capacity to adapt to extreme climates.
About a decade ago, reflective roofing was recognized as a long-term adaptation strategy for climate change. Basically, reflective roofs were designed to return some of the sun’s heat back into space. As a result, this specific type of roof reduces the heat flux into buildings as well as the urban island heat effect.
According to experts, this strategy will hold up in the future and become even more important. But of course, there are still other efforts aiming to improve roofing technology. For instance, experts are making an attempt to develop roof membranes that do not only reflect the sun’s heat, but can actively cool a roof’s surface, too.
Sustainability and Resilience
Roof adaptation isn’t discussed as much as sustainability and resilience. But how exactly do these two qualities differ from adaptation? In simple terms, sustainability refers to how safe and readily available the materials are and if they harm the environment. Resilience is a building’s or roof’s capacity to maintain its operability and functionality, and to bounce back after a damaging natural event, such as a severe storm. Adaptation questions how a material is designed so that it can perform in varying and extreme weather changes.
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