What Is A Colorado High Wind Event?
All too often roofing decisions are made without sufficient consideration for the wind performance of the roofing system. However, A-Denver Roofing’s expert consultants guide each and every one of our clients in choosing the correct roofing system for their geographic location. A roofing system will truly be tested when it experiences multiple wind events over time in the most extreme weather conditions, such as occurs in Colorado’s extreme weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service states that “a high wind event has occurred whenever sustained winds of 40 mph or more, or a peak gust of 58 mph or more, has been reported from reliable observing equipment.” Keep reading to learn how A-Denver Roofing will protect your commercial building from Colorado’s High Wind events.
As catastrophic hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, Maria and Florence have shown, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Hurricane Center plays a critical role in protecting Americans by forecasting and tracking these massive storm systems. This Miami-based facility has to be functional at all times, even during a Category 5 hurricane. So when the building needed to replace its failing roof, it was crucial that the new roof be storm-proof and installed without disrupting the center’s operations.
It was suggested that the existing built-up roof (BUR) be replaced with a Sarnafil G410 EnergySmart PVC membrane. As if on cue, weeks after the roof of the National Hurricane Center was completed, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Florida. Although the Category 5 hurricane had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it reached Miami, it was still a good indicator of the new roof’s performance. A-Denver Roofing is an approved applicator for this roofing system, and if this system is good enough for a hurricane, it’s dam sure good enough for Colorado.
PROJECTS WHERE A HIGH WIND SYSTEM SHOULD BE CONSIDERED:
High wind events are not just limited to those buildings that are located near the coastline or in tornado prone areas. Almost all of Colorado, Denver, and Colorado Springs should consider the following criteria when determining if your building should have a roof system designed to resist high wind loads.
• Building height of 70 feet or taller
• Location near any large body of water (coastal or inland)
• Located within hurricane prone areas
• A desire for long-term performance and complete security
EXPERIENCE YOU CAN RELY ON
You want to choose a Denver roofing contractor that has the experience to provide a roofing solution that will perform to your Colorado high wind performance needs. A-Denver Roofing’s roofing systems have stood the test of time in the harshest climates all over Colorado. Our experience with high wind roofing systems in such diverse locations as the Colorado Front Range to the Colorado Eastern Plains will provide you with the peace-of-mind that comes from working with an experienced commercial roofing contractor.
A-Denver Roofing’s roofing systems are widely recognized for exemplifying the highest standards of quality, reliability and watertight protection. Our record of proven performance is on display on buildings all over Colorado, in every imaginable climate. All told, we’ve installed more than 160 thousand square feet of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membrane since 1994.
HOT-AIR WELDED SEAMS AND FLASHINGS
Faulty seams are a common source of leaks in any roofing system. Some roofing membranes use sealants, adhesives or tapes to secure the seams, but because A-Denver Roofing’s membranes are thermoplastic, seams and flashings are welded together using an automatic hot-air welder. When welded together, the sheets of membrane become one monolithic layer of material impervious to water and moisture infiltration. This keeps your commercial building in Colorado leak-free for decades after our installation.