Benefits of a Resilient Roofing System

Resiliency is an important feature to have in a roof. But what does it mean to have a resilient roofing system? What value does this kind of roof hold for the average business owner? Well, when your business overall is resilient, you can more readily withstand disruptions, fortify yourself against breaches, and endure extreme conditions.

Let’s go over what it means to have a resilient roofing system.

Resiliency, Defined

Resiliency in the business world means you have the ability to absorb or altogether prevent damage without having to face downtime, loss or failure. You can be resilient in many ways. Your IT infrastructure can resist attacks, your machinery can resist failure, and your building can resist extreme weather, for example.

One of the most important components of a resilient business is the roof. Having a resilient roof means you can continue being fully operational even in the face of severe weather events, environmental threats, and manmade wear and tear. Certain businesses need resilient roofing even more so than others.

Hospitals in hurricane-prone areas have to be especially strong to avoid damage from severe storms. Food processing facilities must be able to resist contamination from outside influences. Data centers must avoid water infiltration at all costs, especially close to electronic data storage towers.


Durability and longevity are critical when it comes to roofing, but those are usually regarded in the long term. What happens if you experience an extreme weather event at a moment’s notice? Are you prepared for that type of onslaught? Everything from hail storms and wildfires to fuel emissions and UV ray exposure can threaten the integrity of your roof and thus the contents inside your building.

How Resilient Roofs Protect Your Company

There are many ways in which resilient roofing can protect your business:

1.    UV Protection

Your roof faces a lot of adverse weather conditions, but one of the worst offenders happens on the sunniest of days: the constant onslaught of UV rays from the sun. Did you know UV exposure over the long term can damage the waterproofing membrane of your roof, compromising its abrasion resistance and speeding up physical degradation? The presence of ponding water or the presence of reflective materials can increase the effects of UV exposure, which further speeds up membrane degradation. A resilient roof system will be able to endure continual UV exposure while remaining watertight for its entire lifespan.

2.    Puncture Resistance

Commercial roof systems face the risk of punctures arising from debris, hail, and even foot traffic from technicians who service rooftop equipment. Even the tiniest of holes in the waterproofing layer can encourage the leaking of water into your building. This can lead to worsening leaks in your roof, not to mention damage to internal assets. A resilient roof system is better able to guard against those punctures and prevent holes.

3.    Wind Protection

Wind uplift-related roof failure is a very real threat to any commercial roof system. Anything from high wind gusts to tornado to hurricanes can cause instant damage to your roof. You need to ensure your roof is properly secured to your building, with proper perimeter and corner enhancement, as well as correct edge securement. When your roof is resilient, it will be able to withstand catastrophic wind events and safeguard your structure.

Is your building a resilient business? If not, start with the roof. We can help.

Contact Ferris Roofing

To schedule an inspection and get a free quote on a resilient commercial roofing system, contact us at 817-440-3779.