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Weather Resistant Building Materials

Weather Resistant Building Materials

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  • 1.Weather Resistant Building Materials

Property owners are always wary of extreme weather conditions such as flooding, severe rain, excessive heat and extreme wind. Protection from extreme weather is key and building with weather-resistant materials is better. Another factor to look at is elevation. Buildings that are elevated in a way that prevents surging weather conditions will ensure the builder does not incur more expenses and future repairs.

These weather-resistant building materials are designed to help the building exterior better and withstand whatever Mother Nature brings. If you have resolved to become a home owner in 2020, here are some of the most weather-tolerant materials to consider:

Metal / Stone Coated Resistant Roofing

Stone coated impact-resistant roofing is designed to handle the impact from fire as well as high winds. A shingle that is called “impact-resistant” will have a Class Four (4) rating, which is the industry standard for a roofing material that can best withstand storm damage.

In some cases, you may also want to consider metal roofing. These types of roofing are also impact-resistant as well as long-lasting. They can handle high winds, and rain so no matter what type of weather your environment is subject to, impact-resistant roofing, including metal roofing can make a big difference to how your home or building will withstand it.

Impact-Resistant Windows                                      

Glass windows and doors are frequently a source of concern during major storm. Not only can they shatter, potentially causing injury, they also can potentially leave the property open to the elements, allowing rain or sun gain access, and vulnerable to intruders, who may see the opening as an invitation to attack.

Impact-resistant windows are designed with an inner layer that can help keep the window intact in the event of an impact. The glass itself may crack if the impact is hard enough, but it won’t shatter. This keeps the window safe.

Impact-resistant windows may still require replacement if the storm was bad enough to crack them, but they can help you avoid a lot more damage.

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Concrete Framing

Concrete is one of the strongest building materials out there, particularly when it comes to withstanding pressure and stress. This material can be pre-casted to become water-resistant, it doesn’t expand or contract in extreme weather, and when reinforced with rebar and pre-stressed, it can be extremely durable.

Fiber Cement Siding

Regardless of what the frame of the home or building is constructed from, the siding or cladding is its first defense against the elements. Highly durable fiber cement siding is impact-resistant as well as moisture and flame-resistant as well.

Fiber cement siding resists swelling, moisture or loss of paint and colour as the material itself resists damage from impact and wind. This covering is the first line of defense for your home or building regardless of what it’s built from.

Fiber cements siding comes in a wide range of styles as well, including lap siding, shingles, and architectural panels. This means weather resistance for your home’s exterior regardless of what style your home is or what your personal preferences are for its appearance.

There are numerous building materials that are weather-resistant, and can be used together over the entirety of  a property to help create an exterior that can withstand the elements.

More new materials will be invented going forward, and the existing ones will continue being reinforced in order to increase their durability and strength.

Invest in weather-resistant building materials for your next project to get the durability and reassurance you desire.

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