When addressing moisture management it is important to recognize and accept one simple and indisputable reality: water gets into buildings. No matter how tightly a building is constructed or how well it is insulated, moisture will inevitably find a way into the building.
Hail and other forms of physical damage (including from foot traffic or workmanship) to roofs result in millions of dollars of economic loss each year. At least one state, Texas, allows insurance companies to provide a reduction in rates when a hail-resistant type of roofing material is installed.
Recognized as sustainable, durable building components, metal roofs are used in various applications. The performance of the assembly’s panels depends on the metal substrate, metallic layer, and exterior coating.
The purpose of building insulation is to reduce heating and cooling energy consumption, contribute to durability, and provide comfort for occupants. However, there are numerous locations where significant exposure to moisture occurs, such as in protected membrane roofs, vegetative assemblies, etc.