Rainwater has exerted a powerful effect on commercial buildings and the roofing systems that must bear the bulk of this natural force. Trends evident in the most recent climate research indicate an additional layer of complexity. According to research weather patterns are becoming less predictable in much of the world. That means many of the models developed to predict rainfall over the last century may not be entirely helpful in predicting what will happen in the future.
That’s why businesses in Toronto have made it a priority to design structures with extreme weather in mind. Fortunately, this has gotten somewhat easier with the advancement of technology used to design, build and maintain structures today. More than ever, buildings are now created with resiliency as a top priority.
Commercial and municipal buildings throughout the Canada increasingly adhere to standards that emphasize minimal environmental impact while standing up to the worst Mother Nature has to offer. Regarding roofing, that has meant a greater push toward using materials that release less harmful chemicals into the air and water, but are still durable enough to remain useful for years of heavy use. More businesses and organizations also work harder to maintain roofing through frequent inspections and maintenance, which cuts down on waste while increasing long-term profit.
Modern roofing is designed to stand up to the immense force of rain while allowing it to drain safely away from the building. Newer roofs made with SBS modified bitumen also confer additional benefits through their better heat-absorbing properties. This results in less energy use and a reduction in pollution.