What happens when high-velocity winds meet low slope roofs? There’s no simple answer, and no way to predict exactly which roofs will have trouble, even after years of experience with roof damage caused by hurricanes. Sometimes, on buildings with the same type of roof that are located side by side, one roof blows off or suffers other catastrophic damage while the other roof has very little damage.

Facilities Management Insights provides an interesting take on the different types of roofing available and which ones are better designed to weather the storm.