ReinVenting Roofs

Blacksburg, Virginia is the site of some exciting new breakthroughs in the roofing and the home disaster-proofing fields. It’s there, in the Virginia Tech research labs and field sites, that scientists are exploring new venting systems to protect roofs from high, hurricane strength winds.

These systems are revolutionizing the approach to wind-proofing homes, and the technology promises to be low cost, and thus, more broadly available.

This 2008 article provides an in-depth look into this emerging technology.