Hurricane winds speeds can easily reach 130 mph.
Loose edges or other exposed corners, trays on a Florida green roof can be grabbed by the winds and flung across and off the building.
The photo below depicts the hurricane simulator at the University of Florida. The system will be conducting a hurricane simulation test on a MetroVerde green roof panel.
|Hurricane Simulator at UF - Testing MetroVerde Green Roof Panel|
The tested panel is a mat based system.
We will be posting results soon.
As always, feel free to email us with your Green Roof or Green Roof Design questions.
Happy Green Roofing!