Recent powerful climate storms have the government discussing the need for resilient buildings: buildings that can withstand the storms, provide life safety and be repairable. Facility managers require sustainable, energy efficient and resilient buildings. The roofing system is often the first line of defense in catastrophic natural disasters. The roof can mitigate the impacts of these emergencies and allow a building to withstand and recover from the disruption. Resilience is increasingly being viewed as an important performance objective for construction and is being actively discussed at all levels of the building industry.