Inexpensive Roof Vent Could Prevent Billions Of Dollars In Wind Damage

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:55 in Physics & Chemistry

Hurricanes often lift the roofs off buildings and expose them to havoc and damaging conditions, even after the worst of the wind has passed. A local roofer, Virginia Tech faculty members from architecture and engineering, and a graduate student have devised an inexpensive vent that can reduce roof uplift on buildings during high winds, even a hurricane.

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