Traditional Bermuda stone roofs have been the preferred roofing system in Bermuda (a hurricane region) for nearly 400 years.

Traditional Bermuda stone roofs have been the preferred roofing system in Bermuda (a hurricane region) for nearly 400 years.


“The archetypical Bermuda house is a low, squared building with a stepped, white roof and pastel-painted walls, both of which are made out of stone. The roofs are designed to catch water, of which there is no fresh supply in Bermuda apart from rain. The walls are designed to restrict damage from hurricanes and are required by law to be able to withstand windspeeds of over 100 mph (160 km/h).”

Wiki

This Bermuda Roof Repair PDF shows a lot of construction details about traditional Bermuda roofs.

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On a site note, not directly about roofs, you might enjoy going to this website’s home page and browsing through links about Bermuda’s architectural heritage and ecosystem.
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Thirsty in Suburbia blog “It’s so easy to get carried away with the “gee whiz” of new technology and approaches we often fail to look behind us to see the elegant and ingenious solutions already in place, right under our noses.”


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Bermuda Roofs — 1 Comment

  1. An earthbag house with Bermuda stone roof would be a winning combination in hurricane zones. Roofwater collection is an added plus.

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