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Chronicles of the Design & Construction of Two Waterfront Hurricane Proof Dry Stack Modular Green Custom Homes
1. Villa Lagoon, Wilder Italian Style Home
2. Nasello Italian Style Home


Installing Tectum III Roof Deck Panels

The Tectum III Roof Deck panel is a composite of 1-1/2" or thicker TECTUM panel, Styrofoam brand insulation and OSB board.

Tectum III panels are typically used in sloped applications where insulation and a nailable surface are required. Tectum III Roof Deck panels are a composite of Tectum substrate, Styrofoam brand insulation 1-1/2" to 9" thick and 7/16" OSB board.

Tectum III roof deck panel Cutting  a Tectum III Roof Deck Panel
Chainsaw cutting a Tectum III Roof  Panel Angled cut on a Tectum III Roof Deck Panel
Crane lifting a Tectum III Roof Deck Panel
Placing a  Roof Deck panel in aluminum framework.

The Tectum III Roof Panels are lifted by crane and placed in the aluminum framework.

Lifting a roof deck panel Crane lifted Tectum III Roof Insulated Panel
Tectum III insulated Roof Deck panel behind the chimney Tectum Type III Roof Deck Panels

Jerry and Mary had considered a new hurricane proof roofing system that we found online. After finding out what the total price would be, they decided on a different approach, but it looked good. The HPRS Corporation has a patent pending insulated concrete roof that they say will withstand Category 5 hurricanes and offers unlimited sloped roof designs which look just as any other roof would look, with various exterior and interior finishes. The HPRS roof system was developed in 1992, after hurricane Andrew, as a solution to the mass destruction experienced with conventional wood truss roofs. This system can be used for both new or existing homes and commercial property. Since then, HPRS Corporation has done a number of projects in the South Florida area. HPRS says they can also retro-fit existing homes whose roofs have suffered from hurricane damage, by tying in the concrete roof into the existing walls encapsulating the existing shell, thus minimizing the existing inconvenience to the occupant. The HPRS concrete roofing system is a patent pending design and method and offers protection against hurricanes, fire and pests.

 The system consists of a series of self supported insulation panels which provide a stay in place formwork for the solid concrete roof slab and offers a simple, efficient, and affordable solution for both existing and new homes. The HPRS roof incorporates monolithic construction that actually improves the rigidity of the structure and eliminates the usual roofing problems associated with leaky connections and joints. The solid concrete construction is resistant to wind speeds exceeding 160 mph, it is not affected by termites, and will not burn. The partners claim such a roof is 30 percent to 40 percent more energy-efficient than a traditional roof.