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A roof adds to the character of a house while it shelters the people inside from the forces of nature. A roof will not last forever, but a well-built and properly maintained roof has a substantial capacity to be energy efficient and to withstand natural disasters as well as the everyday elements. A healthy roof is built with durable materials and quality construction techniques.

Whether for a traditional or manufactured home, remodeled or new, PATH has invested extensive resources in roofing systems research. Perhaps PATH's greatest contribution is the PATH-NIST Durability Project, which develops quantifiable measurements of performance for many materials, including those used in roofing systems. The PATH Technology Inventory and ToolBase Internet portal provide resources homebuilders and owners can use to make educated decisions about roofing.

Content updated on 10/29/2004

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