Businesses and homes built with the ARISE system are resilient to natural disaster and natural pests alike. The structure and roof systems are resistant to hail storms and have been tested to resist Category 5 Hurricane winds (up to 156 mph), can withstand seismic activity up to 11.8, missile impacts found in EF3 tornados, and will withstand high-chloride spray, water with a high salt content. The system is designed to keep out rats, termites, and other vermin, and is resistant to mold and mildew.