If your home’s roofing
was ever damaged by a storm, it does not have to happen again! There are now roofing products and installation methods that can withstand strong hurricane force winds. The key is to know and specify the right types of products and methods.
Homeowners insurance in hurricane zones normally has a large deductible for damage from a named storm, resulting in a substantial out of pocket expense to restore a damaged roof. The cost of an upgraded roofing system to avoid future hurricane damage is an exceptionally wise investment – saving you money, hassle and potential displacement from your home due to roof and water damages.
Take control of your future by specifying the following hurricane-hardy roof guidelines and by selecting a licensed or registered roofing contractor who is willing to implement them. The guidelines after the first two steps apply to both new roofs as well as roofing replacements.
For more detailed information to provide to your roofing contractor, get the Fortified Reroofing Checklist at fortifiedhome.org/standards. “Fortified Roof” is a designation program of the Institute of Business and Home Safety (www.disastersafety.org). Some insurance companies offer premium discounts for verified Fortified Roofs, yet those research-based guidelines are available online and highly recommended, whether or not the designation process is undertaken.