Hurricane-Proof Your Roof Why Engineered Thatch Is a Wise Choice

Hurricane-Proof Your Roof: Why Engineered Thatch Is a Wise Choice

High-quality buildings are built to last and withstand any weather. Similarly, a real estate investment is only as good as the material used to make it, so ensuring your property is built with the most resilient materials is crucial. 

If your property is in a hurricane-risk area, selecting the proper roofing is more important than ever. At Endureed, our engineers have designed a roofing material that can withstand even the most violent of coastal storms – it should be your top choice to maintain peace of mind; in today’s article, we will tell you all about it. Engineered thatch is a wise choice for your new commercial property. 

Hurricane-Proofing – Why It Matters

There are several reasons why investing in hurricane-proofing building materials matters. First and foremost, many jurisdictions have updated their building codes with structural requirements needed to withstand hurricanes in coastal areas. To maintain good standing with legal authorities, it is therefore paramount to understand the requirements of your specific locality and construct your buildings accordingly. 

Yet even if there are no requirements to meet, it is both a moral and economic obligation to ensure the longevity and structural integrity of anything you build for the sake of your employees, customers, and the long-term success of your company. 

Conventional Options Are Insufficient 

If you agree that choosing the best hurricane-proof roofing materials is correct, the question becomes which type to choose. Traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and clay and concrete tiles all have their benefits but also carry significant downsides. Asphalt shingles are affordable, but they do not carry nearly high enough wind resistance ratings. If you choose these, you’ll likely see your shingles down the street in the gutter after a storm than still on your rooftop. 

On the other hand, clay tiles and metal roofing can withstand higher winds, but the thought of clay tile or metal flying through the air at 150 mph is terrifying. Tile can usually withstand up to 130 mph winds, which is insufficient for the most violent storms, and metal roofing is more robust but requires fortified versions, which become very expensive very quickly, especially at scale in big commercial settings. 

To summarize, traditional building materials have significant disadvantages that have people yearning for something more. 

  • Asphalt Shingles: Less resistance to weather such as rain, hail, strong winds, floods, prolonged exposure to sunlight and high temperatures, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Overall, it is a poor option for hurricane preparedness. 
  • Clay/ Concrete Tiles: expensive, can only withstand up to 130 mph winds, vulnerable to impact damage causing them to crack. 
  • Metal Roofing: needs to be fortified to be effective in hurricanes, expensive to install, repair, and maintain, and very loud during rain or hail. 

The Power of Engineered Thatch 

At Endureed, our engineered thatch roofing is the best option for buildings in hurricane-risk areas. Beyond its uniquely beautiful look compared to traditional alternatives, engineered thatch is highly resilient against all weather types. It can withstand rain, hail, and even snow! Furthermore, it is fully fire-resistant. Engineered thatch is made from class-A fire-resistant materials, making it one of the safest roofing options on the market. And to top it all off, engineered thatch is robustly wind resistant, guaranteed to withstand category 5 hurricane winds, which, if you’re not aware, is the highest classification of hurricanes with wind speeds of 158 mph or greater! 

That’s not all. We are so confident in our product that our engineered thatch comes with a 20-year warranty and a no-maintenance, worry-free guarantee. Our Florida Product Approval rating (#FL21047) is proof of its in-depth testing and safety so that you can have peace of mind that your property is protected to the highest professional standards. 

Additional Hurricane-Proofing Measures 

Buildings are even safer when additional hurricane-proofing measures are built into their construction. Features such as roof pitch and raised structure base will complement the safety and security of an engineered thatch roof. Be sure to contact our team of professionals as early as possible in the design process to maximize the effectiveness of your hurricane-proofing! 

Hurricane-Proof Your Roof the Endureed Way

Engineered thatch is the best decision when considering your property investment’s longevity, aesthetics, and structural integrity. Built for residential homes and commercial properties, there’s no time to waste in securing the optimal roofing material for a worry-free future. 

Contact our friendly team of experts today to learn how engineered thatch is your solution!