Roof Replacement Post-Hurricane: Requirements In ‘High Velocity Hurricane Zones’
Hurricane Lane’s destruction in Hawaii has many searching for roof replacements suitable for High Velocity Hurricane Zones. As background, we’d like to explain that Florida, due to its vulnerability to hurricanes, passed a statewide building code in 2002 with new requirements. It requires buildings to have products rated for winds up to 111 mph. Plus, in homes in High Velocity Hurricane Zones like Miami-Dade, the requirement was raised to products rated for winds up to 130 mph.
All the evidence shows that these new building codes have helped. We know this because in the wake of hurricanes, insurance claims have dropped in number and dollar amount since they were implemented, despite many emergencies. Outside of the State of Florida, other states began to follow suit. Though, in regions susceptible to hurricanes, changing weather patterns mean that builders should consider reaching for the same level of protection when replacing roofs.
Endureed Thatch: Perfect Shingle For High Velocity Hurricane Zones
Endureed shingles are wind-rated for winds up to to 174 mph. They stand up to extreme winds. Our products have survived Category 5 hurricanes and even tornadoes. Resistance to 174 mph is stronger than even many traditional forms of roof coverings.
Windstorm Classification Rating On Roofing Products
Reminder: When you see a windstorm classification rating on roofing products, it’s talking about wind uplift pressures in pounds per square foot (psf). Here’s a link to a really handy website that lets you search by address or latitude and longitude.
Endureed materials are so strong and so resistant to hurricanes that on November 15th, 2016, our thatch became the only synthetic thatch to gain Florida Product Approval. This is not an easy accomplishment. Florida requirements are among the most strict roofing requirements in the world.
Important Topics To Consider When Re-Roofing In High Velocity Hurricane Zones
Click on a topic below to learn more about re-roofing in High Velocity hurricane Zones like Miami-Dade or in any tropical region susceptible to hurricane damage in today’s climate of seemingly more aggressive weather patterns.
Click a product icon below to learn more about our the specific hurricane-force wind resistant roofing materials we provide: