Another round of large hail storms hit DFW last night leaving many homeowners shaking their heads … “here we go again.”
🖼️ The big picture: There’s no such thing as a hail proof roof, but the Fortified Roof program by IBHS aims to make homes significantly more resilient.
- A Fortified Roof provides greater protection against hail, high winds and tornadoes.
⚙️ How it works: The Fortified Roof High Wind & Hail standard is based on 4 key components.
- Better attachment —> During a re-roof, ring shank nails are used every 6” to secure your roof deck to the rafters.
- Better edges —> Specific materials and techniques at the edge of your roof provide protection at the most vulnerable spots.
- Sealed roof deck —> If strong winds manage to rip shingles off, a sealed deck keeps water out of your home.
- Impact-resistant shingles —> Fortified’s approved list of class 4 shingles have been tested to withstand large hail.
✅ For your Smart Homeowner list
- Next time you or a friend need a new roof, talk to a contractor certified to install a Fortified Roof.
- Hint: I’m currently one of the few DFW contractors with this certification. 😁