🏡 Hail proof roof?

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.

  1. Better attachment —> During a re-roof, ring shank nails are used every 6” to secure your roof deck to the rafters.
  2. Better edges —> Specific materials and techniques at the edge of your roof provide protection at the most vulnerable spots.
  3. Sealed roof deck —> If strong winds manage to rip shingles off, a sealed deck keeps water out of your home.
  4. 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. 😁



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