The Strengthen Your Roof program provides financial assistance for some residents who want to better protect their homes against the threat of hurricanes.
North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association (NCIUA) is one of the first organizations in the nation to begin offering grants to help eligible policyholders in beach communities better protect their homes against the threat of hurricanes. Through their Strengthen Your Roof program, eligible policyholders in the Outer Banks and Barrier Islands areas can apply for a grant of up to $6,000 to install a FORTIFIED Roof. A limited number of grants are available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can learn more about the Strengthen Your Roof program by following this link.
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and communications organization supported solely by property insurers and reinsurers. IBHS’s building safety research leads to real-world solutions for home and business owners, helping to create more resilient communities.
What is FORTIFIED?
The FORTIFIEDTM Wise Roofing Process is the approved method of strengthening roofs to minimize storm damage and associated costs. You can learn more about this by following this link. It is a voluntary construction and re-roofing program designed to strengthen homes and commercial buildings against specific types of severe weather such as high winds, hail, hurricanes and even tornados.
One of our roofers, Chris Holland, is a certified FORTIFIED WISETM Roofer. FORTIFIED Wise Roofers have attended training and demonstrated an understanding of FORTIFIED Home™ concepts and knowledge of the critical aspects of installation and documentation requirements required for a new or existing home to meet the FORTIFIED standards.
Fortified Residential Roof
- Enhanced Roof Deck Attachment
When severe weather hits, keeping your roof deck attached to your home is key to blocking storm
pressure and rain from entering your home. IBHS testing shows that switching from common smooth
nails to 8D ring-shank nails and decreasing the space between nails, can double the uplift your roof can
- If wind rips off your roof covering (like shingles, metal panels or tiles), it exposes the wood beneath
and allows water to pass through the gaps and enter your home. IBHS testing shows that for every inch
of rain to hit an exposed roof deck, the equivalent of nine bathtubs of water can pour in and cause
significant interior damage. By sealing the seams of your roof deck, you can reduce that water-intrusion
by up to 95%!
- Roof damage often begins when wind gets underneath the roof edge and begins ripping it away from
the home. To help protect this vulnerable area, FORTIFIED requires specific materials and installation
methods, including a wider drip edge and a fully adhered starter strip, that when used together create a
stronger edge system.
- In hail-prone areas, FORTIFIED requires shingles tested by IBHS to show they can withstand hail up to 2
inches in diameter. These shingles outperform typical shingles when tested against realistic
hailstones and will better protect your home.For More Information & Requirements To Obtain Fortified Roof Certificate
CHRIS HOLLAND – 919.389.6235