Fortified Roof Experts
What does a “Fortified” roof mean?
- “Fortified” is a proven program by IBHS
- For your roof to be considered “Fortified” it needs to follow a strict set of quality guidelines and protocol by the standards of the Fortified roofing system.
What does this mean for you?
- Fewer Claims
- Lower Homeowner’s Insurance premium
- Long Term Money Savings
- Stronger Home and Roof
You May Qualify For Grant Money
- See if you qualify here: https://www.ldi.la.gov/fortifyhomes
- Louisiana Fortify Homes Program (LFHP) may qualify you for grant money to fortify your roof.
- Please contact Matt K Companies for more information.
- You can also contact Louisiana Department of Insurance at 1-800-259-5300 or visit https://www.ldi.la.gov/home
How does the “Fortified” standard benefit your roof?
The beginning of roof damage is often attributed to wind infiltrating beneath the edge and tearing it away from the house. To reinforce this fragile area, FORTIFIED necessitates the use of specific materials and installation techniques that include a wider drip edge and a fully adhered starter strip. These components work in tandem to create a more robust system.
SEALED ROOF SHEATHING:
If wind removes your roof covering, such as shingles, metal panels, or tiles, it exposes the underlying wood and allows water to penetrate the gaps, causing water damage. To avoid this kind of destruction, FORTIFIED requires sealing the roof sheathing.
In contrast to regular smooth nails, FORTIFIED mandates the use of ring-shank nails, arranged in an improved pattern, to keep the roof sheathing fastened to your home during high winds. In reality, ring-shank nails boost the strength of your roof against wind forces by almost double.
In areas prone to hailstorms, FORTIFIED calls for shingles that have been tested by IBHS to demonstrate their ability to withstand hail up to 2 inches in diameter. These shingles perform better than conventional Class 4 shingles when tested with realistic hailstones and provide better protection for your home.
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