Based on observations that metal roofs seemed to perform better in the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005, there has been a significant increase in metal roofs in many of the areas in Florida affected by the recent storms. As a result, floridadisaster.org has published a guide for evaluating your metal roof for hurricane damage. It also includes practical suggestions for what you can do based on what you find.
The information, part of the organization’s Hurricane Retrofit Guide, includes a comprehensive list of roofing terms and a number of helpful sections including:
- What to do if you re-roof
- What you can do if you don’t re-roof
- Metal Roof Inspection Checklist
- After a Hurricane
While written specifically for Floridians who suffered damage during Hurricane Irma, we recommend those impacted by Hurricane Harvey also take a look as there is valuable information that could help you as you make decisions about repairs, retrofits and rebuilds.
See the full Hurricane Retrofit Guide for Metal Roofs here.