May 24 - 30 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week to focus us on preparing our homes and businesses for severe weather. Sponsored by the National Weather Service, you can get the details HERE about hurricane hazards such as storm surge, heavy rainfall, high winds, tornados and inland flooding.
If you live in an area prone to severe weather, you should consider an impact-resistant polymer slate or shake roof that has been tested to withstand strong winds. Composite roofing from DaVinci Roofscapes has been tested for wind and impact resistance and can be installed in high velocity hurricane zone areas.
Damage from airborne items (tree branches, yard items, etc.) during severe weather can be devastating. Having a roof that has achieved a Class 4 impact rating for the UL2218 tests reduces this risk. All of DaVinci's polymer roofing products have achieved a Class 4 rating, which is the highest grade possible. This means that DaVinci's composite roofing has a greater chance of helping protect your home from damage from flying debris during severe weather.
DaVinci tiles have also achieved the Miami Dade County Acceptance and Texas Department of Insurance criteria for high velocity hurricane winds. The roofing tiles have the highest rating for straight line wind testing at 110mph in the ASTM D3161 test and have passed the TAS-125 certification test for wind uplift resistance in High Velocity Hurricane Zones.
As part of your personal preparations for Hurricane Season (which runs from June 1 - November 30), make sure to examine your roof to see if there are any missing shingles, curling or splitting shingles, lifting shingles or loss of granules. These shingles (or perhaps your whole roof if you find many of these damaged shingles) should be replaced immediately. Why? Because straight line winds and pressurized winds associated with hurricanes can uplift the shingles off the roof, causing massive damage.
Want peace of mind when hurricane-force winds start to blow? DaVinci polymer roof tiles are designed to help your roof survive severe weather. Applied properly by your roofing installer, our luxury roof tiles should provide added protection to your home when Mother Nature gets angry.
For more details see Hurricane Season - Is Your Roof Ready?