Florida is a beautiful place to call home and has seen a drastic increase in new residents over the past couple of years. However, one of the major drawbacks to living in Florida is the ever-present threat of hurricanes. For the Floridians residing on the west coast in Naples, Fort Myers, and the surrounding area, the worst-case scenario became a reality when a massive Hurricane Ian swept through.
Since then, The Fort Lauderdale Roofing Pros have seen quite an uptick in homeowners, particularly new ones, who are calling to inquire about upgrading their roof to either tile or metal. Seeing the utter devastation that hurricanes bring has prompted many people to become more proactive in wanting as strong of a roof as possible. Metal roofing offers the highest protection vs. hurricane-force winds, and tile is a significant upgrade over most shingle roofing systems. Roofs over a few decades old and have had poor maintenance are at a high risk of flying off when faced with a hurricane such as Ian.
Jonathan, a representative of The Fort Lauderdale Roofing Pros, said, “Florida hasn’t seen a hurricane this devastating in years, and for many people that have moved to Florida recently, this is the first time seeing what they can do up close and personal. Even for those living in southern Florida, we all watched the storm to see if it would turn and hit us; this opened many people’s eyes to what could happen. Many homeowners want inspections to see if their roof is in good shape, and many want to go ahead and replace their shingles with metal or tile to give their roof the best chance to stand up to a hurricane as strong as Ian was, which is all be a given at some point when you live here.”
For homeowners living in or near Broward County, contact The Fort Lauderdale Roofing Pros to get free estimates for tile and metal roofing.
The Fort Lauderdale Roofing Pros
3531 SW 14th St
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