Protect your roof from storm damage and the high costs of roof replacement with a Fortified Roofing System Installation from HUDCO Roofing & Exteriors. Our Fortified Roof System features a reinforced structure and steel support grid that work together to withstand hail and extreme weather conditions, helping provide more security than other roof assemblies. Our FORTIFIED-trained professionals have completed FORTIFIED Wise™ training and know how to properly install our Fortified Roof System. With a 130MPH warranty, we’re sure this will be the best investment you make for your home.
Your roof is one of your biggest investments, and it needs to be protected. If you live in an area where extreme weather conditions like hurricanes or hail are common, you need more than just a standard roof. Extreme weather can threaten the integrity of your roof, and quickly cause thousands of dollars in damages within no time. Contact us today at 225-351-6725 for more information on our Fortified Roofing solutions!
What is a FORTIFIED Roof™?
The FORTIFIED Roof System is the most comprehensive, industry-leading roofing system available today. The system was developed by FORTIFIED Building Systems and is manufactured in the United States. It was designed to withstand the most severe weather conditions that can occur in the United States, including tropical storms and hurricanes.
The following sections will explain what makes FORTIFIED Roof such effective protection against high winds, heavy rains, and hailstones, and even tornadoes:
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Stronger Drip Edge
The roof edge is the part of a house that extends beyond the wall. When wind gets underneath this area, it can rip away at the edges and create damage to the roof and home. To protect this vulnerable area, the FORTIFIED Roofing System Installation takes steps to prevent this damage by providing a wider drip edge and adhered starter strip that join to form a stronger system.
FORTIFIED is designed to withstand winds up to 130 mph and keep your roof on your home during severe weather events. It features an extra wide drip edge that provides full coverage along the length of your roof as well as double-lap shingles that are bonded down with high-grade adhesives that are tested to withstand harsh conditions.
The wider drip edge helps protect against water intrusion by covering more surface area, creating a tighter seal with the roof, and reducing the risk of water penetration. And the fully adhered underlayment is guaranteed to stay in place for the life of your home – even when exposed to extreme weather conditions like wildfires, hurricanes, and other severe storms.
Sealed Roof Decks for Water Damage Protection
Roof decking is not always visible from above, but it is critical for keeping water out of your home. The space between rafters and trusses is called a “roof deck.” Roof decks are typically made of plywood or OSB (oriented strand board), which are susceptible to water damage if not properly maintained by homeowners.
Made from a proprietary blend of advanced materials, The FORTIFIED Roofing System Installation helps keep water out by sealing the gap between your home’s exterior wall and attic, creating a tight seal that keeps rain out while preventing moisture buildup inside. The seal is specifically engineered to withstand extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards without breaking down or failing.
FORTIFIED’s attachment system is unique. Instead of using smooth nails in your roof deck, we use ring-shank nails in an enhanced pattern to help keep the roof deck attached to your home in high winds and storms.
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Better Roof Attachment
In both hurricanes and windstorms, winds can cause your roof to separate from your home. With the FORTIFIED Roof System, you’ll have higher wind resistance and a stronger roof. Instead of the common smooth nails, FORTIFIED requires ring-shank nails, installed in an enhanced pattern. Using ring-shank nails nearly doubles the strength of your roof against the forces of winds, making it more likely to survive a hurricane or other extreme weather event.
Shingles with Impact Protection Technology™
Hailstorms are a major cause of homeowner insurance claims and can damage roofs, siding, windows and more. Where hail is expected, FORTIFIED shingles offer superior performance. FORTIFIED required shingle is the only shingle option to undergo hail-resistance testing with IBHS-approved hail-simulating objects, which show that its innovative materials are better able to withstand hailstones that can do significant damage to your roof. This means they outperform most other shingles when it comes to protecting your home from hail, giving you peace of mind that you’re protecting your investment for decades to come.
Better Flashing Seal
The flashing around your chimney and vent stacks are critical to keeping water out of your home. The traditional method of installing flashing is to use silicone caulk around each individual piece of flashing. This method can result in gaps between flashing pieces where water can enter. In contrast, using FORTIFIED flashing eliminates these gaps by using a continuous piece of flashing that wraps around all corners and penetrations. This creates an even tighter seal against water intrusion into your home!
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Contact HUDCO Roofing – Your FORTIFIED-Trained Roofer in Louisiana
At HUDCO Roofing, we believe that every homeowner deserves the peace of mind knowing their home will be protected from the elements. Whether it’s protecting your roof from hail damage or keeping out water during a rainstorm, our FORTIFIED-Trained Roofers can help you sleep better at night knowing you have taken steps to protect what matters most – your family!
Our dedicated team of experts is ready to answer any questions you may have about our Fortified Roof Installation process or any other services we offer. All you must do is contact us for a free quote on how much it would cost for your specific property. We’ll assess your home for free and give you an honest price quote within 24 hours (or less).
Frequently Asked Questions
Does My Home Qualify for FORTIFIED Roof System?
FORTIFIED is a program that provides hurricane-resistant building material and installation services, so you can protect your home from wind damage. The following qualify for FORTIFIED:
- Single-family detached homes (including modular homes)
- Two-family dwelling units (duplex)
- Manufactured homes built after 1994 (HUD wind zone rated)
- Townhouses (each unit must extend from foundation to roof; no “stacked” dwellings)
To know if your home qualifies for the FORTIFIED Roof System, contact us today!
Is FORTIFIED Roof Complicated and Expensive?
A FORTIFIED Roof increases the wind-resistant capacity of your existing roof by adding an additional layer of protection to the top of your house. Therefore we call it an “addition” instead of a “replacement.” You may be thinking that this sounds complicated or expensive—but it’s actually neither!
All you must do is contact us for a free quote on how much it would cost for your specific property. We’ll assess your home for free and give you an honest price quote within 24 hours (or less).
Is FORTIFIED the same everywhere in the country?
No, your FORTIFIED Standard will vary depending on your location because it’s designed to protect your home from the severe weather common in your area. Our FORTIFIED professionals can review the FORTIFIED requirements for your area, and help you determine which standard is appropriate for your home.
Will FORTIFIED prevent all damage to my home?
FORTIFIED is not an all-in-one solution. While it provides an array of strong protections, it cannot prevent all damage during extreme weather. Damage may occur to certain elements of your home (such as siding) that are not addressed in the standards and may be affected by age and climate. It does, however, significantly reduce the chances of a cascade of damage and provides much more protection than standard construction.
Can I use a FORTIFIED Roof for a commercial building?
Yes. You can use Fortified for any type of commercial building: office buildings, retail spaces, restaurants, and hotels. It’s also great for large areas like warehouses and manufacturing plants. Contact HUDCO Roofing & Exteriors today to learn more about FORTIFIED Commercial™.
Do I have to choose a FORTIFIED roofer?
The answer to this question is yes and no. You don’t have to work with a FORTIFIED-trained contractor or builder. You can choose any builder or contractor that you wish. But knowing that your builder is trained and understands FORTIFIED design techniques, you can rest assured that they are more proficient at building a FORTIFIED home or installing a FORTIFIED roof. They also understand how to work with a FORTIFIED Evaluator, which can make the verification and designation process easier and more efficient.