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Your trusted roof replacement contractor in the Greater New Orleans area.

We are your certified FORTIFIED Roof™ provider in the greater New Orleans area.

fortified-logo-roofFORTIFIED Roof™ is a roofing system that exceeds the usual construction standards and requirements and is designed to enhance a structure's durability against extreme weather conditions.

In other words, it's a roofing quality that goes beyond the mandatory norms. This naturally leads to the question: why should you consider upgrading to this standard?


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Why You Need The FORTIFIED Roof™

We know that building and construction codes are implemented to protect people and structures from shoddy workmanship and the use of subpar materials. These codes may vary from state to state but are large in part very similar.

FORTIFIED Roof™ significantly surpasses the requirements set by local codes. A FORTIFIED Roof™ ensures that your roofing system can handle the most severe weather conditions nature can throw at it. The exceptional standards of a FORTIFIED Roof™ provide unmatched protection and offer substantial savings on insurance premiums for homeowners and business owners alike, compared to properties without such systems.

In order for a new roof system to qualify for the FORTIFIED Roof™, your roofing must adhere to the stringent standards set by the FORTIFIED Home™ program and must be installed by a Certified FORTIFIED Roof™ Installer/Contractor.

This demands a dedication to craftsmanship and extensive additional training and testing. Only after a contractor has demonstrated an expert-level knowledge of the standards, the process, and the materials will they be allowed to offer FORTIFIED Roof™ installations and carry the pride of being a Certified FORTIFIED Roof™ Installer.

For more detailed information about these requirements and the certification process, please visit the FORTIFIED Home™ website here: www.fortifiedhome.org/roof.

Why a FORTIFIED Roof™ Matters:

Lower insurance premiums
Greater severe weather resistance
The peace of mind that your home/family are protected

Here are some of the many characteristics that define the FORTIFIED Roof™ standards.

    • Enhanced Roof Deck Attachment: Using 8D ring-shank nails and reducing the space between them can double the roof's uplift resistance.
    • Sealed Roof Deck: Sealing the seams of the roof deck can reduce water intrusion by up to 95%.
    • Locked Down Roof Edges: Specific materials and installation methods are required to strengthen the roof edge.
    • Impact-resistant Shingles: In hail-prone areas, shingles must withstand hail up to 2 inches in diameter.
    • Wind and Rain-Resistant Attic Vents: Vents must be designed to resist both wind and rain.
    • Impact Protection for Windows & Doors: Openings like doors and windows must be defended against both pressure and impact.
    • Pressure-Rated Garage Doors: Garage doors must withstand high pressures, and in hurricane-prone areas, they must also resist impact from windborne debris.
    • Chimney Bracing: Chimneys must be anchored to prevent tear-offs.
    • Reinforced Soffits: Soffits require extra bracing and fasteners to remain in place.
    • Anchored Attached Structures: Structures like carports or porches must be properly anchored.
    • Gable End Bracing: Gable ends need additional bracing to prevent collapse.
    • Pressure-rated Windows & Doors: Windows and doors must be rated to keep out storm pressure.
    • Stronger Exterior Sheathing: Walls must have thicker, impact-resistant sheathing.
    • Engineered Connections: Roof-to-wall, story-to-story, and wall-to-foundation connections must be engineered to withstand severe storms.


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