Countdown Is On To Crown The Top Survivor Home for 2018

Contact: Darcie Meihoff, Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), [email protected] or 971-998-3782


MRA searches for homes that withstood Mother Nature’s biggest challenges of the year.

PORTLAND, Ore.—For homeowners who withstood extreme challenges this past year, there’s only a few days left to try and earn the title of MRA’s Top Survivor Home of the Year for 2018.

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) is seeking stories from homeowners with metal roofs who survived Mother Nature’s wrath for a chance to win MRA’s Top Survivor Home of the Year competition and a $1,500 grand prize. To enter, homeowners simply need to submit their story in 200 words or less about the challenge their home weathered during 2018, along with a photo via the official entry page at For each qualified entry received, MRA also will donate $50 to the American Red Cross to help with disaster relief efforts, up to a total of $5,000. The search for MRA’s Top Survivor Home of the Year ends January 15, 2019.

After a year of extreme climate challenges that battered homes throughout the country, MRA launched the Top Survivor Home of the Year competition to generate awareness and encourage homeowners to take steps to fortify and protect their home against the increasingly damaging forces of Mother Nature. That includes recognizing homeowners for using materials like metal roofs that are designed to provide better protection and are strong enough to help withstand climate extremes.

“From monster hurricanes, freak hailstorms, heavy snow and ice to a hellish wildfire season in the west, we heard from homeowners throughout the country that their metal roofs helped protect them as they faced with some very challenging conditions this year,” said Renee Ramey, MRA executive director. “We decided to use it as an opportunity to encourage others to share their stories; it’s inspiring and motivating to learn about the efforts homeowners are taking to protect themselves and their homes.”

Building and renovating homes so that they are better able to withstand climate extremes is a hot topic in the industry, given the massive challenges homeowners have faced in recent years. That includes using more durable, long lasting and stronger materials like metal roofs, in addition to construction methods that not only meet, but exceed codes for being able to better stand up against monster storms and help prevent damage from climate related events, such as wildfires.

For official rules and details about the Metal Roofing Alliance’s 2018 Top Survivor Home of the Year competition, visit