Guest User
8/26/2004
My parents just rode out hurricane Charlie in Punta Gorda and are looking for a new roof. The property owners association has lifted the concrete tile only restriction. Apparently they figured out that high winds + concrete tiles = lots of missles. I am looking for info I can fax them (no internet access yet for them) on tile shaped metal roofing systems that are rated to 150 MPH. They also have a roof mounted solar water heater and question if there are installation issues with this too. The rest of the tile will come off and they will begin with ply and tarpaper roofing as the foundation for the new roof. They (and several of their neighbors) would like to have some install details and reference of qualified contractors. Rather than spending hours I don't have searching the internet for this information, some links to manufacturers that meet their desired wind ratings along with some install details sent to my email address is appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. Rob
Allan Reid
Dura-Loc Roofing Systems, Inc.
8/27/2004
I have two neighbours in Canada that have houses in Punta Gorda that just returned from cleaning up the damage and one l;ost all his windows from the flying concrete tile. We at Dura-loc have had our metal tile tested for high winds and will have information forwarded.
Guest User
11/28/2005
I live near Punta Gorda, FL. We, fortunately did not sustain the damage our neighbors did. My association is looking at "what if's" now. We are exploring alternatives to our now required tile roofs. The look of tile is preferred, but I would like to find a metal alternative. Our homes are older, and many have already replaced theirs. Our goal is to make a "tile look" metal available to those who still need to replace theirs. Also, in the event of a massive rebuild due to storm damage, we are looking for fed, st and local code requirements. I am assuming there are specific roof codes required. We are in Sarasota Co. Thank you for your input.
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
11/28/2005
One thing you may wish to consider is specifying products that have passed 90 psf uplift testing. These are the wind resistance tests required by Dade County.
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