More and more hurricanes continue to slam to the U.S. coastline each year. In the past decade, billions of dollars worth of property damage and lost lives have prompted research and product development to help prevent this continued destruction to our homes and businesses.
Since 1989, over $130 billion in losses were filed due to hurricane related insurance claims. A startling $85 billion of destruction occurred in 2004 and 2005 alone. A large percentage of these losses were directly caused by severe wind and rain exposure from failed roof decks, according to a 1998 study by Clemson University. Many of these roof deck failures can be traced to outmoded nailing schedules or poor workmanship. Even well constructed roofs are often sorely unqualified to deal with the kind of weather extremes experienced in the southeastern coastal states.