The wide and varying natural beauty of the United States is a result of diverse topography and climate, yet these are also catalysts for natural disasters and weather threats such as hurricanes, flooding, wildfires, tornadoes and extreme winter weather.

In 2017, America experienced the most devastating year on record with $306.2 billion in property loss from weather and climate-related disasters1. The damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria alone were responsible for approximately $265 billion of the $306.2 billion. That year, weather and climate-related disasters claimed the lives of 508 people2 and injured many more both physically and psychologically.

Studies show preparedness is the best way to mitigate the damage from natural disasters and severe weather. To help create a culture of readiness, CertainTeed has developed an extensive list of resources to help you prepare your home and family for such events, as well as information to assist you in the process of dealing with a storm-damaged home.


Your homeowner’s policy should cover most storm damage, but to make sure that happens, here are the basics of documenting and reporting damage to your insurer. Understanding the basics of your policy and knowing what to do after your home is damaged can make the recovery far less painful.

Whether it’s due to storms, natural disasters, or simply time, replacing your roof can feel like an overwhelming decision. There are many options out there, and it can be hard to determine what to choose. No matter what hazards threaten where you call home, these durable products from CertainTeed can offer the right long-term roofing solution.

It is important to take a proactive approach when it comes to dealing with severe weather. You should focus on preparing yourself for the worst possible scenario by protecting your property, establishing a clear evacuation plan, and implementing measures that will ease any difficulties after the storm has passed.

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Of course, there’s no such thing as a hurricane-proof house. Assessing things like wind damage, hail damage repair costs, and how to get homeowners insurance to pay for a new roof after a major weather event can be challenging - especially when dealing with loss and possible injuries.

Your homeowner’s insurance policy may not be sufficient to cover repairs in the event of property loss. It is important to familiarize yourself with the specifics of your policy, as many standard policies don’t offer protection against severe weather or natural disasters.

Is all roof damage visible to the naked eye? Not sure? Well, here are some facts that can help you understand the different ways that a storm can damage your roof, and how to choose the right roofing for your home.

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A damaged roof can lead to water intrusion and further damage inside of the home, so it is the first area of your home you’ll want to assess (and address if damaged) following a major storm.

Warranties are often misunderstood, especially when it comes to roofing. There are warranties offered by the manufacturer, as well as some offered by the installer, often with a lot of fine print. Read more to learn about the important differences. 

After a damaging storm, it is best to rely on a trusted roofing contractor for sound advice about the products and methods that will be used on your re-roofing project. A professional contractor will be committed to providing you with the best roofing system available.

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