If you live in Colorado or Texas, you know all too well the kind of storm damage that your home can sustain. These are the two largest hail states and have seen an unprecedented number of claims in recent years. Between 2016 and 2018 alone, over 2.8 million storm damage claims were called in. And between 2018 and 2020, that number rose to an astounding 2.6 million.
While the frequency of storms may seem to be increasing, the size of the hail is what is causing the most damage. The largest hailstone on record fell in Libya on October 27th, 2020. This hailstone was approximately 20 cm in diameter – big enough to kill livestock and damage roofs – especially asphalt shingle roofs!
Rising Insurance Premiums with the Increase in Severe Storms
As the number of storm damage claims rises, so do insurance premiums. Insurance companies are struggling to keep up with the payouts. As a result, many homeowners saw a 21% increase in their premiums from 2017 to 2020. In Texas, this number was even higher, at 18%.
What’s Causing All This Storm Damage?
Global warming is to blame, as it causes havoc with our weather patterns and makes the weather more unpredictable and dangerous. But there is a silver lining. You can use this storm damage to your advantage.
2 Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Home & Save the Environment
Step 1 – Stop Using Asphalt Shingles!
First and foremost, you need to stop re-roofing your home with asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are not biodegradable, so every time you re-roof your home with them, you contribute to the growing problem of landfill waste.
Over 6% of landfills nationwide are composed of asphalt shingles. And sometimes, when we experience multiple storms, the percentage of asphalt shingles in landfills rises to 50-60%.
Over 11 million tons of asphalt shingles are dumped in U.S. landfills each year, with an emissions footprint equal to 47,000 gas vehicles on the road and powering 24,000 homes.
If this isn’t enough to convince you, think about the energy it takes to produce asphalt shingles.
Manufacturing asphalt shingles emits harmful toxins into the environment, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide. These pollutants are known to cause various health problems in humans, including respiratory problems, headaches, and cancer.
A 2021 Harvard business study revealed that 8 million people died from pollution and carbon-related fossil fuel emissions in 2018. This is just a small example of how storm damage can significantly impact the environment.
Step 2 – Turn Your Storm Damage into An Energy Advantage!
Energy Advantage Roofing and Solar can help you repair your storm damage and save money on your energy bills, while you help to protect the environment!
We install stone-coated steel products on top of your asphalt shingles after getting the necessary approvals from the city, county, municipalities, and the HOA. It is a perfect layover system that will give your home storm protection and bring you peace of mind for years to come.
Why Install Our Stone Coated Steel Layover System?
- 11 different coats of clear acrylic natural stone chips
- Built with a super strong 26-gauge stainless steel core
- Highly reflective to radiant heat
- Foam insulation increases R-value (energy retention)
- Holds up to CAT 5 windstorms
- Customized according to your needs
- A 100% recyclable product
- Class 4 for insurance premium discount
- Warranted for up to baseball size hail
- We also provide you with a 25-year warranty on your roof
We are sure it will be the last roof that you will install!
Installation is Cheaper Than You Think!
You may be thinking that this solution will cost you more than what your insurance is willing to pay. But we have a way to make it work for you.
When you install our solar panels on top of our layover system, you can avail of government tax credits. This will cover a good portion of the storm damage that occurred at your home. Not to mention, you’ll be saving money on your energy bill each month!
So, in brief, our Energy Advantage system helps you:
- Get a brand-new, durable roof
- Produce your own energy and reduce your reliance on the electric company
- Reduce your utility bills
- Your home will also be more energy-efficient and increase in value
- Protect the environment by reducing the number of asphalt shingles being dumped in landfills
Why Choose Us?
Energy Advantage Roofing and Solar is a turn-key operation. We are a preferred contractor by Owens Corning and other bodies. We have an ‘A’ rating by the BBB and outstanding customer reviews.
We want to work with you! When you choose us, you get the following benefits:
- You pay no money down
- You are working with a fully insured company
- We are highly communicative and transparent
- We provide you with free site inspections
- We have independent adjusters on staff
- We have a customized personal website
- We provide you transparent billing per line item of SOL
We will take care of everything from the storm damage assessment to the final installation of your new roof and solar panels. All you have to do is sit back and relax while we take care of everything!