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Residents & Businesses in Florida are using this secret to hurricane-proof their roofs

The #1 best and proven way to prevent hurricane damage and save time, money, and heartache.

Residents & Businesses in Florida are using this secret to hurricane-proof their roofs

The #1 best and proven way to prevent hurricane damage and save time, money, and heartache.

Residents & Businesses in Florida are using this secret to hurricane-proof their roofs

The #1 best and proven way to prevent hurricane damage and save time, money, and heartache.

When hurricane season rolls around, homeowners in hurricane-prone areas often worry about damage to their homes, specifically the roof. Will it hold up against high winds and flying debris? If it does sustain damage, will it be expensive to repair? Does insurance cover my roof storm damage? What about water damage from leaks?

As any hurricane survivor will tell you, damage to your home or business can be devastating and occur in several ways. Water can come through windows and doors, wind can tear off roofing and siding, and debris can cause structural damage.
There’s no question that hurricane-proofing your roof is essential. But what’s the best way to do it? To help protect your home from hurricane damage, it is good to be prepared and apply crucial hurricane roofing solutions. This means securing all openings, cleaning gutters, reinforcing weak points, and removing potential dangers from the yard.

Many feel helpless when it comes to hurricane damage prevention. Many think that hurricane-proofing their roof starts and ends with ensuring that their shingles are in good condition. But another layer of protection that’s often overlooked is foam spray insulation.

That’s right, hurricane damage prevention doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, one of the best ways protects your home is to reinforce the roof with closed cell foam insulation that is scientifically proven to protect the roofing resistant to forces up to that of category five hurricanes.

A major problem: hurricane damage to roofs.

Anyone who has experienced a hurricane can attest that the high winds and driving rain can wreak havoc on your home or business. One of the most vulnerable parts of your home is the roof, which can be damaged or even torn off entirely by high winds.

One of the main problems with wind uplift and hurricane damage to roofs is that the roofing material isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressure forces of severe winds, often referred to as wind uplift. This can cause the roof to lift off of the house, cause damage to the structural panels and two-by-fours, or even worse, blow off entirely.

Another issue is that traditional roofing materials, such as shingles are often ineffective at preventing water infiltration. So even if your roof doesn’t blow off in a hurricane, you could still suffer water damage if the rain gets through the cracks.

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What's the big deal - Why should I hurricane-proof my roof with foam spray insulation?

There is no such thing as a complete hurricane-proof house, but there are many ways to hurricane-proof your roof and save money, time, and heartache. One of the most effective is installing spray foam insulation. Spray foam insulation is a type of roofing material that is sprayed onto the roof and then expands to form a solid, continuous barrier. This barrier is incredibly strong and when applied correctly, can resist a hurricane’s high winds as high as 150 mph and pressures of 130 pounds per square foot.

In fact, a 2007 University of Florida study conducted by structural engineer and professor David Prevatt proves that a 3-inch unified fill of closed-cell polyurethane insulation can withstand forces over 383 PSF, three times greater than the baseline test. (WATCH THE VIDEO To put this into perspective, a category four hurricane has winds up to 150 mph and 130 PSF pressure. This points to the highest rating of foam spray protection withstanding structural damage from wind uplift forces of category five hurricanes. [1] The category four tropical cyclone Olivia passed by Barrow Island, Australia, during the 1995-96 season and holds the world record of wind speeds greater than 254 mph; one wind gust was confirmed at 408 km/h as Olivia passed over the island. [2]

Uplift pressure for three roofing assemblies ASTM E-330 (Mod.)


Source: Prevatt, David. “Severe Weather Mitigation Study.” University of Florida Research Center”2007

Know what spray foam you're getting - It will save you!

Not all spray foams are designed to increase structural strength. There are two main types of spray foam insulation: closed-cell and open-cell. Closed-cell spray foam insulation is denser and more rigid than open-cell spray foam insulation. Closed-cell spray foam insulation has several advantages over open-cell spray foam insulation, especially in hurricane-proofing your roof and high temperatures.

Closed-cell spray foam insulation is applied in a thick layer and is impermeable, forming a barrier resistant to water and wind. It is very strong and can help to reinforce your roof. In addition, closed-cell spray foam insulation will not settle over time, so you can be sure that it will continue to provide hurricane protection for your roof for many years.

The benefits of spray foam technology outway the costs of being unprepared

There is no denying that spray foam insulation is an excellent way to hurricane-proof your roof. The insulation will not only help reduce the stress on your roof during a hurricane but also protect you from the unbearable summer heat or keep you warmer in the winter… and more!

There are many benefits to using closed cell insulation because it:
Creates an airtight seal that helps hurricane proof your roof against wind and water damage

  • Withstands hurricane-force winds up over 150 mph
  • Is flame retardant and will not add fuel to the fire
  • Helps keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, saving you money on energy bills
  • Last on average, over 20 years; it does not degrade like traditional fiberglass insulation


Living in Florida’s southern climate, we know that extreme weather is unavoidable, so residential and commercial builders and homeowners are looking for solutions to protect their investments.

Closed cell spray foam insulation is an excellent option if you are looking for ways to hurricane-proof the roof of your home or building. It will help protect your investment from hurricane damage, save money on energy bills, and keep your family, pets, and employees comfortable and happy.

Hurricane season is upon us; act quickly and hurricane-proof your roof today because you can’t afford to wait.

Contact one of Florida’s Sunpro Insulation experts to discover the impact of our roofing insulation solutions on your home or commercial building space.

[1] Source Video: Prevatt, David. “Severe Weather Mitigation Study.” University of Florida Research Center”2007] Watch the video! [link to video]
[2] Australian Government – Bureau of Meteorology. Severe Tropical Cyclone Olivia 5 – 12 April 1996.
[3] Florida department of business & professional regulation Approved FL39880


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StormBlok Severe Weather Technology is a spray foam insulation specifically designed to protect your home or business from the ravages of severe weather. When applied correctly, StormBlok has been proven to help roofing structures withstand wind uplift from 200 mph winds and hurricanes of category four and greater!

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Made of spun molten mineral and rock materials like slug or ceramics. Mineral Wool is used in interior walls and ceilings to provide sound proofing.


This product is added to spray foam insulation to protect it from igniting when exposed to fire. With a Class One Fire rating, our spray foam has retardant and self-extinguishing properties that better protect homes and structures from a fire.


Made of fiberglass, this is commonly used and versatile; however, spray foam insulation is usually a better, more advanced option to achieve the superior benefits of quality insulation.


Fi-Foil is a thin blanket made out of various layers of aluminum, thermo-foam, and polypropylene. It reflects and absorbs heat to cool the structure better. It must be installed correctly to achieve energy savings.


This is another popular form of insulation sprayed directly into walls and attics that uses flexible and expanded foam. It is a good solution for tight or hard-to-reach spaces. The final product reveals open cells in the material (hence the name).


Sprayed directly into walls and attics, this very dense foam seals against air movement and provides exceptional thermal insulation and long-term value for the home or building owner. Made from recycled plastic and rapidly renewable soy oils, it is among the most innovative products in the industry. Besides providing excellent temperature and air quality control, it has proven efficacy in protecting structures from wind, water, and insects.