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.  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. 
Source: Prevatt, David. “Severe Weather Mitigation Study.” University of Florida Research Center”2007
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
 Source Video: Prevatt, David. “Severe Weather Mitigation Study.” University of Florida Research Center”2007] Watch the video! [link to video]
 Australian Government – Bureau of Meteorology. Severe Tropical Cyclone Olivia 5 – 12 April 1996. http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/olivia.shtml
 Florida department of business & professional regulation Approved FL39880
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.