Three Year Anniversary of Sandy – Surviving the Storm with Standing Seam Metal Roofs

A picture of the Sea Girt Pavilion during Hurricane SandyThis month marks three years since the widely destructive Hurricane Sandy devastated large areas of the coastal Northeast, a Category 2 storm officially recorded as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record with estimates as of 2015 assessed damage to have been about $75 billion.

Sandy delivered winds up to 90 mph and produced extensive property damage. Property owners along the Atlantic coastline are still recovering from the massive storm.

Those with Englert standing seam metal roofs were more fortunate. While structures all around them were crushed by the winds and water, not a single Englert roof was reported damaged along the coast. Beachfront buildings like the Sea Girt New Jersey Life Guard Station and Point Pleasant landmarks like Jenkinson’s Beach and Aquarium and the popular Martell’s Tiki Bar stood firm in the brunt of the storm.   Even beachfront apartment buildings with 20-year-old Englert standing seam metal roofs–installed long before building codes with strict wind uplift requirements—survived the storm intact. For example, the signature Pacific Blue metal roofs of the venerable seven-story Presidential Towers on the Long Beach New Jersey shoreline remained largely unscathed by the 89-mile-an-hour winds.A picture of the Sea Girt Pavilion after Hurricane Sandy

Today’s building codes along the Atlantic have largely embraced the stricter wind uplift codes already required for roofs in Florida and the Miami Dade areas. But the Englert standing seam metal roofs that stood up to Sandy and that were installed long before these modern codes are a testament to the durability and quality of the roofing material made at Englert’s manufacturing plant with its own Englert metal roof, a facility less than four miles away from where Sandy struck the New Jersey coastline.

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