Guardian Roof Systems Releases Warning on Consequences of Not Obtaining a Windstorm Certificate

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Windstorm Certificates Are a Must-Have For Texas Homeowners

Each house must have a roof that is constructed according to the specifications of the Texas Department of Insurance...

If you are living in Texas—or in fact anywhere around the Gulf of Mexico—there's a heightened risk of encountering windstorms. Recognizing the seriousness of such a situation, Pearland-based company Guardian Roofing System recently published an official statement emphasizing the importance of obtaining a Texas Windstorm Certificate.

According to state law, houses along the Texas Gulf Coast are required to receive windstorm insurance through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, or TWIA. Each house must have a roof that is constructed according to the specifications of the Texas Department of Insurance, or TDI. Upon meeting the requirements, the homeowner receives the Texas Windstorm Certificate, confirming that the roof can withstand reasonably strong winds. Additionally, the seal can enable the homeowner to obtain additional insurance, since traditional homeowner's insurance will only cover some of the damage sustained during a storm.

On the other hand, if the roof does not meet TWIA requirements, it cannot be insured. And if damage occurs, it can be very expensive to repair the roof. Thus Guardian Roofing Systems provides roofing services that adhere to TWIA specifications. That way, homeowners' roofs will pass the inspection the first time around and obtain the certificate.

Guardian Roofing Systems would start off by sending a qualified inspector to evaluate the roof and determine the possibility of passing the TDI test. If not, the company can send roof constructors to perform certain enhancements on the roof, such as extra bracing or anything that improves its structural strength. In some cases, the technicians can replace it with a roof that meets specifications. With brand-new roofs, customers can choose a CertainTeed shingle one, which comes with a 10-, 15- or 25-year warranty.

Although the Texas Windstorm Certificate is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended. Not only would it confirm the sturdiness of the roof, it would give customers a piece of mind—especially when the next big storm rolls in.

About Guardian Roofing Systems:
For more than 20 years, Guardian Roof Systems has been providing roofing materials to residents of Houston, Texas, as well as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The company works with both residential and commercial clients in roof installations, repair, and replacements. Guardian Roofing Systems has been an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau since 2010, and it has an A+ rating from the organization. Also, the company is one of the few of its kind in the United States with a CertainTeed Select Shingle Master credential. Guardian Roofing Systems is headquartered at 3800 Halik Suite #5, Pearland, TX 77581. For getting a quote or placing an order, customers can dial 281-485-7663, or use the Contact Us feature at the website, which is http://www.guardianroofsystems.com.

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