Contractor nearing 1,000 roof repairs, replacement after storm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 19, 2023) – Lloyd Roofing is approaching 1,000 roofs repaired or replaced since Hurricane Ian, a significant milestone in Southwest Florida’s post-storm recovery.
Hurricane Ian was a strong Category 4 storm when it made landfall Sept. 28 in Lee County with 150 mph winds, torrential downpours and powerful storm surge. Statewide, Ian caused $109.5 billion in damage, making it the costliest hurricane to ever affect Florida. In Lee County, at least 52,514 structures were impacted, including 5,369 that were destroyed and 14,245 that sustained major damage. Thousands more residential and commercial buildings were damaged in Collier and Charlotte counties.
“The day after Hurricane Ian, we deployed roofers into the hardest-hit areas, and our teams have been working nonstop ever since,” said Travis Lloyd, president of Lloyd Roofing. “Each job we complete means one more family can move back into their home or one more business can reopen its doors. That’s why reaching the 1,000-roof milestone is so important to us – it means we have played a significant role in helping our community get back to normal.”
From its office in Fort Myers, Lloyd Roofing has deployed post-storm roofing crews from Marco Island through Port Charlotte, serving the hardest-hit areas of Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island, Pine Island and Fort Myers.
“Going through Hurricane Ian was a traumatic experience for all of us, including our team members whose own homes were damaged during the storm,” said Rast Bryant, Lloyd Roofing’s general manager for Southwest Florida. “The stress and frustration of dealing with insurance companies, adjusters, contractors and permitting delays can be overwhelming. In these types of situations, residents and businesses just want a roofing company that is honest, responsive and gets the job done, and that’s what Lloyd Roofing has done since day one.”
In the months since Hurricane Ian, Lloyd Roofing has used more than 1.5 million square feet of roofing materials, including tile, shingle, metal, membranes and underlayment, on storm-related projects. That is roughly equivalent to 26 football fields worth of roofing materials installed.
As rainy season continues in Southwest Florida and the region marches toward the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ian, Lloyd Roofing has begun to receive service calls about leaky roofs.
“Damage from hurricanes and tropical storms doesn’t always present itself right away, but now that another rainy season is here, water is finding its way inside attics and crawl spaces, and eventually that comes into living spaces,” Bryant said. “That’s why we encourage comprehensive roof inspections before and after rainy season, even if you think your roof is fine. There is a statute of limitations to file hurricane-related insurance claims, so getting the all-clear from a certified roofing inspector can help provide a little peace of mind.”