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By: Moonrise
10/30/2020 1:34 PM

Does any of our homeowners have any experience with this program? Did it help? What contractor did you use?

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By: OceanBlue
10/30/2020 1:39 PM

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Edit: In response to your question "did it help?"....sorta kinda hope we never have to find out....but...sigh....we most certainly will

I would tell you though that the roof, does really look good...I mean, for a roof..."hardest" part was answering the question "what color shingles do you want?"....we had NO idea how many colors are available.

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By: DoDuckNC
10/30/2020 3:21 PM

Applied and had a new roof put on in the spring. Worked like a champ. Got reimbursed within two weeks of the work being completed.

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By: lowtide
10/30/2020 5:22 PM

Daniel Roofing Service is an approved Fortified Roofing Installer and in Buxton. danielroofingservices.com

We selected Daniels because their bid was considerably less using same materials, they were on the approved list and several neighbors recommended them. The inspector was on site several times daily.

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By: OceanBlue
10/30/2020 6:31 PM

Just an FYI - the 2020 application window closed in Sept

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By: Pickle
10/30/2020 7:03 PM

Nobody I know had their roof done within the $6000 Grant. Even the smallest Beach Box paid thousands more for a fortified roof. Probably a good deal anyway since you were subsidized. But I know in some cases the work could have been done without grant for less than 6K. Roofers had to be certified to participate so it was a big winner for them and as I said before, a subsidized repair on the part of the homeowners.

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By: OceanBlue
10/31/2020 11:04 AM

Nobody I know had their roof done within the $6000 Grant. Even the smallest Beach Box paid thousands more for a fortified roof. Probably a good deal anyway since you were subsidized. But I know in some cases the work could have been done without grant for less than 6K. Roofers had to be certified to participate so it was a big winner for them and as I said before, a subsidized repair on the part of the homeowners.

Pickle


Yup, true smiley We did, separately, however "price" a new roof w the level 3 (bronze) spec, but didn't identify it as fortified, just the spec. Quotes came back at +/- 5% of the "program" quotes.

So, if one's roof is in need of repair/replacement; receiving, effectively, a 40% discount was well worth it.

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By: Moonrise
10/31/2020 12:53 PM

Nobody I know had their roof done within the $6000 Grant. Even the smallest Beach Box paid thousands more for a fortified roof. Probably a good deal anyway since you were subsidized. But I know in some cases the work could have been done without grant for less than 6K. Roofers had to be certified to participate so it was a big winner for them and as I said before, a subsidized repair on the part of the homeowners.

Pickle


Actually, I have 2 bids under $6k and have decided to go for it. Free roof!

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By: OceanBlue
11/1/2020 9:26 AM

@moonrise, that is awesome news (to come in under the $6k grant)! You have been pre approved under the 2020 (before it closed out) plan, yes?

I'm sure you have it all covered....just being sure as I heard some folks mistakenly had the work done but did not complete the pre qual work and were denied.

Hopefully you'll interact w the same FEMA rep as well did, she was awesome!

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By: Moonrise
11/1/2020 12:54 PM

@moonrise, that is awesome news (to come in under the $6k grant)! You have been pre approved under the 2020 (before it closed out) plan, yes?

I'm sure you have it all covered....just being sure as I heard some folks mistakenly had the work done but did not complete the pre qual work and were denied.

Hopefully you'll interact w the same FEMA rep as well did, she was awesome!

OceanBlue

Yes, I’m all approved. Thanks.

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By: Killian21
11/24/2020 8:59 AM

I was approved and just had mine completed yesterday. The total cost was $8200.00, and all I had to pay was the amount over the $6000.00 grant. You cannot get a cheap roof for $2200.00 so it was well worth it. AVM Roofing did mine and they were great to work with. Always easy to reach, and they left the job site spotless.

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By: lowtide
11/25/2020 7:58 PM

Daniel Roofing Service is an approved Fortified Roofing Installer and in Buxton. danielroofingservices.com

We selected Daniels because their bid was considerably less using same materials, they were on the approved list and several neighbors recommended them. The inspector was on site several times daily.

lowtide


Got our check for $6000 in the mail a few weeks after completion. It covered 80% of the cost!



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By: gfury
2/25/2021 3:13 PM

I've been looking into this. I got 3 bids and they all came in right around the $6,000 mark (I have a small cottage).

I called the information line at NC Insurance Underwriting and they said the grant is only for the amount over and above standard roof replacement. If standard roof costs $4,500 and fortified upgrades cost $1,500, you only get $1,500.

Can someone clarify this for me?

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By: Moonrise
2/25/2021 3:30 PM

I've been looking into this. I got 3 bids and they all came in right around the $6,000 mark (I have a small cottage).

I called the information line at NC Insurance Underwriting and they said the grant is only for the amount over and above standard roof replacement. If standard roof costs $4,500 and fortified upgrades cost $1,500, you only get $1,500.

Can someone clarify this for me?

gfury

That is not true. You are given the whole $6k if the quote is more than $6k. My quote was for less than $6k. I added a couple of upgrades which nudged me a few hundred over and I received a check for the whole $6k. Basically, I got a new roof for $300. It’s a great deal. I used Gallop and they answered all of my questions and concerns quickly and correctly. They were in and out in one day.

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By: OceanBlue
2/25/2021 3:42 PM

I've been looking into this. I got 3 bids and they all came in right around the $6,000 mark (I have a small cottage).

I called the information line at NC Insurance Underwriting and they said the grant is only for the amount over and above standard roof replacement. If standard roof costs $4,500 and fortified upgrades cost $1,500, you only get $1,500.

Can someone clarify this for me?

gfury

That is not true. You are given the whole $6k if the quote is more than $6k. My quote was for less than $6k. I added a couple of upgrades which nudged me a few hundred over and I received a check for the whole $6k. Basically, I got a new roof for $300. It’s a great deal. I used Gallop and they answered all of my questions and concerns quickly and correctly. They were in and out in one day.

Moonrise


Wonder if the guidelines have changed? But, as @moonrise said, Gallop!

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By: Moonrise
2/25/2021 3:47 PM

I've been looking into this. I got 3 bids and they all came in right around the $6,000 mark (I have a small cottage).

I called the information line at NC Insurance Underwriting and they said the grant is only for the amount over and above standard roof replacement. If standard roof costs $4,500 and fortified upgrades cost $1,500, you only get $1,500.

Can someone clarify this for me?

gfury

That is not true. You are given the whole $6k if the quote is more than $6k. My quote was for less than $6k. I added a couple of upgrades which nudged me a few hundred over and I received a check for the whole $6k. Basically, I got a new roof for $300. It’s a great deal. I used Gallop and they answered all of my questions and concerns quickly and correctly. They were in and out in one day.

Moonrise


Wonder if the guidelines have changed? But, as @moonrise said, Gallop!

OceanBlue

Doubt it. I just did mine 2 months ago.

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By: RDU&OBX
2/25/2021 4:31 PM

I've been looking into this. I got 3 bids and they all came in right around the $6,000 mark (I have a small cottage).

I called the information line at NC Insurance Underwriting and they said the grant is only for the amount over and above standard roof replacement. If standard roof costs $4,500 and fortified upgrades cost $1,500, you only get $1,500.

Can someone clarify this for me?

gfury


In the FAQs on the Strengthen Your Roof website one of the questions is "Will I get $6000?"

"The grant maximum amount is $6,000. However, if the entire cost of installing a FORTIFIED Roof™ is less than $6,000, the grant amount will be limited to the total cost of the roof. In this scenario, the grant amount will be less than $6,000. "

Whoever you spoke to was incorrect.

strengthenyourroof.com/Ho...

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By: gfury
2/25/2021 4:40 PM



In the FAQs on the Strengthen Your Roof website one of the questions is "Will I get $6000?"

"The grant maximum amount is $6,000. However, if the entire cost of installing a FORTIFIED Roof™ is less than $6,000, the grant amount will be limited to the total cost of the roof. In this scenario, the grant amount will be less than $6,000. "

Whoever you spoke to was incorrect.

RDU&OBX


Thanks for that info, and thanks to others who responded.

The printed material that I received says the same as the online FAQ.

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By: DoDuckNC
2/25/2021 6:34 PM

Keep in mind that you’ll be paying taxes on the $6K. NC sends a 1099 to those who received the grant.

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By: gfury
2/25/2021 6:51 PM

Keep in mind that you’ll be paying taxes on the $6K. NC sends a 1099 to those who received the grant.

DoDuckNC


Thanks, good info !!!!

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By: NCSU Dad
2/25/2021 8:23 PM

I submitted an application for this program Monday. I haven't received a response. We'll see how it develops. Our roof is original to the house. 23 years old and still looks good and has weathered storms since 1998. It's probably due for replacement.

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By: JimmyZ
2/25/2021 11:09 PM

We applied and have been accepted. We are now in the bidding phase.

Does anyone know if metal roofs are acceptable in this program?

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By: OceanBlue
2/26/2021 7:20 AM

We applied and have been accepted. We are now in the bidding phase.

Does anyone know if metal roofs are acceptable in this program?

JimmyZ


I "think" yes, so long as the "roofing underlayments" meet the spec...

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By: Moonrise
2/26/2021 8:56 AM

I've been looking into this. I got 3 bids and they all came in right around the $6,000 mark (I have a small cottage).

I called the information line at NC Insurance Underwriting and they said the grant is only for the amount over and above standard roof replacement. If standard roof costs $4,500 and fortified upgrades cost $1,500, you only get $1,500.

Can someone clarify this for me?

gfury

That is not true. You are given the whole $6k if the quote is more than $6k. My quote was for less than $6k. I added a couple of upgrades which nudged me a few hundred over and I received a check for the whole $6k. Basically, I got a new roof for $300. It’s a great deal. I used Gallop and they answered all of my questions and concerns quickly and correctly. They were in and out in one day.

Moonrise


Wonder if the guidelines have changed? But, as @moonrise said, Gallop!

OceanBlue

Doubt it. I just did mine 2 months ago.

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By: JimmyZ
2/26/2021 7:19 PM

We applied and have been accepted. We are now in the bidding phase.

Does anyone know if metal roofs are acceptable in this program?

JimmyZ


I heard back form Raleigh and the answer is yes as long as they follow the specs for a fortified roof.

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