A Florida roofing contractor with offices in Tallahassee, Orlando and Fort Myers is nearing a major post-Hurricane Ian storm recovery milestone: replacing or repairing 1,000 roofs since the storm ravaged Southwest Florida.
Lloyd Roofing, from its Fort Myers location, 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, according to a statement. In the months since 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's roughly equivalent to 26 football fields worth of roofing materials installed.
“Going through Hurricane Ian was a traumatic experience for all of us, including our team members whose own homes were damaged during the storm,” says Rast Bryant, Lloyd Roofing’s general manager for Southwest Florida, in the statement. “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.”
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, the release states — 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,” Lloyd Roofing President Travis Lloyd says in the statement. “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.”
Founded in 2010, Lloyd Roofing has commercial and residential divisions.