Roofing fit for a tempest

Advanced Roofing replaces the National Hurricane Center's roof system

From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and marine commerce support, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of the U.S.' gross domestic product, according to NOAA.

Located on Florida International University's campus in Miami, NOAA's National Hurricane Center is a one-of-a-kind operation featuring advanced hurricane tracking technology relied upon by the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. Since moving to its current location more than 20 years ago, poorly serviced HVAC equipment and weather satellite dishes compromised the hurricane center's roof system integrity over time.

Maintaining a fully operational facility with capabilities to monitor severe weather throughout the U.S. and provide ample warnings and weather forecasts to those living in affected areas is critical to the safety of millions of people. When the National Hurricane Center's roof system began leaking in 2016, NOAA called Advanced Roofing Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to perform repairs.

Building a new roof