The swathe of destruction Hurricane Ian left in Florida is shaping up to be one of the worst the state has seen. But some homeowners may have a quicker time recovering thanks to Tesla Solar Roofs, says local contractor Kelly Roofing.
Hurricane Ian brought with it winds reaching nearly 160 mph and a life-threatening storm surge, hitting Florida’s southwest coast before making its way across the state to hit South Carolina today. Among the communities hit was Naples, where Kelly Roofing is based.
In a tweet shared by Kelly Roofing, the 2019 Residential Contractor of the Year, the company shows the aftermath of a home that features the Tesla Solar Roof and Powerwall.
“Tesla Solar Roof stood up to Hurricane Ian with 155 mph winds and a 10’ storm surge,” the company wrote. “This Powerwall was underwater for hours and is still working perfectly.”
@TeslaSolar roof stood up to #HurricaneIan with 155mph winds and a 10’ storm surge! This Powerwall was underwater for hours and is still working perfectly.@elonmusk @Tesla #powerwall #solarroof pic.twitter.com/fVHmChyXUm— Kelly Roofing (@KellyRoofing) September 29, 2022
Kelly Roofing installs the solar tile roofs as one of the first authorized installers in the country. The company even published a white paper on the Tesla Solar Roof product.
"Our Tesla partnership was eye opening. For the first time in our company’s history, roof owners are deciding to replace their roof because they want to, not because they need to," said Ken Kelly, president of Kelly Roofing, in the white paper.
Even with these glimpses of hope amidst the damage, there is a ton of work to be done in Florida. More than 2.5 million people are without power and many more with destroyed or damaged homes. Early estimates say insured losses could reach up to $40 billion. That is why Kelly Roofing is seeking a veritable army to help with the effort.
“Please sign up and let’s put Florida back together,” said Kelly.