UNION CORRUGATING SHIPS FIRST KATRINA COTTAGE ROOFING KITS
(Fayetteville, North Carolina, February 2007) —Union Corrugating Company recently shipped its first Katrina Cottage roofing kits to Lowe’s, which supply all the roofing materials needed for the new houses. Union Corrugating teamed up with Lowe’s last year in the development of the Katrina Cottages as a better alternative to the FEMA trailers used by many of the residents displaced by the devastation of hurricane Katrina. The cottages will be sold in select Mississippi and Louisiana Lowe’s stores.
One hundred and sixteen roofing kits were sent to 24 Lowe’s stores in the two states. Each store received four kits, one for each of the four different types of Katrina Cottages that can be built. Each kit comes complete with all the materials needed to install the new metal roofs with more kits being sent to the stores as needed.
“Before anything else, we are proud to be part of a program that is helping residents to move back home and rebuild their lives,” said Jason Thornton, Marketing Director for UCC. “However, the benefits of having a metal roof on their new homes will extend well beyond enduring the weather.”
The cottages will be using Union Corrugating Company’s 5V metal roofing. The roofs are being used because of their outstanding wind resistance and classic coastal design features. Union’s 5V roofing is Miami-Dade certified which means it meets the highest wind building codes in the country and is designed for winds up to 150 mph.
Besides being able to survive the weather, the 5V metal roof will add to the durability of the Cottages by providing a structurally sound covering to these homes, while also having a life span extending years beyond that of a normal shingle roof. Upkeep is also minimal when properly installed.
“The residents of these new Katrina Cottages can be assured that their metal roofs will protect them much better than your standard shingle roof,” said Thornton.
The overall size of the Cottages range between 300 square feet to 1200 square feet, depending on the model, and start at prices as low as $25,000. Buyers will be able to finance with a home loan, with Lowe’s delivering directly to the building site. Union Corrugating Company, founded in 1946, is a recognized industry leader in the manufacture and distribution of roll formed metal roofing and siding products and accessories. Recently, the company has been developing innovative products for the ever growing residential roofing market that can potentially save homeowners money on energy, repairs, and insurance costs. Currently, they have ten manufacturing and distribution facilities located across the Eastern and Central United States.
For more information on Union Corrugating Company and their products, please visit their website at www.unioncorrugating.com.