The old adage, that you should always have a good roof over your head, is essential wisdom in a country that suffers from the occasional hurricane and the quintessentially heavy downpour which is standard during the region’s rainy season.
Not only will a good roof help to keep you dry, but due to Cayman’s hot and humid climate, it can also keep your house cool if constructed accordingly.
In Cayman, roofing choices are numerous: light-weight metal standing-seam (great for adding solar panels later), aluminium, prefabricated truss frame, solar, snap-lock, shingles and Spanish tiles. Do not be fooled by going for the cheapest roofer. Ask for a detailed quote and count exactly how many stainless steel pins they will use to hold the roof in place, and if it is half the number of the other company with a more expensive quote, then you have your answer: your roof may well be flying off during a major hurricane.