Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’
Farmers says the information it gathers ultimately will help homeowners save money on repairs and replacements. The work is being carried out In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a non-profit industry research group.
What Farmers calls the “roof farm” officially opened on Nov. 3 in Olathe, Kan. It consists of five 15-foot-square roof structures. Four of them will be devoted to evaluating different roofing materials, while the fifth will be used to test drones.