Metal Roofing: When Hail Comes to Your Roof
September 7, 2016
As storms rage across the county, hail may bring it’s punishing presence to your roof. Is there any way to protect your home from roof leaks and exposure when hail shows up? Yes: metal roofing.
Metal roofing is widely respected for its hail resistance, and a steel roof from Kassel & Irons offers the ultimate in protection. While there can certainly be storms from which no roofing material will escape unscathed, our metal roofing products provide good protection from leaks even if aesthetic damages do occur.
Why Metal Roofing for Hail Resistance?
The most widely-accepted test of hail-resistance is Underwriters Lab (U.L.) 2218, a steel-ball drop test that simulates the effect of hail impact on roofing products. Metal roofs pass U.L. 2218 at Class IV, the highest rating. As a result, homeowners in many hail-prone states can obtain discounts on their insurance premiums. Additionally, unlike other roofing materials, metal roofing resists hail damage even as it ages. This is another big advantage for metal.
Why Protect Your Home with Kassel & Irons Steel Roof?
The heavily-textured beauty of our metal shingle roofing systems adds strength and prepares them to take whatever Mother Nature dishes out. Our warranty provides specific hail protection including protection against finish damage and leaking due to hail. Additionally, unlike most other roofing materials, metal does not lose impact resistance with age – this is a real bonus over other products which become more susceptible to damage with each passing year. In the event of an especially severe storm, if an indentation does occur, it can often be repaired easily and invisibly by capping over the damaged shingle panel with a new panel.
The Bottom Line: Metal Protects
Metal roofs offer homes great protection from hail. To view this information in a short video, let us introduce you to a video series: Metal Roofing 101 with Todd Miller.