Hail can do extensive damage to the rooftop on your home or business. If you live in a hail-prone area like Austin, Texas, it’s important that you choose a roofing material that is resistant to the damage that can be done by hail storms. Some roofs are especially susceptible to hail damage. Asphalt shingles, for example, are one of the less desirable materials for hail-prone regions.

Studies show that metal roofs are much less likely to be damaged by hail than other materials. Along with the other advantages of metal roofing – such as its durability and energy efficiency – metal is also one of the most protective roofing materials you can purchase for your home or business.

What Classes to Look For

There are two classes of metal roofing material that will provide the best protection possible against hail storms:

  • UL2218 Class 4
  • FM Global 4473 Class 4

If you have any sort of equipment mounted on your roof, remember that hail guards, shields and wire mesh can help to protect it from hail damage.

Other Advantages of Metal Roofing

Not only can a metal roof guard against hail damage, but it can also provide you with other benefits as well, such as increasing your property value and making you eligible for lower insurance premiums and federal tax breaks. Metal roofs are also eco-friendly since many of them are made from recycled materials.

If you live in or around Austin, Texas, or any other hail-prone area, talk to a professional roofing contractor today about the benefits of a metal roof for your home or business.


Source: IBHS http://www.disastersafety.org/hail/protect-businesses-from-damage/

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