Most metal roof systems have passed UL 2218 Impact Resistance testing at the Class IV level – its most severe level. As a result, when it comes to hail prone areas, many homeowners are considering a shiny, new, lightweight option to cover their home. And while metal roofing might be more costly than typical asphalt shingles, it may also last quite a bit longer (life expectancy is often 10-20 years longer than asphalt), especially in hail prone areas.
Here are three benefits metal roofing offers for homeowners dealing with hail:
You may be eligible for discounts on your insurance premiums. In recognition of the grater durability of metal roofing, may insurance companies offer discounts on insurance premiums to homeowners in hail-prone states who choose metal roofing.
Metal roofing does not lose impact-resistance with age. One BIG benefit to metal roofing is that it does not lose its impact resistance as it ages. While metal roofing can incur dings like you would see on a car, these do not affect the durability of the roof, and are primarily cosmetic concerns. For this reason, unlike other roofing materials, metal will resist hail the same in 50 or more years as it does when it’s new.
Many metal roof systems carry longer warranties for hail protection. Because most metal roof systems have passed the UL 2218 Impact Resistance testing at the most sever level, the warranties for hail protection are often much longer than with asphalt shingles. One homeowner related that her Alcoa Aluminum roof was guaranteed not to leak for as long as she lives in the home. Now that’s some warrantee!
This article is brought to you by ASAP Roofing, a national leader in roofing restoration, hail and water damage, and exceptional customer service.