Hail damage is no joke as it is responsible for billions of dollars worth of damages in the U.S. every year, and a single hail event can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars for homeowners. This is why it is so important to take the necessary pre-precautions to protect your home or business from the icy menace. If you are looking for a roofing material that can stand up to hail damage, then you should seriously consider metal roofing. Here are just some of the reasons why metal roofing is a great roofing option if you are looking to ensure that your home or business stays protected from hail.
Metal roofing is incredibly durable
Metal roofing is one of the most durable roofing options on the market! Metal roofs will not crack, warp, rot or rust and they can very well last over 50 years with little to no maintenance. This durability also extends to metal roofing’s ability to withstand hail. It would take a seriously hard impact to inflict any noticeable damage on a metal roof. Your metal roof should be strong enough to resist most hail storms and other potential sources of damage.
Metal roofing resists hail up to 2 inches in diameter
Again, most hail just won’t have the strength of impact to do much damage to your metal roof. A good rule of thumb is that any hail under 2 inches in diameter (about the size of a golf ball) should not be a problem for your metal roof to handle. Being as hail this size is very uncommon, metal roofing is a safe bet when protecting your home or business.
It does not lose its impact resistance as it ages
Unlike other roofing materials, metal does not lose its durability for many years after it is installed. Metal roofing generally retains a high level of durability for the first 50 years of its lifespan. That said, when installed properly, metal roofs can last hundreds of years. This is thanks to metals natural strength, accompanied by its protective coating of galvalume. This galvalume protects your steel roofing, preventing it from oxidation (rusting).
Most noticeable hail damage on metal roofs is only cosmetic
You may have heard that metal roofing is highly susceptible to damage from hail. As previously stated in this article, metal roofing is among the most durable of any roofing material on the market. The fact is, metal roofing is actually better equipped to resist hail damage than most of its competitors. In extreme cases when metal is damaged from hail, the damages are only cosmetic. These dents are preferable to damages incurred by other roofing materials like shingles. Dents may be ugly, but I’m sure we can all agree that dents are preferable to tens of thousands of dollars in water damage that may be incurred by a less durable roofing option.
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