Here in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area there are a number of severe weather events that we can depend on happening multiple times a season. One of those is a hail storm. In fact, trained spotters have reported 87 instances of storms producing hail visible on the ground. Hail stones reported ranged from pea-size to golf ball size. Another thing to be aware of is that hail storms often are accompanied by high winds, and those can cause roof problems as well. So knowing how a potential roofing material will perform in the face of hail and high winds is an important consideration when you're having a new roof on your house. Often when we meet with homeowners interested in metal roofing, that's on their list of questions. And as a Minnesota licensed contractor who offers storm damage repair in the Twin Cities area, knowing how hail can impact a particular type of roof is very important to us. The good news is that of all the common roofing materials used in this area, nothing stands up better to hail storms than a steel or other metal roof such as the ones we install. Asphalt is very susceptible to cracking and/or loss of protective roofing granules due to hail impact, and those high winds often rip whole sections of shingles off. Wood shakes - though more durable than asphalt - can also crack from impact by larger hail stones. And then tendency grows as the roof gets older.
Friday 22 January 2021
How Does Metal Roofing Compare to Asphalt in Terms of Hail Damage?
Posted by Quarve Contracting at 9:00 AM