If you know anything about the benefits of residential metal roofing, you're probably aware that it has an incredibly long life. Many companies offer warranties of 50 years or longer, more than double what you can expect from asphalt roofing. In addition, metal roofing resists fire, so lightning strikes aren't an issue. But did you also know that metal roofing has a wind lift rating in excess of most tornado force winds we experience here in Minnesota? Depending on the manufacturer, these roofs are rated to resist wind lift around 140 mph, some up to 180 mph. Our state averages about 27 tornadoes per year, and the record wind speed was 121 mph, far less than the metal roofing rating.
What does that mean for you as a homeowner? It means that when those sirens start to sound and the winds pick up speed, your metal roof is far more likely to withstands its force than an asphalt roof would. And keeping that roof in place is the key to preventing further damage to your home and those who live inside.As a Minnesota licensed roofing company offering storm damage repair as well as roof installation, we're far more interested in helping people avoid needing our services after a storm. That's why we highly recommend steel or other metal roofing for homes in our area. It's one of the best things you can do to rest a little easier when those winds start to blow. Why not contact us today for a free evaluation of your current roof and a quote on having it replaced with a storm-resistant metal roof?
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