Hailstorms can cause massive damage to your roofing system and summer just so happens to be a time when they seem to be frequent. No homeowner wants to get a roof repair or replacement every time a hailstorm rolls around so it’s understandable if you want to get a roof that can stand its ground against hail. Thankfully, there are different roofing materials that will suit your needs.
In this post, Masters Roofing discusses the four best roofing materials that can defend your home against hailstorm damage.
- Metal Roofs – Metal roofs have been gaining popularity as a roofing material recently thanks to their light weight and long lifespan. They also have a UL 2218 Class 4 rating, meaning their impact resistance prevents them from being punctured during hailstorms. However, it is possible for them to receive dents so they’re not completely invulnerable.
- Asphalt Shingles – Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material available thanks to their light weight, affordability and ease of installation. When it comes to impact resistance, meanwhile, there are asphalt shingles that have a UL 2218 Class 3 and 4 rating that can be used in hail-prone regions.
- Tile – On the other hand, if you’re looking for a roof replacement shingle that has a long lifespan, then tile roofing is the option to go for. It may be solid and heavy but its FM 4473 Class 3 or 4 impact resistance means it can withstand hail storms a bit better compared to other roofing materials.
- Slate – Depending on the type of slate you choose for your roof, slate shingles can have an impact resistance rating of FM 4473 Class 3 or 4. Since it’s also a strong roofing material to begin with, it’s one of the most popular roofing choices when it comes to defending your home against hailstorms.
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