Hail Storms vs. Roofing Materials
Hail storms can severely damage your roofs. Choosing the best roofing materials for your needs are top priority. However, It is important to know that there are many other factors within your roof that can affect how it performs against hail, not only the roofing materials. For example, a newly replaced roof will perform better than an older roof around 15 years old. Even if you do not see immediate damage to your roof and are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, feel free to set up a free consultation with us. We will even help you facilitate your insurance claim if you have severe damage.
Below is a comparison of 4 roofing materials and their effects on hail:
1. Composition & Asphalt Shingles
These shingles are usually the most popular and affordable roofing materials. They also tend to perform decently well against average hail storms. Since most composition shingles are made up of fiberglass, if they get damaged or exposed during a more severe hail storm this will definitely result in a need for a roof replacement. With asphalt shingles you need to keep an eye out for the granules that protect the shingles to make sure they are in tact after a storm or else that can lead to further damage in the future.
2. Wood Shingles
The wood shingles may split on impact of a hailstorm if they are big enough in size. If the the wood shingles appear to be split from the damage then it will result in a roof replacement. A hail storm can also produce impact marks onto the wood roofing materials. While marks usually affect the cosmetic look of your roof, this usually does not mean you need a roof replacement.
3. Rubber Roofs
Even though rubber roofs are not the most popular roofing material used on residential homes, it should definitely be something everyone looks into. Rubber roofing materials have proven to be long lasting, surviving even up to 50 years. They are known to be able to survive against strong winds and big hail storms that are up to 3 inches in size! Rubber roofs are key to hail storms because they have absorbing properties that are great for resisting hail.
4. Metal Roofs
Metal roofing materials have proven to be able to withstand hail storms without needing to be replaced after. Yet, in some cases of rough hail storms they can form impressions or dents onto some metal roofing materials that can possibly damage the roof. If there is real damage to your metal roof then this can result in replacement. Although, many times if there are simple cases of impact marks on the metal roofing materials it will not appear to be severe enough to need replacement.
It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to choosing which roofing materials are best suited to withstand hail storms. Here at Covenant Roofing we pride ourselves in providing our customers with the best service and products for their construction dollar. Trust us to provide your roof with the best materials to resist future hail storms. We also provide our customers in the Dallas and North Texas area with emergency roof replacements and fixes due to storm damage.
If you are in North Texas and looking to replace your roof to better prepare yourself before the next hail storm hits, then give Covenant Roofing a call today at (972) 597-2506! We have free evaluations available to you here. We always strive to give every client a pleasant construction experience. Next time you are thinking about replacing your roof, think Covenant Roofing!