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Hail Damage On A Roof

Other Steep-Sloped Roofs

Concrete Tile – These roofs are pretty resilient. They can go through some pretty hefty hail storms and survive. Some tile may need to be replaced but that’s to be expected. When it comes to tile roofs, the underlayment is of extreme importance and is considered by some to be as important as the tile itself, and if you protect the underlayment, then you protect the interior of the building.

Clay Tile – Clay tile is NOT hail proof. It doesn’t take much of a hail storm to destroy a clay tile roof, which is one reason you don’t see many clay tile roofs in Tornado Alley. However, for those of you with some bucks to spend on your roof and who don’t live in hail prone regions, clay tile is long lasting and can be very attractive.

Metal Roofing – Another resilient roof system for steep slope applications. A metal roof may look like the hood of your car after going through a hail storm, but in many cases, its waterproofing abilities won’t have been affected by the storm. Check with the particular manufacturer of the metal roof to determine whether or not it has a Hail Resistance Rating.

Synthetic Roofing – Too numerous to mention them all individually, some synthetic roofs have good hail ratings. Even if they aren’t rated (no rating could mean they may not have been tested), they still may be very hail resistant. Some manufacturers make roofing materials that resemble wood shakes, and some resembles slate and is made from recycled rubber tires. These roofs would be able to withstand a substantial hail storm.

Cedar Roofs (Wood Shingles & Shakes) – Cedar roofs are not hail resistant and you will not find a genuine cedar roof product with any type of hail resistance rating

 

 

  
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