Metal Roofs and Their High Resistance to Hail Damage

Jan 8, 2019

Many are familiar with the unsightly marks on roofs after a hailstorm. This is why it makes sense that when considering a metal roof installation, you may have thought whether the surface will be damaged by hail.

As it turns out, metal roofs can withstand
hail damage better than other roofing materials like asphalt shingles and clay, concrete, or slate tiles.

A Strong Barrier of Protection

Metal roofs are known for their durability. Their innate properties, coupled with proper installation done by the pros, make them impervious to cracks or splits. Unlike other roofing materials like shingles and tiles, metal doesn’t get brittle as it ages. Because of this, metal is fast becoming the choice of homeowners in hail-prone states like Minnesota.

Cosmetic Vs. Functional Damage

Dents may appear on the surface of metal roofs after a hailstorm, but they’re mostly superficial. Metal panel roofs, for instance, are supported by direct contact with the substrate over their surfaces, making them highly resistant to indentations.

However, functional damage may still occur, which warrants an immediate
hail damaged roof repair from the professionals. Certain components of metal roofs can be vulnerable to hail, such as seams, ridges and hip caps, resulting in moisture intrusion and leakage.

Sometimes, the profile of the metal roofing material may expose the roof to functional damage in the event of a hailstorm. Metal shingles, for instance, get damaged more easily because they often rest on only the substrate along the edges, leaving most of the surface area of each shingle without any support. Falling hail may distort them so severely that the seams lose their integrity, opening themselves up to leaks.

For your storm damage roof repair and
hail damaged siding restoration needs, turn to Viking Contractors, LLC. We draw from years of experience and expertise, ensuring that your home gets to its original shape and condition before the storm hits your area. Call us at (612) 567-5522to get started. You may also fill out our
contact form to schedule a free roof inspection. We serve residents of St. Paul, Rochester, and Duluth, MN.

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