Safety and Dependability of Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing Protects Your Home and Your Family

Hail Ratings

Safety and Dependability of Metal RoofingMetal roofing provides an outstanding barrier against the elements. It is resistance to hail, fire, and wind damage. In fact, many metal roofing products have the highest impact resistance and hail ratings granted by the insurance commissions in the hail belt regions of the United States. Some insurance companies even provide a reduced rate for metal roofs. Metal roofing is classified with a Class 4 Hail Rating – the highest rating granted.

Wind and Fire Ratings

All metal roofing products are very wind resistant. Many styles have been tested to withstand hurricane force winds; wind warranties can be as high as 120 mph. As far as fire safety is concerned, a steel roof is the most fire safe roof. It is classified as a noncombustible roofing material with a Class “A” Rating – the highest rating given.

Lightning Safety

Metal roofing is no more susceptible to lightning than any other roofing material. Lightning most frequently strikes the highest point in any terrain; if your roof is at the highest point of the surrounding terrain, you can install lightning rods. A metal roof will not increase the risk of lightning striking your home, and since metal roofing isn’t combustible or flammable, it is low risk. If your home were to be struck by lightning, the metal roofing would actually disperse the energy safely throughout the structure. If you live in Florida, the lightning capital of the nation, then metal roofing is a low risk and desirable option.

B&B has the capabilities to outfit any project you may be tackling with a premium metal roof. Call us today at 1(386) 325-0242.