Is Your Home Ready for Summer’s Biggest Threats?

Wildfires, hurricanes, and extreme heat: Depending on your location, it’s time to get your home prepared for this season’s most extreme weather. To ensure the ultimate protection, you may be surprised to learn that today’s quality metal roofs not only deliver beautiful architectural style and low maintenance curb appeal, they also offer much better protection for your home and neighborhood. Here’s how:

Gale force winds, flying debris, and sudden intense downpours batter homes during severe hurricanes, with rooftops bearing the worst. That’s why many roofers believe metal is the gold standard when it comes to roofing material to guard against severe weather events. When installed properly, quality metal roofs are rated to stand up to F2 tornado wind speeds (F2 equals wind speeds of 113-157 mph), resist leaks, and are much less likely to puncture, tear or crack due to flying debris or massive hailstones. 

Preparing a “fire-hardened” home is essential as wildfires threaten more regions than ever before. With a home’s roof being the single most vulnerable area for ignition in the event of a wildfire, materials such as metal roofing systems that carry a Class A rating for fire resistance are essential. In fact, local ordinances in some wildfire-prone areas have declared wood shake roofs to be “a severe fire hazard and danger,” and have even offered incentives to help replace them.’


Research indicates that homeowners can save up to 30 percent on annual energy costs by simply selecting the right type of roof and paying attention to proper installation practices. By emitting as much as 85 percent of solar heat gain to help keep homes cooler, even darker color metal roofs may help lower home temperatures during sizzling summer weather. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates an ENERGY STAR-labeled roof can lower roof temperatures by as much as 100 degrees F. And given high-tech coatings and the type of nonvisible rays they reflect, homeowners do not need to worry about metal roofs giving off a shiny glare, even in bright sunshine.

For more information about the performance and style advantages of today’s metal roofs, call us today for a free professional metal roof consultation. To learn more about metal roofing and our Award Winning company click on this link:

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