Impact on a Metal Roof
September 19, 2010 | Filed under: Misc, Roofing Answers, Roofing Materials
Q: My home is adjacent to two horse chestnut trees. In the fall I hear the nuts falling and rolling off my current dimensional shake roof to the 1st floor roof below. I am considering a standing seam metal roof but wonder if it will look like it endured several hailstorms after a couple of years. Will a heavier gauge metal roof stand up to the impact? Maybe this is one application that should not go metal?
A: Some of the more heavily formed and textured metal roofs, such as shake and tile and shingle profiles, will resist impact damage of this nature but also will mask any such damage that may occur.
Todd Miller has spent his entire career in the metal building products manufacturing industry. He is president of Isaiah Industries, an organization recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers. Todd is currently Vice President of the MRA (Metal Roofing Association) and a Past Chair of MCA (Metal Construction Association). Through his website, he strives to raise the bar on standards and practices to provide property owners with the best possible products for successful roofing projects.
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