Metal’s Wind Resistant Roofing Benefits
Hurricane Wind Resistant RoofsDue to the way metal roofing panels are constructed and installed, metal roofs have extremely high resistant to wind damage, such as hurricanes. Unlike roofing shingles, tile, or shake, vertical seam metal roofs are installed with a continuous piece that extends the entire way from the eave (lowest part of the roof) to the ridge (highest part of the roof). This greatly minimizes the areas where winds and precipitation can penetrate beneath the roof material and cause damage, thus making metal roofing wind resistant and hurricane proof. In addition to being hurricane wind resistant, metal roofs have the highest strength to weight ratio of any roofing material and are mechanically attached to the roof deck with screws, creating a roof that can withstand many times the stress loads of most other roofing materials.
The extreme wind resistance of metal roofs has been vividly demonstrated in the hurricane areas of Florida. Metal roofs in these hurricane areas typically suffered no damage, while asphalt shingle and tile roof damage was extensive from the hurricane. Because of this being wind resistant and hurricane proof, metal roofing has become increasing popular as homeowners grow weary of constantly repairing their current roofs from hurricane damage. One way Florida has responded to hurricane winds is by enacting stricter building codes. Union has metal roofs which meet the toughest codes, including Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Code approvals.
Our wind resistant and hurricane proof metal roofs have received numerous testimonials from homeowners that converted to wind resistant metal roofs in Florida regarding the outstanding performance in storm and hurricane damaged areas:
“My parents have a metal roof and it’s durable; they live in a development with 92 homes and their house was one of the two homes that didn’t suffer storm damage.”