Guest User
9/17/2007
Hello, my husband and i would like to use metal roofing, preferably the galvanized tin look. How does this hold up in wind, heat and hail. One contractor did not recommend it due to discoloration. What is your opinion? thanks.
Ken Buchinger
NCI Building Systems, Inc.
9/17/2007
Metal roofing performs quite well in regards to the environmental conditions you mention. When engineered per applicable building codes, metal can withstand very high winds, even those in South Florida. Metal roofing has good emissivity and reflectivity ratings, which means that it performs well in hot climates. Most metal roofing also carries the Underwriters Laboratory Class 4 impact resistance rating, which is the highest rating UL offers. Discoloration should not be an issue with Galvalume Plus (unpainted) steel. Click on the "manufacturers" link at the top of the page and click on different manufacturer's logos to explore their offerings. Any of them will be willing to provide you with literature detailing their products performance specifications.
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