Horse Chestnut Tree => Heavier Gauge Roof Needed?

John Baxa
9/17/2010
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? TIA for your answer --JB
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
9/18/2010
Standing seam will not fare as well as some of the other stone coated stone steel panel systems. They have a more broken up exterior so they have less flat areas for the strike of a projectile as well as help conceal the damage.
Guest User
9/18/2010
Thanks for the suggestion. My roof pitch is 3/12, so I had concerns with other types of metal roofs. Will the 'stone coated stone steel panel' systems work for a 3/12? Thank you --JB
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
9/19/2010
3:12 is doable for most panel systems.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
9/20/2010
Some of the more heavily formed and textured metal roofs, such as shake and tile and shingle profiles, will resist damage of this nature but also will mask any such damage that may occur.
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