Hail Proof Roofing
For many Americans and Canadians, a regular battering from hail is simply a part of life. It’s the scourge of many homeowners, car owners, and insurance companies across the continent.
According to the NOAA’s Severe Storms database, there were well over 5,000 major hail storms across the U.S. in 2019.
All areas from Texas to Washington state and the Midwest, southern Canada in close proximity to the Rockies, across to Maine and down to Florida are affected annually by large hail storms.
Total annual hail-related insured losses in the U.S. average between $8 billion and $14 billion over the past 20 years, according to insurer Aon.
Hail can do tremendous damage to your property unless you’ve taken adequate measures to protect it – starting with a hail resistant roof or a professional roof replacement.
By selecting a Euroshield® roof, you are choosing the peace of mind that comes from knowing that nature can throw its most destructive forces at you and your home will still be fine.
Why choose Euroshield®?
How do I know if my roof is impact resistant?
In the Class 4 UL2218 test (which is explained below), our impact resistant shingles remained intact, even when struck by a 2-inch steel ball dropped from a height of 20 feet.
However, at Euroshield® we wanted to go beyond merely “acceptable” criteria for UL2218 Class 4. We wanted true impact resistance beyond that of a steel ball dropped from 20 feet.
After all, hail comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes and speeds, so we wanted to guarantee that your roof would be protected from literally any type of hailstorm.
That’s why we developed our Vermont Slate HP roofs to be the most impact-resistant shingles on the market by far, warrantied for any hailstone size for the first 20 years.
For other roof types, including shingle tiles, you will not be able to determine their impact-resistance by simply looking at them. Check the warranty and, if you are still not sure, contact the manufacturer.
Be aware that “impact resistance” doesn’t automatically mean that your roof is warrantied against hail so you may want to check with the manufacturer if your roof has an actual hail warranty.