Burning embers destroyed all of the homes in this neighborhood, except the home with Stone-Coated Steel Roofing. While all of the neighbors fought (without success) to save their homes by watering down their asphalt roofs, burning embers could not ignite the steel roof.
The facts are simple and undeniable... a permanent roof, including metal, tile, and slate, drastically increase the chance of saving your home in a fire. That's because permanent roofs are not fire resistant, they are absolutely FIRE PROOF . When you consider the safety of your family, the decision becomes even easier.
Your permanent roof will also withstand the harshest weather conditions without so much as a scratch or dent. Hail is one of Mother Nature's biggest weapons, but its no match for a permanent roof. In the spring of 2003, hailstorms struck neighborhoods in Texas, Kansas and Missouri, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage. Hail pounded Dallas-Fort Worth airport so hard that American Airlines was forced to take 60 aircraft out of service.
Several homeowners with permanent roofs weren't worried in the least. Jeff Pruett of Plano, TX said, "When the storm came through on April 5, it ravaged almost everything in my neighborhood, but didn't even scratch my metal roof." Another homeowner, Mark Rieth reported "We had golf-ball sized hail that did serious damage to my car, but our roof was untouched. I wish my car was as hail resistant as my roof!"
In addition to hail protection, many permanent roofs are also warranted against winds up to 120 miles per hour, the equivalent of an F2 tornado!