Hail causes great damage to roofs, destroying normal shingles and shakes within a matter of minutes. Texas bears a major brunt of hail storms and consequently damage arising from hail. Practically half of the claims that insurers settle in this state arise from the roofs damaged due to hail.
Calling a roofer and your insurance company after every hail onslaught can become a thing of the past if you opt for impact resistant sustainable roofing.
Underwriters Laboratories tests and sets safety standards for roofing material. The UL 2218 is a standard for testing a roofing material's response to an impacted onslaught. It involves hitting the sample with a two inch steel ball, thus mimicking hail conditions, though the impact in this case is stronger.
After going through the test created by UL, a roofing material receives a rating of Class 1, 2, 3 or 4, with Class 4 being the most resistant to impact. At DaVinci, we only manufacture UL 2218 Class 4 rated plastic roofing materials. Installing these on your roof ensures a peaceful day inside the house whenever a hailstorm strikes, instead of a harried one involving contact with your insurer and unnecessary work towards getting the roof repaired.
With an environmentally friendly roof from DaVinci you not only save money that would have gone into the repairs you'd need to make around the house after hail, you might also be able to cash in on discounts insurance companies offer to those who have Class 4 roofing.
Have you managed to reduce the Hail Damage to your home or office structure with a DaVinci roof? Please share your experience with us by leaving a comment below.