In 2014, hail cost American property owners $1.71 billion in storm damage repair costs – the most of any weather event. Tornados came in second at $635 million. While hail may not cause the most devastating storm damage to properties, it does severe damage to the bank accounts of home and business owners.
Every season at Storm Group Roofing, we complete many hail damage repair jobs across the Twin Cities area. These roof repair jobs typically involve broken or missing asphalt shingles or dented metal roofing as a result of a hailstorm. The cost of labor and roofing materials can add up quickly and leave a property owner with a hefty bill for even the slightest roof damage repair. This is never a fun experience, especially if hail damage on your property becomes an annual event.
But what if there was a way for your roofing to fight back against hail? The good folks at GAF, the leading manufacturer of asphalt roofing materials in the country, developed a line of impact resistant shingles to do just this!
Timberline® ArmorShield™ shingles are more resistant to storm damage caused by wind and hail and can even save you in storm insurance costs as a result. Here is why Timberline® ArmorShield™ shingles are your best bet to protect your property from storm damage:
Hail Resistant: ArmorShield™ shingles are class 4 impact resistant. This means they have been rated to withstand 2 inch hail falling at 70 mph, a scenario in which almost all asphalt roofing materials would crack.
Potential Insurance Savings: Homeowners have qualified for storm insurance discounts of up to 30% or more after installing ArmorShield™
Holds Strong in Wind: This roofing material meets Class F wind rating and is warranted to withstand gusts of up to 130 mph!
Fire Safe: ArmorShield™ shingles meet the highest fire rating possible from Underwriters Laboratories.
Even though the hail season is nearly over, it’s never too early to prepare for next summer! Storm Group Roofing is proud to be a GAF certified roofing contractor in Minneapolis. This means we are approved to install ArmorShield™ shingles professionally and correctly so the manufacturer’s warranties stay intact for their full life. Contact Storm Group Roofing to learn more about GAF roofing materials and ways to keep your storm damage repair costs low!