Readying Your Home to Withstand Hail Storms

Wind and hail pose serious threats to older roofs and windows. What should you do before risking hail damage to your home? Homeowners should inspect their roofs and windows for loose shingles, punctures, signs of weakness, gaps, or cracks. When the exterior surfaces are constantly exposed to the elements, over time you start to see wear and tear.

Your home likely has a typical asphalt shingle roof. Unless you live in a coastal area, your windows probably aren’t impact rated. If you determine that it’s time to replace your roof and/or windows, we have options to protect your home. Consider upgrading to Harvey Standing Seam Metal Roofing and Harvey Vigilance impact-resistant windows.

Metal roofing has several advantages over traditional asphalt roofing when it comes to protection from hail. Since they are made out of lightweight metal, they are especially resilient against impact from hailstones–far more so than traditional asphalt roofing. Harvey Metal Roofing is available in a variety of colors, so you don’t have to compromise on style. Metal roofing also lasts about three times as long as asphalt shingles and require far less maintenance over their lifespan.

During a strong storm the wind can send golf-ball sized hail stones whipping around at different angles. When you think about it, windows are nothing but a large hole in your wall covered with a pane of glass. Harvey Vigilance impact-resistant windows are specially designed to withstand more severe impacts than other windows.

When aging windows and/or roofing are a concern, Harvey Building Products has specially-designed products to protect homes during hailstorms for years to come.

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