The Roser 26 gauge steel roofing system is an unparalleled solution in areas susceptible to hail storms. The industrial grade warranty coverage extends to 2.5’ inch hailstones, making it ideal for homeowners. Hailstones are known to cause thousands of dollars worth in damage to roofing structures, requiring extensive repair and in some cases complete re-roofing. Clay, concrete tiles, fiber cement, composition shingles, and cedar shakes will often crack, shatter, and displace during hail storms. In some cases, debris can pose a danger to occupants.
In 1996, Underwriters Laboratories developed Test Standard UL 2218 to gauge the hail resistance of roofs on a four point scale. Steel balls are dropped from different heights on the roofing material to test the resistance of the roof and simulate a hailstorm. If the roofing material is given a rating of one, then it's the most susceptible to damage during a hailstorm. A rating of 4 indicates that it’s the best the roofing material available to residential and commercial projects.
As an example, a standard wood shake roof receives a Class 1 UL rating while a typical asphalt shingle roof will receive a rating of 2 or 3. The Roser Roofing System is given a Class 4 rating which is the highest in the industry. The interconnected panel system dissipates impact across the roofing structure, minimizing damage potential. The 26 gauge steel is among the toughest roofing materials available.
Class 4 rated products are qualified for home insurance premium reductions because they increase safety characteristics of the house. Some homeowners reported that they saved as much as a thousand dollars in their annual premiums. Houses in hailstorm areas typically require re roofing as often as 15 years when protected by standard shake or shingles. A Roser Roof, engineered for impact resistance, is backed by a 50 year warranty which includes hail damage.