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Can metal stand up to Mother Nature?

McElroy Mother Nature
June 14, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

By Jonny Suchor. 

Understand the advantages a metal roof provides to home and building owners in hurricane-prone areas. 

While no roof can claim to be completely hurricane-proof, McElroy Metal Roofing stands out for its ability to handle extreme wind speeds in hurricane-prone areas.  

McElroy Metal roofs consistently prove their superior performance in post-hurricane analyses, outlasting other materials under severe weather conditions. This article explores the critical factors contributing to metal roofing's resilience, focusing on proper design, installation and selecting competent partners. 

Many metal roofing failures can be traced back to a few common issues: inadequate engineering, installation errors, underperforming components, panel uplift or water penetration during extreme weather. Correct engineering is essential and often reinforced by local building codes, as well as consulting specialized engineers who offer advice and solutions. 

Precision in installing these metal roofs is crucial, even the smallest errors can lead to significant damage. McElroy Metal prioritizes using top-tier materials and installation practices, such as correct clip spacing and fastener use, to prevent potential uplift and water infiltration. Selecting the right partners — engineers, manufacturers and installers — is crucial for constructing roofing systems that are compliant with local codes and capable of withstanding harsh weather. 

Choosing metal roofing may also yield insurance discounts in hurricane zones, offering a financially attractive alternative for your customers while reducing the need for urgent post-storm repairs. Thanks to their durable nature and expert installation, metal roofs often escape the extensive damage that other roofing materials suffer. 

While no roofing system is fully durable against hurricanes, McElroy Metal offers solutions that significantly enhance durability and performance. Investing in a metal roof crafted by experienced professionals like McElroy Metal is a strategic decision for those in stormy regions. 

Don’t wait for the storm, explore McElroy Metal’s innovative roofing solutions now!

Learn more about McElroy Metal in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.mcelroymetal.com.

About Jonny

Jonny Suchor is a writer for the Coffee Shops and AskARoofer™. When he's not working, he can be found in the mountains on a fly fishing or skiing adventure.



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