Hail storms ravage the U.S. and wreak havoc every year. These are costly natural disasters; however, there is a concrete solution.
Boral Roofing has a complete offering of Class 3 Hail Rated clay and concrete tile, including the only clay tile in the U.S. to receive a Class 3 Hail Certification with our 1-Piece “S” Tile. In the Class 3 hail test, 1 3/4 inch ice balls are shot at 104 feet per second (approx. 70 mph) impacting the tile.(1)
Class 4 Hail Resistant Roof Tile is awarded the highest hail performance certification recognized in the industry. The test uses the impact forces of freezer ice balls propelled to develop free-fall kinetic energies of the same size hail. Ice balls generally are harder and denser than hailstones; thereby simulating the worst case hailstone. In the Class 4 hail test, 2 inch ice balls are shot at 104 feet per second (approx. 70 mph), which is the speed necessary to develop the intended kinetic energy. The Class 4 hail test is the most rigorous test using the largest ice balls, impacting the product specimen 4-6 times depending on the amount of exposed area. Impact locations included edges, corners, unsupported areas, overlaps and joints. After impact testing, the roofing materials are visually scrutinized and to pass, the test specimens cannot show any evidence of visible cracking or breakage.(2)
Simply have your roofing contractor verify that one of the certified Boral roof tile was installed. Significant premium discounts may be offered in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Contact your local insurance agent for premium discounts offered.
With a non-combustible Class A Fire Rated Tile Roof. The Committee for Firesafe Dwellings has concluded that tile roofing is safer than traditional roofing materials such as asphalt shingle, wood shake or metal.
1. Architectural Testing "Roof Covering Impact Certification Program" listing www.architecturaltesting.com
2. Factory Mutual 4473 "Specification Test Standard for Impact Resistance Testing of Rigid Roofing Materials by Impacting with Freezer Ice Balls" www.fmglobal.com