Severe Weather Season Approaching
Atlanta, GA - February 8, 2011 - Hail storms remain one of the largest causes of severe weather property damage. As severe weather season approaches homeowners can take steps to protect themselves from the threat of physical property damage. Homeowners who are considering building, remodeling, or repairing their homes are encouraged to consider impact-resistant roofing. Impact-resistive roofing is available in many forms such as asphalt shingles, concrete tile and metal. While impact-resistive roofing looks the same as roofing material used today, it tends to stand up much better to hail.
"Impact resistant roofing can certainly save homeowners money because some insurers, including State Farm, offer an annual discount on premiums for qualifying roofs," says State Farm spokesman Roszell Gadson." "In addition, if your roof is not damaged from a wind or hail storm, you will avoid having a claim and paying a deductible," he says.
Perhaps even more important is the protection you're adding for your home and contents if the roof you invest in does a better job of keeping the elements out. The roof you choose is your home’s first line of defense in a storm.
Roszell Gadson, Media Specialist Public Affairs, (770) 418-5940.
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