Wildfires, earthquakes, hail and hurricanes have become regular occurrences this last decade. Disaster specialists from California and Louisiana to Florida are continuing their efforts to better provide citizens with information about safer alternatives that may prevent or discourage home damage. Prestige Metal Roof Supply has been at the forefront of this practice thanks to the innovative benefits of stone coated steel.
When the wildfires of Southern California raged through neighborhoods such and Scripps Ranch, four of the seven homes that survived on Rue Parc Road had a stone coated steel roof with a class “A” fire rating, such as those carried by Prestige. According to the Metal Roof Alliance (MRA) and fire prevention experts, a metal roof is one of the most proactive steps that can be taken to reduce the chance of a house being destroyed by fire.
Further research showed that the stone coated steel product line carried by Prestige may also benefit homeowners living in areas prone to mudslides. With less than 1/5 the weight of traditional clay and concrete tiles, steel may help in preventing cumulative added weight load to a hillside that occurs when re-roofing from wood shake to other heavier roof materials, that can be instrumental in hill slide situations. Testing continued as researchers put stone coated steel up against other forces of nature where more traditional forms of roofing have fared poorly. The benefits continued when stone coated steel performed well in testing against large hailstorms and hurricane force winds over 200 miles per hour! It was then that Prestige decided to expand its territory to Florida and other areas that had been devastated by the recent hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and hail.