Which Roofs Offer Hail Resistance?

hail that fell from the skyHail proves the bane of homeowners everywhere; the hassle alone of getting your roof inspected causes annoyance, not to mention damage costs, fighting the insurance company and repair times. Did you know that some roofs offer more hail resistance than others? Here, we list which roofs offer the most hail resistance.

Hail Resistant Roofs:

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. has a ranking system for a roof’s hail resistance: RanksĀ 1, 2, 3 and 4. It refers to how many 1/4s over an inch the diameter of a hail stone that a roof can take. So, rank 1 could withstand hail at 1 1/4 inches and rank 4 could withstand hail at 2 inches. All of the following roofs offer protection from hail.

  • Metal
  • Tile
  • Stone
  • Slate
  • Laminate Shake
  • Specialty Asphalt Shingles


If you’d like to take advantage of one of these roof’s hail resistance, give Eclat Roofing a call about installation. We also offer other roofing services. You can reach one of our amicable representatives at (214) 373-1500 or (817) 800-1881.