Does College Station and Bryan need Protecting?

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Beal, Inc.

canyon-gallery_r2_c2.jpgCollege Station and Bryan homes may need protecting.

I was up early one morning and decided to watch TV. I found a home improvement show called Michael Holligan and saw an interesting video (CLICK THE PICTURE FOR VIDEO). The video talks about a newer roofing system that consists of 4 foot shingles made of steel and an asphalt covering is placed over it. It is said to be able to withstand up to 125mph winds with 2 inch hail and not be damaged. We dont have much of that here in College Station or Bryan, but it would be great to fortify my house with that type of strength. Every year there is a severe storm with high winds here in the Brazos Valley. I think this is a great option for new construction in our area just for the insurance benefit.

From the video and their web site you can see that there are a number of differnet styles and colors to choose from so when building think about the roof in a different manner and decide if this is right for you.

Below is a close up view of the shingle.

canyon-gallery_r2_c2_f15.jpg Call me with any questions or comments you might have!!

Comments (7)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

good post. I love the area...although I wonder how much you like it if you are not an aggie

Aug 05, 2008 09:50 AM
Joey Condon
Century 21 Beal, Inc. - College Station, TX

I am not an aggie, but i love it!  It is a great advantage if you are though!!

Aug 05, 2008 09:58 AM
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

Hi Joey,

My husband and I used to be Aggies, when they had the "Huge Bomb Fire" in the 1980's and miss the bats on campus...  I could see them using the new roofing system in areas where there are hurricanes and tornadoes.  I also see them using it there, if and only if, the insurance rates go down, which is probably unlikely, since insurance companies love to raise rates at any cost.

          ;>)

Aug 05, 2008 10:05 AM
Tim and Pam Cash
Crye-Leike (Sango) - Clarksville, TN
Real Estate Professionals - Clarksville TN

Joey - GIG EM!  I have seen this product up close and personal.  It really comes to a point of price - most consumers cannot afford at this point.  Possibly in the future this will be more of an option for the average consumer.

Aug 05, 2008 10:11 AM
Raylene Lewis
Century 21 Beal, Inc. - College Station, TX

Joey, really interesting! Thanks for the post.

Aug 05, 2008 10:57 AM
Susan Hilton
CENTURY 21 Beal, Inc. - College Station, TX
Texas Aggie Real Estate, College Station Bryan Texas Real Estate

Hey Joey - Love the blue background on your blog. Great header bar too. :)

 

Aug 05, 2008 01:15 PM
Jeffrey Leatherwood
Century 21 Beal, Inc. - Bryan, TX

why not just cover the roof with 1/2 inch steel plates???

Aug 14, 2008 09:26 AM