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.Call me with any questions or comments you might have!!