SaferWood: Natural protection against nature's worst.
The damaging effects of hailstorms are well documented. Mother Nature creates these storms of annoyance and destruction, but she also provides protection. Cedar shakes and shingles have been shown to provide a strong defense against damage from hail, as presented in the links below.
Haaq Engineering "Hail Size versus Typical Damage"
This three-page summary document reveals that cedar products receive only superficial marring from hail stones up to 3/4" in diameter. Download PDF
Hail Test Reports: UL 2218 Standard Impact Resistance of Wood Roof Covering
Six-page report of successful UL 2218 test, completed in May of 1998 at Intertek Testing. Download PDF