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Steel building in Texas

Here is some interesting information to consider if you are thinking about buying a steel building in Texas:


Products Qualifying for Impact Resistant Roofing Credits in Texas

Previously mandated roofing discounts and credits are now established on a company-by-company basis. Please check with your insurance company to learn the discounts available for Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 roofing products.

NOTE: To qualify for the credit, roof coverings must be tested by an approved laboratory. Roof coverings that have passed the UL Standard 2218 test are classified as either Class 1, 2, 3, or 4. A Class 4 roof covering receives the highest premium credit. The list of approved laboratories is shown below.

NOTE: As you contact various contractors or suppliers, you should ask about roofing materials that meet UL Standard 2218. Below is a list of manufacturers of roof coverings that TDI has verified as meeting the new discount requirements and the UL Standard 2218 test.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: After January 1, 1999, all manufacturers of roofing materials* eligible for the impact-resistant roofing discount adopted by the Texas Department of Insurance must label their products with the following information:

  • the proper Underwriter's Laboratories label or label from any other testing lab approved by the Texas Department of Insurance.
  • the impact-resistance classification (Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4) of the product under U.L. Standard 2218.
  • the manufacturer's name.
  • the year manufactured.
  • the brand name of the roofing product.

Roofing materials that do not comply with this requirement, even though they meet the required impact-resistance standard, DO NOT qualify for the roofing discount.

*Roofing materials may be in the form of shingles, tiles, shakes, panels or sheets.


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