WADSWORTH, Ohio — When it comes to Very Severe Hail (VSH) rated roof assemblies, SOPREMA has a claim to fame. SOPREMA — a leader in the roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering industries — currently holds approximately 50% of the RoofNav assemblies listed with insurer FM Global, more than any other roofing manufacturer in the world.
FM Global is one of the most prominent property insurance companies and specializes in loss prevention and testing. RoofNav is a complimentary tool that provides access to the most up-to-date FM Approved roofing products and assemblies from FM Approvals, FM Global’s independent testing arm that uses scientific research, third-party testing and certification services to verify products meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity and performance.
These assemblies undergo the most stringent testing to obtain approval, including VSH approval, and are a testament to the resilience and durability of SOPREMA’s SBS-modified bitumen roof systems. As of July 2020, SOPREMA has more than 2,600 of the total 5,700 FM Very Severe Hail approved assemblies published in FM RoofNav.