Black Sable is Shingle Color Choice of the Year for 2019

Favorite Asphalt Shingle for Roof Replacement After the Hail in Osseo: Black Sable 

An estimated 43,000 homes across the tri-state area were affected in some way by the menacing hail storm on August 5th. Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa received 1-2" hailstones with a maximum 4" hailstone size reported. The top notable cities listed as reporting hail reaching the ground are:

  • Maple Grove
  • Coon Rapids
  • Osseo
  • Hamel
  • Medina
  • Delano
  • Watertown
  • Ham Lake
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Corcoran
  • Independence
  • Maple Plain

The National Weather Service was tracking this storm and knew heavy winds were coming, and hail was imminent around mid-day. Then this storm quickly became severe with colossal hail coming down rapidly at lunchtime. The center issued warnings for Wright, Hennepin and Carver counties at 12:19 pm on August 5, 2019 with announcements to expect half dollar-size hail, then just 20 minutes later, the center said to expect tennis ball-size hail! Four-inch hail chunks did indeed hit Watertown and Delano. Many social posts show photos of hailstones next to baseballs as a comparison!

NMC has already re-roofed many homes in the August 5th Hail Swath area. A lot of homeowners are choosing the "Shingle Color of the Year for 2019" which is 'Black Sable' from Owens Corning's Duration Designer line.

NMC offers an array of shingle styles and colors

Maple Grove Also Chooses 'Black Sable' in Roofing After the Hail

NMC is ready to assist you with your insurance restoration and roof replacement. NMC can help with damage documentation, material selection, and can expertly re-roof your home in about one day! Many hail-affected homeowners are choosing Black Sable as their roof replacement selection. This attractive, durable shingle has received the "Women's Choice" Award for 2019 and it features SureNail Technology, TruDefinition Color Platform, Algae StreakGuard and 130 mph wind resistance. Be sure to ask your NMC Project Manager about warranties, installation and other color pattern choices!

Hail needs cool and warm layers to spin a hailstone

Storm Radar Map for Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Park, Medina & Hamel

NMC knows the recipe for hail—Thunderclouds churning water droplets into ice when cool and warm air mixes—We also understand when hail is approaching the ground, it can travel up to 60 mph or more and can be very damaging, and overwhelming if a claim needs to be filed. We're here to assist and answer your inquiries with honesty and transparency. NMC has 20 Years’ experience with insurance restoration. If you already possess your adjustment documentation and need a professional exterior contractor, NMC promises to partner with you through the entire build-back process.

Contact NMC at 763-244-1147 to ask our experts any roofing, siding or storm restoration questions. You can easily self-schedule a convenient appointment online at