While steel roofing will not hold your house together during a tornado, when installed by professionals, it is rated to withstand winds up to 130 mph. Time and time again during windstorms, steel roofs have remained unscathed while neighboring shingle roofs were destroyed. A high testimony to this was during Hurricane Ike on the gulf coast in Texas. There were houses with steel roofing that were intact right beside houses with conventional shingles where the entire roof was completely ruined. Once the wind pulled up the shingles, the storm began causing damage to the sheeting underneath. Not only did the steel roofing stay intact but it protected the integrity of their house.