We rely on our home’s roof to protect us from the elements. However, older roofs and weaker materials may not be durable enough to withstand the brunt force of severe weather. Heavy rain, hail, and strong winds can pull up shingles, leave dents, or create roof leaks, leaving your family exposed and your home’s value decreased. If you are considering a new roof installation, you may want to consider impact-resistant shingles.
Impact-resistant shingles are a class-4 shingle, which is the industry’s highest rating for weatherability. These shingles can be made out of a variety of different materials, such as a mixture of resin and plastic, to create a durable and long-lasting shingle. Areas like North Texas experience intense storms and residents may want to consider investing in impact-resistant shingles.
1. Protection From Strong Storms
North Texas’ intense storms can leave any family feeling a bit shaky. Large pieces of hail or even debris from trees can significantly dent or crack your roof. Storm damage can lead to costly issues, such as leaks, which you must repair to avoid water damage.
Thankfully, impact-resistant shingles were designed to handle Mother Nature. They are designed to be flexible, allowing the shingles to take the impact without cracking. These shingles are field-tested by dropping a 2-inch steel ball from 20 feet, to see how the shingles will react. Most regular shingles crack under this kind of testing, but an impact-resistant shingle bends, cupping the steel ball and returning to its original state once the ball leaves.
2. Cost Savings
Though impact-resistant shingles have a higher up-front cost, you make a significant return on your investment. Impact-resistant shingles are strong and hardy, so you spend less on roof repairs after every major storm. With a class 4 resistance rating, impact-resistant shingles often qualify for insurance discounts. Additionally, impact-resistant shingles help increase a home’s value.
3. Versatile Design
Worried you won’t like the look? Impact-resistant shingles are available in a variety of designs, styles, and colors. You can choose roof shingles that are designed to resemble other materials, such as wood, or shingles that complement the color and appearance of your home.
Stay Protected From the Storms With Impact-Resistant Shingles
Acme Roof Systems offers beautiful and high-quality impact resistant shingles for both residential and commercial roofs. If you need a new roof or your existing roof repaired, our team of experts is more than happy to help! Contact our professionals today for more information on our impact-resistant shingles or on any of our services. With a team like Acme Roof Systems supporting your roof, you know that your family is protected from the worst that mother nature can throw at you.