An impact resistant version of our dramatically thick luxury shingle offers you the distinct look of natural wood shakes, not to mention a lifetime warranty. Made of three laminated layers of the industry’s strongest roofing materials, it’s dimensional in appearance and unparalleled in durability
High Impact Resistance Shingles and Hail Damage
Hail damage to asphalt shingles may include severe granule loss, material loss at shingle edges, and penetration. Wind can also create serious roof damage-it is documented that roof material failure was the most widespread type of damage from the SouthLands Tornado in Aurora, Co.
New shingle products are designed to resist damage from impact and high winds. They meet the most stringent standards for impact resistance (Class 4) set by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which normally results in Discounts on Insurance Premiums.
Several manufacturers offer asphalt shingles designed to resist the effects of severe weather such as wind and impact from flying debris orhail. Different proprietary methods are used to keep granules attached to the shingle, to prevent shingle breaking during impact, and to keep shingles attached to the sheathing during high winds.
UL 2218 classifies the resistance of roofing products to impact damage. In the test, steel balls are directed at roof samples, and damage is observed. Products that receive a Class 4 rating from UL 2218 are the most resistive to hail damage. Some major insurance companies are offering homeowner premium discounts for the use of roofing products that receive a Class 4 rating.
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