The Importance of Impact Resistant Shingles

October 15, 2015

St. Louis is no stranger to bad weather and thunderstorms. With that, we have seen our share of hail in the area. Usually people focus on the damage to their car when they should be more focused on what the damage can do to their roof.

Hailstones can damage asphalt roof shingles by knocking their granular covering loose.

When granular coverings come loose the asphalt under the shingles becomes exposed to the elements. When shingles become exposed to the elements, sunlight deteriorates the asphalt and water enters the house. This is a situation that can easily be avoided if you have impact resistant shingles on your home.

Impact resistant shingles are stronger and more flexible than standard shingles.

The rubber-like quality prevents hail from fracturing the fiberglass mat, eliminating premature deterioration. The added flexibility also makes the shingles more wind resistant, making it harder for high winds to blow them off.

Impact Resistant shingles used to be out of reach for many homeowners because of cost, but with a few modifications in the past several years they have become more attainable. It is important to note that impact resistant shingles cost more, but they pay for themselves over the long term.

Some insurers now offer policy discounts and lower monthly premiums to their customers to help justify the added expense of installing impact resistant shingles.

So here is what you need to know:

-Impact resistant shingles can withstand heavy wind, hail, and storm damage.

-Impact resistant shingles can get you a premium discount from your home insurance company (Check with your provider)

-Impact Resistant shingles pay for themselves over time

-Impact resistant shingles can increase the value of your home

-Impact resistant shingles will prolong the life of your roof.

With all of these facts how could you possibly be interested in any other type of shingle for your roof?

Give The Happy Roof a call today to learn more about how we can prolong the life of your roof and provide extra safety for your family during storm season!

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