Impact-resistant shingles


Protecting your home is a high priority! We know the importance of providing high-quality products to ensure your home is ready for whatever storms come your way. Oklahoma is no stranger to severe weather; hail, snow, wind, and rain can wreak havoc on your roof and home. Some homeowners opt for impact-resistant shingles because of their added protection, but it’s important to know what impact-resistant shingles really mean for your roof.

The truth about impact-resistant shingles 

Often associated with a higher cost, these shingles can actually save a homeowner money over time. For example, if a customer purchases a less expensive or non-durable shingle, one large hail storm could cause significant damage to the roof. Though average shingles are engineered to protect your home from typical weather and rain, they are not designed to withstand hail, hurricane-force winds, or other intense weather. 

A myth about impact-resistant shingles 

You may have heard that impact-resistant or class IV shingles never have to be replaced, but this is not true. These shingles are made to resist more substantial wind speeds, hail, and other extreme weather, but they aren’t invincible. If hail is large enough or spikey in nature, it will damage the shingles. 

 Why clients love impact-resistant shingles

A significant benefit these weather-ready shingles bring is that many insurance providers will offer a discount on your homeowners insurance policy. Most discounts will be a percentage of your premium costs, so ask your roofing contractor for a form to give your insurance provider for a potential discount. 

If you want to learn more about impact-resistant shingles or other roofing solutions, we would love to talk to you to see if we’re a good fit for your roofing needs. You can also click here to learn more about our preferred impact-resistant shingle, Certainteed.


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