Class 4 Shingles
What is the Strongest Shingle for a Hail Area?
Class Four shingles are designed to take a greater impact than normal shingles
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Many insurance companies offer savings up to 28% off your insurance rate. I found that getting information on the phone was often frustrating, but in fact: Serious discounts are available for homes with Class 4 hail resistant shingles installed!
How do they Work?
Most class four shingles use a rubberized polymer as the base so they can absorb a greater impact without cracking and "spring back" SBS Modified.
What Brands do you Recommend?
Atlas Stormmaster Shake or Slate are the two we use the most. We also use CertianTeed Presidential IR, GAF Designer Series IR, and we use SBS modified Rapid Ridge High Definition hip & ridge. The Atlas and CertianTeed shingle also provides StainGard.
Will They Survive a Big Hail Storm?
Unfortunately, therein lies the underlying question. I have seen a two week old GAF Class IV destroyed along with the accompanying High Definition SBS Modified Rapid Ridge. So it is unlikely any shingle roof can withstand a truly vicious hail storm like the 2016 storm that ravaged Murphy, Sachse, Plano, and Wylie, destroying thousands of cars as well.
They certainly appear to be stronger than many "normal" shingles and the decision as to whether the choice to install them on your home makes economic sense is youor decision to weigh. We will certainly bring them to your home for your perusal.
Class Four roofs are not warranted to withstand hail despite the advertisements that seem to indicate otherwise! They are hail resistant not hail proof!
- Choose WeatherPRO Roofing to do the Atlas shingle installation correctly so that you do not worry when big storms blow through the area you do not lose your shingles or suffer water leaks.
- Choose a reliable contractor to do the job correctly the first time. Installation by professionals with over sight guarantees a quality job that you will be proud of.
When choosing a laminate roof product for your home in the Dallas - Fort Worth area, the GAF shingle should be among your buying decision choices!