From 1991 to 1995, wind and hail damage caused about $8 billion worth of annual damage to homes, commercial buildings, and other establishments across the country. A huge portion of this was roof damage – the result of using substandard materials for the roofing system. Hail can cause damage on asphalt shingles by instigating granule loss, leak formation, and cracking.
In Kansas, our homes are prone to damage caused by multiple air masses and severe thunderstorms. These storms sometimes drop very large hail, resulting in costly damage over the years. Fortunately, All States Home Improvement offers high-quality material for roofing in Witchita designed to combat the effects of severe weather: impact resistant shingles.
What are Impact Resistant Shingles?
Impact-resistant shingles perform better than standard asphalt shingles when it comes to enduring impacts from the elements. They are also excellent at protecting your home from flying objects, such as fallen branches and debris.
A shingle’s impact resistance is rated from Class 1 to 4 on the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM D2218) Testing Standard. To qualify for a Class 4 rating, the highest grade, the shingles must pass the strict standards for impact and wind resistance set by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the ASTM. Leading companies, including GAF®, Owens Corning®, and CertainTeed, manufacture Impact resistant shingles. At All States Home Improvement, we offer Class 4 impact resistant shingle roofing in Wichita, KS, and the nearby areas to help protect your home from severe hail damage.
Here are some of the benefits of installing impact resistant shingles:
- Lasting Strength – They can withstand higher winds than all other shingle options. Due to their strength, they can last longer than standard asphalt shingles.
- Maintenance Savings – You don’t have to spend much on frequent repairs and maintenance to ensure the good condition of your Kansas roof.
- Roof Services Savings – When you install this system, you can also save money on roofing services because some insurance companies offer discounts for roofing products with a Class 4 rating.
To learn more about our options for impact resistant shingle roofing, get in touch with us today. You can call us at (316) 444-1220 to get started. You can also complete our form and we’ll schedule you for a FREE consultation.