Protecting your home from damage is important to every homeowner. Your roof is constantly exposed to different types of weather, tree branches, birds, large objects, wind, and more. Impact resistant shingles can help extend the life of your roof and protect it from holes or dents that can lead to damage internally in your home.
KangaRoof can help improve the look and structure of your home with new roof installation and roofing repairs. Not only can we improve your roof with new materials, but our team can also with gutter repair and improvements to stop moisture from creating further roof damage.
Class 4 Impact Resistant Shingles
When it comes to roofing materials, there are different classes of impact resistance. Class 4 is the most impact resistant (the material did not crack when hit in the same spot with a steel ball 2.0 inches in diameter).
These resistant shingles are built and installed to help prevent hail damage and flying debris. These objects or strong winds may severely damage traditional shingles, so homeowners that have seen damage or that live in an intense weather area can benefit from impact resistant shingles.
Resistant To Hail Damage
Hail storms can cause dents, scratches, and holes in cars or roofs. Many people want to avoid having hail damage on things they have invested money in. The size of hail can range from a small diameter to large golf ball-sized ice balls.
Even if hail is small, it can create tiny cracks and scratches in your shingles, which over time can lead to large holes in your roof. Even these small cracks can let moisture into the shingle, into your attic, and down into your home. This is why it is important to have your roof regularly inspected by a professional. Having routine checks will help you get ahead of repairs and save you money in the long run.
Less Risk Of Fire
Impact resistant shingles have another benefit that draws homeowners in. The majority of these shingles are fire resistant and can lower the risk of home fires. Class 4 resistant shingles also carry a Class A fire rating.
It is important to keep in mind that no material or product will protect your home from everything. Accidents and outside forces can not be controlled by humans, but taking extra measures can help your home be safer and last much longer.
What Materials Are Impact Resistant Shingles Made Of?
A blend of rubberized polymer and asphalt makes up impact resistant shingles. Using these two materials makes for a durable product that is resistant to damage, but is still pliable and flexible to work with. Having a durable material that can withstand weather will help save you from expensive roofing repairs. Investing in a quality roofing material now will help you save money in the long run and give you peace of mind about the state of your roof. Constantly worrying about roof damage can make living in your home uncomfortable, so installing impact resistant shingles will give you better peace of mind.
What Do These Shingles Cost?
Because of their added durability, these shingles can cost quite a bit more than traditional shingles. They can cost up to 50-100% more than the traditional materials of shingles for their combined material and long lifespan.
Homeowners have found that the lifespan of their roofs has increased and the resistance to weather conditions is worth the investment of impact resistant shingles.
Improve Your Roof With KangaRoof
Our roofing contractors have been improving the roofing quality of Utah homes for many years. We want to make sure that you feel safe and dry in your home, and that starts with a durable roof. If you are looking for a quality inspection, gutter guard installation, roof repairs, or commercial roofing, you have come to the right place.
We are located in Morgan and Layton, UT to best serve many clients in the Northern Utah area. Keep your home safer for longer with our experts at KangaRoof.