Strength and durability to withstand just about anything Mother Nature throws at them is one reason we recommend impact resistant shingles. For a shingle to earn the designation “Impact Resistant,” they had to prove it. To test their resistance, a 2” steel ball is dropped from a height of 20 feet. If the shingle cracks, it fails this designation. Few shingles on the market today pass this test without cracking.
They offer a unique benefit to many homeowners. When you install impact resistant shingles with the UL2218 Class 4 designation, ask your agent if your home qualifies for a discount on your homeowners’ insurance.
As a licensed roofer, we have many brands of shingles we can sell and install. When it comes to impact resistant shingles, we recommend CertainTeed products. The two most popular are in their Landmark Series. The Landmark XT™ 30 IR is an economical three-tab shingle. The XT 30 IR comes in eight colors to work with virtually any home’s color scheme. They include a 30-year limited transferable warranty. Unlike many three-tab shingles, these also have a 10-year StreakFighter® warranty on most colors.
If you’re looking for an impact resistant architectural shingle, ask any roofer and they’ll tell you about the Landmark® IR. They’re available in seven colors and are also Class A fire resistant. This is a great-looking shingle with an exceptional lifetime warranty covering materials defects. You’ll also get a ten-year StreakFighter and SureStart warranty and a 15-year, 110 mph wind resistant warranty.
CertainTeed offers several other lines of impact resistant shingles. If you want a slate or shake style shingle, ask about the Belmont® IR, Presidential Shake® IR, or Northegate® shingle lines. If your reason for needing a roof replacement and considering impact resistant shingles is due to a hailstorm, we accept all insurance claims. As a licensed roofer, The Roofing Store professionally installs many different roofing materials. Call or fill out our contact form for your free estimate at (860) 564-8300, and we’ll help you find the best shingle material and style for your home and budget.