Hail Resistant Roof Shingles
Posted on: April 17, 2019
S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting are the experts in hail resistant roofing in Greater Fort Worth
We are fully into the spring storm season here in Fort Worth. As yet another severe storm heads our way, many homeowners are thinking about the durability of their roof and whether or not it can handle strong winds, heavy rains and hail. When the storm has passed and you’re assessing any damage, or the remaining life of your roof, consider the benefit of hail resistant (impact resistant) roof shingles.
Impact Resistant Shingle Benefits
There are several benefits to choosing impact resistant shingles over your traditional asphalt shingle.
The most common benefit is its ability to stand up to severe weather, in particular hail and wind storms. In 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Texas was ranked number 1 in the United States for the number of hail events that occurred. With over 700 hail storms recorded, there was millions of dollars in damage done to both residential and commercial properties. A large portion of these storms happened right here in the Greater Fort Worth-Dallas area.
We are located in the south end of what’s known as Tornado Alley. Our likelihood of severe weather is more than other areas in the state, so it is a priority for many homeowners to invest in materials that can withstand the impact of large hailstones. Durability is key. Impact resistant shingles are categorized into classes, with Class 4 shingles being the strongest shingle available in today’s market.
Best Shingles for Hail & Wind Resistance
At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, we use three of the most trusted brands of impact resistant roof shingles. All of these shingles have passed the UL 2218, Class 4 Impact Resistance Test. Depending on your insurance carrier, you may be eligible for discounts on your homeowner’s insurance if you choose one of these roofing brands. In no particular order, here are our three favorite brands and some information about each one.
1) GAF Timberline® ArmorShield™ II – SBS modified asphalt formula.
This roofing tile is flexible like rubber and amplified for impact resistance. It comes in seven colors, allowing you to choose a color that reflects your style. It meets the Class F wind rating which is the highest rating you can get from Underwriters Laboratories. ArmorShield™ II shingles can withstand winds up to 130 miles per hour. They also utilize StainGuard® protection to help resist blue-green algae growth.
2) TruDefinition® WeatherGuard® HP – impact resistant shingles.
WeatherGuard™ HP recently won the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as America’s Most Recommended™ Roofing Products. Made by Owens Corning, this product comes with a limited lifetime warranty. It is wind resistant for up to 130mph. You can increase the protection of this roof by purchasing the Owens Corning® Total Protection Roofing System®. S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting is an Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor.
3) Atlas shingles with Core4™ Enhanced Polymer Technology.
These shingles offer superior protection against extreme weather. They are made from advanced polymer materials with flexible technology that is resistant to breaks and cracks. It performed 50% better than standard asphalt shingles when it comes to flexibility and durability.
S.W.A.T. stands for Severe Weather Assessment Team. We have been providing hail damage roof repairs and replacement in Greater Fort Worth for over 16 years. We are a local, licensed roofing company – located right in Haslet, Texas. We understand how devastating the storms can be this time of year and how stressful it can be to find a roofing company you can trust. That’s why we offer a FREE, NO OBLIGATION inspection
of your roof. You can easily set up an appointment online, or give us a call and we’ll be there. At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, our customers are like our family. We want to give you the peace of mind knowing you are in good hands. Contact S.W.A.T. today and let us know how we can help you.