Have you heard of Class 4 impact-resistant roof shingles?
It might not sound exciting but it is something that will save you headaches, stress and money in the long run…so please read on.
No matter if you believe in global warming or not the weather around the world is becoming more and more unstable and unpredictable. Many gardeners in Calgary cried a few times this year because of hail destroying their crops. Unfortunately, the damage didn’t affect gardens only. Some of the severe hailstorms left holes in house sidings and cracks in roof shingles causing major headaches for homeowners who had to deal with the disaster.
How do you know if your roof got damaged by hail?
While you can easily see shingles that flew off from the roof or the rainwater getting into your house (hope not), some damage can be hard to determine from the ground.
In general, if the siding or gutters have visible indents after a hailstorm, most likely your roof is damaged as well.
To be 100% sure it is best to contact a local roofing company. A professional roofer will be able to tell you how severe the damage is and if your roof can be repaired or if it needs full replacement.
What can you do to prevent future hail damage to your roof?
While you may be able to cover up your garden or outdoor furniture, you can hardly do that with your roof. If you are replacing your roof, you may want to consider investing in Class 4 shingles.
These shingles are impact-resistant and may reduce the amount of damage from hail or other wreckage.
Are Class 4 impact-resistant roof shingles worth the money?
In areas with severe weather and frequent storms it is almost a must to use Class 4 roof shingles. While the original investment is a little bit higher than the regular shingles (they are about 10-20% more expensive) it will pay out in a long run.
Benefits of Class 4 impact-resistant roof shingles
As mentioned earlier, Class 4 roof shingles are considered impact-resistant and can withstand greater levels of impact. There are also a few other benefits worth mentioning:
- Based on FM 4473 test the Class 4 shingles can withstand ice balls that are 50.8 mm or 2 inches in diameter. Sounds good, right?
- You will meet building codes that may be required in certain cities or areas.
- Some insurance companies may give you a discount on your insurance.
- You can sleep peacefully knowing that your roof is as safe as can be.
At City Boss Roofing, we are here to answer any questions you may have regarding your new roof installation using Class 4 impact resistant roof shingles. Contact us today at 587-284-1544!