Oklahoma experiences a lot of crazy weather no matter what season we’re in. Unfortunately, many of our storms during the rainy season bring hail along with them. Hail can be extremely damaging to your roof and can be expensive to fix. One way to protect your home from these balls of ice is impact-resistant shingles.
Essentially, impact-resistant shingles are just that—”resistant” shingles. They are designed to withstand heavy wind and hail damage. These shingles fall under Class 3 and Class 4 categories.
Understanding classes of shingles
To qualify for a particular class, the shingles have to be able to withstand the “steel ball test.” To put it simply, shingles will have to be able to handle a steel ball being dropped onto it multiple times. The more resistant the shingles are, the higher the class.
Classes 3 and 4 will be the best impact-resistant, making Class 1 the lowest and unable to withstand much impact. If you live in an area that frequently has high winds and heavy storms, Class 4 impact-resistant shingles are the best option to protect your home and the integrity of your roof.
Benefits of impact resistant shingles
In the past, we’ve compared regular shingles to impact-resistant shingles. Every time, the roof with impact-resistant shingles had almost no damage at all. The roofs without impact-resistant shingles needed a roof replacement. The benefits of impact-resistant shingles are significant:
- Protection from storm damage and high winds
- Fewer roof issues and repairs
- Cost savings
- Versatile design
Overall, you can’t go wrong with impact-resistant shingles, especially when it comes to protecting your home. They provide longevity to your roof with fewer claims in general and not having to replace your roof as often. Palladium Roofing has the expertise and quality materials to ensure that your home is protected during seasonal storms.