Impact-Resistant Shingles

Impact-Resistant Shingles

Impact Resistant Shingles give homeowners an increased level of protection from these environmental hazards.Over the past several years, Colorado has seen its fair share of unimaginable whether, everything from snowstorms, hail, fires, flooding and even tornadoes. Damage that is inflicted on roofs during hailstorms can, however, be reduced with better and more durable roofing products.

Because we experience very extreme weather changes here in Colorado the roofs of buildings can become damaged over time. More than ever it is increasingly important that you select a type of shingle that will give you the best results for the environmental factors that are prevalent in your area.

Over the years, Seven Summit roofing has seen the effects of what various types of weather conditions can do to a roof in the Pikes Peak region. That is why we recommend Impact Resistant Shingles or steel coated shingles. Interested in metal roof for your home or commercial building?  Read our comprehensive Guide to Metal Roofing.

Impact resistant shingles are one of the best roofing shingles in the industry. They are designed to withstand the high winds of the area and as well as the potential damage that can occur due to the increasing factor of multiple severe hail events which can cause substantial damage to roofs when less resilient materials are used.

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What are Impact-Resistant Shingles?

While Impact-Resistant Shingles may look like asphalt shingles, they have none of the drawbacks.

After the impact of a large hailstone, standard shingles can exhibit cracks or ruptures on the front or back of the shingle. Impact-resistant shingles show no evidence of such damage after large-scale storms. A hailstone that falls on a roof with impact-resistant shingles, or steel-coated shingles, will in most cases bounce off and preserve the shingle’s integrity over bruise or degrade the shingle.

Hail bruises traditional shingles to a point where they will eventually disintegrate. Advanced technologies now allow different proprietary methods to create a more durable shingle. Granules are more securely attached to the shingle to prevent shingle breaking during impact. Improved installation methods keep shingles better connected to the sheathing during high winds. 7 Summits roofing uses high-quality materials made from stone-coated steel.

Our impact-resistant shingles are lightweight, flexible and the panels are interlocking. The steel substrate contains upwards of 25% post-consumer recycled steel content and is 100% recyclable at the end of life. Our durable, stone-coated steel has a long life cycle – 50 plus years and requires little maintenance.

The lightweight nature of the steel allows the product to be installed directly over the existing asphalt shingles without adding too much additional weight to the roof and its supports.

Wind and Fire Resistant

Homeowners may generally be more concerned about the potential for hail damage. But, impact-resistant or steel-coated shingles will provide extra protection in high winds and are more resistant to fire damage over traditional asphalt-based types of roofing materials.

The superior and advanced properties will also provide a more substantial roof that is more likely to resist the potential dangers of high winds. High winds can remove sections of roofing that will cause costly repairs. Due to the fire-resistant quality of the materials, including steel, roof fires caused by stray embers or nearby fires will be avoided.

Economic Implications and Long Term Costs

Most homeowners will always want to use those products to preserve their roof and protect it from local environmental factors. Even though this type of roof has a very long life, it still begs the question, “How much more will it cost over traditional roofing materials?” Do you live in high-risk hail and high wind regions like Colorado Springs and the surrounding Pikes Peak area? If so, then using impact-resistant shingles will almost uncertainly equate to cost savings for your insurance company. But, what about savings for you?

The difference in cost between replacing standard shingles over impact-resistant products for a homeowner can be less than the costs of entirely replacing the roofing due to severe hail or wind damage. Depending on your policy terms, many insurance carriers will offer up to a 25% discount on premiums for installing impact resistant shingles. These long-term savings can help negate the overall cost difference of installing impact-resistant shingles over asphalt and fiberglass shingle types. Overall, the price difference is minimal in the long run. Over a few seasons, this type of material will also save you the worry of severe roof damage and those related insurance premium rate increases. You will have the benefit of not only better protection but also lower insurance rates. Give yourself greater peace of mind knowing that your roof is protected by one of the best roofing products available.

Longevity and Quality Standards

Most homeowners will always want to use those products to preserve their roof and protect it from local environmental factors. Even though this type of roof has a very long life, it still begs the question, “How much more will it cost over traditional roofing materials?” Do you live in high-risk hail and high wind regions like Colorado Springs and the surrounding Pikes Peak area? If so, then using impact-resistant shingles will almost uncertainly equate to cost savings for your insurance company. But, what about savings for you?

The difference in cost between replacing standard shingles over impact-resistant products for a homeowner can be less than the costs of entirely replacing the roofing due to severe hail or wind damage. Depending on your policy terms, many insurance carriers will offer up to a 25% discount on premiums for installing impact resistant shingles. These long-term savings can help negate the overall cost difference of installing impact-resistant shingles over asphalt and fiberglass shingle types. Overall, the price difference is minimal in the long run. Over a few seasons, this type of material will also save you the worry of severe roof damage and those related insurance premium rate increases. You will have the benefit of not only better protection but also lower insurance rates. Give yourself greater peace of mind knowing that your roof is protected by one of the best roofing products available.

Appearance and Styles

Although this type of roofing material is somewhat new, the industry has already made many styles and colors of this steel-coated shingle available. Not only will you have a roof that is sound against the sometimes violent weather, but it will also be attractive and can meet the standards for eye appeal that some HOA’s may require. You will have several colors to choose from and styles with deep shadow lines that can portray the look of natural wood shakes and other popular looks. More traditional styles are available to meet the aesthetic qualities that some homeowners may demand. Suppose you consider the cost of using Impact-Resistant Shingles over a standard replacement. In that case, you will find that the savings can be greater than the initial cost in the long run. Once you do the math, you will find that impact-resistant roofing materials will be the best choice for repair and replacement savings. You’ll find peace in knowing that not only is your roof sound at a superior level, but it is also attractive and backed by a long-term warranty.

GAF Certified

We use materials from the top manufacturers in the USA. Some of the brands we use are:

Available in a wide range of shapes and textures, Impact -Resistant Shingles are very adaptable. 7 Summits Roofing installs Impact Resistant Shingles from GAF, the top manufacturer in the country. We are proud to be a GAF Certified roofing contractor.

7 Summits Roofing also installs many other top brands of asphalt roofing shingles – including Tamko, Malarkey, Certainteed, Owens Corning, IKO, and Atlas.

7 Summits Roofing understands that a quality roof is more than just a new roof covering; it is an interdependent system of components. Each component of a roofing system requires careful attention to quality and installation in order to honor the customer’s investment. Each component needs to be installed properly to adhere to manufacturer warranties.

Benefits of Impact Resistant Roofing Shingles

  • Triple Fiber Glass Backing
  • Interlocking Shingles
  • Superior Adhesion
  • Exceptional Wind Resistance
  • Lightweight But Tough
  • Cool Roof Rating - Considered a “Green” Roof
  • Fire Resistant
  • 100% Recyclable
  • Many Colors and Styles Available
  • 50 Year Warranty

With all the extreme whether that can impact your home, why not select a shingle that can withstand any storm? Impact-resistant shingles can give you the added protection to your home and it might possibly be the last roof you will ever need to replace.

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