Homes in the Salt Lake City, UT area have to be able to stand up to a lot. From the Utah sun to heavy rainstorms to hail to the occasional fallen tree limb, your Salt Lake City home's roof could be at risk of suffering damage. That's why it's so important to protect it, and at Raven Roofing and Contracting Inc. we've found that modern impact resistant roofing shingles could be a perfect option for those looking to protect their home and get the peace of mind they deserve.
In fact, hail damage alone is a major problem throughout the country. Consider that wind and hail damage leads to an average of $8 billion in insurance payouts each year, and you'll see just what kind of risk the weather can be. The more you know about roofing options like impact resistant shingles, the more prepared you are to choose the right option for your Salt Lake City home's roof covering.
What Are Impact Resistant Shingles?
When hailstorms occur in Salt Lake City, UT, traditional asphalt shingles can suffer in a huge way. Major loss of the granule surface, shingle edge material damage, and direct penetration to the shingles themselves can all lead to major issues including leaks.
But Impact Resistant shingles are designed to stand up to that kind of damage. These shingles are created to meet the highest level of impact resistant standards from the Underwriter Laboratories a swell as the wind resistance levels set by Underwriter Laboratories and the American Society for Testing and Materials. These tests use steel balls that are directed at samples of the shingles to determine how much they can withstand. Class 4 ratings are the highest and the most resistant to hail damage, and as such are the best impact resistant shingles available.
These shingles are created to last no matter what Mother Nature throws at them. The key qualities of these shingles include:
- Stronger methods used to ensure that granules remain attached to the shingles
- Reduced chance of shingle breakage during impact or wind
- Improved attachment to the roof to fight against high winds
- Reduced penetration risk from flying debris and hail
These benefits are the standout reasons that you need to pay attention to your Salt Lake City home's shingles and why you may want to consider upgrading. Knowing that your roof is safe during a major storm can bring a peace of mind you won't find with traditional asphalt shingles, and this upgrade is worth thinking about.
Getting Your Shingles
As with traditional asphalt shingles, there are still plenty of considerations to take into account here including color, design, budget, and more. At Raven Roofing and Contracting Inc., we know that you have questions about your roof and that you have a clear vision for what you want.
Our Salt Lake City team will talk to you and review your home, then give you an overview of which options we feel best fit your specific needs. If you're ready for a home that you can rest easy in, you deserve the best roof possible. Contact us today at 801-420-5544 and we'll ensure that you get it.