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Why Should You Install Impact Resistant Shingles?


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Happy Roof & Exteriors St Louis Missouri's Fastest Growing Roofing and Home Improvement Contractor.

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Why Should You Install Impact Resistant Shingles?

  2. 2. IMPACT RESISTANT SHINGLES It is rare to find a location in the United States that doesn’t suffer from thunderstorms. With the thunderstorms come hail, high winds, and other storm related damage such as falling tree limbs. While most people are busy focusing on things like the damage to their cars, they tend to forget to worry about their roof. Out of sight out of mind, right? NO.
  3. 3. IMPACT RESISTANT SHINGLES Your roof is what is keeping the elements out of your home. As winter is approaching it is more important than ever to have a sturdy roof over your head. Hailstones can damage asphalt roof shingles by knocking their granular covering loose.
  4. 4. IMPACT RESISTANT SHINGLES When granular coverings come loose the asphalt under the shingles becomes exposed to the elements. When shingles become exposed to the elements, sunlight deteriorates the asphalt and water enters the house. This is a situation that can easily be avoided if you have impact resistant shingles on your home. Impact resistant shingles are stronger and more flexible than standard shingles.
  5. 5. WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL? The rubber-like quality prevents hail from fracturing the fiberglass mat, eliminating premature deterioration. The added flexibility also makes the shingles more wind resistant, making it harder for high winds to blow them off. Impact Resistant shingles used to be out of reach for many homeowners because of cost, but with a few modifications in the past several years they have become more attainable. It is important to note that impact resistant shingles cost more, but they pay for themselves over the long term.
  6. 6. MOST INSURANCE COMPANIES COVER IMPACT RESISTANT SHINGLES Some insurers now offer policy discounts and lower monthly premiums to their customers to help justify the added expense of installing impact resistant shingles. You should always talk to your insurance provider to make sure you taking advantage of the discounts awarded for impact resistant shingles!
  7. 7. WHAT CAN THE HAPPY ROOF DO FOR YOU? -Impact resistant shingles can withstand heavy wind, hail, and storm damage. -Impact resistant shingles can get you a premium discount from your home insurance company (Check with your provider) -Impact Resistant shingles pay for themselves over time -Impact resistant shingles can increase the value of your home -Impact resistant shingles will prolong the life of your roof. With all of these facts how could you possibly be interested in any other type of shingle for your roof?