Severe weather can harm your roof resulting in financial turmoil as the cost of roof repairs can be costly. At All American Home Improvement Inc, we offer impact resistant shingles that can better protect your home from impact damage caused by wind carrying debris or hail. If you would like a free estimate on impact resistant shingles in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY then call us at (516) 986-3979.
What Are Impact Resistant Shingles?
Unlike asphalt shingles, which are made primarily out of asphalt, impact resistant shingles are made from a nice combination of copper, aluminum, resin, and plastic. These materials make them extremely durable and able to withstand wind speeds up to 110mph without curling. Even if they do curl, impact resistant shingles are flexible, allowing them to easily unfurl and go back into place once the wind dies down.
Impact shingles are field tested by dropping 2″ balls onto the shingles from 12-20 feet in the air. This shows researchers how much the shingles can take before cracking. They mark down how each shingle responds to the pressure, measuring their give and whether or not they crack. Depending on the response of the shingle, they give them a ranking ranging from class 1 (the weakest) to class 4, (the strongest.) This is essential in finding out how shingles respond to inclement weather, such as hail storms. Impact resistant shingles have received a rank of class 4, which means they are ranked as one of the highest damage resistant shingles.
Because of their high ranking in field testing, insurance companies often push for homeowners to get impact resistant shingles. They will often time offer discounts to those who have impact resistant shingles installed, which can you and your family save money while also being confident in the safety of your roof.
Impact resistant shingles are an important investment for those who live in areas where wind damage and hail storms are often. Their durability prevents homeowners from having to spend money on costly repairs. They also are more resistant to sudden weather changes, which cause problems for asphalt shingles.
There are some downsides to these types of shingles. Though they are shown to last ten percent longer than other shingles, they are on the pricey side, making them difficult to obtain if you are on a budget. The only consolation is that impact resistant shingles are a great investment that will save you money in the long-run.
Is Hail Really A Threat To My Roof?
Hail is a major danger to any home. Most shingles crack or break off completely on the onslaught of hail. Lost or broken shingles leaves the roof vulnerable to different types of damages, such as water damage, leaks, and holes which can raise energy costs. Even if seems like your shingles were able to withstand the storm, what lays underneath the shingles could have been affected. Without impact resistance, your roof could suffer from cracked and broken shingles, torn underlayment, mold growth and wood rot from trapped water moisture or leaks, and water infiltration that can lead to water damage inside the home and a loss of integrity of your roof.
If you are looking to install stronger shingles on your home, then ask our professional roofers at All American Home Improvement Inc about our impact resistant shingles. We will walk you through the benefits and give you an estimate about how much it would cost you to install them in your home.
Will My Insurance Company Cover Damages To My Impact Resistant Shingles?
Insurance companies can be a little tricky. When it comes to the discount obtained by installing stronger shingles, insurance companies love to hand them out, because it means that they will ultimately be spending less money on replacing your roof. The upfront cost of impact resistant shingles may not be worth it in the long run, if you are in an area where inclement weather isn’t as much of a problem. For even if there are dents and dings in your shingles, insurance companies will often time wave these off as cosmetic damages, and feel no need to replace them.
It’s important to know what kind of policy you have and what is covered and what is not covered by your plan. This way, you can make the most out of your investment in your roof. All American Home Improvement Inc can help with this, as we offer free home inspections to help you deal with insurance companies. We want the best for our clients, and we are driven to make sure that you receive the repairs that are needed to keeping you and your family safe.
Contact us Today!
If you are looking to increase the value of your home or receive discounts on your home insurance, you may want to look into installing impact resistant shingles. They help you avoid the headache of constantly spending money on repairs. If you would like a free estimate or have any more questions about our impact resistant shingles, call (516) 986-3979. Our mission at All American Home Improvement Inc is to serve the people in the Long Island and Farmingdale, NY by providing them with durable and affordable shingles and home improvement repairs.