Understanding Impact-Resistant Shingles (Part 1): The Basics

It’s good to know that many homeowners are now more mindful of their choices for home improvement materials, notably with roofing. The residents of Colorado Springs have a reason to be extra picky because our place happens to be one of most active lightning areas and thunderstorms are quite common here.

For homeowners who are wary of harsh weather events, our experts here at AquaDuct Roof and Gutters highly recommend CertainTeed Landmark™ IR (Impact Resistant) shingles. They are resistant to harsh weather, debris, and other elements. CertainTeed, describes this innovation:

This shingle has a tough fiber glass reinforced base to help achieve the highest impact resistant rating from U.L. Tested to withstand the impact of a 2″ steel ball being dropped from 20 feet in the air. With soft shadow lines, a random tab design and a patented color blending process, Landmark IR gives your roof the classic shades and dimensional appearance of natural roofing materials.

The components of this roofing system are so strong that they can withstand the damaging effects of a hailstorm like dents, cracks, and holes. Furthermore, it can also protect your household from wind-blown debris and other elements during a storm. They are simply more durable compared to other options you can have for roofing in Colorado Springs.

Choose CertainTeed Landmark IR Shingles, undoubtedly one of the best in the Colorado Springs roofing market today. And when it comes to installation, only a certified CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicator like AquaDuct Roof and Gutters can pull off precise work.

Also, take note that not all “impact resistant” shingles are the same. Some are better than the rest. Others are rated as the best. To learn more on “Class 4” or the highest-rated impact-resistant shingles, read the 2nd part of our post http://www.aquaductroofing.com/understanding-impact-resistant-shingles-part-2-class-4-rating/

(Article Excerpt from Landmark™ Impact Resistance, CertainTeed, n.d)