Not all roofing materials are created equal. Some shingles provide better support against inclement weather conditions than others.
Hail, heavy rains, and strong winds are more frequent occurrences in Flagstaff than any other part of Arizona, and we’ve helped more than a few homeowners in recent years that have needed roof repairs as a result of these harsh conditions.
Having a roof that can withstand the impact of damaging weather is an important aspect of living in the Flagstaff area. At Polaris Roofing Systems, we offer Brava Roof Tile impact-resistant shingles built to withstand even the toughest weather conditions. Call us today at (928) 699-4840 if you’re in need of a roof repair or read on to learn more about impact-resistant shingles.
Composite Roofing Materials
Impact-resistant shingles consist of several strong layers, such as fiberglass, asphalt, copper, and plastic.
Sometimes, recycled or sustainable materials are included in the design as well. This multi-layer design adds to the durability of the shingles, as any damaging impact would have to work through all the layers rather than just a single material type.
The shingles’ layered composition also makes them more flexible than traditional materials, so if your roof is pelted with intense hail or rain, they will simply bend to accommodate the pressure rather than crack or break.
Impact-resistant shingles are nearly impossible to break, meaning you won’t have to worry about needing repairs or replacements.
Impact-resistant shingles are designed to be quieter than metal or slate. Their layers allow them to quietly take the impact of hail or rain, as opposed to metal roofs that tend to be noisy during storms as the precipitation bounces off the slick material.
The majority of the impact that your roof endures is the result of weather conditions, and impact-resistant shingles are extremely weather-resistant.
Flagstaff sometimes faces cold temperatures, but these shingles will not freeze or break under cold weather conditions. On hot days, impact-resistant shingles can stand up to the blazing sun and heat with ease.
Impact-resistant shingles are also built to stand up to rain, snow, hail, sleet, and ice storms, so even the craziest Arizona weather conditions are no match for their durable design. If your roof has hail or wind damage, be sure to have it inspected immediately.
Impact-resistant shingles are a practical long-term choice for your home. If you’re planning to stay in your house for several decades or pass your property on to the next generation, you will want to invest in a roofing material that will outlast traditional roofing.
These specialty shingles can last up to 50 years and beyond, unlike traditional shingles, that typically only have a useful life between 10 and 20 years. Their durable design also prevents the need for frequent repairs, and though they are pricier than other materials, the return on investment makes them worth the money.
These claims regarding the durability and strength of impact-resistant shingles are lab-verified and backed by real data.
Our impact-resistant shingles were tested against steel balls dropped from various heights and withstood even a 20-foot drop without cracking or breaking. The shingles were also tested against strong winds and stood up to 110 mph wind gusts, equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.
There’s no doubt that impact-resistant shingles are the best option for homes facing extreme weather conditions, and when you live in Flagstaff, AZ, you never know what the weather will bring!
Get in touch with our team at Polaris Roofing Systems today to schedule a free roof replacement estimate and talk with one of our expert roofers about whether impact-resistant shingles are right for your home.