A relatively new roofing application available to homeowners and commercial building owners is Impact Resistant Roofing Shingles and Material. Foster Roofing believes that this new material can be great for many different homeowners and building owners. Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri are all affected by the damage of hailstorms, so this is a considerable option

Between 1991 and 1995, around $8 billion a year in insurance payouts was paid due to wind and hail damage. A considerable amount of these costs were due to roof damage. Hail damage can result in granule loss, material loss, and penetration of asphalt shingles.

The new Impact Resistant shingle products are designed to resist this damage that results from hail impact and high wind speeds. The shingles meet the highest-set standards for impact resistance (class 4) set forth by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), as well as wind resistance set by UL and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International).

There are several manufacturers offering asphalt shingles that are designed to resist the damaging effects of high wind speeds and impacts from hail or debris. There a few different methods for keeping the granules attached to the shingles, preventing shingles from breaking upon impact, and to keep shingles from flying off in the wind.

UL 2218 classifies impact resistance in roofing products. In their test, steel balls are projected towards roof samples and the resulting damage is observed. A Class 4 rating is given by UL 2218 to products that are the most resistive to impact damage. This classification is so impressive that some major insurance companies offer premium discounts to homeowners who use roofing products that are given a Class 4 rating. Talk to your Foster Roofing Fayetteville AR roofing expert for details on these discounts.

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