Do you like the style of shingle roofing, but wish it was a little stronger against severe weather? The good news is: there are multiple shingle upgrades on the market that can help you with the enhanced weather protection you’re looking for. Here are three of the most popular upgrades!
Upgrade #1: Architectural Shingles
Architectural (or laminate) shingles are applied in a special layering technique that has a two-fold purpose. First, the layering creates a multi-dimensional aesthetic that adds a lovely sense of depth. Second, this layered installation and laminate offers much stronger wind resistance. In fact, these shingles can withstand wind speeds of up to 120 mph.
Upgrade #2: Impact Resistant Shingles
An impact resistant shingle can withstand the force of hail striking it at 90 mph, without cracking. What’s even more impressive is the testing process for these shingles, which involves dropping a steel ball from a height of twelve feet onto the roofing material. As a bonus, you can find these shingles in many colors and hues for your unique flair.
Upgrade #3: Synthetic Shingles
Synthetic shingles are manufactured to imitate the appearance of slate, wood shakes, or tile roofing. They feature very capable protection against storms, plus they require much less maintenance than other forms of premium roofing. Of course, there are numerous styles, textures, and colors available for your pleasure!
Which of these shingle upgrades most appeal to you? For more information about these shingles or other forms of enhanced weather protection, contact our team today at (936) 242-4375!