Roof Hail Damage? Class 4 Synthetic Shingles Are Impact Resistant
Has your roof suffered hail damage? Whether you’ve had a recent run-in with hail or you have experienced hail damage in the past, one thing is certain. You don’t want it in your future. Finally, there is a roofing shingle that is made toresist hail damage.
Colorado experiences a heavy hail season from April to September, so your roof is susceptible to damage for a large portion of the year. That’s why as a roofing contractor, Refined Exteriors seeks to install products that protect and fight against the damaging effects of hail. As a roofing contractor, we believe your roof should protect your home, and you shouldn’t have to fret about it.
And while certain asphalt shingles work to protect your home from hail damage for a time, the Revia® F-Wave shingles are the latest in roofing technology, bringing resilience to hail that will leave you at peace in your Denver home.
Denver, Colorado Homes Vs. Hail Damage
Colorado homes experience more than their fair share of hail. With Denver a part of “hail alley,” many Denver homeowners even have to perform multiple roof repairs or replacements within a few years span. In fact, a National Insurance Crime Bureau news release stated that Colorado remains the second most common state to file insurance claims for hail damage in the nation.
Denver sees its share of severe hail. This term is used when hail balls are one inch in diameter or greater. Severe hail is bound to cause damage to many different surfaces like cars, windows, siding, and your roof. Therefore, hail damage likely should be the greatest consideration when it comes to purchasing shingles for the Denver area— that is, if you want your roofing investment to last longer and cause you the least amount of stress.
When hail strikes and damage occurs, it is important to immediately have your roof repaired or replaced, depending on severity. Waiting on repairs will only increase the likelihood of major damage affecting your home’s structure. It will also increase your chances of future roof damage.
If you’re unsure if hail has damaged your roof, here are some signs your home may already have hail damage.
- Cracked or broken shingles
- Dents on the shingles, flashing, or gutters
- Missing granules
- Bruised shingles
If you notice any of these signs, consider hiring a roofing contractor to perform storm and hail damage repairs.
How F-Wave Synthetic Shingles Resist Hail Damage
You have the ability to choose from a wide variety of shingle options when it comes to your roof, but taking into account the amount of hail and hail damage Denver homes experience, seeking out a shingle that will resist the impact of hail is essential to your roof’s lifespan. That’s where the Revia F-Wave synthetic shingle comes into play.
The Revia shingles can outlast asphalt shingles with regards to hail resistance in a few ways:
- The shingles come with a 5-year hail warranty. You don’t have to fret about whether or not the shingles will last as Revia covers its shingles against hail for 5 years as well as other coverage benefits. Learn about the F-Wave’s warranty.
- Unlike asphalt shingles that have granules on their surface, the Revia synthetic shingle has no granule loss because it does not have granules. As asphalt shingles lose their granules, their durability and life expectancy decrease.
- The F-Wave shingles are class 4 impact resistant, which makes them one of the best options for hail prone areas.
Achieving a Class 4 Rating
Hail resistant roofing shingles will be classified according to their resistance to impact. This classification system falls on a scale of 1 to 4, with class 1 being the least resistant and class 4 experiencing the best resistance. With the F-Wave receiving a class 4 classification, it provides the best impact resistance a roofing shingle can have.
The shingles are tested by dropping steel balls of various sizes from a variety of heights twice onto the field and edge of the shingles. The fiberglass backing must not crack or break. The various classifications are determined as follows:
- Class 1: A 1 ¼ inch Steel ball from a 12-foot drop
- Class 2: A 1 ½ inch Steel ball from a 15-foot drop
- Class 3: A 1 ¾ inch Steel ball from a 17-foot drop
- Class 4: A 2 inch Steel ball from a 20-foot drop
The class 4 shingle classification mimics the impact of large hail the best to help determine the shingles that will best protect your home from hail damage. Class 4 shingles have greater wind resistance than other classifications as well.
CO Homeowner’s Insurance Discounts for Installing F-Wave
While fewer roof repairs from hail and harsh winds are enough to make the F-Wave shingle a sound investment for your home, installing a class 4 impact resistant shingle like the F-Wave can save you money through home insurance discounts.
You will need to check with your specific insurance for specific discount availability. Certain companies will offer discounts for specific product lines due to their need for fewer repairs and replacements. Learn more about insurance discounts here.
Take the Stress out of Hail Season
Your roof is an extremely important structural element to your home. It should not be the cause of your stress. With a professional installation of the latest in roofing technology, you can feel secure in the performance and protection of your roof.
As class 4 hail resistant shingles, the F-Wave shingles are top of the line in fighting hail and wind damage. But the F-Wave surpasses asphalt in that it has no granule loss.
At Refined Exteriors, we offer professional installations of the Revia F-Wave synthetic shingles to ensure you get a roof that looks great, adds home value, and protects from harsh weather. Schedule a free consultation with our roofing contractors for more information.