What are the Benefits of Impact Resistant Shingles?

impact-resistant-shinglesHere at Rain Control Gutters we’re concerned with the roof because it’s a vital part of the overall system that protects your home against water. So we pay attention to roof improvements and options whenever we can.

If you’re thinking about replacing your roof you have a lot of options to choose from. Here in stormy Florida, one option you should consider is using impact resistant shingles for your new roof.

Impact resistant shingles are specially designed to resist hail and other weather hazards. This means you reduce your chances of major roof damage.

There are some other benefits as well. For example, you can get major discounts on your homeowner’s insurance by installing this type of shingle.

Because impact-resistant shingles resist the amount of storm damage that your roof receives, homeowner’s insurance companies are usually willing to offer pretty significant discount. As of this writing the average ranges from 5% to 30%, depending upon the company that you’re dealing with.

When you buy impact resistant shingles you do have some options. There are four classes, from least resistant to most resistant.

If you want the most protection you’ll get the Class IV shingles, because those are the ones that truly work against hail. The Class IV shingles also entitle you to the biggest discounts.

If you’re going to get the best types of shingles that a roof has to offer you should get the best gutters, too. Seamless aluminum gutters are virtually leak free and last as long as a good roof does! If you live in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, or anywhere else in the Tampa Bay area, contact us today for a free estimate on your new gutters.

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