Impact Resistant Shingle Roofing

A home fitted with impact resistant shingles, installed by Alpine Roofing Company

Asphalt Shingle
Roof Installation & Repair

Asphalt shingles are composed of a base material – organic felt or glass-fiber mat that provides support for the weather-resistant components that give asphalt shingles strength. Asphalt, fillers and surfacing materials in the form of shingle granules provide protection from impact, UV degradation and improve fire resistance. Shingles are available in a wide variety of types, colors, textures, and styles. Options like simulated slate or HD shingles can create an appealing appearance without the cost of more pricey materials.

Shingles may be produced in a single layer or two or more layers. The latter are laminated strip shingles or architectural asphalt shingles (they have a three-dimensional appearance.) both 3-tab asphalt shingles and laminated asphalt shingles contain a strip of factory-applied adhesive that is activated by the sun’s heat after installation which seals each shingle to the next course. The seal strip also provides much of a shingle’s resistance to wind uplift. Shingles with factory-applied adhesive have a strip of clear polyester film applied to each shingle to prevent the sealing strips from bonding the shingles together when packaged. When the shingles are installed, the self-sealing strips will not align with the plastic film strips and will bond to adjacent shingles. For this reason, the plastic film strips do not have to be removed.
A building constructed with Impact Resistant Asphalt Roofing

GAF Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Asphalt Shingles

GAF Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles have moved into the 21st century, offering modern shingles with class 4 impact resistance to give greater resilience to impact from hail and dimensional shingles which give the appearance of stone or tile. One of the leading asphalt shingle manufacturers is GAF.

gaf armour shield shingles
  • Potential Insurance Savings – Passes UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Test, and may qualify for insurance discounts. Each shingle is labeled with special information needed to qualify for premium discounts according to the requirements of the Texas Department of Insurance.
  • Excellent Wind Performance – Meets Class F wind rating from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible. Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand maximum wind gusts of up to 130 mph!**
  • Impact Resistant – Passes UL 2218 Class 4, UL’s toughest impact test (shingles show no evidence of cracks or ruptures on front or back of shingle immediately after impact). Compare to “standard” shingles, which may have ruptures or cracks visible on the front or back of the shingle immediately after large hail impact.
  • High Performance – Designed with Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which reduces the use of natural resources while providing excellent protection.
  • StainGuard® Protection. – Helps ensure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae For more information on GAF Shingles click here.
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We can assist to choose the best Asphalt Shingles for your commercial or residential property.
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