Without the proper materials and construction, your roof may not withstand severe weather. Hail storms, wind storms, and flying debris can rip your roof apart shingle by shingle. Only Class 3 and Class 4 roofs have a high enough impact resistance to protect your home and family from such disasters.
Keep reading to learn the benefits of Class 3 and Class 4 roofs and how CanTex Roofing and Construction can help you stay protected.
Benefits of Class 3 and Class 4 Roofs
Class 3 and Class 4 roof shingles are the highest rated for durability of all roof materials. They are tested in labs to determine the effect of steel balls of various sizes being dropped on the shingles from about 20 feet in the air. We recommend installing Class 3 and 4 roofs because of the many benefits of the materials.
The Class 3 and 4 roofs don’t show any signs of cracking when steel balls that are either 1.75″ or 2″ are dropped in the same spot two times in a row from 20 feet. That means more durable roofs that will last longer than lower-rated roofs.
Increased Resistance To Hail Damage
Since the shingles on Class 3 and 4 roofs are already tested in labs with steel balls, they are proven to hold up to hail of similar size. You don’t have to worry about your roof shingles cracking or breaking off after a bad hail storm as long as the ice pieces are about a golf ball size or a little larger.
Increased Resistance To Wind Damage
Strong winds do more than just blow your shingles away. They bring limbs, trash, and other debris flying through the air at high speeds. This type of impact on your roof can cause serious damage if you have a low-rated roof like Class 1 or 2.
Increased Energy Efficiency
It’s more likely that Class 3 and Class 4 shingles will come with increased UV protection. As the sun heats up during the summer months, the shingles reflect the sun’s intense rays back into the atmosphere instead of absorbing them into your home.
Increased Curb Appeal
The durability of Class 3 and 4 roofs keep them in pristine condition for longer periods of time. Instantly, the roof looks better than lower-rated roofs where the singles are cracked or have fallen off completely. Even from a quick glance, Class 3 and 4 roofs have more curb appeal than inferior roofs.
Insurance Discounted Roofing Materials
Depending on the material and class of a roof, it could qualify for an insurance discount. Use the reference below to understand which materials save money from insurance companies.
Composition – Class III, Class IV
The higher-rated Class 3 and 4 roofs are more durable, energy-efficient, and resistant to wind, making them ideal for insurance companies. The composition of materials makes these categories eligible for insurance discounts.
Standard Metal – Class IV
Most of the metal roofs available are rated as Class 4 roofs. They are made with strong materials that are impact-resistant and are easily identifiable with a UL 2218 label.
Standing Seam – Class IV
Roofs that are standing seam have ridges with flat planks between each ridge. There are three different types of standing seam roofs including mechanically seamed, snap-lock panels with concealed fasteners and clips, and nail strip or nail flange.
How to Get A Roof Insurance Discount
Once you have picked out the materials of your roof and deemed it a Class 3 or 4, the next step is to contact your insurance company before installing. Make sure the type of material you plan on using can qualify for an insurance discount. Once the roof is installed, the insurance company will likely send out an inspector to ensure that the roof is up to code and eligible for a discount.
Rely on CanTex Roofing & Construction
CanTex Roofing & Construction has serviced West Texas residents since 2016. We value relationships and treat each project with excellence to ensure our customers are completely satisfied. A Workmanship Warranty is only as good as the company that puts your roof on, and CanTex Roofing is one of the only companies around that will provide our customers with a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty on full replacements. Contact our team to learn more about all the roof, exteriors, glass, and windows services we offer. We appreciate the opportunity to earn your business. “Together we are ONE, serving YOU!”