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Welcome to today's roofing tips guide at Chandler Roofing. Today, we will extensively cover the topic of Dallas impact resistant roofing and shingles in this comprehensive guide. We'll discuss the different types of impact resistant roof systems for your North Texas home, and we'll provide you with some information on upgrading your roof to a higher quality system.
If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to visit our “Smart Home” pages. In it, we outline just why it makes sense – especially here in hail-prone North Texas – to upgrade to a Dallas hail impact resistant roof. This is especially true when there is a hail event that necessitates replacing the roof system through your homeowner's policy. Why? Because your insurance company is going to pay to replace your existing roof, which includes all of the required decking, shingles, vents, flashing and other items required to do the job.
This means that you are only required to pay for the difference in the shingle cost to upgrade. We have smart financing options that allow you to do this cost effectively over a few years time. And the really good news is that you may even be able to recoup a lot of the costs in the form of lower utility bills. Many Class 4 impact resistant shingles offer significant energy savings. Head on over to read more about it.
Here's what we'll be covering as it relates to putting a hail resistant roof on your DFW home:
- Different types of impact resistant shingles, including stone coated steel shingles, synthetic slate roofing tiles and concrete tiles.Various hail resistant roof types include:
- The energy savings associated with installing an impact resistant roof
- Finding the best Dallas roofing contractor to install your new roof
We provide hail roof damage installations for all of the DFW area, including Arlington, Plano, Irving, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, The Colony, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie, Ft. Worth and other surrounding cities. So, we see a lot of roof damage from hail year round on North Texas homes. Our goal is to quickly and effectively handle your roof hail insurance claim and make you whole again under your homeowner's policy.
We also find this is the perfect time to upgrade you to Dallas hail resistant roofing shingles and materials for your home. Here'srundown of the different types of Class 4 roof products.
Stone Coated Steel Shingles For Your Dallas Roof
Stone coated steel shingles are one of the more popular choices when it comes to installing Dallas, Plano, Arlington impact resistant shingles and especially when there has been significant roof hail damage.
Originating in England during the second world war, stone coated steel shingles are shingles made of steel that are coated with granules especially formulated for the stone coated steel roofing systems. The granules are impregnated into the steel to give them a natural and “dimensional” look. They come in a wide variety of colors, but are not typically available in as many color choices as traditional fiberglass shingles.
From the standpoint of withstanding hail, they are a clearly superior product choice for impact resistant roofs in Texas. They come with a 50 year warranty, and even though some of the roofing granules may wear away over time, they may still remain water tight long after the warranty is expired.
Stone Coated Steel Roof Costs For Typical DFW Homes
While they are certainly higher in price than fiberglass shingles, they also last much longer. At Chandler Roofing, we are able to get home owners financed on them quickly and easily, and again, you are only paying for the upgrade in shingle cost when you have a roof replacement with a hail damage claim.
Stone coated, impact resistant systems can withstand wind speeds of up to 120 MPH and hail hits up to 2.5 inches. So, you are definitely getting better protection.
Dallas and North Texas Synthetic Slate Roof Shingles
Another great choice for an impact resistant roof system – and one that will greatly beautify your home – is are synthetic slate roof shingles. If you've ever taken a trip you Europe, you will find that slate has been the sophisticated roofing material of choice for centuries. The drawback with real rock slate is that it is fragile, hard to work with and very expensive to quarry.
Synthetic slate roofs in Texas incorporate all of the beauty of the real thing, and they are much more durable and cost effective. Finally, the last much longer than natural slate, and they are extremely impact and hail resistant to prevent significant roof hail damage and need to file an insurance policy claim.
How Synthetic Slate Shingles Are Made. What are the benefits?
This type of roofing roofing material is made from rubber or plastic and bring in other elements like recycled mineral dust and fibers that may be made of cellulose materials.
They're made by injection-molding petroleum-based materials into metal forms that are cast from authentic slate. Some brands of synthetic slate shingles are manufactured with virgin rubber or plastic, while other products incorporate recycled rubber or plastic, mineral dust or cellulose fibers. Recycled content usually consists of high-quality post-industrial materials; only a few incorporate post-consumer recycled materials.
Benefits of synthetic slate include:
They are thought of as a “green” roofing solution, and all of the materials in the synthetic slate roofing installation can be recycled at the end of their lifespan.
- Much more durable than natural slate
- Hail resistant
- Very wind resistant
- Will not crack during the roof installation process.
We have installed many synthetic slate systems for homeowners all over North Texas. Many of them are very much drawn to the aesthetic appeal of the roof, but they are eventually sold on the extreme durability of the product.
Contact us to learn more about our synthetic roof slate shingles for your home.
Dallas Concrete Tile Roofing
One of the most attractive and longest lasting impact resistant shingle systems is that of concrete tile. Tile roofs come in both flat and curved shapes, and the curved shape definitely gives the roof and a home a very distinctive Southwestern appeal.
Like synthetic slate and stone coated steel, concrete tile roof life expectancy is very long. And in fact, this material may provide the longest lifespan. Some manufacturers offer a 50 year warranty on their products, but in reality, the system can maintain integrity for the life of the home structure.
Today, concrete tile brands and manufacturers are making products that actually look like wood shakes, so you can achieve the look you want without the fire hazard of a a natural shingle.
There are some drawbacks to concrete tile roofs such as weight, which sometimes leads to the need to add additional support to the roof framing. However, even this is not much of an issue anymore as tile manufacturers have discovered methods of making the product lighter while maintaining the integrity.
Are you concerned about concrete tile roof costs? Well, again, they a bit more expensive than traditional fiberglass shingles. And again, here at Chandler Roofing, we have smart upgrade opportunities allow you to add to the value of your home without breaking the bank.
The Best Impact Resistant Shingles For Dallas Energy Savings
Just about all of the hail and impact resistant shingle options you can buy are much more energy efficient than traditional asphalt and fiberglass type shingles. There are concerns such as the actual color of the roof that can impact significantly their performance; dark colors absorb more heat, and light colors reflect more.
If energy efficiency is one of your big concerns, give us a call to discuss the best impact resistant roof material for your Dallas home.
Thanks for visiting us at Chandler Roofing. We're based in Arlington, and we serve all of the DFW metro area, including Plano, Fort Worth, Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, the mid-cities, Iriving and all points in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Hunt counties.
We would love to be your Dallas roofing company and contractor, and we'd love to show you all the difference we can make in upgrading your roof through our Smart Home Program, our hail damage insurance claims in North Texas and our quality craftsmanship.