Everyone is abuzz over the recent landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars earlier this week. It is inspiring to see what human ingenuity and scientific inquiry have been able to achieve! Because we’re roofing people, when we think of how those analytical minds over at NASA were able to engineer a perfect landing instead of a very expensive new crater on Mars, our thoughts naturally turn to impact-resistant shingles. Like that perfectly executed landing, the brands of impact-resistant shingles that Roof Worx of Metro Denver carries are scientifically engineered to protect the shingle by allowing the hailstone to harmlessly bounce off. No new craters on Mars, and no new craters on your roof!

Even though impact-resistant shingles will cost slightly more upfront than standard asphalt shingles, they more than pay for themselves over time and reduce risk to your roof. With a Limited Lifetime Warranty, these shingles regularly last for 50 years – almost twice as long as the standard composition shingles, so you won’t have to replace your roof as often. When your neighbors are all going through the hassle of replacing their storm-damaged roofs again, you will still have your deductible money sitting in your savings account. In addition, insurance companies love impact-resistant roofs. Many insurance companies offer a discount that can range from 10% – 35% premium reduction for having impact-resistant shingles, so check with your insurance provider to determine if they offer a premium reduction and if they do, what the discount amount is.

If you are interested in making your house more environmentally-friendly or simply saving extra money on your energy bills, an impact-resistant roof should definitely be considered. For example, Certainteed’s Landmark Solaris Shingles and Owens Corning’s Duration Premium Cool Shingles are ENERGY STAR® rated. In addition to lowering your energy bill, they may also be eligible for rebates. With Owens Corning Duration Storm shingles that offer 130 MPH Wind Warranties secured by Tru-Bond® adhesives and SureNail® strips, you can relax knowing that they will work hard together to keep your shingles on your roof and NOT in your backyard, which can reduce waste-to-landfill because you won’t have to replace your roof as frequently.

So, if you need to replace your roof because of storm damage from wind or hail, let the pros at Roof Worx show you the many beautiful designs of impact-resistant shingles we carry so that your roof will be protected against the next storm. When the next big storm hits, you’ll be able to sit on your porch and drink your morning coffee instead of staring with dismay at the remnants of your roof on your lawn and preparing for a day of back-breaking clean-up.