Impact resistang Shingle Roofing
Imagine a world where your roof is safe from hail, heavy rain, and debris. Do the smart thing and get class 4 shingles installed by professionals.
Hail Resistant Shingles Pay Off by a Lot
As a homeowner, there are plenty of decisions that you have to make for the sake of your home. It is important that you consider these choices now, rather than suffer the consequences of a poorly constructed home later on.
Some of the most important choices that you have to make on the behalf of your home is for the building materials that you choose. As important as the look of your home is, none of it is going to make much of a difference if you skimp out on the quality and features of the materials that you choose for your home.
Living in Calgary, you may be very familiar with how bad hail can get in the area, and you’re going to want to make sure that your home is properly protected against this extreme weather condition. Since your roof is your home’s first layer of protection, you’re going to want to make sure to invest in hail resistant roofing.
This usually means looking into roofing materials like hail resistant shingles to guarantee that your roof is hail proof. To help make sure that your home and roof is hail proof, here is a rundown on what you need to know about hail resistant roof shingles, and why you should consider investing in these for an impact resistant roof.
Before anything else, you may be wondering what hail resistant shingles are, exactly, and how these can help guarantee the safety of your home against shingles.
To start with, hail resistant shingles are shingles that have received the Class 4 impact resistance rating classification. While there are plenty of factors to look at that contribute to your home and roof’s hail resistance, Class 4 shingles are one of the best options available to help give your home the protection it needs from hail.
Roof shingles are rated from classes 1 to 4, with a Class 4 roof being the highest rating that you can get. To determine if you have a roof that is built with Class 4 hail resistant shingles, then you will see that this is usually indicated in the packaging or the underside of the shingle. In an area like Calgary that sees a lot of extreme weather conditions like hail, Class 4 impact resistant shingles can make a lot of difference in protecting your home from costly damage that is commonly associated with this type of climate and weather.
There are a couple of reasons why Class 4 impact resistant roof shingles are more durable and make for better hail proofing compared to lower roof shingle classifications. Class 4 roof shingles are designed with a polymer-based mesh on its back for improved reinforcement. This design helps protect against impact-based damage, like the type of damage you often see with hail.
The mesh backing is paired with SBS (Styrene-butadiene-styrene) or a rubber-like polymer. The addition of this material helps provide the shingle with more give, which helps the shingle be more adaptable to high-impact objects, such as hail, instead of being designed with a rigid material that will simply shatter upon impact.
By investing in a Class 4 hail resistant roof, you will enjoy plenty of benefits, such as reduced damage to your roof, which means bigger savings in the long run for your home and property, as well as the ability to extend the lifespan of your roof, allowing you to make the most out of your property investment.
Am I eligible for this rebate program?
The rebate program began on June 1, 2021, and was opened to eligible homeowners who experienced hailstorm damage to their roofing anytime in 2020, or for any roof replacements and upgrades to the specified approved roofing system that occurred anytime after June 12, 2020. The program is currently open to all eligible Calgary residents since January 1, 2022, and will continue as long as the program has enough funding or until the program ends.
If you are interested in applying for the rebate, it’s important to make sure that you meet the requirements for application. These are some of the eligibility requirements for the rebate:
Provide proof that your roof was damaged by hail anytime in the year 2020.
You worked with a contractor who is a member of the Alberta Allied Roofing Association or Alberta Roofing Contractors Association.
You can provide proof of a roof inspection report and proof of purchase from an approved third-party roofing inspector, that validates the proper product and installation for a roof replacement that occured between June 13, 2020, and June 1, 2021.
Your property tax roll is in good standing.
City of Calgary Rebate for Homeowners That Install This Type of Shingles
Many homeowners wonder if Class 4 roofing shingles are worth the extra investment, and if you live in Greater Calgary, or within the surrounding areas that see a lot of hail, then they definitely are worth the cost. Hail resistant shingles definitely cost more than your run-of-the-mill shingle, and with good reason.
Keep in mind that Class 4 shingles are designed with the purpose of longevity and practicality over aesthetic, which is why they may cost up to 10 to 20 percent more than conventional options. You can expect to pay about $3,500 on average, depending on the size of your roof.
In addition to the numerous benefits associated with Class 4 roofs, such as long-term savings attributed to the prevention of costly damage to your home, as well boosting the value of your property, you will find that there are other benefits that you can enjoy that help justify the cost of a hail resistant roof.
One of the most interesting benefits of investing in Class 4 impact resistant shingles and other hail-resistant materials is the Resilient Roofing Rebate Program, which is an initiative in the City of Calgary to provide its residents with an incentive to upgrade their roofs to a more durable and hail-resistant material. Eligible residents in Calgary can apply for a $3,000 rebate to help cover the costs of the roofing upgrade.
EZ Roof Repair: Certified in Installing Class 4 Shingle Roof
EZ Roof Repair Calgary will work closely with you to make sure that your home is effectively protected against hail and other extreme weather conditions with the best hail proof shingles for your roof. We offer Class 4 hail resistance roofing for all of Greater Calgary, including Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks and smaller cities around Calgary.