How to Choose Roofing Materials
We’ve had quite a stormy Spring and it is not over yet. The coming week promises thunderstorms and maybe tornadoes. Hail is also likely. This looks like it is going to be a challenging week for homeowners in the area.
Most of the residential roofs in the St. Louis area are composed of asphalt shingles– about 80%, in fact. But the type of asphalt shingle on your roof makes a big difference in how long it lasts and how well it resists hail damage. To give you the best value for your investment, we only use roofing materials from the country’s top manufacturers, like GAF, O&C and CertainTeed.
If you’re concerned about the effects of our Spring weather on your roof, GAF offers a clever Roofing Wizard that lets you choose your best roofing materials for your next roof. Knowing you have chosen the right shingles can give you more peace of mind when the next storm with hail and high winds blows through town. You get to select by the price range and the look, and the warranty you want. You can compare the durability and weather-resistance of their shingles right on their website, too.
Some Shingles are Specifically Designed to Resist Hail
I’m looking at their Timberline® ArmorShield™ impact-resistant shingles. That sounds good already! They are designed to resist cracking from hail impact and wind gusts up to 130 miles per hour. The materials these shingles are made from have a special rubber-like flexibility which is what enables them to avoid damage when it hails. That’s enough to give you even more peace of mind when you hear that wind whistling through your town and the hailstones falling.
If you think you might need a new roof soon and so you’re doing a little research into these types of shingles or roofing materials, check with your insurance agent at the same time. These Timberline ArmorShield shingles, for example, can give you a discount on your home insurance.
We’re Proud of Our Relationship with GAF
GAF is the top roofing material manufacturer in the US. We’re fully certified to install their roofing materials and in fact, they have also certified us as a “green” roofer. That means that wherever possible, we will recycle roofing materials that we remove during a job and that we are committed to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. If you check their site, you’ll see we are highly reviewed by our customers as well.
We work hard to be the best roofer in St. Louis for your needs. The best roof repair in St. Louis is one that takes our severe weather into account – not just storms and hail but also the extremes in temperature we get. Let us help you make the right decisions that makes your money go the farthest and gives you the best, longest-lasting protection. If you need us, don’t hesitate to call (314) 825-7663