Many of our customers ask about how well roof shingles stand up to the extreme weather that comes with tropical storms and hurricanes. The answer, as with every type of roofing material, is a mixed bag. Keep in mind that no roofing is perfect when faced with a major hurricane.
On the positive side, asphalt shingles perform well in very wet weather. Shingle roofs tend to do less well with the ferocious winds that come along with Florida’s worst weather. It’s also possible to purchase an impact-resistant roof shingle that can withstand many storm dangers. State Farm recommends that you choose a roof shingle that has an Underwriters Laboratories 2218 or Factory Mutual 4473 in classes three and four for superior impact protection.
Of course, massive storms also deliver strong wind that can damage many types of roofs. In general, laminated shingles do better than the three-tab asphalt shingle and will remain intact in winds up to one hundred and thirty miles per hour.
Lastly, roof shingles are a smart choice all over the United States, and homeowners can select from a vast array of shingles. When it comes to what to look for in the best roof shingles, we recommend that you focus on installing a roof style and type that will enhance your home for decades.
We know all about the pros and cons of roof shingles, and we’re here to help you choose a roof that works for your house. Contact us at Tornado Roofing & Contracting Inc. to get started on your new roof today.