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What are Class IV and SBS modified shingles and why does it matter?

By now, if you’ve had a hailstorm in your area in the last 5 years, chances are pretty good that you have been talked to about Class IV shingles.  A Class IV (or “impact resistant”) shingle protects your home better against hail and in most cases can save you money on your homeowners insurance premiums.  Here at Roof Link, we believe in selling the best products we can, which is why we choose to primarily install the upgraded Northgate shingle by CertainTeed and Owen’s Corning TruDefinition® Duration FLEX™ shingles that feature SureNail® Technology.  Now, there is not a shingle out there that can promise that your roof will be hail-proof…but the Northgate and Duration Flex are the top of the line architectural Class IV shingle.  The shingles’ base are more rubber than asphalt, allowing them more flexibility and give during a storm and the shingle itself is heavier than all of it’s in-class competition.

If you have any concerns about your roof, or any questions that we can assist with, please contact our office directly for an inspection of your home today!   Our staff is a mix of prior insurance adjusters, previous insurance agents and contractors alike; you can always count on us for reliable, honest information about your home. We would love to help you understand the benefit of Class IV and SBS modified shingles could have for your property.

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