Tornado-Proof Shingles Myth or Reality?
There’s a lot of debate over whether or not tornado-proof shingles actually exist. Some people swear by them, while others think they’re nothing more than a myth. So what’s the truth? Can shingles really be tornado-proof or is it just another pipe dream? In this article, we will take a closer look at what makes the best shingles to determine if there is any truth to the claims.
Tornado-proof shingles are said to be able to withstand up to 200 mph winds. That is a pretty impressive feat! But is it really possible? There are a few factors that come into play when it comes to whether or not tornado-proof shingles can actually live up to the hype.
First, let’s look at the materials that these shingles are made of. Traditional asphalt shingles are not the most tornado-resistant option, but reinforced fiberglass asphalt shingles can add an extra layer of protection. These materials are incredibly strong and durable, which is why they are often used in roofing applications. With the affordability of asphalt shingles, these new and improved shingles can offer more durability. And while there is no guarantee that they’ll be able to withstand the force of a tornado, CertainTeed® shingles do come with a 15-year Wind Resistance Warranty to protect your investment in a new roof against 110 mph winds.
Another factor to consider is the installation process. No matter what type of roof you decide on, in order to provide you and your home with the best protection, it’s critical that the installation is done correctly. Without proper installation, your shingles can easily be torn off of your roof in high winds. This is just one of the many reasons why it’s so important to hire a qualified and experienced roofing contractor.
So, are tornado-proof shingles a myth or a reality?
The answer is probably somewhere in the middle.
Shingles with a high wind resistance rating can certainly offer some benefits, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to withstand the force of an actual tornado. If you live in an area that is prone to tornadoes, it’s always best to consult with a qualified roofing contractor before making any decisions.
A Clayton Hoover and Sons specialist will be able to help you choose the best option for your home. Tornado-proof shingles may not be able to withstand a direct hit from a tornado, but they can certainly offer some protection from high winds. If you’re looking for an extra layer of protection for your home, CertainTeed® shingles are definitely worth considering. If you need help deciding exactly which product is best for your home you can make an appointment to meet with a qualified professional. You can learn more about our roofing services and schedule a free estimate at claytonhoover.com/roofing.
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