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Impact Resistant Roofing

As weather events become more frequent and severe in Denver, homeowners are looking for better roofing materials to protect their homes. One of the best ways to protect against hail damage and more is to invest in impact-resistant shingles.

Impact-resistant shingles are specially designed to protect buildings from damage caused by hail and similar weather conditions. These icy projectiles can completely demolish structures and have been known to go through roofs, knocking off tiles and exposing wiring to oncoming rainwater.

Shingles that are “impact resistant” are considered a class 4 product and are designed to withstand high winds and hail damage. These shingles may be made of copper, aluminum, resin, and plastic.

At GS Exterior Experts, we've got you covered when it comes to impact-resistant roof installation.

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Why Choose an Impact-Resistant Roof?

Impact-resistant roofs are more durable, no matter where your home is located in Colorado. They are made to resist damages from threats that can shred conventional shingles and tear them away. Homeowners with impact-resistant roofs not only save money on repairs and insurance claims after severe  storms but  also enjoy increased safety compared to  conventional shingles.

Product Options

TruDefinition® Duration STORM® by Owens Corning

Unlike standard shingles, TruDefinition® Duration STORM® impact-resistant shingles feature patented WeatherGuard® Technology. The integrated polymeric backing material of the WeatherGuard® Technology allows Duration STORM® shingles to meet one of the industry's highest ratings for impact resistance, UL 2218, Class 4.

In some areas, homeowners may qualify for insurance premium discounts  (check with your insurance company). These shingles also feature SureNail® Technology for high-performance durability and outstanding gripping power.

Withstands the wrath of mother nature: Patented WeatherGuard® Technology features  an integrated polymeric backing material that meets the industry's top standards  for impact resistance — UL 2218-Class 4 Impact Resistance. Corresponding ProEdge STORM® or WeatherGuard® Hip & Ridge Shingles are required to complete UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Resistant Roof System for warranty coverage.

The nailing line on your shingles: SureNail® Technology is what sets apart a good shingle from a great one, as it ensures strength and durability in every Duration® Series shingle.The unique fabric strip in the nailing area enhances gripping power, making this shingle design truly remarkable.

Significant wind can also cause shingles to blow off the roof deck causing leaks and other interior damage. The quality and performance of the sealant on a shingle plays an important part in wind resistance performance. Owens Corning certifies our shingles to industry-recognized wind resistance standards through independent third-party testing laboratories.

A home with a TruDefinition Duration STORM roof

GAF ArmorShield™ Impact Resistant

An excellent combination of protection and beauty for your home. Made with their proprietary SBS-modified asphalt formulation, our ArmorShield™ Series Shingles pass the industry’s toughest impact-resistance test: UL 2218 Class 4.

Excellent wind performance: Meets the highest wind rating (Class F) from Underwriters Laboratories. Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles are guaranteed to withstand maximum wind gusts of up to 130 mph (209 km/h).

High Performance: Designed with Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology which reduces the use of natural resources while providing excellent protection. Polymer modification makes asphalt more durable, rubber-like, and super-flexible — to help reduce stress when impacted. When this material is used to make roofing shingles, it results in a shingle with excellent flexibility and durability, plus increased impact resistance.

A home with a GAF ArmorShield Impact Resistant roof

CertainTeed Presidential® Shake IR (Impact Resistant)

Presidential Shake IR (Impact Resistant) is made of two laminated layers of the industry’s most durable materials. And, with a super tough reinforcement added to its back surface, it has an extra level of impact resistance—so much so that it can withstand the force of a two-inch steel ball dropped from twenty feet without cracking. The shades, textures, sculpted edges, and staggered design all combine to give a roof the charm and beauty of authentic wood shakes at a fraction of the cost.

CertainTeed’s line of impact-resistant products provides  peace of mind and unflappable protection,even during the harshest conditions. Built from the industry’s toughest materials, their impact-resistant shingles defend against updrafts, crosswinds, and all manner of gusty, blustery weather.

As hail is propelled onto a non-impact-resistant shingle, it knocks off granules of the shingle’s outer layer—exposing it to UV damage that can degrade the roof and make it vulnerable to leaks.

If you’re looking to safeguard your home with a durable, impact-resistant roof, look no further than GS Exterior Experts. We're here to lend a hand and provide top-notch protection for your house.

A home with a CertainTeed Presidential® Shake IR roof


Yes. Impact-resistant shingles not only protect your home from destructive storms, saving you the cost of roof replacement, but they also outlast regular asphalt shingles.

Shingles that receive a Class 3 rating can withstand the impact of a 1.75" steel ball dropped from a height of twenty feet without cracking. Class 4 is the highest rating achieved when a shingle remains intact after being struck by a 2-inch steel ball from the same height.

Roofs with Class 3 or Class 4 shingles are significantly more durable and safer compared to those with lower ratings.

Customer Testimonials
Very professional and very quick job. Siding and roofing and was done in less than a week! Looks great. Compliments. —Rick S.
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GS Exterior Experts
9083 W. Peakview Drive, Unit 2Littleton, CO 80123
1847 W 52nd Ave, Denver, Unit C,
CO 80221
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