Avoid New Hampshire Roofing Repair: Install Wind-Resistant Shingles
It’s hurricane season again, and with it comes the possibility of serious damage to your New Hampshire roofing. Along the Atlantic coast, where tropical storms and high winds can devastate entire regions, wind-resistant shingles offer additional peace of mind that you’ll be able to avoid the need for roof repair when the weather turns rough.
Several manufacturers produce asphalt shingles specially designed to resist the effects of severe weather, including GAF. These shingles come in today’s most popular color blends, and look just like conventional shingles.
Here are some additional facts about wind-resistant shingles:
1. Most hurricane and wind-resistant shingles include a 30- to 50-year limited product warranty. Limited warranties typically cover winds of up to 130 mph.
2. Shingles meet the highest standards for impact resistance (UL 2218, Class 4).
3. During installation, a six-nail pattern is usually required rather than the conventional three-nail pattern, which may result in a slight increase in labor cost.
4. These shingles cost about 50% more than conventional architectural shingles. However, insurance companies often offer a discount on homeowner’s insurance that helps to offset the cost.
With their ability to withstand impact and high wind, wind-resistant shingles eliminate numerous hazards to your home. Call AJC Roofing at (877) 578-0494 to discuss which product will best protect your home, family and belongings.