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Class 4 Roofing Shingles


Do you know how the shingles on your home would hold up under a really bad storm? Many homeowners worry if the shingles on their homes would survive through extreme weather. In extreme weather, most shingles would have damage on both sides of the shingle from such an impact. class-4-roofing-shingles

Class 4 Roofing Shingles were actually tested by dropping a steel ball onto the shingles. The UL 2218 impact test was developed in conjunction with insurance industry leaders for the highest rating.

Would your current roof’s shingles survive that kind of impact? Unless you already have Class 4 impact resistance shingles installed on your home, then the answer is no, they probably wouldn’t. Why is that an important factor to your roof? Please read on.

Class 4 Roofing Shingles Provides Added Protection

Class 4 roofing shingles weather the storm with the added impact resistance, these shingles offer a level of added protection that you will want for the life of your roof. These impact-resistant, beautiful shingles have been specially engineered to face some of the worst storms and extreme weather and still look their best. They come in a variety of colors and styles so you will be able to find the right shingles that will display your home.

Class 4 Roofing Shingles Are Beneficial:

  • Class 4 Roofing Shingles have extended warranties.
  • They meet the highest standards for impact resistance – UL 2218, Class 4.
  • May qualify homeowners for a premium discount from their insurance company+
  • Class 4 Roofing Shingles may be algae resistant depending where you live.

+ Homeowners should check with their insurance company to see if they qualify. According to Texas Department of Insurance, to qualify for the credit, roof coverings must be tested by an approved laboratory. Roof coverings that have passed the UL Standard 2218 test are classified as either Class 1, 2, 3, or 4. A Class 4 roof covering receives the highest premium credit.

Northwest Roofing serves the communities of Fort Worth, Bedford, Boyd, Decatur, Euless, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Lake Worth, North Richland Hills, Rhome, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw and Watauga as well as Wise County and Tarrant County. Contact us today for an estimate.

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Roof Damage

Roof Damage Isn’t Something Homeowners Should Ignore

Living in Tarrant County, we often receive various types of weather which includes high winds, tornados and hail. High winds can blow off shingles on your roof and hail can do real roof damage. roof damage Continue reading Roof Damage

Roofing Scams

6 Popular Roofing Scams Homeowners Need to Avoid

Roofing Scam #1: Storm Chasers

Storm chasers are temporary roofing companies, independent contractors or roofing-scamgenerally the unemployed with limited or no roofing experience at all, who will follow storm ravaged areas in order to scam homeowners out of their money. They do this by offering non-existent roofing services and running away with the homeowner’s cash. Avoid signing with any roofing contractor that isn’t local to your area. Ask the Better Business Bureau (BBB) or other reputable and professional roofing organizations for references and city registration/licenses before dealing with any roofing contractor. Beware if the roofing contractor refuses to give you an independent estimate without first looking at your insurance paperwork. Do not sign anything and just tell him simply you are not interested in his services. Continue reading Roofing Scams

Class 4 Shingles


Not many home owners would know if the shingles on their roof would survive severe impact from a 2-inch steel ball dropping on them or if they would survive extreme weather. Most shingles would have damage on both sides of the shingle from such an impact.  Continue reading Class 4 Shingles