There is a reason why asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material on the market: they consistently provide exceptional results in both beauty and performance. Read on as Wilson Roofing, the leading roofing company, discusses further:
Asphalt shingles offer varying levels of wind resistance. Certain features like proper nailing, a strong sealant bond, and fastener pull-through resistance combined create a strong bulwark against the wind. Two standard tests, ASTM D3161 and ASTM D7158, test the efficiency of these elements. We are proud to say that our GAF shingles have passed both these tests, ensuring the protection of your home in strong winds.
In addition, GAF products have passed the stringent requirements of AC 438, an industry test that measures long-term performance based on sun exposure, extreme temperature resistance, and wind-driven rain.
While algae can’t physically damage your asphalt shingles, they can cause unsightly discoloration. GAF’s StainGuard® protection can be applied onto the roof to prevent algae growth. This coating helps your roof withstand the harshest of elements while preserving its appearance, allowing you to make the most of your roofing system. Just make sure to turn to a GAF-certified roofing contractor like Wilson Roofing to ensure a flawless installation.
Thanks to the materials used in construction, most asphalt shingle roofs have a high Class A fire resistance rating. This means asphalt shingles have earned the highest possible rating in terms of fire protection.
Hailstorms can damage shingles, which is why Underwriters Laboratory developed a test to evaluate impact resistance: Standard 2218. This test assigns shingles a rating from Class 1 to 4, with 4 being the best. GAF roofing shingles are Class 4, offering the toughest protection against impact damage.
For quality roofing systems, look no further than Wilson Roofing. As a GAF Master Elite™ contractor, we can offer you the best products and materials and install them to their exact specifications for maximum performance. To learn more about asphalt shingles or our other roofing materials, call us today at (855) 501-2220. You can also request a free roofing estimate. We serve Austin, TX.