As a Colorado homeowner, you need a roofing material that can handle hail, accumulated snowfall, and severe temperature swings. Our Rocky Mountain climate will put your shingle durability to the test! While impact-resistant shingles are more costly than standard architectural or 3-tab shingles, they offer several benefits that make the investment worth it. Below, our experienced roofers lay out several reasons why impact-resistant shingles might be the right choice for your home.

Weather Protection

When it comes to weather protection, Class 4 impact-resistant shingles are specifically designed to withstand high winds and hail. The dimensional design of standard architectural shingles can hold up to winds better than flat 3-tab shingles, but they fall short of the UL 2218 rating of impact-resistant options. If hail is a regular occurrence where you live, impact-resistant shingles are the best choice to avoid frequent damage and high-maintenance upkeep.

For the ultimate level of protection, the ideal option is an SBS impact-resistant shingle. Designed from an asphalt-polymer blend, these shingles take on rubber-like characteristics that make them more flexible, thermal-resistant, and less likely to crack.


At the end of the day, investing in a more durable, impact-resistant roof upfront will help you avoid the cost of recurring repairs and stressful maintenance. When a storm is rolling in, you can rest easier knowing that your roof is engineered to withstand the elements. A roof replacement is a major undertaking for your home, so it’s a good idea to get the most out of the project with the longevity of impact-resistant shingles.

Effect on Home Value

As far as the Colorado market goes, potential buyers are looking for properties with adequate exterior protection. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, a new roof is an exterior renovation that most appeals to home buyers. No one wants to buy a house in need of a roof replacement! When you upgrade your roof to impact-resistant shingles, you’re creating a selling point that adds significant value to your property.

Insurance Discounts

We’ve already discussed how impact-resistant shingles can reduce maintenance costs and increase the value of your home, but there’s another way this option can put money back in your pocket. A Class 4-rated roof can often score you discounts on your home insurance premiums. Most companies offer lower rates for the additional wind and hail protection of an impact-resistant roof.

Learn More About Our Premium Impact-Resistant Shingles Today

Interested in learning more about an impact-resistant roof upgrade? Cenco Building Services has provided Colorado homeowners with top-tier roofing services since 2013. We also deliver fast and responsive storm restoration assistance. Call today to speak with one of our roofing professionals or fill out our quick online form to request a free, no-pressure cost estimate.