Exploring The Benefits of SBS For Homeowners

July 16th, 2015

When it comes to new or reroofing projects, homeowners are generally focused on roofing shingle styles and color options. However, one feature that should always be part of the conversation is the strength of the roof that will sit above them, specifically the shingles. When it comes to protecting roofs, shingles designed with Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) offer homeowners increased protection and longevity that they may not know they can get.

What Is Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS)?

SBS is an engineered polymer of a hard rubber (which is often found in common items such as shoes and tires) and tough plastic added to regular shingle asphalt. When added to asphalt shingles, SBS provides a roof additional strength and durability to resist wind-driven rain, and maximum impact protection to repel hail and wind-blown debris.

The Importance Of SBS

A homeowner’s roof is the first line of defense against the elements. From tropical storms to hailstorms to wind-driven rain, there are many ways nature can attack a roof. A home fortified with SBS shingles has the strength and durability to face it all. An SBS Shingles passes a Class 4 Impact Rating, which is the most stringent impact test for shingles. An additional homeowner benefit is that many homeowners insurance providers provide discounts for homes with a Class 4 Impact Rated shingle .

Shingles manufactured with SBS technology give homeowners the comfort of knowing their home will be protected day in and day out for years to come.

In addition to providing maximum protection against storm and debris damage, homeowners looking for an aesthetic appeal will find great options. Shingles built with SBS technology are available in an array of different premium color choices. And with multiple shake and slate shingle options available, homeowners will find a style to pair with their favorite color.

Pick A Color. Pick SBS.

Before your customers narrow down their shingle color choices, make them aware of shingles built with SBS technology. They are the perfect combination of curb appeal and peace of mind, and available for homeowners nationwide.

Atlas Roofing manufactures two lines of StormMaster® shingles that are impact resistant. Visit Selectyourroof.com to find a contractor in your area who can install the product.