Where Style Meets Strength—StormMaster Shingles Garner Class 4 Rating

February 20th, 2015

Extreme weather conditions are occurring more often, across the nation. From devastating tornadoes to damaging hurricanes, the wrath of nature's fury has affected thousands over the past few years. It’s why protecting your home from the elements is a key homeowner concern. The StormMaster® featuring Scotchgard™ Protector shingle line from Atlas Roofing is a roof that can really stand up to Mother Nature. Available in two beautiful styles, StormMaster Slate and StormMaster Shake shingles complement any home. These superior shingles are built for durability and performance, including extreme weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rain and snow, even hail. StormMaster shingles are among the few roofing products available with a Class 4 rating.

What is a Class 4 Storm Rating? And what does it mean for a homeowner?

In 1996, a joint effort between property insurance experts, the Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS), and the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) resulted in development of standardization of roof impact resistance, rating materials from Class 1 through 4, based on impact testing resistance. Class 1 rating is the lowest impact resistance, Class 4 the highest. All roofing shingles are classified and rated in the United States according to this standard. With a Class 4 rated shingle like StormMaster, a homeowner can be assured of the highest protection for their home; additionally, homeowners can often receive discounts on homeowner insurance.

What Goes into a Class 4 Shingle?

Shingles, are fabricated with a variety of materials that boost their strength, including aluminum, copper, plastic polymers, and resins. Class 4 asphalt shingles are sturdier and more flexible than standard shingles, offering increased wind resistance, stronger impact resistance, and a potentially longer lifespan. StormMaster shingles are designed with SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene) Technology to combine high-performance with lasting endurance. SBS gives these roofing shingles superior strength and durability.

What makes StormMaster the best choice?

StormMaster Shingles offer:

  • Class H Wind Resistance Up To 130 mph—For protection against high winds and high wind damage.
  • Class 4 Impact Resistance and Possible Insurance Discounts—For protection against hail damage, which could equal discounts on your homeowners insurance.
  • UL 790 Class A Fire Resistance—For protection against fire.
  • Better Bond To Fastac® Double Sealant, For protection against driving rain. StormMaster shingles provide the highest level of roofing protection in the industry. This superior shingle works in all regions of the U.S. Learn more about how these superior roofing shingles will protect your home from potential damage by visiting Atlas Roofing online today.