Oklahoma’s weather can drop like a speeding car on a highway that spots a state trooper. It can go from 80-degree weather to low twenties within hours. The turbulent weather brings about damaging storms such as tornadoes and hail storms. Our first line of defense against this temperamental weather is none other than the roof above our heads.
Knowing the different types of roof shingles that will weather the storm and provide aesthetic value and durability is helpful when making an investment in your roof installation.
Here at Turner Roofing, we offer the these types of shingles:
- Wood Shake
However, not all of these are the best for crazy Oklahoma weather. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide to shingles you need in the great state of Oklahoma.
Asphalt roofing shingles are the most common type of shingle. Also, they are the most cost-effective type of roof and usually come in three-tab cutouts. The downside is that they will wear out more quickly than some of the other more durable types of roof shingles.
Asphalt Architectural Class 4 impact shingles.
These are rated on their ability to handle hail damage or impact. They test the Class 4 shingles with a 2” steel ball simulating a piece of hail. Shingles undergo tests with the impact of a steel ball in the same spot twice to ensure they won’t be damaged. Shingles that resist this type of impact can help protect the underlayment of the roof while preventing leaks. Additionally, any insurance companies will provide a discount to those who use asphalt shingles in Oklahoma. If you’re looking at making a new roof investment, check with your insurance company to see what kind of discount you can receive.
These types of shingles are made up of a combination of plastic and rubber to mimic slate. Synthetic shingles will hold up to the Oklahoma weather but they will cost you four times as much money than an asphalt roof would cost.
Choosing Types of Roof Shingles in Oklahoma
Red clay roof tiles are fragile and become brittle over time. They can crack under extreme heat and cold and have damage from hail. Also, they are the most expensive type of tile roof.
Lastly, many neighborhoods have covenants about what types of roofs and colors you can install. It’s best to check those before you choose the type of roof shingle you want.
Need help deciding what shingle to go with? Call us! Our employees are salaried and don’t work off of commission. We’ll always shoot you straight and roofing estimates are always free.