The Sweet Spot™

Atlas HP42" Shingles Offer Better Protection From Blow Offs

Angie Lewis, Writer
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Contractors love the 1½-inch Sweet Spot™ on HP42” shingles from Atlas.

“You catch that secondary shingle every time,” says Fred Smith of All Pro Roofing in Jacksonville, FL.

The wider nailing area on these wind-resistant shingles allows installers to hit their marks properly, which keeps shingles in place and helps prevent blow offs.

Brian Jackson of Pappas Roofing in Plano, TX, says that his company installed HP42” asphalt shingles on several apartment complexes before Hurricane Harvey ripped through the Lone Star State as a Category 4 storm.

Harvey, which made landfall near Houston in August 2017, is tied with Hurricane Katrina as the costliest major hurricane on record, causing $125 billion in damages. Yet Atlas Roofing’s HP42” shingles weathered the storm.

“We had zero blow offs,” Jackson says. “Other roofs in the neighborhood were destroyed — sucked off, looked like they were peeled like a banana. So we were very impressed with the HP42”. It completely held up.”

Available in Atlas Roofing’s StormMaster® Shake and Pinnacle® Pristine lines, the HP42” shingle not only resists blow offs, its bigger, faster design also saves time, materials and money. Roofing contractors can use the Savings Calculator to see how HP42” shingles can help their bottom line.

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