Where Style Meets Protection

The Beauty And Durability Of Atlas Roofing's Class 4 Shingles

Rick Gelatka, Director of Marketing Services
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How much time do you spend worrying about your roof? For most people, the answer is very little time. Then disaster strikes, and you are forced to take a longer look. While researching replacement shingle styles and options, you may run across information on Class 4 shingles. These shingles are a perfect combination of style and protection in rough weather.

What Is A Class 4 Rating?

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global independent safety science company, conducts a standard of impact resistance test to simulate the collision of hail on a shingle. The test is administered by dropping a steel ball directly onto the shingle. If the shingle does not show evidence of damage, a bigger steel ball is then dropped from a greater height. This process continues until the fourth and final level, where an undamaged shingle will earn a Class 4 rating, the highest in impact resistance.

The Style Of A Class 4 Shingle

Atlas Roofing, an industry leader in innovative roofing products, offers two distinct shingle lines featuring a Class 4 impact resistance rating.

    • StormMaster® Slate featuring Scotchgard™ Protector — Offer the traditional look of a natural slate, with the modern durability of asphalt. StormMaster Slate shingles bring you a unique designer slate look without the big designer costs.
    • StormMaster Shake featuring Scotchgard Protector — These dimensional shingles help give your home the rustic charm made popular by wood shake shingles. StormMaster Shake shingles are available in array of warm and natural color options.

The Protection Of A Class 4 Shingle

What good is it to have the perfect style and color if it is not going to last? The true value of great styles and a wide array of color schemes rest on the strength and durability built into every Class 4 shingle. Atlas Roofing Class 4 shingles are built with Core4™, an enhanced polymer technology designed to give shingles the flexibility and durability needed to withstand the harshest conditions, including hail and wind-driven rain.

Choose Style. Choose Protection. Choose Atlas.

Purchasing a new roof is typically a once in a lifetime event. Pick the right shingle the first time. Class 4 shingles allow you to enjoy the beautiful style you want and the protection you need. When meeting with your roofing contractor, tell them you’d like to see samples of Atlas Roofing's stylish and durable line of Class 4 shingles. Or, you can get a head start on your search at atlasroofing.com/roof-shingles.