Be Protected. And Still Be Beautiful.
Our shingles achieve the highest impact resistance rating available—all while maintaining the beauty and curb appeal you expect from CertainTeed. That’s why even our impact-resistant shingles give you aesthetic choices to suit your tastes, too.
Colors. Textures. Styles.
Make your home exactly as you want it, and enjoy it for a long, long time.
How They Work
- Each shingle in our line is made from materials that have achieved the highest impact resistance rating—Class 4—during testing performed with steel balls simulating 90-mph hailstones of varying sizes.
- Built from the industry’s toughest materials, our impact-resistant shingles defend against extreme weather elements.
- It’s not just impacts, either. You’re protected against updrafts, crosswinds, and all manner of gusty, blustery weather.
Unflappable. Unbeatable. Undeniable.
Wind. Rain. Sleet. Heat. Bring 'em on. You've got protection—and peace of mind.
When hail strikes a non-impact resistant shingle, it knocks off outer layer granules, leaving the shingle vulnerable to UV damage and leaks. Greater damage will follow. The unrelenting protection of CertainTeed impact-resistant shingles is verified by Underwriter’s Laboratory through their Class 4 UL 2218 Impact Test.
The test evaluates the effect of impact from a dropped steel ball upon locations on the assembly deemed to be most vulnerable, including the edges, corners, unsupported sections, and joints.
Steel balls are dropped from heights of 12 feet for a 1.25-inch ball to 20 feet for a 2-inch ball, simulating the impact energy of free-falling hailstones. Our impact-resistant shingles remained intact, even when struck by the 2-inch steel ball.
To meet the acceptance criteria of UL 2218, the roof covering material—exposed surface, back surface, and underneath layers—must show no evidence of tearing, fracturing, cracking, splitting, rupture, crazing, or opening.