Choosing the Best Roof for Your Home

Choosing the best shingle for you and your family’s home can feel overwhelming. You have your normal asphalt shingles, impact-resistant shingles, bi-laminate shingles, metal, synthetic, and everything in between. 


At GreenPoint Roofing we’re here to help guide you through the process and make it as easy as possible while providing the best workmanship around no matter which product you choose. 


The first step is determining if you are going to have to come out of pocket or are able to file an insurance claim. GreenPoint can help with that by providing a free inspection. If you have damage from a storm they will show you and guide you through the insurance claim process. They can even look up the historical data to see what types of storms have occurred in your location recently. If no damage is found they will work diligently to provide a fair cost estimate to complete your roof. 


Oftentimes when people are going to purchase a roof, it’s wise to have an insurance adjuster come out regardless of whether a storm has recently passed through as even if you get turned down for the claim, you’re getting a new roof so it won’t hurt your standing with insurance. Insurance companies love new roofs. 


The best part about an insurance claim with GreenPoint Roofing is that they will upgrade your current shingle to impact-resistant for free. This means that even if you already have an impact-resistant shingle, they will upgrade you to an even nicer one for no additional cost. This could mean going from a 30 year shingle to a 50 year shingle or a nice architectural to a bi-laminated shingle. This is not only good for your pocketbook as many insurance companies offer discounts on insurance premiums but also the value of your home. 


Once you have agreed on the estimate or had insurance cover your claim we can get down to figuring out which shingle is best for you. The following are the different types of shingles that GreenPoint Roofing offers and a little bit of information that will help you decide which are best for you. 


Non-impact resistant asphalt shingles

These are the shingles that are on most homes currently. When installed correctly they are resistant to winds up to 130mph. They are generally the least expensive and don’t fare well against hail. Shingles that fall under this category are the Owens Corning Oakridge and Duration shingles as well as Malarkey Highlander. 


Impact resistant asphalt shingles

This particular type of shingle is becoming more and more popular in areas that get hail on a more frequent basis. While no shingle is hail proof, these can withstand 2 inch hail, and still are resistant to winds up to 130mph. The Owens Corning Duration Storm, Flex, and Malarkey Legacy shingles are the impact resistant shingles GreenPoint uses normally. 


Bi-Laminate asphalt shingles

Bi-Laminate shingles are exactly what they sound like. It’s two shingles that have been laminated together to create a more robust profile which gives a prominent look on the roof. Not all bi-laminate shingles are impact resistant however the one GreenPoint Roofing chooses to use, the Malarkey Windsor, is. 


Synthetic shingles

These are a relatively new addition to the roofing industry. Created using virgin polymers these shingles can handle almost anything. In fact F-Wave, the company that produces the synthetic shingles that GreenPoint uses, provides an actual hail warranty because they believe in their product so much. A roofing industry exclusive. 



This type of roofing comes in a few different types. Most people are familiar with standing seam and corrugated metal roofing. Both of which are offered by GreenPoint. Most people don’t realize that there is a 3rd type in Decra stone coated metal plates. These have a more traditional look compared to standing seam and corrugated metal and are also impact resistant. 

Whichever shingle works best for you, GreenPoint Roofing is here to help. Please feel free to visit or give us a call at 720.684.5500 to set up your free inspection.

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