For a rugged wood-shake look, consider Grand Sequoia® IR Shingles. They are a fraction of the cost of traditional slate, wood shakes, or expensive metal roofing and they pass UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Testing. We are a big fan of this shingle due to the regular wind driven 1.5″ hail that tends to hit a roof every 5 years or so. This is one of the most impact resistant shingles available!
Grand Sequoia® Shingles feature artisan-crafted shapes combined with oversized tabs and a dimensional design, resulting in a sophisticated beauty unmatched by typical shingles. Their specially formulated color palette is designed to accentuate the shingle’s natural appeal.
Quick Facts About The UL 2218 Class 4 “Impact” Test
The UL test drops a 2″ steel ball from 20′ onto the top of a shingle to see whether the shingle cracks.
First Image: Results on a standard shingle – it often has ruptures or cracks visible on the surface or back immediately after impact.
Second Image: Results on a special UL Class 4 shingle – impact-resistant shingles show no evidence of tears, cracks, or ruptures on front or back after impact.
Grand Sequoia Designer Shingles Series Highlights
- Superior Wind Performance
Meet Class F wind rating from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible. Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand maximum wind gusts of up to 130 mph!
- Impact Resistant
Pass UL 2218 Class 4, UL’s toughest impact test (shingles show no evidence of cracks or ruptures on front or back of shingle immediately after impact). Compare to “standard” shingles, which may have ruptures or cracks visible on the front or back of the shingle immediately after large hail impact.
- Exceptional Protection
Designed with Advanced Protection® Technology, which minimizes the use of natural resources while providing superior protection for your home
- StainGuard® Protection
Helps ensure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae
Class A fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible— and safer than wood shakes or some plastic/synthetic shingles, which carry only a Class C fire rating!
- Stays In Place
Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph! This wind speed coverage requires special installation. See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for details.
- The Ultimate Peace Of Mind
Lifetime ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation labor coverage) for the first ten years See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certaincircumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable.
- Ridge Cap Shingles
Use our Seal-A-Ridge® IR, UL 2218 Class 4 Ridge Cap Shingles (for use with Grand Sequoia® IR Shingles only) or Seal-A-Ridge® ArmorShield™, UL 2218 Class 4 Ridge Cap Shingles (for use with Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Shingles only). They’re also a unique color match to GAF Impact-Resistant Shingles.
We hope you’ve enjoyed looking at this revered best-in-class collection, Grand Sequoia Designer Shingles!
If you’d like to take a look at actual product swatches from this or any other series we would love to show you samples in person. Call us to schedule an at home appointment.
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