Safeguard Your Home With Impact-Resistant Roofing: Exploring the Benefits of Asphalt Shingles and Metal Roofs

Close up of grey asphalt shingles on a residential roof.

Living in Colorado, we face a unique challenge when it comes to protecting our homes from the damaging effects of hailstorms. Colorado is one of the most hail-prone states in the country, and hail damage is a leading cause of roof repairs and replacements in the region


At Schroeder Roofing, we understand the significance of safeguarding your home against hail damage, and that’s why we specialize in impact-resistant roofing materials. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of impact-resistant roofing in Colorado, highlighting the benefits, sharing customer testimonials, and encouraging you to take action to protect your home.


Understanding the Destructive Nature of Hail

Hailstones can vary in size from small marbles to large golf balls, causing significant harm to roofs during severe storms. From cracked shingles to punctured membranes and dented metal roofs, the aftermath of a hailstorm can compromise the integrity of your home. Beyond cosmetic damage, these issues can lead to leaks, moisture infiltration, and structural problems.


The Benefits of Impact-Rated Roofing Materials:

Investing in impact-resistant roofing materials offers numerous advantages tailored to combat hail damage. Here are some key benefits worth considering:


Enhanced Hail Resistance: Impact-resistant shingles, for instance, are engineered to withstand the impact of hailstones up to 2 inches in diameter. These shingles feature reinforced layers that absorb the force of the hailstones, reducing the risk of damage to your roof.


Extended Roof Lifespan: Metal roofs, known for their exceptional durability, can last up to 50 years or more. By opting for impact-resistant metal roofing, you protect your home from hail damage and enjoy a long-lasting roofing solution.


Cost Savings: While the initial investment in impact-resistant roofing may be slightly higher than in traditional roofing materials, the long-term cost savings can be substantial. By minimizing the need for frequent repairs or roof replacements due to hail damage, impact-resistant roofing materials can save you money over time.


Asphalt Shingles: The Versatile and Durable Choice

Medium close up of dark grey asphalt shingles on a residential roof.

Over the past decade, the quality of asphalt shingles has significantly evolved, offering an extensive array of styles, colors, and budget options for homeowners like you. 


At Schroeder Roofing, asphalt shingles are our specialty, and for good reason. Here are the key advantages they offer:


a) Durability and Versatility: Asphalt shingles are renowned for their durability and ability to withstand various weather conditions. They are designed to resist hail impact, high winds, and UV radiation, making them an excellent choice for Colorado’s unpredictable climate.

b) Cost-Effectiveness: Asphalt shingles are a cost-effective roofing solution that provides long-lasting performance. They offer exceptional value for your investment, as they are known to have a relatively low installation and maintenance cost compared to other roofing materials.

c) Aesthetics: With a wide range of styles, colors, and textures available, asphalt shingles allow homeowners to achieve their desired look for their roofs. Whether you prefer a classic or contemporary appearance, an asphalt shingle option complements any architectural style.


With warranties ranging from 25 years to limited lifetime coverage, you can have peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected. Explore our list of top manufacturers to find the perfect type and style of asphalt shingles that best suit your needs and preferences. 


Metal Roofs: Strength and Longevity

Medium shot of brown metal roofing on a residential home

Gone are the days of the old barn-style metal roofs. Metal roofing has undergone significant advancements and is now considered the cutting-edge choice for homeowners. 


In addition to asphalt shingles, metal roofs offer remarkable advantages, especially when it comes to impact resistance:


  1. a) Superior Durability: Metal roofs are exceptionally durable and can withstand hailstorms with ease. Their robust construction allows them to resist denting and damage from hailstones, ensuring long-term protection for your home.


  1. b) Longevity: Metal roofs have an impressive lifespan, often lasting two to three times longer than traditional roofing materials. By investing in a metal roof, you’re making a long-term commitment to the protection and resilience of your home.


  1. c) Energy Efficiency: Metal roofs are highly reflective, reducing heat absorption and keeping your home cooler during hot summer days. This energy efficiency can result in lower cooling costs and a reduced environmental footprint.


Our metal roofing systems can be installed with up to a 20-year warranty on labor and materials, fully backed by the manufacturer. Get in touch with us to discover the wide range of metals available and their unique benefits.


Homeowner Testimonials

Let’s hear from homeowners who have experienced the benefits of having a roof repair or replacement with impact-resistant materials:


I noticed my roofing was looking dated so I found my original invoice for when it was installed and discovered Schroeder Roofing installed it almost 30 years ago!! No leaks or problems in nearly 30 years speaks for itself. – Jeanna 


I would like to say that it was a pleasure doing business with Schroeder Roofing. The recent hail damage to our roof required that a total roof replacement was necessary. We had a number of choices for roofing contractors and we went with Schroeder based on their reputation and quality of work. We are not in any way sorry that we made this choice. Schroeder Roofing was very professional in all aspects of the process from the initial inspection with Jason, through project coordination with Cynthia to the final touch-up with Steven. The crew that replaced the roof worked very expeditiously and efficiently to see that the job was completed on time. I would highly recommend Schroeder Roofing to anyone that is in need of roof repair. In my mind, they are the best in the area and they can be trusted to do an excellent job. – Larry


Take Action to Protect Your Home:

Don’t wait until the next hailstorm hits your area. Take proactive steps to safeguard your home from hail damage:


  • Consult with Schroeder Roofing & Gutters: Our team of roofing experts specializes in impact-resistant roofing materials and can guide you in selecting the best options for your specific needs. Contact us today for a free quote and expert advice on protecting your home.
  • Schedule a Roof Inspection: Our experienced professionals can assess the current condition of your roof and recommend appropriate solutions to strengthen its resilience against hail damage.
  • Choose Impact-Resistant Roofing: Whether you opt for impact-resistant shingles or metal roofing, our team at Schroeder Roofing & Gutters is equipped to handle all your roofing needs, from installation to repair and replacement.


Living in hail-prone Colorado means it’s crucial to protect your home from the damaging effects of hailstorms. Impact-resistant roofing materials offer unparalleled defense against hail damage, extending the lifespan of your roof and saving you money in the long run. 

Take action today by contacting Schroeder Roofing & Gutters for a free quote and ensuring your home’s resilience against hail damage. Trust our expertise to protect your investment and keep your home safe for years to come.