If you’re at that inevitable point where a roof replacement is needed for your home, the biggest question becomes: What type of shingle is the best option for your home?
Roofs are expensive, and with the numerous options available on the market, it can seem overwhelming to feel confident in your roof replacement investment. Ultimately, you want a product that will look beautiful and not need a ton of repair or replacement—especially when it comes to the hail and harsh winds the Denver area is known for. Our Refined Exteriors team of roofing contractors have been replacing roofs on Denver homes for years, so we know what to look for in our specific climate.
Asphalt shingles have long been the most common form of roof replacements due to their affordable cost, familiar aesthetic, and lightweight makeup while being relatively durable. But just because asphalt shingles are common doesn’t mean they are the best shingle option for your home. So, what is?
Introducing the F-Wave Synthetic Shingle
F-Wave has worked to innovate roofing technology. Through this process, they have created a whole new style of shingle, the ReviaTM synthetic roof shingle. F-Wave’s goal was to completely change the nature of roofing shingles, which resulted in shingles made of a commercial-grade polymer designed to outperform any other type of shingle— including asphalt, wood, and slate.
Unlike asphalt shingles, F-waves have no granules and will therefore never experience granule loss due to impact or wind. But they have many other distinctions that set them apart from a typical asphalt shingle. They truly are a revolutionary product in roofing due to the ZFT patented technology. They are designed to outperform the harsh elements, even those we experience in Denver, CO such as roof hail damage.
Benefits of Synthetic Shingles
Revia synthetic shingles check off seemingly every item a homeowner could have on his or her list of wants for a roof replacement.
Your roof comprises a large portion of your home’s exterior profile, making its beauty essential to the beauty of your curb appeal. The F-Wave shingles are designed to mimic the look of real wood and slate shingles. Even though their performance is the priority, there is no compromise on beauty. And because there is no granule loss and they do not tear or damage easily, they remain beautiful far longer than asphalt shingles.
The ZFT patented technology makes them almost impervious to UV damage and weathering, so you have a roof that is less likely to fade and less likely to look old and damaged.
Revia shingles bring the look of real slate to any home but at a fraction of the cost. Their durability also means fewer repairs, saving you in maintenance costs. But one of their biggest benefits is their class 4 hail resistance rating, which can potentially save you money on home insurance premiums. If you have a professional roofing contractor install F-Wave shingles, be sure to call your insurance company for more information on potential savings.
An entire roof replacement using these synthetic shingles can be fast and easy. The single-piece construction and lightweight makeup make the product easy to move around and nail. No specialty tools are needed during installation, yet the product is extremely durable.
Revia shingles truly take roof performance to the next level. They have impeccable tear strength, making them difficult to damage. They are class A fire rated, meaning they have the greatest flame spreading resistance rating available to roofing. They are designed to withstand wind up to 130 mph and are class f and class h wind resistant. But perhaps their best asset (especially for homes in the Denver area) is their class 4 impact resistant rating, which is the highest rating in impact resistance available.
With all of the benefits above, it is no wonder F-Wave stands behind its shingles. But it does this through an industry-leading warranty. The shingles are covered by a 50-year WeatherForce Advantage warranty. It protects against wind and hail damage, algae, and color fading.
What Does Class 4 Impact Resistant Mean?
Impact resistant shingles are designed to do exactly what their name indicates—resist impact better than normal shingles. However, different products can receive different classification. F-Wave shingles have a class 4 impact resistance, which indicates they have been tested to withstand the impact of a 2-inch diameter steel ball dropped from 20 feet in the air without breaking or tearing. This is used to mimic the impact hail would have on a roof, and Revia shingles proved up to the challenge.
For more tips on how to prepare for hail and what to do after it strikes, see our roofing hail damage guide.
Get the Best Denver Roof Replacement
At Refined Exteriors, we don’t just want to provide you with a new roof. We want to re-establish the confidence you should have in your home’s exterior with lasting peace of mind, which is why we install F-Wave Revia synthetic shingles. Our roofing contractors have been providing top-of-the-line roof replacements on Denver homes for years, so we know how to tailor a roofing replacement to beat the elements.
When you’re ready to give your home the best roofing possible, our team is ready to help. Let us provide you with a stress-free and seamless roof replacement of Revia synthetic shingles. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.