What is SBS and Why Should It Matter To You?
Part of the excitement of owning a home is customizing your home and personalizing it to your taste. When it comes to home improvement projects, homeowners want to see many options so that they can select a combination to make their home a unique reflection of themselves. It is no different when it comes to replacing a roof. Choosing the style and color for your roof is important, and affects the curb appeal of your home, however the most important thing to discuss is the strength of the roof that will provide protection to your home. When it comes to protecting roofs, shingles designed with Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) offer increased protection and longevity that many homeowners may not even be aware is available.
What is Styrene Butadiene Styrene?
Besides being a mouthful, Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) is a combination of a hard rubber (which is often found in common items such as tires and soles of shoes) and tough plastic. When added to asphalt shingles, SBS provides a roof additional strength and longevity, ability to resist strong winds that carry debris, heavy rain, and impact from strong hail (which we Texans can look forward to almost every year).
Why Should I Care About SBS?
Your roof is the first line of defense against the DFW weather. There are many ways nature attacks a roof every storm season in DFW, and so far it looks like this storm season coming up will be no different. A home fortified with SBS shingles has the strength and durability to face it all.
Most homeowners are not aware of this, but many insurance providers provide DISCOUNTS for homes with a Class 4 Impact Rating (as found with shingles built with SBS). SBS shingle technology gives you the comfort of knowing your home will be protected day in and day out for years to come. In addition to providing maximum protection against storm and damage from debris, you will also be excited to know that there are many color and design options available! Shingles built with SBS technology are available in array of different premium color choices.