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Which Roof Shingles Are Wind Resistant?

Living in a wind-prone area makes wind-resistant roof shingles a must. Roofs covered with high wind-resistant shingles are more durable and stand up to weather events better than non-wind-resistant ones.

Without wind-resistant shingles, high winds can cause your home damage by worsening roof leaks, damaging your roofing components, and compromising your home’s structural integrity. Don’t put your home at risk of wind damage that can open the door to costly roof leaks.

As a homeowner, you can have peace of mind amid a storm when your home is protected with wind-resistant roof shingles. Check out our number one favorite!

Safeguard Your Home from Wind Damage with Wind-Resistant Roofing Shingles

Owens Corning Duration Roof Shingles

Owens Corning PlatinumOwens Corning shingles are the best option for durable, wind-resistant roof shingles. Their SureNail® technology sets them apart and makes them highly resistant to becoming loose or missing in a windstorm. This well-engineered technology offers outstanding wind resistance, delivering 130 mph warranty performance with fewer nails. Its technology and breakthrough design are ruggedly made with a sturdy fastener zone.

Nail pull resistance is the force in pounds that it takes to pull a nail head through a roof shingle. The SureNail Strip puts Owens Corning at the top of the list for nail pull resistance, making their Duration Shingles ideal for areas prone to high winds. Shingles are fastened directly through the SureNail Strip, which dramatically increases the nail pull resistance of this product and provides a suitable substrate for the shingle sealant strip to adhere to, keeping it intact when weather hits.

At Best Choice Roofing, we install only the finest wind-resistant asphalt shingles on the market: Owens Corning shingles. They are our number one favorite wind-resistant roof shingle on the market. Owens Corning recognizes us as one of the top 1% of roofing contractors in the U.S., so when you entrust your home’s protection to our team, you can rest at ease that your roof shingles will be installed with precision and perform as they were designed to!

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing has a track record of longevity. It stands up to harsh weather, including high winds. This is a product to consider if hurricanes and strong winds are common in your area. Metal is safe and secure despite severe weather. Hail may dent it, however, leaving it looking a bit lackluster. Another downside is that metal roofing is expensive, and many people don’t like the look of it on their homes (or can’t have it due to HOA restrictions).

It’s not a common choice, so finding a roofer who installs this roofing material with precision may be challenging. Stone-coated steel and standing seam metal roofing are two popular metal roofing options.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

This metal roofing product delivers outstanding resistance against wind uplift, so your roof is sure to stay put in a storm. It features concealed fasteners and vertical roofing panels. The concealed fasteners are well protected, delivering a sleek appearance to your home’s curb appeal. Standing seam metal roofing stands up against wind and storms, and it won’t catch fire.

Stone-Coated Steel Roofing

Made from steel sheets coated with stone granules, this metal roof comes in a variety of stylish looks that mimic wood, clay, tile, or asphalt roof shingles. It stands up to hurricane-force winds and delivers fire and hail resistance. The downside to this roofing material is its initial cost. Also, some homeowners notice a slight increase in noise during heavy rain or hailstorm with stone-coated steel roofing.

Wood Shakes

Many love the classic look of cedar shakes. When cedar wood shakes or shingles are installed correctly, they can withstand windstorms, delivering peace of mind to homeowners. Wood offers protection from high winds but has a few downsides: it requires tedious maintenance, may suffer moisture intrusion, and increases the risk of fire damage to your biggest investment.


As a natural stone, slate resists years of weather without rotting or decaying while it preserves your home. Natural slate is durable and resists high winds with ease. It’s waterproof, insect-proof, and great looking. Known for its longevity, only clay or cement roofing rivals slate’s expected lifespan of 100 years. Slate is a sedimentary rock whose shingles can be reused or ground up and used for other applications.

The downside? Slate is extremely heavy—and some roofing systems cannot bear the weight, so consult with a contractor or structural engineer before choosing slate. It is brittle, so it can crack upon impact and has a high initial price.

Clay Tile

Made from earthen clay molded into rolled or interlocking shapes and fired for hardness, clay tile is usually left unglazed and has a reddish-orange color. It can also be glazed to form ceramic roofing tiles. It is known for its longevity and durability, lasting over 100 years when properly installed and cared for. Wind-resistant clay tile protects homes in hot climates (like desert regions) or areas with salty air.

Concrete Tile

These roof tiles are molded and come in various hues, from sand-mix concrete to the homeowner’s desired color. This material can mimic the look of rolled clay tiles or wood shakes. Finished with a decorative coating, these heavy, durable roofing tiles are a good choice in high-wind areas. When installed correctly and well maintained over their lifetime, they can last up to 50 years or more.

Get Wind-Resistant Shingles from Best Choice Roofing

Hiring a reputable contractor to install wind-resistant shingles ensures they perform as designed and your home won’t suffer wind damage. Rest at ease, confident your roof will protect your most significant investment even during a windstorm.

With over 60,000 successful roofing projects under our belt, you can trust Best Choice Roofing to give you the best roofing installation with a customer-first approach. We install gorgeous, customizable, wind-resistant asphalt shingles that deliver outstanding long-term results.

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