What Are Class 3 Impact-Resistant Shingles?

First things first, what are Class 3 shingles? These are asphalt shingles that have undergone rigorous testing for durability and impact resistance by the UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a third-party certification organization. Class 3 shingles are designed to withstand higher levels of impact from hail or other debris, offering homeowners a durable and long-lasting solution. The way this happens is by increasing the thickness of the shingle and by changing up the composition of the granules. We are Certified Emerald Pro Contractor with Malarkey Roofing Products. So as far as Malarkey goes, they use special polymer granules that both help the shingle to be more bouncy, as well as clean the air with their smog reducing 3M granules. By adding additional thickness to the asphalt and adding in polymer granules instead of using 100% rock aggregate, the shingle becomes more bouncy, which deflects hail stones when they impact the roof. Think of it like a person throwing a baseball at a wall versus throwing at a pitchback.

The Benefits of Installing Class 3 Impact-Resistant Shingles


Class 3 shingles are built to last. They offer increased durability compared to lower class shingles, meaning they can endure harsher weather conditions, be it hail, strong winds, or heavy rain. Highland NEX AR, which is the standard class 3 shingle we install, also helps prevent algea build up, making your roof stay more resilient and attractive for a much longer time.

Aesthetic Appeal

These shingles come in various colors, textures, and designs, allowing you to select a roofing solution that enhances the curb appeal of your home. Highlander NEX AR is an architectural design, which helps it hold up to very high winds…up to the 120-130 MPH range!!

Energy Efficiency

Believe it or not, a quality roofing system can significantly impact your home’s energy efficiency. Class 3 shingles are often manufactured with energy efficiency in mind, helping to maintain indoor temperatures and reduce your energy bills. Malarkey Highlander NEX AR shingles are also composed of polymer granules which actually clean the air around them.

Savings on your Insurance

While Class 3 shingles may have a higher upfront cost, their durability and longevity make them a cost-effective solution in the long run. Fewer repairs and replacements mean more savings for you. Not only do you save money in your deductibles, by not having to pay them every time your house sees a hail storm, but you also will receive a Texas Department of Insurance Class 3 form issued by Davis Roofing Solutions authorizing you to receive a Class 3 discount on your insurance premiums moving forward. Many times, we see homeowners actually recouping the cost of their deductible in only a year or 2 after submitting these documents.

Why Davis Roofing Solutions Chooses Class 3 Impact-Resistant Shingles

Here at Davis Roofing Solutions, we are committed to providing our customers with top-notch roofing solutions. That’s why we install a minimum of Class 3 shingles on every job. If you already have architectural shingles on your roof, then we will be going back with a Class 4 Impact-Resistant Shingle FOR FREE. Our team of experienced professionals understands the Texas climate, and we aim to give you a roof that not only looks great but will also last for years to come. As strange as this may sound when compared to other household industries, we don’t want your repeat business. Don’t get us wrong, we love you and all, but we want to do such a good job for you that we don’t need to come back to replace your roof again for a long, LONG, time. Instead, we want you telling your friends and family about us, and adding your name to our long list of 5 star reviews.

When you choose Davis Roofing Solutions, you’re not just getting a new roof; you’re investing in a roofing system designed to provide safety, comfort, and peace of mind for you and your family. Our installation process includes a comprehensive evaluation of your current roofing structure, after which our experts recommend the best course of action tailored to your specific needs. And as a reminder, Class 3 is only a minimum. If you already have an architectural shingle, we’re going back with class 4! (It doesn’t go any higher than class 4) And all of this is done out of our own pockets. You owe nothing out of pocket for these upgrades.

Call Today

Are you interested in learning more about how Class 3 Impact-Resistant Shingles can benefit your home? Davis Roofing Solutions is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our roofing specialists. Don’t compromise on your home’s safety or aesthetic appeal. Choose Davis Roofing Solutions, and rest assured, you’re making the best decision for your home and your family. You can contact us here or you can call 817-857-ROOF to schedule your consultation.

If you feel that you did not get the information you were looking for, or if you were left with some grey areas on the topic, please reach out, so that we can make this post as informative as possible. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. We look forward to serving you for all of your roofing needs.