JOPLIN, Mo. — TAMKO Building Products, Inc. has expanded the popular Heritage® series of laminated asphalt shingles to include Heritage® IR. Reinforced construction enables the Heritage IR shingles to meet the UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance rating. The UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance test involves dropping a 2-inch steel ball onto a shingle from a height of 20 feet. Other shingles may crack or rupture during the test. Heritage IR shingles on the other hand, have met the test requirements for withstanding the impact.

Homeowners may qualify for a reduction in homeowner insurance in some states by installing Heritage IR shingles.

Heritage IR shingles feature a fiberglass mat and a non-woven polyester fabric reinforcement, with additional strength achieved by a fine pattern of thermally bonded polyester fibers throughout the fabric.

Heritage IR shingles feature the same natural beauty that has made the Heritage series such a popular choice among homeowners. Naturally deep shadow lines portray the look of real wood shakes, and six attractive color choices enable you to find the perfect complement to your home. The colors include Olde English Pewter, Rustic Black, Rustic Cedar, Thunderstorm Grey, Natural Timber, and Weathered Wood.

All Heritage shingles come with a Better-Than-"Lifetime" Limited Warranty, offering more upfront protection, which covers both material replacement and labor costs.

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