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What Are Atlas Pinnacle Sun Shingles? (Top 5 Benefits)

July 12, 2023 | 3 min. read

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Choosing a suitable roofing material is essential when enhancing curb appeal and protecting your home. Atlas Pinnacle® Sun Shingles are a popular choice for homeowners seeking a perfect blend of durability, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal.

This article will delve into the features and benefits of Atlas Pinnacle® Sun Shingles, exploring why they have become a go-to option for homeowners looking to elevate the style and functionality of their roofs.

Ultimately, you’ll be able to determine if Pinnacle Sun shingles are right for your home.

What Are Pinnacle Sun Shingles?

To the average homeowner, Pinnacle Sun sounds like a fancy name for asphalt shingles. However, Atlas has incorporated new technologies to ensure these shingles stand out.

These shingles are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, resist algae growth, and enhance your home’s energy efficiency.

Overall, these shingles were designed with improved energy efficiency in mind. One of the most notable features of the Pinnacle Pristine Sun Shingles is their high reflectivity. 

They reflect more sunlight than traditional roofing materials, reducing the amount of heat absorbed into the home, resulting in lower energy bills and cooler homes in the hot summer months.

Top 5 Benefits of Atlas’ Pinnacle Sun Shingles

Improved energy efficiency isn’t the only benefit – here are the top five benefits of Atlas’ Pinnacle Sun Shingles. 

1. Light Reflection

The Pinnacle Sun line is designed with reflective granules, allowing the roof to reflect the sun’s heat into the sky instead of transferring it to the building below. 

The Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) indicates a roof’s ability to return solar energy to the atmosphere. Pinnacle Sun Shingles are designed to meet the Cool Roof Rating Council’s standards for SRI. 

2. 3M Cooling Technology

3M reflective granules help keep your home 20 degrees cooler and reduce energy costs.

These granules are made with a similar base material to a traditional asphalt roof. Still, they are coated in a highly reflective colored ceramic coating, allowing them to reflect the sun’s rays better. 

3. Smog-Reducing Technology

Pinnacle Sun shingles not only protect your home – they can protect the environment.

Using smog-reducing technology, your roof will do the work of two to three trees, helping to remove smog pollutants from the air.

This is made possible by the smog-reducing granules formulated with a photocatalytic coating. Once this coating is activated by sunlight, it transforms smog into water-soluble ions to improve air quality. 

4. Scotchgard Algae Protection

Scotchgard before/after.

Over time your roof may develop ugly black staining due to algae growth. But with Atlas’ Scotchgard protection, your roof can stay pristine for a lifetime. 

This innovative technology uses copper-containing granules made with a porous ceramic coating, allowing copper ions to slowly release over time, preventing the ugly black streaks caused by algae. 

5. 130 MPH Wind Resistance

Wind damage can blow off shingles from your roof, leading to leaks. 

A wind-resistant shingle can give you peace of mind when storms roll in if you live in an area known for severe weather or high winds.

Atlas’ Pinnacle Sun shingles are rated for winds up to 130 MPH, keeping your home safe in any weather. 

Are Pinnacle Sun Shingles Right for You?

The 6 Pinnacle Sun shingle swatches.
Available in 6 colors.

Do you have trouble keeping your home cool in the hot summer months or have high energy bills? Do you live in a sunny, warm environment? Pinnacle Sun Shingles may be the fit for your home. 

With wind and algae resistance, cooling technology, smog reduction, and more, the Pinnacle Sun shingles bring many benefits to the table. They will be more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles, but if you believe they fit your budget, these could reduce energy costs. 

If the Pinnacle Sun shingles aren’t for you, don’t fear. There are plenty of other shingle options out there. Read “Asphalt Shingles: The Cheapest Roofing Type” and “Dimensional vs. Luxury Shingles: How to Choose.”
Are you ready to install an Atlas shingles roof in Southeastern Wisconsin? Rescue My Roof is ready to serve. Contact us today to get a free estimate.