Have you ever imagined a roof that could last for years and years and is low maintenance? Imagine a roof that could keep you sheltered, keep you safe, comes with a lifetime warranty, and will not cost you a fortune. This is surely a dream come true for any homeowner!
GAF is an innovative and ageless company that has a lifetime roofing system that goes above and beyond other roofing products. Professional roofing contractors and homeowners in North America and beyond have been turning to General Aniline and Film (GAF) for their roofing products for 130 years to produce high quality and reliable roofs.
Let’s check out their top roofing shingles, accessories, and their strong warranty plans to give you peace of mind.
Top GAF Residential Shingles
Timberline Cool Series Shingles
GAF’s Timberline Cool Series Shingles use reflective shingles. These shingles reflect the sun from your roof and drop the temperature in your attic, which in turn drops the temperature in the rest of your home. This is fantastic for the summer heat or if you live in a warmer state with high humidity. It also has StainGuard to prevent roof stains for rain and moisture.
Timberline Ultra HD Shingles
GAF’s top architectural design is the Timberline Ultra HD. They are ultra-dimensional and much thicker than your average architectural designed shingles. It has a Class A fire rating to ensure your safety and control over fires as well as StainGuard protection to prevent roof stains.
Grand Sequoia Armorshield Shingles
Grand Sequoia Armorshield shingles are one of GAF’s favorite designer shingles. They are known for their strong impact resistance since they are a special UL Class 4 shingle. This makes them extremely durable and sturdy so they can withstand impacts such as hailstorms. They also have the highest wind class rating since they use Dura Grip adhesive seals that can withstand up to 130 miles per hour of wind. They are designed with Advanced Protection Technology so it is not overzealous on using natural resources to build the shingles.
Top GAF Accessories
DecoTech System Solar Panels
GAF offers fantastic DecoTech System solar panels so your home can run off solar energy and save you a buck load of money on your electric bill. These solar panels are high performance and low profile giving your home a beautiful and modern look. They have perimeter protection to protect your home from leaks and debris. They are simple to install without the hassle of racks and they interlock to stay in place.
WeatherWatch Mineral Surfaced Leak Barrier
WeatherWatch creates an extra barrier to protect your home from snow storms and heavy rains causing leaks. If you are from the Northern states, it can also prevent ice dams from damaging your roof. This is included in the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
StormGuard Film Surfaced Leak Barrier for Metal and Asphalt Shingle Roofs
StormGuard works much like WeatherWatch by creating an added barrier to protect your home from leaks. It self-seals around nails that are common weak spots for leaks. The best part is it is easy to apply since the split back peels off in layers. This is also included in the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
Deck-Armor Premium Breathable Roof Deck Protection
Deck-Armor is a UV stabilized polypropylene underlayment that builds a barrier against high winds and heavy rain. It uses a breathable technology so that moisture does not get trapped. This helps protect your roof against mold and mildew. Deck-Armor Roof Deck Protection is built to be much tougher than your average asphalt felt.
GAF’s biggest advantage over their competitors is their intricate warranty plans to ensure the homeowner that if there is any product defect, you will be covered.
Basic Shingle and Accessories Warranty
This is the most basic of warranty plans that GAF offers for their shingles and other roof accessories. This is a 10-year warranty unless you choose to use 3 tab shingles which cut the warranty down to 5 years.
System Plus Limited Warranty
This warranty can only be offered by a GAF Master Elite contractor. This warranty plan will cover all material defects on your roof construction for 50 years. It also covers labor costs for the roof’s lifespan. If you choose 3 tab shingles, this plan will cover them for 20 years.
GAF Golden Pledge Limited Warranty
This is GAF’s top warranty that they offer and must also be offered by a GAF Master Elite contractor. This warranty plan, like the System Plus, will cover all material defects on your roof construction as well as labor costs for 50 years and labor costs for the roof’s lifespan. It also covers workmanship coverage for 25 years and provides a problem prevention inspection after installation.
GAF’s Master Elite Certification
The GAF Company is particular about who installs their roofing system so the quality of their system is not compromised by shoddy workmanship.
Contractors who are licensed under the Master Elite Certification from GAF must be licensed in their state, must be insured, and they must have a track record of quality work. These contractors also have to partake in ongoing training so they are kept to update with policies and how to properly install GAF products.
If you hire a contractor with the Master Elite Certification you also get the added bonus of better deals and warranties on GAF products.
There are several roofing products to pick and choose from for your roof. It is hard enough to decide what shingles need to be replaced if you need a new roof entirely, or what contractor to hire to do the perfect workmanship. Choosing what company you should go through should be the least of your worries during this stressful time.
You want a company that has dedicated more than a century to create the right roofing materials and a company that can back up their warranty promises. That company is, hands down, GAF.