How GAF Asphalt Roof Shingles are Made To Last
Your roof is one of the most important features of your home – arguably the most important. It provides shade, ventilation, insulation, and protection from the elements. Rain, hail, or intense sunshine, your roof keeps you safe and secure through it all.
Choosing the right roofing material, then, is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when building a new home. You need something that’s strong, durable, long lasting – and that looks good doing it.
You want GAF Asphalt Roof Shingles.
Not only will they offer your home the protection and functionality it needs, they also provide excellent curbside appeal for maximum resale value in the future – or to just have an attractive house to come home to every night.
Quality From the Bottom Up
We’ve written a series of articles on how to install asphalt roof shingles; one of the biggest takeaways people unfamiliar with the material have had is the number of layers needed to build up the roof. That’s not just talking about layers of shingles, either, but underlayment and support structures beneath.
No matter how good your shingles are, if the underlayment is underwhelming, the roof will never be truly reliable.
One of the great strengths of GAF’s roofing products is that the quality starts before you even get to the shingles. They offer high-quality materials for each stage of the roofing process, giving you the peace of mind you’re laying the best products on the best foundations.
Key amongst these products is GAF’s Deck Armor underlayment system. Deck Armor is widely – and rightfully – considered superior to any other breathable synthetic underlayment on the market. With Deck Armor providing the foundation of your GAF asphalt shingle roof, you’re guaranteed a reliable, long-lasting structure.
GAF Roof Shingles – Engineered for Durability
Your roof is going to take a beating. Heavy rain, the occasional hail, strong winds, and those intense summer temperatures are all going to put your roof through its paces.
GAF roof shingles deliver.
GAF roof shingles are built of multiple laminated layers of engineered asphalt built around a high-strength fiberglass core. Each shingle is then topped with ceramic-coated granules for added protection against UV rays.
These highly engineered multi-layered constructs result in a shingle with an elegant profile, low weight, but maximum durability. All GAF roof shingles are rated to withstand winds of up to 178km/h, with the option to reinforce up to over 200km/h.
Multiple Options to Suit Your Needs
GAF understands that the needs of homes are not identical. A house build in a rural area doesn’t have the same environmental considerations as a beach-side Hamptons house, for example.
GAF offers a range of product lines with different attributes to best tailor your roof to your needs. Lighter shingles such as the Timberland basic line are a great, cost-effective option for homes that don’t often suffer high winds. Meanwhile heavier Timberland Ultra HD shingles are ideal for coastal homes often battered by high winds.
GAF is the leading supplier of roof shingles in the United States for two reasons: they provide a high-quality product, and they do so at a price that’s accessible for most builders.
Cost effectiveness comes from two places. Firstly, the cost per meter is kept to a reasonable level. As any builder knows, however, this is only a fraction of the cost of a roof – the rest is labour.
Luckily, the light-weight but durable design of GAF roof shingles means installation costs are kept under control. Heavier roofing materials require more laborious, time-intensive installation processes, drastically increasing the cost of labour. Even the heavier, more durable GAF shingle lines are significantly lighter than a tile roof construction.
GAF roof shingles will protect your home from the elements, withstand the toughest assaults – and look great doing it.
40% of your home’s curb-side appeal comes from the roof. Asphalt roof shingles are widely considered one of the most attractive materials out there for roofing. The gentle shading, wide variety of colours, and distinct chequered look provide a distinct aesthetic you simply can’t find in other roofing materials.
High curb-side appeal keeps the value of your new home up for longer; if you’re performing a renovation, you can increase the value of your home simply by choosing the right roofing material to give your home a remarkable appearance.
If you’re building a new Hamptons or Cape Cod style home, asphalt roof shingles are the only option for authenticity – and GAF is the best choice for roof shingles.
GAF At Home In Australia
We’re proud to supply this distinctly American product to the Australian market. For the longest time, tin and tile have dominated the roofs of homes across Australia. Given our harsh climates and environmental considerations, asphalt roof shingles are a much-needed option to bring protection and durability to homes for years to come – and as far as we’re concerned, GAF roof shingles are the best for the job.