What Makes GAF Shingles So Popular Among Homeowners?

Are you also looking to install a new shingle roof? Are you fed up with below-par materials that break easily and require constant maintenance? Then we might have a perfect solution for you: GAF Shingles.

A solid and intact roof will help keep the wind, rain, snow, and other elements at bay, while a poorly maintained or damaged one can cause significant problems. 

These shingles are highly functional and help your roof protect you from damage and ensure lasting service life. 

Before you decide to install a roof, you first need to select the correct type of shingle material for your home’s roofing. This step holds a lot of importance as the quality, and the type of material you choose plays a big part in determining the overall quality of your home’s roof. 

 

Factors You Must Consider While Purchasing The Roofing Material

A perfectly installed roof can last for decades, so you should be prepared to put some time into your choice. When looking at the different types of roofing materials, there are a few factors that you should keep in mind.

  1. Your home’s style
  2. The area’s code
  3. The aesthetic ability of the material
  4. Your budget

 

Asphalt Shingles: The Most Popular Material In Peoria, IL

So now that you know the things you need to consider, the next part is to choose the material. Though many materials are available in the market, the most popular out of the lot is asphalt shingles

Why Asphalt Shingles?

You may wonder why asphalt shingles are the preferred choice of material for a roof system. Here are some of the reasons.

  • Asphalt Shingles Can Fit Any Style

Regardless of the shape of your roof, asphalt shingles — with their superior durability, resiliency, and optimal quality — are perfect for any roof type.

  • Visually Appealing

Asphalt shingles come in various complementary colors and designs that can visually make your roof stand out, helping you express your style.

  • Durable 

A home’s roof made from asphalt shingles is very durable and can last between 15 to 25 years, depending on the quality of materials you use and the contractor you hire.

  • Cost Friendly

Asphalt shingles are unlikely to burn a hole in your pocket. These are some of the most inexpensive materials used for roofing. 

 

Why Should You Choose GAF Shingles?

GAF is a leading asphalt shingles manufacturer in Illinois. As their tagline rightly says, they ‘protect what matters most, i.e., your home’s roofing system. 

The company has provided various home roofing services for the past 130 years. Over the years, it’s grown from a small company into a powerhouse in the roofing industry — with more than 3700 employees, 26 manufacturing locations, and over $ 3 billion in revenue annually.

An Industry Leader

GAF is one of the largest roofing manufacturers in the North American region. GAF roofing shingles are widely recognized throughout the world. 

Full Of Experience

The most important aspect of a quality shingle manufacturer is experiencing, where GAF excels. It has over 125 years of experience in the roofing industry and is still going strong. The company claims that 1 in 4 houses in the USA are protected by GAF roofing. 

A Leader In Innovation

Constantly Innovating is essential to get better and stay in touch with the dynamic environment. GAF takes innovation seriously. They are constantly striving to create new technology and designs and solve real-world challenges — from developing the shingle with the highest fire rating in the industry to a catalyst for sustainable buildings.

Sustainability

GAF is dedicated to building a better, stronger, safer, and more sustainable future for our communities. In recent years, they’ve added more environmentally friendly products that are faster and easier to install than ever before. In addition, they are constantly improving their product lines, finding new ways to keep the environment in mind.

What Are GAF’ Diamonds’?

Diamonds are known for their strength and durability. The GAF diamonds focus on doing the same thing as well. These are special badges that promise superb performance for your product. These can be in a patented technology, warranty, or additional assurance. 

Technologies Offered

  • GAF Advanced Protection®

The shingles that come with the company’s self-created Advanced Protection® technology can offer you the performance of the highest levels. These shingles go through over 185 different rigorous tests, including two of the toughest wind-resisting tests. These tests help make tough, long-lasting GAF roofing shingles that withstand harsh weather conditions.

  • Dura Grip™ Technology

Storms and even strong winds and rain can cause your roof shingles to detach. Dura Grip™ Adhesive aids in protecting your shingles from breaking due to its high-performing, strong bonding. 

  • LayerLock™ Technology

With LayerLock Technology from GAF, two shingles are mechanically attached to be stronger and more durable than before. It has also helped create a nail area that is much larger than the existing shingles, making the installation of GAF shingles quicker. 

GAF Warranty

  • StainGuard®/StainGuard Plus™

As a homeowner, you are likely to witness some dark stains occurring on the parts of your shingle roof. These stains are caused by blue-green algae and can lead to discoloration of the roof. Products that come with the StainGuard Plus Algae Protection can offer you a 25-year limited warranty against the roof discoloration and staining caused by the blue-green algae bacteria. StainGuard Protection, on the other hand, comes with a limited warranty of 10 years. 

  • WindProven™ Limited Wind Warranty

The GAF shingles pass high wind resistance tests. This allows GAF to provide a limited wind warranty of 15 years with no maximum speed limit.

  • Lifetime Limited Warranty

You can avail of the benefit of this lifetime limited warranty if you fulfill the following conditions: 

  • If you purchase a lifetime shingle from GAF
  • If you purchase three or more qualifying GAF accessories 

Afterward, the accessories and shingles will be covered by a lifetime warranty.

 

Asphalt Shingles Offered By GAF

Our highly devoted team works tirelessly to provide you with one of the best residential roofing shingles. The exceptional technology and experience we offer help the shingles become tough and long-lasting. 

GAF Timberline Shingle

This Architectural shingle, GAF Timberline HDZ, is the company’s most popular and one of the highest-selling roofing shingles. This fiberglass shingle is built to provide your roof with top-notch strength as well as exceptional visual appeal. 

You get the following benefits with these GAF Timberline Shingle:

  • These shingles use GAF’s Advanced Protection technology. 
  • 25-year limited warranty from the discoloration caused by algae with StainGuard Plus™ and 15-year WindProven™ Limited Wind Warranty
  • High-quality shingles have extra nail space with LayerLock™ Technology.
  • As it is a lifetime shingle, you are also eligible for a lifetime limited warranty.
  • You can choose from a variety of 24 GAF shingle colors to give your home an appealing look. You can also check out the harvest blend range of exciting colors. 

 

Designer Shingles

Apart from the trademark, GAF Timberline shingle has a wide range of designer shingles. 

#1 Slateline™ Shingles

As the name suggests, these shingles help give your roof a bold, slate-like appearance at an affordable price. The cost of Slateline shingles is much lower than actual slate shingles. 

Here are some of its features:

  • This is also an Advanced Protection® shingle that means it has gone through numerous tests to give you the best performance.
  • Fiberglass shingles with the highest roofing fire rating (Class A)
  • You can get a 25-year limited warranty from Algae discoloration with StainGuard Plus™ technology. 
  • These shingles are protected from strong winds of up to 130 kms
  • Timbertex® Premium Ridge Cap Shingles help give the shingles a perfect touch.
  • Available in premium looking GAF shingle colors.

 

#2 Camelot™ II Shingles

Camelot Shingles are another popular range of designer GAF shingles. A sequel to the company’s premium Camelot roofing shingles, the designer shingles can give your house an artistic feel that too at a very affordable cost. This shingle also has a slate look. 

These also offer all the benefits offered by the Slateline GAF shingles with the additional benefit of different colors and a visually appealing dimensional design. 

3-Tab Shingles

 

These are the most common shingles due to their excellent performance and affordability. 3-Tab shingles are also the most traditional asphalt shingles in the market. 

#1 Royal Sovereign® Shingles

These 3-Tab GAF shingles break the general perception that all the roofs where 3-tab shingles are installed look the same. Instead, Royal Sovereign shingles are specially crafted to set your home visually apart.

Due to its performance and aesthetic abilities, this has become one of the top-selling products from GAF, with over 10 million shingles installed in North America. 

  • These shingles have a powerful foundation that makes them resistant to splitting and developing cracks.
  • Shingles are made with Advanced Protection® technology.
  • Offers StainGuard® Protection and Wind Resistance protection
  • To make the color of the shingles last longer, Color LockTM Ceramic Firing is used. 

 

ROOF TIGER Is GAF Certified Roofing Contractor Serving Peoria, IL

At ROOF TIGER, our highly dedicated team with a combined experience of more than 20 years in the roofing industry works hard to give you the best roofing services so that your roof can protect you for many years to come. 

As factory-certified GAF roofers, our crews are trained to install your shingles and provide the best service and materials for your roof. At ROOF TIGER, we provide other services related to your home’s exterior, such as storm damage repair, sidings, gutter installation, metal roofing installation, and many more.

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ROOF TIGER is located in Peoria, IL and provides roofing services throughout the Central, IL area.

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