The GAF Roofing System

Every GAF roofing system we install follows a tested and trusted process. Learn more about what goes into a GAF roofing system installation.
Every GAF roofing system we install follows a tested and trusted process. Learn more about what goes into a GAF roofing system installation.

A Cohesive System for your Home

The GAF roofing system is made up of many layers, all working together to protect your home and family from the elements. The images below show how we layer a GAF roofing system, from solid wood decking to the final ridge cap shingles.

GAF Roofing System Installation

GAF is America’s favorite architectural asphalt shingle. Their roofing systems are well known for their performance and their GAF Golden Pledge warranty, a 50 year roofing warranty backed up by GAF.

Before we break down and learn more about the GAF roofing system, let’s quickly discuss; who is GAF?

GAF is a roofing shingle manufacturer based in North America ( United States and Canada). GAF was incorporated the same year as Coca-Cola in 1886. The GAF acronym stands for General Aniline & Film. Since the beginning, GAF has always been recognized for being a top performance manufacturer in residential and commercial roofing projects. Homeowners love GAF because GAF was the first company to introduce the architectural shingles we all have on our homes today. Prior to that, most asphalt shingles were three tab shingles and did not have the dimension and look that shingles have today.

GAF most famous roofing products:

  • GAF Timberline HDZ shingles
  • GAF Timberline Ultra HD shingles
  • GAF Timberline Solar shingles

GAF roofing shingles undergo extreme testing in severe weather to determine the performance of the songs in high winds and heavy storms. All GAF shingles as of 2022 come with an unlimited wind damage warranty. GAF was also one of the very first companies to warranty the whole roofing system on behalf of the homeowner. GAF offers one of the strongest warranties ( GAF GOLDEN PLEDGE), this warranty not only protects the roof, but also the workmanship for a duration of 25 years.

The Making of a GAF Roofing system:

Leak Barrier

Leak barrier helps prevent leaks caused by wind-driven rain and ice dams with a leak barrier.

Benefits: Provides exceptional protection against leaks caused by roof settling and extreme weather.

Product options:

  • Stormguard Film-Surfaced leak barrier.
  • Weatherwatch ice and water leak barrier

Learn more about Leak Barriers

Roof Deck Protection

Roof deck protection helps shield the roof deck from moisture infiltration and allows moisture to escape from your attic while providing an exceptionally strong layer of protection against wind-driven rain. Also, Roof Deck Protection lies flatter for a better-looking roof.

Product options:

  • Deck-Armor
  • Tiger Paw
  • Feltbuster

Learn more about Roof deck protection

Starter Strip Shingles

Starter strip shingles include a high-quality, properly positioned adhesive that will tightly lock your shingles in place to help prevent shingle blow-off.

Product Options

  • Pro-start
  • Weatherblocker

Learn more about Starter Strip Shingles

Residential Roofing Shingles

Did you know that upgrading a roof with Timberline® Shingles can increase the value of your home by 10%?  When evaluating which roof shingles you should select, you should consider the size and pitch of your home, its style, the budget, and the desired warranty.

Product Options:

  • Timberline HDZ shingles
  • Timberline Ultra HD shingles
  • Timberline AS 2 shingles
  • Timberline Cool series (select states only)
  • Designer Series

Did you know? All GAF shingles offer Algae protection from eave to ridge. Homeonwers can now get the benefits of GAF Time-Release Algae-Fighting Technology and the StainGuard Plus Algae Protection Limited Warranty on shingles, ridge caps, and even visible starter strips.

Learn more about GAF Asphalt shingles

Ventilation and Attic Vents

A roof is more than just shingles. Ventilation is what determines the health and life of your roof. Roofs need to breathe too. An effective attic ventilation system reduces damaging heat and moisture in your attic, promotes energy efficiency by helping to reduce the load on your air conditioner in the summer, and also reduces the risk of ice dam formation on your roof.

Product Options:

  • Cobra Rigid Vent 3
  • Cobra Snowcountry
  • Cobra Snowcountry Advanced
  • Cobra Exhaust Vent
  • Master FLow Roof Louver
  • Master Flow Power Attic Vent
  • MAster Flow Green MAchine Solar-Powered Vents

To learn more about Ventilation

Ridge Cap shingles

The finishing touch that helps defend against leaks at the hips and ridges.Hip & Ridge Cap Shingles accentuate the natural beauty of your architectural shingle roof and can even add dimension and depth.

Product Options:

  • Timbercrest
  • Timbertex
  • Ridglass
  • Seal-a-ridge

To learn more about Ridge Cap Shingles:

A GAF roof system is so much more than just shingles. When you select a full roofing system, all the components work together to keep moisture out, your energy costs down and your house looks terrific.