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5 Reasons Why GAF is the Leading Shingle Manufacturer in the Country

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You’ve probably already heard that GAF is the leading shingle manufacturer in the country. When it comes to having a new roof installed for your home or business this is an important factor. 

Not only has the company been making shingles for many years, but it also has a long history of experience and product innovation. 

Professional roofing contractors choose GAF shingles because they know that a premium brand like GAF will provide them with the best possible product for their customers’ homes.

Here are five reasons why GAF is the best out there regarding roofing shingles. 

1. Timberline HDZ shingles have the widest nailing zone

Ensuring that shingles are nailed in the proper area—the StrikeZone—is essential to keeping your roof safe from leaks and other problems. Having a good size nail zone makes it easier and quicker to install. When the area is narrow and nails are not placed correctly this can also lead to issues with leaks and the shingles adhering properly. GAF’s StrikeZone Nailing Area is the industry’s largest nail zone. At 1.81″ wide, it’s 600% larger than standard shingles for accuracy and faster nailing.

2. They are the easiest and fastest shingles to install

As mentioned, when you have a larger nailing area, it becomes easier and faster to install shingles accurately. With GAF’s Timberline HDZ Shingles and the industry’s largest, high-visibility nailing target crews will spend less time on the roof and get the job done faster. 

3. Better Fastened Shingles for Durability 

Timberline HDZ shingles come with a special feature called LayerLock Technology. This technology consists of GAF’s Dura Grip sealant and the StrikeZone area, which is an asphalt-to-asphalt monolithic bond that enhances durability, strength, and wind uplift performance.

4. Competitive Warranty 

You might know that GAF offers one of the most competitive warranties around. And if you have high-wind-prone shingles, you also might know that they offer a WindProven limited wind warranty — the industry’s first with no maximum wind speed limitation! When your Timberline HDZ Shingles are installed in combination with four qualifying GAF accessories, they qualify for this warranty.

5. 25-year StainGuard Plus Algae Protection 

GAF roof shingles are specially engineered to help prevent the growth of blue-green algae, a common cause of roof stains. Time-Release Algae-Fighting Technology is a proprietary blend of copper that helps protect roofs from blue-green algae, which can stain and damage shingles.

Brouder Roofing is a Connecticut roofing company and Certified GAF installer. Get in touch today for a free estimate! 

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