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Understanding GAF Shingles

Whether you are giving your home a facelift, are replacing an aging roof, or have had damage that requires a roof replacement, you should consider GAF Shingles. Your roof is what stands between you and the elements. You want it to last for years, look great, and do its job properly. The best roof is one that looks beautiful and that you don’t have to think about. 

How to Choose a Roofing Product

Your home’s roof is a big investment. It has a big job to do. A quality roof stands between you and the rain, snow,  sleet, and hail. It’s the barrier between everything outside. It’s one of those places where you want to choose truly excellent materials. 

When choosing shingles, looks, longevity, durability, and energy efficiency are vital. GAF Shingles ticks all of the boxes. They are the most widely chosen shingle on the continent. We at Capital Construction feel comfortable advising our customers to install GAF Shingles.

You can Feel Good About Going With GAF

GAF makes up part of the most extensive roofing and waterproofing businesses in existence. As a result, GAF roofing products cover more homes and businesses than any other roofing product manufacturing company in North America, with plants located all around the United States. 

The company has made diversity and inclusivity a priority. Their equitable standards have benefited their workers. They’ve promoted a company culture that values connection, empowerment, and the ability to evolve and inspire the things they embrace. 

GAF is making strides for the environment with products that are Energy Star-rated shingles. They have won multiple awards for innovating a new shingle that may just change the industry. It’s a malleable solar shingle. Installed with the same tools and roofing material quality, it differs by providing solar energy.  GAF leads the pack in innovation and quality.

A Roof for Every Home

Roof materials and home size, the pitch of the roof, and how complicated the design is will factor into calculating how much a new roof will cost. In 2021, the average roof cost for asphalt shingles was $10,419. 

If you live in an algae-prone area, you will want to add their 25-year warranty against the blue-green discoloration that comes with it. The shingles you purchase from GAF can be treated with a time-release algae-fighting technology. It’s an intelligent way to ensure that your roof looks good for longer. 

At GAF, there is a product to fit your budget, style, and needs. Their warranties are among the best in the construction industry. So you can feel confident in your purchase as well. GAF manufactures a product they feel comfortable standing by. We feel comfortable recommending their products. 

Taste and Style, GAF has Something for Everyone.

GAF understands that you want your home to have a distinctive look. The company offers a shingle to match nearly any style and taste. Some of the home styles they cater to are:

  • Colonial
  • Craftsman 
  • French Country
  • Mediterranean/Tuscan
  • Modern/Contemporary
  • Mountain
  • Ranch
  • Shingle Style
  • Tudor 
  • Victorian

Impressively good-looking GAF shingles will improve nearly any style of home. They come in a variety of beautiful colors and styles. Capital Construction understands the products and can help you find the right shingle to top off your home. We understand that style and quality are essential to our clients, and we know that GAF offers both. 

Choose the Right Shingle for Where you Live

GAF has a shingle for every roof. GAF Timberline® is the Best Selling Shingle in North America. Installing them reportedly raises a home’s property value by 10%. There are some characteristics to consider when choosing a GAF shingle:

  • Timberline® Shingles include something called LayerLock™ technology. They are notable for their durability and performance in challenging areas due to windy weather patterns. 
  • Timberline® Shingles can be qualified for a WindProven™ Limited Wind Warranty if their installation includes particular GAF roofing accessories. 
  • In hail-prone areas, we suggest GAF’s Grand Sequoia® AS and Timberline® AS because of their resistance to impact. They are made from a rubber-like material that provides flexibility and allows them to bounce back from the impact that hail creates.
  • If you live in a sunny and hot part of the world, you know the need for energy efficiency. GAF Timberline® Cool Series Shingles are tremendously reflective and can help reduce home temperatures.
  • Regions with higher moisture levels will want to choose GAF Time-Release Algae Fighting Technology to avoid green and blue stains. This technology is built into Timberline HDZ® shingles. 

Check with your homeowner association (HOA) for local building codes and ordinances when choosing a roof. Capital Construction experts can ensure you make the right roofing choice.

Affordable Options

One of the more affordable options is the three-tab shingle. It provides a good-looking profile and a durable, long-lasting roofing option for your home. They are available in a lovely Ash Brown and fashionable Charcoal colors.

GAF offers designer shingles in a variety of shapes and colors. They can set your home apart from others. The ability to customize is at your fingertips with GAF products.

Try Before you Buy

If you are considering a new roof, the GAF website provides a tool called The Virtual Remodeler that allows you to upload a photo of your home and try on shingles. This gives you an idea of how they will look when installed. This is helpful when visualizing a purchase as large as a roof. You want to ensure that you are getting the look that you want. The quality of GAF products is a given. 

Contact us When it’s Time to Begin Your Roofing Project.

Capital Construction understands the process and the materials. We are here to guide you to the right roof for your home. We want it to perform well and look good while doing it. We are experts in our field, offering our clients top-quality installation and responsive communication. 

Our highly skilled tradespeople offer you the kind of construction and integrity you are entitled to. Contact us today, and we can begin providing you with a roof that you’ll be pleased with for years to come.

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