GAF’s Designer Series
Made of only the best materials, and made in America, GAF’s Designer Series are sure to blow your socks off!
Today, the old reliable 3 tab asphalt shingle can be replaced with a designer roof that can have the appearance of a slate roof or shake shingles without the added cost. Additionally, today’s designer roof systems often come with lifetime warranties that make the investment well worth the additional cost. With the installation of protection for the roof deck, leak barriers and attic ventilation, a designer roof can set a home apart from all of the others in the neighborhood.
Cedar shake shingles have long been the standard of quality and value and, along with slate, have offered years of protection. However, the cost of these roofs has made it difficult for many homeowners to enjoy. Today’s designer systems are replacing those types of roofs, many offering the same appearance without the installation headaches and price, while affording homeowners excellent benefits and the appearance they seek.
Many designer roof systems include advanced protection with designer shingles produced in several layers, as opposed to the old asphalt shingles, made with a single layer with granules on one side. Many of these shingles consist of an asphalt layer topped with a fiberglass mat, and another layer of asphalt topped with granules to offer exceptional protection against weathering.
When considering a new roof installation it is import to think about two things; how well the materials can stand up to high winds and whether the materials used are in compliance with your state’s building code. Many homeowners are unaware that most states have established minimum requirements for construction materials, and some of the less expensive brands of roofing materials, barely meet those requirements.
Most designer roofing materials far exceed those minimum requirements, including being able to withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour, making a slight increase in cost a better value for their money. Then there is the lifetime warranty available from most manufacturers of designer roof systems. Many offer the first ten years without prorating them.
To read about our Sunshine Contracting Roofing Installation Process and meet our Installation Team, visit our Roofing Processes & Installation team page! Meet Alberto and Sergio and learn about how your roof is replaced.