Overview: About GAF
Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
GAF Steep-Slope Solutions
GAF revolutionized the way that shingles are sold by introducing Lifetime ltd. warranties on all its laminated shingles—an industry first.
GAF is also the first manufacturer to have all of its shingles pass ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM 7158 Class H 150 mph – the industry’s two toughest wind resistance tests.
Leading brands include Timberline® Shingles, the No. 1-selling architectural shingles in North America.
With the rapidly increasing demand for upscale shingle options, GAF offers extensive Lifetime Designer Shingle options, including Ultra-Premium Camelot®, Grand Canyon™, Country Mansion®, and Grand Slate™ Shingles, as well as an entire line of value-priced Lifetime Designer Shingles that offer homeowners a truly affordable upgrade from standard architectural shingles.
GAF also offers the TruSlate™ Roofing System: real hand-split quarried slate installed with a high-tech, patented system, resulting in an affordable option for virtually any home. Perfect for new construction or remodeling, TruSlate™ increases the value of the home and includes a lifetime limited warranty.
The company’s award-winning Certified Contractor Program has been judged by many to be the most extensive business-building program in the industry, and even includes warranties that cover the contractor’s workmanship and a factory inspection of each completed roof. The Habitat for Humanity “Community Partner” and “Certified Green Contractor” programs help installers to differentiate themselves to homeowners. Dozens of other programs and exclusive marketing materials are available to help contractors to build their businesses.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption. In addition to GAF’s rigorous internal sustainability efforts, GAF launched an industry-leading Certified Green Roofer Program and committed to a multi-year sponsorship of ShingleRecycling.org, which helps contractors and distributors connect with qualified shingle recyclers across the U.S. and Canada. Learn more at www.gaf.com/green..
CARE - The Center For The Advancement Of Roofing Excellence
Knowledge is the key to making sound roofing decisions. GAF is proud to support CARE - the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel.
Attic Ventilation TruSlate Ridge Vent helps remove excess heat and moisture from your attic that can raise your energy bills, cause premature peeling of interior paint and wallpaper, and even affect your health.
TruSlate Trim Slate is designed specifically for the hip and ridge areas of your TruSlate roof. They provide added protection to these vulnerable areas and are a perfect complement to the color of your roof.
UnderBlock UV & Moisture Barrier provides an extra layer of protection for your roof. It’s made from ultra-tough high density polyethylene—the same material that’s used in demanding environmental applications.
“Breathable” Deck-Armor Premium Roof Deck Protection allows moisture to escape from your attic while providing an exceptionally strong layer of protection against wind-driven rain. It also lays flatter for a better-looking roof.
The TruSlate® Americana Slate Collection features five traditional colors from America’s most famous New England quarries, which are known worldwide for their proven products and excellent quality control. These domestically quarried slates have been installed for over a century on the finest properties across North America. And now, by incorporating them into the TruSlate® System, we’ve made them an affordable option for just about everyone.
The TruSlate® International Slate Collection brings you the best combination of quality, beauty, and affordability in slate roofing.
The TruSlate® International Slate Collection features the same quality as our Americana Slate Collection. Each slate is classified Grade S1— the highest slate-quality grade in the industry—so you can be assured of long-lasting performance from your new TruSlate® roof.