GAF Timberline Shingles
At Veritas Roofing, we pride ourselves on installing some of the highest-quality residential roofs in North Texas.
As a certified GAF installer, we not only offer top-quality roofing products available, we also provide the peace of mind of knowing they will be installed properly.
Depending on your budget, wants, and needs, we can install a wide variety of shingles on your home, giving you the best roof for your money at multiple price points.
While the answer to the question “What is the best residential shingle?” depends on several factors unique to your budget and situation, some of our favorite GAF shingles include:
GAF Timberline High Definition shingles are widely considered the industry standard for a quality residential roofing system.
Named the #1 selling residential shingle in the United States, Timberline HDs have earned a reputation as some of the highest quality shingles you can buy.
Manufactured using a proprietary combination of fiberglass and asphalt, these multi-layered shingles are overengineered in every imaginable way, making the roofs they cover more resistant to a wide variety of weather conditions than most of their competitors.
The HD series features layers of diamond cut granules, with spec-sealed asphalt, and a micro weave layer.
Backed with GAF’s patented Dura Grip self-sealing adhesive technology, each shingle can be tightly sealed to the roof, limiting the possibility of a blow off in a storm.
In fact, with the addition of supplemental fasteners, these shingles are capable of resisting winds up to 130 MPH!
As a bonus, Timberline HDs are also designed to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home, with a wide variety of colors and textures available.
Essentially a 2.0 version of the Timberline HD shingles, the HDZ line offers all of the great benefits you’d expect from the industry standard, with a few bonuses.
Perhaps the most attractive of these bonuses lies in the added wind-resistance enabled by the new GAF Layerlock technology.
In combination with their new and improved Strikezone nailing area (the widest nailing area of any residential shingle available), the HDZ line allows roofing installers to mechanically fuse the common bond between overlapping shingle layers, forming the strongest bond possible.
This new high-strength bonding technology allows us to build roofing systems with unprecedented wind resistance, unlike anything the industry has ever seen.
In fact, this bond is so strong that when combined with other select GAF components, some HDZ systems are eligible for a new GAF wind warranty with no maximum wind speed limitation.
As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to consider HDZ shingles, the HDZ Reflector Series and Reflector Series Plus lines are considered some of the most eco-friendly residential shingles you can buy today.
Meeting both the prescriptive solar reflectance and thermal emittance benchmarks outlined in Title 24 of the California Building Energy Efficiency standards guidelines, HDZ Reflector Series shingles help homeowners stay in compliance with a new build or roof replacement.
Moving up to the HDZ RS+ line, the bar is set even higher, meeting the requirements set by the stringent Los Angeles County Green Building Standards Codes.
Even if you are building a home outside of California, the energy savings offered by these shingles can help save you money on your power bill and make you eligible for attractive green tax incentives in many areas.
GAF Timberline Armorshield II
If the HDZ RS+ line is the Mercedes Benz of residential shingle options, the Armorshield II series is the Maybach.
These shingles widely considered one of the best options available for a residential roofing system and with good reason.
Owing to their Class IV impact rating, Armorshield IIs are one of the most impact-resistant residential shingles available.
The impact resistance of these shingles is so good that many insurance companies are willing to give homeowners a premium discount for installing them.
The Armorshield line also offers the same great 130 MPH wind resistance of their HD and HDZ counterparts, with an industry-leading Class A fire-resistance rating and Algae Stainguard protection to boot.
Other GAF Products We Install
As a GAF certified installer, we take pride in offering some of the highest-quality roofing system components available.
While many people are aware of the fact that GAF makes the best shingles for residential roofs, few realize how many other impressive components this manufacturer offers.
Asking for these products when you’re planning to build or replace your roof not only minimizes the chances of a leak or other problem down the line, it can actually eliminate the need to worry altogether by way of the GAF lifetime warranty.
In short, homeowners who opt to include enough of GAF’s suggested products in their roofing system can become eligible for a fully-transferrable lifetime warranty that guarantees repairs in the unlikely case of an issue.
While the list of components offered by GAF is too long to cover in its entirety here, some of our favorite GAF roofing products include:
GAF Solar Roof & Attic Vents
These motorized vents promote airflow in a house’s attic, helping with cooling the home in the summer, and reducing the chances of damaging moisture buildup year-round.
Not only do these vents help lower electricity bills by providing better energy efficiency, but they can also considerably extend the life of a residential roofing system by limiting premature deterioration caused by excess moisture.
GAF roof vents come in several models, including some that can be powered by a small solar panel, eliminating the need to wire into the electrical system of a home.
Some of the more advanced models like the Master Flow® EGV5SMT Gable Mount WiFi Attic Vent and Master Flow® ERV5SMT ‑ Roof Mount WiFi Attic Vent include WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, enabling the homeowner to control them with the GAF app on their smartphone.
With the ability to move up to 1450 cubic feet of air per minute, a single vent can cover an attic up to 2300 sq — Ft. in size.
Cobra® Rigid Vent 3™
Veritas includes Cobra Rigid Vents on every residential roofing system we install.
Like the Master Flow motorized roof vents, this component is designed to exhaust heat and moisture from the attic space of a residential attic.
Sitting on the ridge of a roof where the two planes meet, the Cobra Rigid Vent’s proprietary design maximizes heat and moisture exhausting capabilities without allowing for moisture intrusion when it rains or storms.
Synthetic Roof Deck Protection
Also designed to help keep moisture out, we use the GAF line of Synthetic Roof Deck Protection underlayments in almost every roofing system we install.
While GAF offers a number of underlayment component options for sale, we recommend going with one made with polypropylene; to minimize the chances of wind-driven rain intrusion during a storm.
Not only does polypropylene keep moisture out much better than it’s cheaper felt counterparts, but GAF polypropylene underlayments also boast around 600% more tear-resistance and tend to hold up much better over time.
Most roofing systems we install include GAF Feltbuster Polypropylene underlayment as a standard option.
For homeowners looking to move to an underlayment with UV stabilization or better breathability, we also offer Tiger Paw and Deck Armor as optional upgrades.
Regardless of which underlayment you choose, each qualifies for the GAF lifetime limited warranty when installed in a system that includes GAF shingles and select other components.
If you want to learn more about the qualifications for this warranty or have a question about GAF roofing products that wasn’t answered here, feel free to give us a call anytime.
With a Veritas Roof on your house, you’ll rest easy knowing your most valuable investment is protected by the best system available and backed by the best warranty in North Texas.
Regardless of your needs and budget, Veritas Roofing is here to give you the truth about your roof.
With Veritas in your corner, you will enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your most valuable investment is protected.
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