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How Can a GAF Lifetime Roofing System Benefit Your Home?

Can you imagine what life in your home would be like without a roof? Chances are, you can’t. A roof is the first line of defense in the home, keeping you safe and sound as well as cozy under its structure. With the important role a roof plays in the protection of a home, it’s important to choose a top-of-the-line shingle for your roof replacement, as well as have the right roofing contractor install it.

With so many roofing options available, it’s hard to know what roof to choose, but there is a reason GAF Lifetime Roofing is the largest North American roofing manufacturer. It provides homes with a great many unmatched benefits. So, when considering a roof replacement, take into consideration the following ways a GAF roof can benefit your home.

Lifetime Shingles

GAF lifetime roofing brings with it lifetime shingles, and there are many colors and styles to choose from. You can be sure to find superior shingles that will make your home beautiful while also providing high-performance protection, and you can be sure to find them in your style and budget.

Ridge Vent/ Ridge Cap Shingles

The ridge cap shingles are specially designed shingles to cover the ridges and hips of the roof. They provide an extra layer of protection against leaks. And they add a level of beauty to the overall look of your roof. They come in standard and premium shingles to help find the perfect fit for your home and budget. They are the perfect way to complete the overall look of your roof.

Roof Deck Protection

GAF shingles come with a synthetic or fiberglass-reinforced underlayment for added roof deck protection. This layer allows moisture to escape the attic while keeping excess external moisture from being able to penetrate your home. The protector lies on top of the roof deck and can help improve the look of your roof while offering added protection.

Leak Barriers

As an added layer of protection, GAF roofs come with a leak barrier. From ice dams to excessive rain and backed-up gutters, certain points of your roof can be more susceptible to leaks and water damage. However, the leak protection barrier steps up to prevent this from happening.

It can be used with asphalt shingles and most metal roof types, and the fiberglass-reinforced materials keep the barrier from wrinkling, which keeps your roof looking uniform.

Starter Strip Shingles

GAF offers four different types of starter strip shingles to perfectly match your roof’s needs. Without a starter strip shingle, the perimeter shingles adhere directly to the roof deck. The starter shingles lie underneath the field shingles, creating a barrier that protects your home from water damage. The high-quality adhesive of GAF shingles also helps keep them from moving or blowing off during strong winds. They can also make the installation process faster and easier.


GAF roofing comes with high-quality warranties that can bring you peace of mind and protect your roofing investment. The company offers four warranty options.

You can receive a basic warranty that provides the typical out-of-the-box coverage, or you can have higher-quality coverage with a better GAF warranty. The Golden Pledge Warranty surpasses all others by not only offering protection for your roof materials and construction for 50 years and the labor costs associated with the lifespan of the roof, but also offering a 25-year workmanship coverage and a 40-point problem prevention inspection to ensure your roof replacement has been properly performed so you can have peace of mind when your contractor is finished. The Systems Plus and the Silver and Golden Pledge warranties are only available to GAF Master Elite® Contractors.

You can learn more about all of GAF’s warranties here.


For homeowners looking to have a positive environmental impact, GAF shingles are a great replacement option. The company has made strides to make its roofing process more environmentally friendly, and they utilize recycled materials in the creation of their shingles.

GAF is proud to champion sustainability in all areas of their business. From local recycling efforts to creating sustainable products, they care about protecting the planet for future generations. They offer reflective roofing products that can help to cool a home and their shingles are designed for high performance, including the DecoTech Solar Roofing.

Hire a GAF Master Elite Contractor

GAF only gives its seal of approval to well-deserving contractors. With the high-caliber materials used for roofing and the extensive warranty coverage provided, GAF Master Elite Contractors must meet specific requirements to receive the recognition.

For a contractor to be a GAF certified Master Elite contractor, it must:

With all these qualifications present, you can be certain you are receiving only the best roof replacement with the GAF Master Elite seal of approval.

Save Your Home from a Shoddy Roof Replacement

Give your home the best protection it can have. If you are ready for a GAF roof, our team at American Home Contractors is ready to help. As a GAF roofing contractor, we want to bring your home only the best materials and protection it can have as well as help you understand how to best care for your roof to extend its lifespan.

We are GAF Master Elite Certified contractors so you can be certain that you are receiving the best installation with intact warranty coverage to protect the life of your roof. Request a quote today to see how we can help you save your home from a subpar roof.