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Anatomy of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System

By May 3, 2017January 11th, 2022No Comments

The biggest mistake you can make when buying a new roof is concentrating exclusively on the surface material while ignoring the other components of your system. A roof is an intricate system comprising several components that need to work together seamlessly to prevent water leakage and expel excessive heat, among many other goals.

Since asphalt shingles cover most American homes, and GAF is home to Timberline®—the best-selling product available today—let’s dissect the GAF’s Lifetime Roofing System:

Leak Barrier

On the bare-naked roof deck, this self-adhering underlayment protects the vulnerable areas from wind-driven rain and ice. This is your residential roofing system’s last line of defense against leaks that are caused by settling and extreme weather. At Spicer Bros. Construction, we stand behind this accessory for its reliability in keeping any GAF roof strong even in the face of long-term exposure to ice dams.

Roof Deck Protection

As your roof deck’s secondary protection against wind-driven rain, this roofing felt allows excessive heat to escape while keeping your attic cool. Maintaining an optimal attic climate prolongs the service life of asphalt shingles.

Starter Strip Shingles

Installed at the eaves, starter-strip shingles have factory-applied adhesive strips that significantly reduce the risk of shingle blow-offs. Also, starter strip shingles help speed up the installation time.

Lifetime Shingles

The star of GAF’s roofing system, Lifetime Shingles are available a wide variety of styles. They can emulate the look of genuine slate and authentic wood roofs for only the fraction of the cost of traditional materials. These advanced shingles feature ultra-dimensional thickness, high-definition colors, dramatic shadows, and rich textures.

Hip and Ridge Vents

Installed at the hips and ridges by your trusted roofing company, these special vents help your roof breathe out warm air and prevent moisture buildup. They promote a continuous flow of air in the attic to prevent condensation, which can ruin your insulation and promote mold growth.

Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles

Covering the vents, they make the perfect finishing touch to your GAF residential roofing system. They highlight the hips and ridges, complementing the Lifetime Shingles for a uniform look.

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