Roof replacement is arguably the most important home improvement project you will undertake, so it’s important to choose a roofing system that will reliably protect your home from the elements. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we offer the full range of GAF roofing products that feature Advanced Protection® Technology. Read on as Exterior Source shares a closer look at how this technology helps protect your home.
Extreme Endurance Tests
GAF products designed under the Advanced Protection Technology undergo several endurance tests before they are mass-produced. For wind resistance – an important feature of every roof – GAF used two industry-standard tests designed by ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials): ASTM D3161, Class F subjects the test shingles to conditions simulating 110 mph, or the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane. ASTM D7158, Class H tests increases the test conditions to 150 mph, or the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane. Ideally, these shingles should resist both water penetration and wind damage.
AC438 is another set of tests that aims to evaluate the long-term performance of asphalt shingles. There are three sets of tests, the first of which exposes the shingles to years’ worth of UV, infrared and micro waves – all of which comes from direct sunlight. Another test exposes the shingles to extreme cold and extreme heat, simulating winter and summer season. Finally, the shingles are exposed to simulated wind-driven rain, including a waterfall-like sudden downpour. GAF shingles with Advanced Protection Technology all passed these tests before undergoing the mass production stage.
Peace of Mind
You want roofing and vinyl siding that protects your home in any weather. That’s why you want asphalt shingles that can resist the conditions included in these tests, conditions that shingles with Advanced Protection Technology are precisely designed for. From starter strip to the ridge caps, each component is designed to work with each other in protecting your home.
When installed by a GAF Master Elite contractor, your GAF Lifetime Roofing System is also eligible for superior warranties. GAF top-tier warranty coverage, the Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty, includes up to 50 years of material coverage, and up to 30 years of workmanship coverage.
To learn more about our roofing and fiber cement siding services, call Exterior Source today at (804) 275-5323 (Richmond) and (757) 464-2060 (Tidewater). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a service or free estimate appointment.