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    Roofing From GAF: Make Your Home Storm-Ready

    Roofing From GAF: Make Your Home Storm-Ready

    Install a GAF Timberline HDZ Storm-Ready Roofing System to protect your Cape Cod, Southeastern Massachusetts or Rhode Island home. 

    Whether it’s a hurricane, blizzard, or nor’easter, it’s critical to protect your home from the high winds, snow, and torrential rains of a storm. GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, provides homeowners with the highest performing products and best warranties in the industry. Here are the essential components and technology features of a GAF Timberline HDZ residential roofing system:

    GAF Timberline HDZ Shingles

    GAF’s Timberline HDZ are our most popular architectural shingle. Manufactured for both beauty and durability, these roofing shingles mimic the shape and shadow lines of an authentic wood shake shingle and come in a gorgeous collection of color blends. They feature GAF’s 25 Year StainGuard Plus Algae Protection, GAF Dura Grip Adhesive, plus are eligible for GAF’s WindProven Limited Wind Warranty* (the first in the industry to provide infinite wind speed coverage) when installed with 4 GAF essential components. Thanks to our GAF MasterElite Roofing Contractor status, our customers receive a GAF factory-registered, 50 Year, Non-Prorated, Transferable roof warranty when they install a GAF Lifetime Roofing System. 

    GAF LayerLock Technology

    Exceptional wind resistance for a GAF Timberline HDZ roofing system is enabled by their patented LayerLock technology. How doesRoofing Contractor Cape Cod MA LayerLock Technology work? GAF mechanically fuses two layers of laminate shingles together during the manufacturing process – think of it as a ultra sticky super glue. This creates a much larger nailing zone which allows for quicker shingle installation and increased accuracy of installers within the “StrikeZone” or nailing zone. It is essential to have an accurate, hurricane nailing pattern within the nailing zone to ensure optimal roof performance.

    GAF Roof Deck Protection

    GAF Feltbuster is a tough, synthetic underlayment that resists tearing and does not absorb moisture or become brittle. Non-asphaltic, polypropylene construction for long-lasting performance – unlike conventional felts that can disintegrate over time. This underlayment provides long lasting protection against wind-driven rain and prevents water from infiltrating under your shingles

    GAF WeatherWatch Ice and Water Leak Barrier

    Reinforced with fiberglass for smooth, wrinkle-free installation, GAF WeatherWatch Mineral Surfaced Leak Barrier is installed on your roof’s most vulnerable areas: valleys, eaves, rakes, around chimneys, skylights, and vent pipes. Whether it’s a wind driven rain, ice dams, or overflowing water from gutters, this leak barrier self seals around nails and prevents water intrusion that could damage your home. 

    GAF Drip Edge

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    These components are required to be eligible for GAF’s WindProven Limited Wind Warranty. All of our GAF Lifetime Roofing Systems come with a factory-registered, 50 Year, Non-Prorated, Transferable Roof Warranty.

    Aluminum drip edge is also installed along the eves and rakes to improve water shedding efficiency. If not properly protected from a wind-driven rain and over-flowing gutters, roofs can leak causing serious damage to the interior of a home. Ceilings, insulation, and walls can be completely destroyed by water which is not only costly to replace but can pose a health risk from mold.

    GAF Starter Shingles 

    With properly positioned adhesive applied by the factory, Pro-Start® Eave/Rake Starter Strips help prevent shingle blow-off. Other roofing contractors often use a cut-up 3-tab strip shingle as the “starter” course on a roof. These hacked-up shingles lack the properly positioned adhesive and are at a higher risk for shingle blow off. GAF’s Pro-Start starter course shingles provide maximum protection and minimal waste. 

    GAF Cobra Ridge Vent

    Proper ventilation is essential to a healthy home. GAF’s Cobra Ridge Vent helps reduce excess heat and moisture which also reduces the potential for ice dams and mold. Thanks to its shingle-over design, the Cobra Ridge Vent also blends nicely into the roof ridge line which adds to your home’s curb appeal.

    Seal-A-Ridge Ridge Cap Shingles

    It’s important to protect the high stress areas of your roof, the ridges and hips, with Seal-A-Ridge® Protective Ridge Cap Shingles. Tightly secured with Dura Grip™ Self-Seal Adhesive, these cap shingles stay in place and look beautiful.

    Finding a roofing contractor can be overwhelming. Learn how to find a reputable roofing company by reading this helpful homeowner blog. We explain what to look for in a professional roofing contractor, what to expect during the estimation process, and why you should choose Care Free Homes! Learn more about GAF Timberline HDZ shingles in the video below.

    When the time comes to replace your roof, trust your home to the area’s leading roofing and home improvement company. We’ve been an A+ rated, accredited member of the Better Business Bureau for 25 years, have over 40 years of success, thousands of satisfied customers, and are an award-winning supporter of our community. We ask for absolutely no money until your project is complete and have financing options for qualified homeowners. Get started on your project with a FREE quote. Click or call (508) 997-1111 today!

    *15-year WindProven™ limited wind warranty on Timberline® Shingles with LayerLock™ Technology requires the use of GAF Starter Strips, Roof Deck Protection, Ridge Cap Shingles, and Leak Barrier or Attic Ventilation.