What would your home be without a strong roof? Chances are, your roof may not be something you think about — until damage occurs, that is. But if you’re taking good care of your roof, it’ll protect your home and keep it well insulated and free of moisture leaks.
As a roofing contractor in Ann Arbor, MI, our team at John McCarter Construction knows how much it matters to care for your home’s roof to protect it from damage, algae, mold, and other issues. We’re experienced with tackling roof damage and roof replacements for Michigan homeowners. That’s why we recommend GAF Asphalt shingles to the homeowners we assist. GAF shingles are superb performing products that keep your home safe, making them a strong choice when you need a roof replacement.
Here’s a look at how GAF asphalt shingles can benefit your home.
1. Attractive Colors
People all over the country love GAF shingles because of their extensive variety of colors to suit your home. Happy customers can match the specific colors to their style, giving the home’s outward appearance an individualized and interesting new look. Because of the popular and reliable shingles’ constant demand, any replacement shingle needed is available year-round.
These fiberglass-mesh shingles perform fantastically and consistently through the years. Two of the most reliable styles, the GAF Timberline Armor Shield II and Grand Sequoia IR, have very high ratings. When a 1.25-inch steel ball is dropped twice on the same spot from a height of 12 feet — a durability test comparable to the kind of beating hail can do — the results show no damage. Homeowners enjoy peace of mind, knowing the durable roof above their head is safe and sound.
3. Budget-Friendly Choices
GAF shingles offer a wide selection of styles and ratings, from the standard, affordable 3-Tab Shingles to more upscale shingles available in various styles. However, every price range provides customers the durability needed to keep a home’s roof protected. Whatever you choose, these shingles are always highly rated.
4. Black Algae Resistance
For years, manufacturers who use shingles like GAF have enjoyed the way they combat algae growth. Copper, embedded in specially layered shingle granules, retard the spread of naturally occurring roof algae, a common issue for Michigan homeowners. The method is quite simple, although the technology is complex. Naturally occurring moisture, such as morning dew, attaches to the copper ions inside the engineered shingles, neutralizing the growth of unsightly black algae.
5. Wind Resistance
GAF Advanced Protection® Shingles with GAF Dura Grip™ Adhesive are engineered to endure every test of nature. Over 4,300 quality checks are conducted in the manufacture of these ultra-durable shingles. Made to withstand extreme winds ranging from 110-130 mph, the common tearing that occurs during high winds is reduced drastically. These shingles endure extreme heat as well.
6. Leak Resistance
During seasonal storms, certain parts of a roof become more susceptible to leaks and water damage. A leak protection barrier helps prevent this. Used with most roof types, the fiberglass reinforced material keeps the barrier from wrinkling, maintaining a uniform look. Ridge cap shingles are also designed to prevent leaks by covering a roof’s ridges and hips. Adding beauty to your roof, they are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
7. Roof Deck Protector
GAF shingles come with a synthetic or fiberglass-reinforced layer for additional specialized roof deck protection. This added layer lies on top of the roof deck, improving the look of the roof while also offering needed protection. This protective layer allows moisture to escape the attic while keeping moisture on the outside from coming back into the home.
8. Superb Warranty
All GAF shingles come with a limited warranty. However, many homeowners opt for the upgraded extended warranties for longer-lasting protection and peace of mind. Through GAF’s commitment to strong, lasting shingles, homeowners can be confident in the product’s quality, particularly when installed by an experienced Ann Arbor roofing contractor.
Trusted Roof Installations that Last for Years
As a homeowner, you deserve a beautiful roof that is long-lasting and resistant to the harsh weather and black algae growth that often plague our area of the country. As a roofing contractor for Ann Arbor, MI and the surrounding areas, John McCarter Construction has years of experience installing roofs properly so you get the full benefits of the GAF warranty. Whether you’re dealing with roof damage or your roof is simply aging and ready for replacement, we’ll provide service that gives you peace of mind.
Check out our reviews to see why Ann Arbor area clients love working with our team of home remodeling pros. And when you’re ready for a roof replacement, contact us for a free quote. We’re ready to give you a roof that makes you proud.