What Does Advanced Protection®Mean for Homeowners?
We’re 100% Committed To The Protection Of Your Most Valuable Asset
When you install aGAF Advanced Protection®Shingle, you’re getting the very best combination ofweight and performancethat modern manufacturing technology can deliver. In fact,no one makes a better asphalt shinglefor:
Wind uplift resistance
But more than that, our history of innovation has supported continuous warranty upgrades that exceed competitors’ coverage. That’s why we’ve confidently increased the warranty on all of our laminated shingles to lifetime.* We’re the first in the roofing industry to offer this unprecedented level of warranty protection. Why settle for anything less?
Maximum Protection Against Wind Disasters, Too
High winds are not just a coastal issue and cause millions - if not billions - of dollars in property damage each year.** But GAF can put your mind at ease. GAF’s Advanced Protection®shingles are leading the way to ensure your protection.
Our special Dura Grip®adhesive seals our shingles so tightly, they pass the industry’s two toughest wind resistance tests:
ASTM D3161, Class F, 110 mph
ASTM D7158, Class H, 150 mph
GAF is the first manufacturer that can say that all of its shingles pass these two critical wind resistance tests. Since wind from hurricanes and tornadoes cause more than $6 billion each year in property damage, you need all the protection you can get.
* The word "lifetime" means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed. See ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
What Does Advanced Protection®Mean To The Experts?
Some people think that asphalt shingles are just a low-tech (albeit highly effective) roofing material.
But now, GAF has turned the art of making roofing shingles into a science, with its Advanced Protection®shingles. Utilizing some of the most advanced design, manufacturing, and testing techniques available in any industry (including computer simulation technology originally developed for the Space Shuttle), the result is today’s most advanced roofing technology—now available to consumers to protect their homes.
Compare GAF’s Advanced Protection®Shingles To Old-Fashioned Shingles...
GAF Advanced Protection®Shingles
Fiberglass Mat (“heart” of the shingle)
Patented low-profile technology includes a proprietary orientation of glass fibers, for maximum strength and durability
Typically requires the application of excess asphalt (weight) to meet minimum industry requirements
Asphalt (provides waterproofing performance)
Advanced process control allows us to optimize the critical top (i.e., weathering) layer for superior long-term performance against severe weather
Excess asphalt applied to bottom (i.e., non-weathering areas) increases shingle weight with no added benefit
Filler(mixed with the asphalt to bind components)
Premium limestone content optimized for maximum toughness and wind resistance
Unnecessary limestone eliminated
Unnecessary fillers used to artificially increase shingle weight—with no benefit in performance
Very excessive filler can even increase the risk of shingle cracking
Adhesive(seals shingles on roof)
Proprietary DuraGrip®adhesive locks shingles tightly in place
AllowseveryGAF shingle to pass the industry’s two toughest wind tests (ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and D7158 Class H 150 mph)***
May not meet highest wind resistance tests (ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and D7158 Class H 150 mph)
What Does Advanced Protection®Mean for Nature?
Everyone wants to do their part to be environmentally responsible. GAF’s Advanced Protection®Shingles:
Eliminate theunnecessary wasteofnatural resources, because they use less asphalt and limestone.
Reducetransportation waste, because they are weight-optimized to use less fuel to transport, while reducing wear-and-tear on transportation equipment.
Result in lesslandfill waste, when your shingles are eventually replaced.
Can berecycledto benefit the environment. Used asphalt shingles have traditionally not been recycled—they’ve just been thrown into landfills. That’s why GAF supports a new recycling program—that will allow our contractors to recycle old shingles for re-use in roadways!