As one of the biggest roofers in Central MA and the Boston area, we have the luxury of being selective about the brands we install. And the only asphalt roofing brand we choose to install is GAF.
We didn’t take this decision lightly.
We researched all the top roofing manufacturers and their products. While we discovered other good roofing brands do exist, we found that none of them provide the complete package of looks, performance, and longevity like the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.
A GAF roof is more than pretty shingles—it’s layer after layer of components working in perfect harmony to protect your home, increase energy efficiency, and boost curb appeal.
At Solid State Construction, we’re the rare Master Elite® contractor that utilizes all GAF materials when replacing a roof. So let’s take a look at what you get when you choose a GAF Lifetime Roofing System from a Master Elite roofer like us.
Leaks are a roof’s worst enemy. They can spring up in many areas of the roof (eaves, valleys, chimneys) for many different reasons (ice dams, rain, clogged gutters).
If your roof doesn’t have the proper leak protection, moisture will creep under your shingles and cause devastating damage to your roof deck.
To prevent leaks, we install state-of-the-art GAF leak barriers like StormGuard®. It’s engineered with special fiberglass reinforcement so it won’t buckle or warp like lesser leak barriers. It’s also crafted with advanced technology that allows it to self-seal around nails and fasteners for ZERO gaps.
GAF’s roof deck protection is an additional line of moisture defense for your roof.
GAF offers several roof-deck protection products, but we often recommend the Deck-Armor™ line.
It’s GAF’s premium solution because it’s a UV-stabilized polypropylene underlayment that stands tall against the harshest wind-driven rains. It’s also the only underlayment on the market built with “breathable” technology to remove almost twice as much damaging moisture from your roof deck.
Unlike run-of-the-mill felt underlayment, Deck-Armor will not rot, crumble, or break down over time. It’s roof deck protection for the homeowner searching for true peace of mind.
Starter shingles are meant to strengthen your roof’s visible shingles and prevent them from becoming loose or blowing off during high winds.
Unfortunately, many Boston-area roofers use flipped over three-tab shingles instead of authentic starter shingles to save a few bucks. That’s bad news for their customers since flipped over three-tab shingles have poor adhesion properties and can cheapen the look of the roof.
When we install starter shingles, we use actual GAF-brand starter shingles. GAF’s Starter Strip Shingles are manufactured with cutting-edge Dura Grip™ technology that keeps your visible shingles on lockdown during the strongest winds. They also come precut for a clean and beautiful appearance.
Let’s be honest—you can find nice-looking shingles anywhere. But few offer the striking appearance and high-end performance of GAF shingles.
GAF manufactures multiple lines of best-selling shingles, which are overwhelming favorites among homeowners because of how uncompromisingly tough they are.
GAF has developed proprietary Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology to allows its shingles to stand tall against hurricane-level winds, the heaviest rainfall, and even red-hot flaming embers. To ensure maximum durability from its Advanced Protection Shingles, GAF subjects them to 4,375 quality checks and 180+ strength tests during manufacturing!
View our Roofing Style Options page for a look at some of your color and style choices.
Attic ventilation is one of the most important elements of roof replacement. Unfortunately, it’s also the one component roofers most often get wrong.
Different homes have different ventilation needs, so it takes a combination of the right products and roofer to ensure your attic is properly ventilated.
As a Master Elite roofer, we offer GAF’s full line of comprehensive ventilation solutions. From ridge vents to intake vents to rotary turbines, we have the exact right ventilation system for your home.
To ensure we match your home to the perfect system, we perform a meticulous, science-based attic inspection using high-tech tools and equipment. Find out the details on our Roofing Installation page.
As with starter shingles, some contractors use three-tab shingles in place of genuine hip and ridge cap shingles. This is a low-cost solution that negatively affects the look and performance of your roof.
GAF’s authentic hip and ridge cap shingles serve two purposes. The first is to offer added protection to your roof’s hips and ridges. The second is to provide that perfect final piece for your roof’s appearance.
Depending on the product line, GAF hip and ridge cap shingles are 195% to 382% thicker than the standard three-tab shingle. This adds dimension to your roof for stunning curb appeal.
The GAF Lifetime Roofing System is the Rolls Royce of asphalt roofs. And just like a Rolls Royce, it needs to be in the hands of a professional to maximize its potential.
We are that roofing professional.
We’re one of the area’s rare roofers with GAF Master Elite distinction, which allows us to offer the industry’s best protection, the GAF Golden Pledge Warranty. This is GAF’s best warranty and comes with 50 years of non-prorated protection on ALL materials, as well as a 25-year non-prorated warranty on labor (workmanship, tear-off costs, disposal costs… everything!)..
For specific details about our above-and-beyond roof replacement—and examples of how we “geek out” over every little detail—visit our Roofing Installation page.