Straight From The Top: Not All Roofs Are Created Equally

September 12, 2017

Architecturally and aesthetically, Charleston is a demanding city. As a roofing company in Charleston, SC, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our city’s high standards mean it’s a great place to live and a great place for the visitors we see every year. We love working on Charleston homes, because each time we install roofs or install siding, we know we’ve both satisfied the customer and made Charleston an even more remarkable place to live.

GAF roofing products are a big reason we’re able to meet those standards and leave long-lasting, functional, and aesthetically-pleasing roofing systems in our wake.

Contract Exteriors is a Master Elite Contractor for GAF. That means we’ve actively pursued the education we need to consistently and correctly install GAF products. We work with their technical experts to ensure we’re up-to-date on the latest roofing installation techniques.

That means we’re not only qualified to install GAF products, but we’re also able to offer GAF’s enhanced roofing system warranties.

Why are we so invested in GAF? Let this blog post explain.

Unparalleled Shingle Quality

GAF was founded in 1886. That means, they’ve been providing roofers and homeowners with excellent roofing materials for over 100 years. Needless to say, they know what they’re doing.

Here are just a few of GAF’s accolades and accomplishments:

  • GAF’s Timberline shingles are the #1 selling shingle brand in North America
  • Rated #1 in shingle quality by both US contractors and home builders
  • Best selling asphalt shingles in North America
  • #1 in quality in the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 BUILDER Brand Use Study, Roofing: Asphalt/Fiberglass Shingles category; winner 8 out of last 9 years

All GAF’s products are beautiful enough for Charleston. They’re expertly constructed, and they make any home look more attractive, elegant, and generally appealing to the average passer-by. Their shingles come in a wide range of styles and colors. They can even replicate the look of slate or wood shake roofing.

Simply put, GAF produces a shingle that’s a good fit for every home architectural style.

Here are the two most popular GAF shingle types:

  • Timberline shingles – GAF’s Timberline series is all about elegance, versatility, and longevity. They can mimic the look of other types of shingle, but don’t require the high maintenance of actual wood shake roofing. Also, they add resale value because of their durability and GAF’s lifetime warranty. With four styles, each come with dozens of color options.
  • Three-Tab roofing shingles – GAF’s three-tab shingles are economically priced, but still boast GAF’s trademark durability. They provide a timeless look that’s perfect for Charleston, and come in several different colors. Because it’s GAF, there’s also an extended warranty.

You can learn much more about GAF products and their lifetime roofing system here.

Perfect for Charleston

GAF provides America’s best selling shingle, but their roofing products are particularly suited for Charleston.

GAF shingles are guaranteed to enhance curb appeal and exterior aesthetics. Since Charleston employs strict architectural standards, you won’t find a better option to meet your neighborhood and architectural review board’s approval.

The Timberline series, in particular, results in a textured, dimensional appearance for a rich, shaded, high-end look.

They’re also durable and a great fit for the weather here on the Carolina Coast. Their superior insulation lowers cooling costs in the summer and, when you need it, they’ll lower heating costs in the winter.

They can also stand up against the wind, rain, and salty air with no problem. As a roofing company in Charleston, SC, there’s no material we’d rather work with. The homeowners we serve feel the same way, too.

The Best Warranties

GAF’s state-of-the-art manufacturing process means the odds of having a problem with any roof we install are minimal. Though it’s a very rare occurrence, GAF’s warranties are second-to-none in the roofing product industry, meaning you’re covered if there’s a problem with the materials.

GAF’s assorted warranties, including their lifetime warranty, protects you and your investment. If a problem occurs after installation, GAF’s warranties cover the cost for repairs and replacements.

Contract Exteriors will carefully cover every aspect of your warranty with you. So you can feel secure with your biggest investment, your new roof, all of your questions will be answered. 

To read more about GAF warranties, visit their FAQ page.

GAF’s roofing products aren’t just popular with us, your roofing company in Charleston, SC– they’re also popular with the homeowners we work with every day. GAF roofing materials are perfect for Charleston’s climate, perfect for our city’s dedication to architectural beauty, and perfect for any homeowner who wants an attractive, functional, and durable roofs.

For our money, GAF is the best roofing investment you can make.


Premeditated Excellence

Randy Hann

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