Timberline®, North America’s #1-selling roofing shingles.
Your roof is more than just a layer of shingles; it’s a complete system of the most important protection you can give your home. Not all shingles are equal. Integrate your home with the best defense against Mother Nature. All of our GAF Lifetime roofing shingles collections have excellent qualities with proven testing to withstand varying weather conditions common to Florida.
Don’t you have better things to enjoy rather than stressing over the roofing shingles installed on your home?
The Timberline® Roofing Shingles Collection offers EXCEPTIONAL Durability with Advanced Protection Technology®
When you install GAF Advanced Protection® Roofing Shingles, you’re getting the very best combination of weight and performance that modern technology and extreme testing can deliver. In fact, GAF performed over 185 individual tests in the manufacturing of these outstanding roofing shingles.
Wind Lift Resistance
GAF Timberline® Lifetime Architectural Roofing Shingles Collection
Timberline Ultra HD
Your best investment for an ultra-dimensional wood-shake look.
Value and performance in a genuine wood-shake look.
Timberline® Natural Shadow®
Value and performance in a natural wood-shake look.
Timberline® Specialty Roofing Shingles Collection
Timberline® Cool Series
Go green! Reflects sunlight to help reduce attic heat build up and save energy.
Timberline® ArmorShield™ II
Class IV impact-resistant roofing shingles. May even save on insurance in certain areas!
FANATICAL TESTING & ADVANCED PROTECTION® EXPLAINED
GAF Roofing Shingles were the first to pass the industry’s two toughest wind-resistance tests: ASTM D3161, Class F (110 mph [177 km/h]) and ASTM D7158, Class H (150 mph [241 km/h]).* On average, wind causes more than $9 billion in residential property damage each year in the U.S.** ( *Testing performed under controlled laboratory conditions. ** Based on Verisk Climate data for 2010-2014.)
They came up with AC438, a series of advanced science tests to gauge the long-term proficiency of their shingles in the most important facets that a quality shingle should requires. All of GAF’s shingles were put through a labyrinth of extremely arduous challenges to emulate various conditions of Mother Nature.
Key test factors to answer primary concerns included:
Shingle performance against its number one enemy; the sun.
Wind-driven rain performance:
Can the shingles stand up to heavy, driving rains?
Long-term extreme-temperature resistance:
Can they withstand extreme temperature changes like the cold of Montana and the summer heat of Arizona?
The results? An ultimate level of shingle quality in a class of its own.
Anatomy of a GAF Timberline® Roofing Shingles with Advanced Protection Technology®
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—which is now available to consumers to help protect their homes.
The layers of a Timberline® Advanced Protection® Shingle
Is your roof ready for the next big storm? Come take an inside look at GAF’s Duragrip™ Adhesive and meet your home’s hidden guardian.
GAF Advanced Protection® Shingles
Old-Fashioned Shingle Technology
Fiberglass Mat (the “heart” of the shingle)
• 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 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 Dura Grip™ Adhesive locks shingles tightly in place to reduce risk of shingle blow-off
• Allows every GAF Shingle to pass the industry’s two toughest wind tests (ASTM D3161, Class F, 110 mph [177 km/h] and D7158, Class H, 150 mph [241 km/h])*
• May not meet highest wind resistance tests (ASTM D3161, Class F, 110 mph [177 km/h] and D7158, Class H, 150 mph [241 km/h])
*Testing performed under controlled laboratory conditions.
EXTREME SHINGLE TESTING
BEHIND THE SCENES OF ADVANCED PROTECTION SHINGLES DEVELOPMENT
An Environmental Benefit of Advanced Protection Shingles
GAF understands the importance of creating a roofing shingles product that not only protects homeowners, but is also a positive for nature.
Eliminates the unnecessary waste of natural resources, because they use less asphalt and limestone.
Reduces transportation waste, because they are weight-optimized to minimize fuel use.
Results in less landfill waste, when the shingles are eventually replaced.
Can be recycled to benefit the environment. Used asphalt shingles are traditionally not 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.
***We proudly service residential and commercial properties in Tampa, Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Brandon.