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Got hail damage? Impact Resistant Shingles Can Reduce Insurance Costs

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

TimberlineArmorShield II impact-resistant shingles offers potential snsurance savings and extra protection, with the beauty of Timberline shingles. MY HOME GUYS is a GAF Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractor serving the greater Atlanta region. Our team of experts fixes hail damage repairs and offers solutions to prevent future damage.

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Compare These Benefits…

  • Potential Insurance Savings…

    Passes UL 2218 Class 4 impact test, and may qualify for insurance discounts of up to 30% or more (check with your insurance agent). Each shingle is labeled with special information needed to qualify for premium discounts according to the requirements of the Texas Department of Insurance—a standard that most hail insurers accept

  • Superior Wind Performance…

    Meets Class F wind rating from Underwriters Laboratories— the highest rating possible. Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand maximum wind gusts of up to 130 mph!

  • Impact Resistant…

    Passes UL 2218 Class 4, UL’s toughest impact test (shingles show no evidence of cracks or ruptures on front or back immediately after passing). Compare to “standard” shingles, which may have ruptures or cracks visible on the surface or back immediately after large hail impact.

  • Exceptional Protection…

    Revolutionary design includes FLX™ formula for rubber-like flexibility and maximum impact resistance

  • High-Performance…

    Designed with Advanced Protection® Technology, which minimizes the use of natural resources while providing superior protection (visit www.gaf.com/aps to learn more)

  • Safer…

    Class A fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible (unlike most wood shakes with a Class C fire rating)

  • StainGuard® Protection…

    Helps protect the beauty of your roof from unsightly blue-green algae

  • Peace Of Mind…

    Lifetime ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation coverage) for the first ten years (See Details)

  • Starter Strips…

    WeatherBlocker™ or Pro-Start™ Pre-Cut Starter Strip Shingles provide an upgrade that can save time, eliminate waste, and reduce the risk of blow-off by tightly locking your shingles in place along the rakes and eaves

  • Ridge Cap Shingles…

    For maximum insurance savings, use only Seal-A-Ridge® ArmorShield™, UL 2218 Class 4 Ridge Cap Shingles. They’re also a unique color match to the Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Shingles

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Meets Highest Impact Resistance Rating…

The UL 2218 impact test was developed in conjunction with insurance industry leaders — and ArmorShield™ II Shingles pass Class 4 — the highest rating possible. Check with your insurance agent about potential savings on your homeowners insurance.

What You Should Know About This Test…

  • Forceful Impact…

    The test simulates hailstorms impacting a roof at a speed of over 70 mph!

  • Potential Leaks…

    Shingles that fail the impact test are more likely to allow water to leak into your home

  • No warranty improvement…

    GAF’s warranty does not cover hail damage even for shingles that pass this test

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$200 rebate on new residential roof with Atlanta Roofing Contractor My Home Guys

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Get a $200 rebate when you purchase a Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty on a qualified roof from GAF Master Elite™ Contractor Schantz Home Improvement Company dba My Home Guys.  Our team will help you with the process to get your rebate. This is a GAF, the number one supplier of roofing materials in the US, rebate program, and it’s only available from a GAF Master Elite™ Contractor.

$200 roof rebate

Follow These Three Easy Steps:

  • Step 1: Between 3/1/13 and 5/31/13 have a qualified roof* installed by a GAF Master Elite™ Contractor and purchase a Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty for that roof.
  • Step 2: After your Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty is registered and GAF mails you the final warranty, print and fill out the rebate form, attach a copy of your Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty, and send these documents (a “Submission”) to GAF at:
    Attn: GAF Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty Rebate Program,
    1361 Alps Rd., Building 11-1, Wayne, NJ 07470
    or by Fax to 973-872-4215
    Attn: GAF Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty Rebate Program.

    All Submissions must be received by GAF no later than August 15, 2013.
    Note: Your GAF Master Elite™ Contractor has 45 days from the date your qualified roof* is installed to register and pay for your Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty, and you can expect to receive the warranty by mail from GAF about thirty days after it is registered.

  • Step 3: Wait 8-10 weeks for mailing of your rebate check.
  • For the status of your rebate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, visit TrackMyPromo.com
  • For any questions concerning your rebate check, please call (855) 433-8959.

*A qualified roof must fulfill these requirements:
1. The roof MUST be installed on a single-family detached residence in the U.S. or Canada owned by individual(s).
2. Your roof MUST be installed by a GAF Master Elite™ Roofing Contractor.
3. You MUST install a full roof; roofs installed on portions of buildings do not qualify.
4. The roof system must NOT be installed over an existing roof—all existing materials must be removed to the deck.
5. You MUST use GAF Roof Deck Protection (Deck-Armor™, Shingle-Mate®, Tiger Paw™, RoofPro™, or VersaShield®. If eligible products are not available, you may substitute any #30 ASTM D4869 felt or any #15 or #30 ASTM D226 felt.
6. You MUST use GAF Leak Barrier (Weather Watch® [any version], StormGuard®, or UnderRoof™ [any version]) in valleys and around dormers, side walls, firewalls, chimneys, plumbing vents, and skylights. In addition, in the North (see Leak Barrier usage map in the Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty Brochure), an eligible Leak Barrier product must also be used at all eaves to at least 24″ inside of the warm wall. Leak Barrier is highly recommended (but not required) at all roof rakes and other vulnerable leak areas.
7. You MUST use GAF pre-cut Starter Strip Shingles (only those with factory-applied adhesive) at the eaves (WeatherBlocker™, Pro-Start™, or QuickStart™ Peel & Stick Starter Roll). Note: To obtain maximum wind coverage, you must use eligible GAF pre-cut Starter Strip Shingles (with factory-applied adhesive) at the eaves and rakes and you must install each field shingle using 6 nails.
8. You MUST use a COBRA® Attic Ventilation product with adequate intake ventilation (Cobra® (roll), Cobra® Ridge Runner™ (rigid roll), Cobra® Rigid Vent 3™, Cobra® FasciaFlow™ Intake Ventilation, Cobra® Snow Country™, Cobra® Snow Country Advanced™, or Vented RidgeCrest™ (Note: GAF Master Flow® Exhaust Ventilation Products, which are covered by a separate limited warranty, can be substituted ONLY if COBRA® Ridge Ventilation cannot be installed due to a structure’s architecture, e.g., post and beam construction, shed roofs, etc.). In any event, ventilation should meet the following standards: Minimum net free ventilation area of 1 sq. foot/meter per 150 sq. feet/meters of ceiling area is required. When intake vents are located at the eaves and exhaust vents are located near the roof’s peak (in a properly balanced system) for maximum air flow, ventilation may be reduced to 1 sq. foot/meter per 300 sq. feet/meters.
9. You MUST use eligible GAF roofing shingles (Lifetime Shingles: Timberline® Natural Shadow™, Timberline® Prestique® 30, Timberline® HD™, Timberline® Prestique® 40, Timberline® ArmorShield™ II, Timberline® Cool Series, Timberline® Prestique® Lifetime, Timberline® Ultra HD™, Timberline® American Harvest™, Capstone®, Slateline®, Grand Sequoia®, Grand Canyon®, Country Mansion®, Grand Slate™, Camelot®, Camelot® 30, Camelot® II, Country Mansion® II, Grand Slate™ II, Timberline® Majestic 30 [available in Western Region only], Timberline® HD™, Grand Sequoia® IR, Woodland®, Monaco®, or Sienna™).
10. You MUST use GAF Ridge Cap Shingles (Timbertex®, Seal-A-Ridge®, Ridglass® Z® Ridge, Vented RidgeCrest™, or Grand Sequoia®/Grand Canyon®).
11. To improve the finished look of the roof, the use of ShingleMatch™ Roof Accessory Paint is highly recommended (but not required). ShingleMatch™ Roof Accessory Paint is covered by a separate limited warranty.
12. New metal flashing(s) MUST be installed [unless existing flashing(s) are in like-new condition or are at “unworkable” wall interfaces]. Metal drip edge MUST be used at eaves and is recommended (but not required) at rake edges.
13. Special Note: On projects that total more than 250 squares, the permanent Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty will be issued only if the project passes GAF’s final inspection. GAF reserves the right to withhold the warranty if the roof has not been installed according to GAF’s written application instructions. (GAF also strongly recommends that your GAF Master Elite™ Contractor schedule a start-up and at least one interim inspection on projects of 250 squares or more by contacting GAF at least three weeks prior to the start of roof work.)

Valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Limit one rebate per qualifying roof*. Limit one rebate per homeowner. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer. Offer void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Ineligible, incomplete, or illegible claims that do not comply with these terms will be rejected. GAF is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected, or postage due submissions. Improper redemption or use constitutes fraud. GAF reserves the right to audit all redemption claims. GAF reserves the right to cancel or modify rebate program at any time. Check will be made out to homeowner and mailed to the mailing address provided on the rebate form.

Residents of Canada may be subjected to additional bank fees when cashing their rebate check (rebate paid in US dollars).

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GAF Introduces New TruSlate Genuine Slate Color Line

Friday, April 5th, 2013

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to announce its new TruSlate color line—featuring the Americana Collection, which includes five Vermont slates, and the International Collection, which offers three international slates. All slates in the lineup are ASTM C406-S1 rated—the highest rating for quarried roofing slates.

 

The Vermont-sourced Americana Collection includes slates that have been used for over 100 years on some of the most prestigious properties and institutions throughout North America. They are known for their performance, quality control, reputation, and unique colors. The line includes Meadow Green, Charcoal, Autumn Dusk, Antique Purple, and Rustic Red. The International Collection colors are Greystone, Mystic Grey, and Onyx Black.

 

Whether you’re looking for a classic slate look or a truly unique roof that is the talk of your community, The TruSlate Premium Roofing System offers a rich and diverse color palette of S1-grade slates to help satisfy every property owner’s personal taste and to complement their home’s design and exterior color scheme.

Property owners can select one TruSlate color for their entire roof or can mix and match colors to create a truly unique-looking roof. The choice is ultimately based on personal preference and design objective.GAF truslate

About GAF

Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced ProtectionShingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel.

GAF announces CREST roof energy calculator

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

March 20, 2013 – GAF has announced CREST—the Cool Roof Energy and Sustainability Tool—to help contractors, consultants and building owners compare the energy cost savings of different roofing systems options. Available at www.cool.gaf.com, CREST is mobile-enabled, with preloaded utility cost information by postal code. According to GAF, CREST allows the building professional to print a customized report that includes images of the building site from publicly-available, internet-based mapping services, and searches rebates to the postal code level, including municipal and utility rebates, to help offer a truer sense of the real costs and benefits of different roofing system decisions. To help ease the process of projecting peak energy loads, CREST queries both the Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL) “CoolCalc” and “CoolCalc Peak” calculators in a single step.

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GAF shingles roofing customer endorses Schantz Home Improvement

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Video shows new GAF shingles roof project in progress as Greg Schantz narrates about siding, windows, roofing, gutters services. Quality work. Don’t take a chance, go with Schantz. A Kudzu production for companies with great reviews.

Roofs For Troops- GAF Rebate for active and retired military personnel

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Attention Active Military, Veterans, and Retirees. GAF – a U.S.-based corporation – is giving back to our troops.
Receive a $300 rebate off your Lifetime Roofing System* when installed by a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor!

Thank you for your sacrifice and your commitment.

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Valid in the U.S. only. Limit one rebate per qualifying individual. Limit one rebate per Lifetime Roofing System* installed by a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Rebate form must be received by January 31, 2013. Improper redemption or use constitutes fraud. GAF reserves the right to audit all redemption claims. GAF reserves the right to cancel or modify rebate program at any time.

*See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. 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 and accessories are installed. For owners/structures not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. Lifetime ltd. warranty on accessories requires the use of at least three qualifying GAF accessories and the use of Lifetime Shingles.

* New rebate form as of 1/25/2012

Click Here To
DOWNLOAD THE REBATE FORM

and follow the simple instructions.

CLICK HERE to find a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor in your area or if you are in the Atlanta, Ga region, contact Schantz Home Improvement, a  GAF
Factory-Certified Master Elite Contractor

Looking for an Atlanta Roofing Contractor?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Avoid contractor nightmares and get your new roof from Schantz Home Improvement, a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor. We’re running our best deal ever for 3 days only! Name your own roof price and save thousands more with a FREE lifetime manufacturer warranty.
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Atlanta Roofing Special- Name your Price on Roofs with Lifetime Warranty this 2012 weekend only!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

We need to sell 2 roofs to meet our quota. This is not a “fake” promotion. You will never get a better price ever! GAF Lifetime Warranty roof promotion on materials and workmanship. We will accept any reasonable offer. You will never pay for a repair again.

More details coming in the next two hours, however, if you’re looking for a roofing contractor, don’t delay and call 404 522 HOME right now.

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About Schantz Home Improvement: Schantz Home Improvement Company of Atlanta, Ga. has earned the distinction of being appointed a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor by GAF. We only use high quality products with superior manufacturers warranties, and even offer a limited lifetime roofing warranty. This, we believe, will allow for years of worry-free enjoyment of your home improvement in your most important investment, your home. When comparing roofing companies, it’s critical to compare materials as well.

 

GAF Stays Ahead of the New ‘Green’ Codes

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Sustainability codes and guidelines have made an impact on the construction industry. In roofing, the influence of LEED, Title24, Miami 21, Global Cool Cities Alliance, and other programs and initiatives is undeniable. Major property owners, including the U.S. Navy, have mandated white roofs for their properties; and many more property owners are asking about sustainability. GAF, North America’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer, has been proactive with products and services that help roofing professionals and property owners meet these standards while providing the building performance that they need. With the adoption of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) expected to begin as early as 2012 in some jurisdictions, GAF offers a wide range of products that meet or exceed the code’s requirements – such as innovative products like EverGuard® Extreme® TPO – confirming the company’s leadership role in the roofing market.

EverGuard® Extreme® TPO is the first product designed for applications of solar on rooftops, with exceptional durability and the reflectivity needed for these installations. This durability makes it an ideal product for any roof, especially where property owners are looking to meet sustainability guidelines, earn LEED credits, or prepare for a future solar installation. EverGuard® Extreme® is only the latest of GAF’s products that supports these new sustainability codes; Energy Cap™ BUR and SBS sheets were the first asphaltic membrane products to meet the requirements of Title 24 and other white roof standards, and will also meet IgCC requirements. Among the many other GAF products that meet the requirements of the new code are Timberline® Cool Series™ shingles, TOPCOAT® roof coatings, and GardenScapes™ vegetative roofing.

Additionally, GAF offers programs and services that make it easier for contractors to comply with these codes. GAF has addressed making recycling more accessible in a number of ways, including a multi-year sponsorship of the Construction Materials Recycling Association’s  (CMRA) Find-A-Recycler section of shinglerecycling.org, as well as the creation of the Certified Green Contractor program, which rewards contractors for their recycling contributions.

According to Bob Tafaro, President and CEO, “Sustainability means different things to different people. At GAF we take a pragmatic approach, which means offering the right solutions for our customers as well as focusing on using resources wisely, efficiency in operations, and end-of-life outcomes for our products.”

GAF’s operations have led the way in sustainability. GAF was the first major shingle manufacturer to have recycling at each of its shingle plants, and now has two zero-waste-to-landfill manufacturing facilities, with a goal of adding many more. “Our manufacturing process is very resource-efficient,” stated Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability at GAF. “In addition to shingles, our plants recycle metal, cardboard, and oils, as well as everyday items like batteries, paper, inks and toners, and CFLs.”

While these new codes will continue to mean changes for the construction industry, GAF will continue to lead the way with products, services, and operations that meet the toughest requirements of both the most stringent codes and the most demanding property owners.

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

GAF’s “Ugliest Roof in America” Contest Winners to be Featured on Lifetime’s Designing Spaces

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, recently partnered with the Lifetime Network’s Designing Spaces to offer a free roofing system to the winner of its “Ugliest Roof in America” contest. The roofing system is valued at up to $15,000 and the winner will be featured on a segment of Designing Spaces. Entrants were asked to submit photos showing the condition of their roof as well as a story about the hardships that their roof is causing in their lives

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After reviewing an avalanche of submissions that came in through the company website, the GAF decision panel selected Eileen and Jorge Tello and their daughter Emmalie of Port Chester, NY as the winners of the new roofing system. The Tello family’s old roof was literally falling off of the house; shingles were missing, granules were gone, and every time it rained, water would stream into their home. With Eileen’s heart condition and expensive medications, it caused a considerable financial burden when she lost her job and health insurance. Jorge is self-employed and a portion of the family’s income comes from tenants who live on the second floor of their home. If the roof continued leaking into the tenants’ apartment, the Tellos would lose a valuable source of income.

“It was an incredibly difficult decision to select a winner, but in the end we at GAF agreed that the Tellos were a very deserving family with a very ugly and dysfunctional roof,” stated Paul Bromfield, senior vice president of marketing at GAF. “Everyone on our decision panel felt good about being able to make a life-changing contribution to a family in need.”

GAF spared no expense, installing Camelot®, its most popular Lifetime Designer Shingle. Other system components contributed towards the home included Deck-Armor™ roof deck protection, Weather Watch® leak barrier, Pro-Start™ starter strip shingles, Cobra® ridge vent, and Timbertex® premium ridge cap shingles. The installation occurred in late August and was taped for a Designing Spaces segment that will air on Friday, October 21 and Friday, October 28 at 7:30am.

Designing Spaces is a half-hour informative series that guides viewers on how to make their homes more beautiful and functional.

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.