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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 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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50 year residential roofing warranty – Atlanta Georgia

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Our 50 year roof warranty offer is now even better! Schantz Home Improvement is offering a limited time only special with 80% off GAF Golden Pledge 50 YR 100% replacement warranty.

GAF Golden Pledge

GAF will replace or repair your roof for FREE for 50 years for material defects or 25 years for workmanship defects. The warranty transfers when you sell your home. You will pay nothing for repairs for the next 25 or 50 years depending on the issue with the roof. Must complete installation by 5/29/11. FIRST 5 customers only. Hurry- don’t miss out.

Who is GAF? GAF is North America’s largest roofing materials manufacturer.

Why use GAF products? Proven quality, wide range of materials, and the manufacturer provides the warranty and maintains the warranty records so you have peace of mind.

Why hire  Schantz Home Improvement for your roofing contractor?

Schantz Home Improvement joins an elite group of contractors with the Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractor Certification. To be awarded this recognition, Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractors have undergone Factory Certification and have committed to specific principles and values in their selling practices, business process and installation methods.

The GAF Materials Corporation products being sold and installed are backed By GAF, America’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer. A commitment to providing you with an effective and comprehensive roofing system that delivers satisfaction for years to come is the hallmark of membership in the extremely select national group of GAF Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractors.

In 2004 there were approximately 700 licensed roofing contractors. Less than 20 (2%) were approved as GAF Certified Master Elite Roofers.

“Schantz has always strived to provide exceptional service, ” said Greg Schantz, President of Schantz Home Improvement. “Now our customers have an added level of comfort provided by GAF and their special warranty program for customers of Certified Master Elite Roofers.”

Unfortunately we’ve discovered several local Atlanta roofing contractors advertising they are GAF certified when in fact they are not.  Schantz Home Improvement has an authentic certificate and you can always validate our certification by contacting GAF directly, including searching their web site.

GAF Announces Groundbreaking Lifetime Limited Warranty On All Of Its Laminated Roofing Shingles

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Homeowners To Benefit From Multiple Decades Increase In Warranted Performance*

WAYNE, NJ (1/2011) – GAF, North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer, is announcing groundbreaking changes to its laminated shingle warranties. Effective January 1, 2011, every GAF laminated shingle, including all Timberline® shingles—the #1-selling shingles in North America—will be covered by a lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on single family residences (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer.

This revolutionary change has been made possible by GAF’s Advanced Protection™ technology, which was first introduced in 2007. This innovative shingle technology has resulted in shingles that offer improved performance, including superior durability and wind resistance. GAF is so confident in the performance of its Advanced Protection™ shingles that it has decided to make this unprecedented improvement in its warranties.

“As a company, we are committed to advanced quality, industry-leading expertise, and solutions that make our customers’ lives simple — which is what this warranty upgrade is all about,” stated Bob Tafaro, President and CEO of GAF. “Contractors will benefit from knowing that they can stand with confidence behind every installation of GAF laminated shingles. Homeowners will benefit from knowing that their installed shingles are warranted for a lifetime, adding significant value to their home.”

GAF has also upgraded the coverage of its Golden Pledge® and System Plus limited warranties, which are offered exclusively by its GAF-certified contractors.

“We are especially excited to announce this warranty upgrade, given that 2011 is GAF’s 125th anniversary as a company. At a time when Americans are facing so much uncertainty about the future, you can be sure that GAF will be there decades from now to stand by the performance of our roofing products. This warranty upgrade will reinforce both our leadership position in the industry and our promise of excellence to our customers,” said Tafaro.

*Ask your sales representative at Schantz Home Improvement for specific warranty terms and conditions.
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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 100,000 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.

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. 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.

FAQs About GAF’s Warranty Upgrade
What changes are being made to GAF’s laminated shingle warranties?

* Effective Immediately…
all GAF laminated shingles installed after January 1, 2011 are automatically covered by a Lifetime ltd. warranty!

* The word “lifetime” means…
as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner, if coverage was properly transferred during the Smart Choice® Protection Period), owns the property where the shingles are installed. See ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.

What if the product wrapper indicates that the warranty term is 30 years or 40 years?

* Existing inventory…
All laminated shingles are now upgraded to a lifetime ltd. warranty – even if the language on the package refers to a 30 or 40 year warranty.

* Need proof?…
For consumers who want proof that existing inventories are now covered by a lifetime ltd. warranty, a special certificate is available at www.gaf.com/upgrade. (Note: Use of the certificate is not required to obtain the upgraded coverage.)

Which geographies are affected? All of the United States and Canada
How is GAF able to make such a major warranty upgrade?

This upgrade is possible due to the exceptional performance of GAF’s Advanced Protection™ shingles, which we first introduced in 2007. This has resulted in…

* Improved shingle quality…
by redistributing asphalt to the critical weathering layer (where it’s most needed!), re-formulating the self-seal adhesive, and enhancing the fiberglass mat.

* Improved wind performance…
all shingles now pass ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and D7158 Class H 150 mph, the highest ratings available (testing performed by Underwriters Laboratories, a respected, independent organization).

* Improved environmental impact…
due to lower unnecessary material usage.

Will product names be changing?
During 2011, the following product name changes will be made:
Current Name Future Name
Timberline® Prestique® 30 Timberline® HD™
Timberline® Prestique® 40 Being discontinued
Timberline® Prestique® Lifetime Timberline® Ultra HD™
Camelot® 30 Camelot® II
Timberline® Majestic™ 30
(available in limited areas only) Timberline® Majestic™
(available in limited areas only)
Note: Other than the five products listed above, no other product names will be changing!
When will updated product wrappers and shrouds begin to appear in the marketplace with the Future Names and warranties? Updated wrappers and shrouds will be phased in during Q2/Q3, 2011.
What names do I use in the meantime to place orders? You can place orders for product using the Current or Future Names. For the time being, our invoices and statements will reflect the Current Names. At some point in 2011, our invoices and statements will begin to use the Future Names. We will advise you when that will occur.
Have the products themselves changed? No, other than our normal ongoing process of continuous improvement, the products are essentially the same. Therefore, they do NOT require a Do-Not-Mix. GAF is upgrading its warranties based on its Advanced Protection™ shingle design that was phased in beginning in 2007.
Do I get a Lifetime ltd. warranty on products carrying 30 and 40 year warranties that were installed in 2010? No. While there is essentially no physical difference in product installed in 2011 vs. 2010, we wanted to select a single upgrade date and chose a time of the year when installations are relatively low to make this change.
Why should I continue to install products labeled as having a 30 or 40 year warranty term? Because these products now carry a lifetime limited warranty, subject to the terms of our lifetime ltd. warranty for all laminated shingles.
What is happening to three-tab (strip) shingles? Three-tab shingle warranties remain unchanged.
If all laminates carry a lifetime warranty, why buy Designer Lifetime shingles? Because of their exceptional appearance! Besides being especially durable, Designer Lifetime shingles are beautiful, stylish, and their extra thickness gives them added dimensionality. For instance, Timberline® Ultra HD™ (currently known as Timberline® Prestique® Lifetime) has been designed for added dimensionality (it’s up to 50% thicker than Timberline® HD™)

GAF Introduces EverGuard® Extreme™ Thermal Protection TPO The next generation of TPO membrane

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

The next generation of TPO membrane. WAYNE, NJ (01/2011) Installation of rooftop solar panels continues to be more common as an increasing number of property owners look to save on energy costs and improve their buildings’ sustainability profiles. Solar panels, however, are dark objects which can reach temperatures as high as 200 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to the risk that the roofing membrane could fail prematurely.

GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, has addressed this issue by developing EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO Single-Ply Roofing. The first TPO membrane designed with the use of building-integrated solar in mind, this new grade of EverGuard®TPO membrane is designed with higher reflectivity and heat resistance and can withstand conditions that far exceed even the most rigorous proposed ASTM standards.

Current ASTM testing is conducted at 240 degrees Fahrenheit and requires the roofing product to survive 28 days without changes in physical properties. GAF designed EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO to meet far more rigorous testing criteria. In fact, EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO can survive over 180 days at 280° F before failure occurs – that’s six times the required performance at a temperature 40 degrees higher than the current standard requirements.

EverGuard® Extreme™ is designed to withstand the high temperatures that result from the use of flexible PV modules attached directly to its surface. It has survived accelerated weathering tests designed to simulate approximately 45 years of exposure to South Florida sun. Its long life means that rigid solar arrays (that don’t result in high temperatures) can be installed with confidence that the membrane life will go beyond the array warranty.

“We are extremely proud of this product,” states Andrew Romano, Senior Product Manager at GAF. “The characteristics our technologists have designed into this product takes TPO performance to new levels.”

In conventional roofing applications, the properties of EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO will reduce the risk of failures caused by spot heating due to solar convergence. This phenomenon occurs when highly reflective surfaces such as white parapet walls focus sunlight on the field of the roof.

EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO is currently available in white in both 60 and 80 mil thicknesses as smooth and fleeceback membranes.

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 100,000 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.

### End of press release.

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. 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 extreme shingle testing video

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

GAF shingles can withstand the more torrential downpours and even hurricanes.

Check out the GAF extreme shingle testing video

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Atlanta roofing contractor $1500 tax credit with Timberline shingles

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Get potential energy savings, tax credits, and a limited lifetime warranty when you hire Schantz Home Improvement,  a GAF Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractor in Atlanta, Georgia to install new GAF-Elk Timberline Cool Series Shingles. Up to $1500 in Energy Tax Credits for your replacement roof are set to expire December 31, 2010 unless Congress acts to extend them.

Timberline® Cool Series Energy Saving Shingles

Thanks to modern reflective technology, you can join the green revolution with Cool Series roofing shingles. Our highly reflective shingles can help to reduce temperatures in your attic, so your home will stay cooler in the summer—to save on air conditioning costs.

Simply put, our Cool Series shingles use specially-designed roofing granules that have greater reflectance than traditional shingles. The result is, it minimizes the transfer of heat to the space below—to keep you cooler in the summer.

Not only that, Timberline® Cool Series shingles are made with the patented StainGuard® algae protection to assure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae!

How Cool?*

Bears In House

Thanks to the reflective nature of the Cool Series Shingles, part of the heat coming from the sun gets reflected, reducing the heat in the attic, and heat going into the house. It may translate into substantial savings in air conditioning bills.

Cool roofs may save residents an avg. 7-15%** of total cooling costs, depending on geography, structure and climate. In warmer climates, cooling-cost savings may be greater year round.

A cool roof minimizes the solar heat gain of a building by first reflecting incoming sun rays and then by quickly re-emitting the remaining absorbed portion. As a result, the cool roof stays cooler than a traditional roof of similar construction.

*Results may vary by geography, season and property.
**According to Cool Roof Rating Council

Granule

A Cool Secret.

Roofing granules give a shingle its unique look and tone.
But traditionally, only white shingles have been considered “cool” by energy-saving standards.

Not any more. Thanks to our technology, cool granules are covered with multiple layers of reflective material. That means thousands of mini-reflectors working to make you feel cool!

Trust The Star…

Timberline® Cool Series is an Energy Star® qualified roof product. Here’s what it means to you:

  • Saves Money and Energy.

    According to the EPA, about $40 billion is spent annually in the US to air condition buildings — one-sixth of all electricity generated in a year! ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products may reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and may reduce energy bills.

  • Downsizes Cooling Equipment.

    A reflective roof can reduce peak cooling demand. As a result, the home or building owner may be able to purchase a smaller, more efficient, and less expensive cooling system.

  • Decreases Pollution in Urban Areas.

    Reduced energy demand means less burning of fossil fuels, which results in less pollution from power plants. Also, ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products help to reduce the “heat island effect,” in which dark, heat-absorbing buildings and paved areas make the air in urban areas hotter, and more smoggy.

  • May Increase Roof Product Life.

    ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products maintain a more constant temperature, reduce thermal shock, and may help to extend the life of the roof.

For Homeowners

  • Tax Credit…

    Get up to $1,500 (30% of material cost) back from the government in the form of tax credit on colors that are Energy Star® qualified*

  • Energy Savings…

    Reduce cooling energy consumption by up to 50% depending on geography, structure, and climate

  • Rebates…

    Some utility companies and municipalities will even pay you to switch to reflective shingles*

  • StainGuard® Protection…

    Helps assure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae

  • Extended Shingle Life…

    Protects against harmful UV rays

  • Pioneer in Cool Shingles…

    Market leader for many years—trusted and known by all

  • Safer…

    Class A fire listing from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible

  • High Performance…

    Custom specified, ultra high performance Micro Weave® Core provides better protection layer for layer

  • Stays in Place…

    Dura Grip® adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand winds up to 130mph (with special installation, see ltd. warranty for details)

  • Peace of Mind…

    Lifetime ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation labor coverage) for the first 10 years (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions)

  • Perfect Finishing Touch…

    Use Premium Ridglass® or Seal-A-Ridge® ridge cap shingles

*Some rebate programs are time limited and change often; for more information, contact your utility, governmental unit, or tax advisor.

For Professionals

  • A Familiar Shingle…

    The shingle you have come to know and love, Timberline®, now comes in “green” for your customers who want to save both money and the environment

  • Strong Consumer Interest…

    Driven by government tax credits and local rebates—make sure you can offer your customers the solution when they want it

  • Broaden Your Portfolio…

    A chance to show you are “on top of your game” and “up-to-date with green trends”

  • Better Value Means More Referrals…

    This unique product is the best of its class at a competitive price. Get in early and lead the way!

Timberline® Cool Series Reflectance & Emittance Data

Color Initial Solar Reflectance Thermal Emittance Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) LEEDS Credits
Cool Antique Slate 0.27 0.92 29 YES
Cool Barkwood 0.27 0.92 29 YES
Cool Weathered Wood 0.26 0.92 28 NO
Cool White 0.26 0.85 24 NO

Warranty Info † This wind coverage requires special installation. See limited warranty for details.


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UL Classified

Timberline® Cool Series Specifications

  • Fiberglass Asphalt Construction
  • Lifetime Ltd. Warranty
  • 10 Yr. Smart Choice® Protection
  • 130 mph Ltd. Wind Warranty**
  • Listed Class A fire—UL 790
  • ASTM D3161 Type 1, Class F
  • ASTM D3018 Type 1
  • ASTM D3462***
  • CSA 123.5-98
  • Approx. 64 Pieces/Sq.
  • Approx. 4 Bundles/Sq.
  • Approx. 256 Nails/Sq.
  • 5 5/8″ Exposure

**This wind coverage requires special installation. See ltd. warranty for details.
***Periodically tested by independent and internal labs to ensure compliance with ASTM D3462 at time of manufacture. Test results obtained after sale may vary depending on storage and roof top conditions.

Schantz Home Improvement is a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor in Atlanta, Georgia.

GAF Materials voted best shingles by Builders Mag 2010

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

GAF Materials Corporation Secures Highest Quality Rating in Builder Magazine’s 2010 Brand Use Study

WAYNE, NJ (07/2010) – GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has secured the top Quality Rated Brand for asphalt/fiberglass shingles in Builder Magazine’s 2010 Brand Use Study. Sponsored by Hanley Wood, the survey questioned 10,800 builders, builder-developers and general contractors about their familiarity with, use of, and opinions about brands in 81 product categories. Paul Bromfield, Senior Vice President, Marketing states, “GAF-Elk is pleased to be recognized for our high level of quality by the very people who install our product. As a leader in roofing since 1886, we have a long history of focusing on innovation driving us towards continuous improvement efforts – including our Advanced Protection technology. By enhancing the materials we use, we have created stronger, more durable shingles that weigh less and waste fewer natural resources.” GAF-Elk brands garnered the top three spots for quality in the asphalt/fiberglass shingles category, demonstrating the strength and breadth of GAF-Elk shingle lines, each of which is constructed with the Advanced Protection technology. This continuously evolving technology has led to the design of shingles that have improved performance, including superior wind resistance, while being more environmentally friendly due to lower unnecessary material usage. There are many aspects of the approach, most of which are proprietary:

  • Using a state-of-the-art fiberglass mat technology with automated processes that eliminate unnecessary filler weight while optimizing the protective asphalt to deliver performance. This results in a lower weight shingle with advanced protection against cracking, tearing, and severe winds.
  • Using the lowest profile glass mat in North America as well as proprietary processes, binders, and fiber strand orientation for optimal composite performance. Its reduced weight allows a greater percent of asphalt in the top or weathering layer, greater flexibility for bending with fewer cross-sectional mat cracking stresses, and contains higher fiber density making it stronger.
  • The shingles better withstand thermal cracking during severe temperature swings (150°F to 0°F) before the shingle cracks. In one sample, GAF-Elk shingles performed 33% better in thermal cracking than a competitor’s heavier shingle, again proving that performance is not correlated to weight.

With the improved wind performance that Advanced Protection technology has helped deliver, every shingle GAF-Elk now manufactures passes ASTM’s two toughest wind tests: ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph. These Advanced Protection product enhancements were made possible due to GAF-Elk’s world class R&D, which utilized sophisticated computer modeling to map each shingle into 10,000 pieces to predict how the new optimized shingle would perform. This same type of modeling, also known as 3 dimensional finite element analyses, is used by PhDs to design lighter aircraft that last longer. “We are committed to both the creation of superior roofing products and our corporate sustainability initiatives,” continued Bromfield. “This Advanced Protection technology has furthered our progress in both areas.”

About GAF Materials Corporation GAF Materials Corporation is the largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF-Elk brand) and low-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF brand), 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-Elk has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources.

The Company also supports the industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 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.

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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. 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.