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Why You Should Consider a GAF Lifetime Roof System For Your Home

GAF Certified Roofing in Darien

When the time comes to replace your old roof, there are many options to take based on various circumstances that are unique to each home and its owner. GAF Materials Corporation has a roof for every style and budget; and is among the most trusted in the industry for dependability, protection, beauty, and reliability. Anyone can nail up a few shingles, but your best and safest choice you can make is to choose a factory-certified Darien roofing service to install your new roof system.

In this article, we are going to discuss the advantages of a GAF Lifetime Roof System, while reviewing the different quality measures and steps required for a beautiful, flawless install.

Removing the Old Roof

The initial phase in the GAF Lifetime roof replacement procedure is the removal of the existing roofing materials. This incorporates the careful removal of old shingles, ice/water shield barrier layers, ridge caps, and any accumulated debris. After the roofing materials have been completely removed, your GAF certified Darien roofing contractor will perform an evaluation of all key components and structures. This is done to reveal any underlying damage so that proper repairs can be made before installing the new roof.

Ice & Water Shield

With the surface and support structures ready to go, your roofer will begin to install the leak barrier next. This self-adhesive waterproof membrane keeps moisture and other types of storm damage away from the surface and damage-prone areas. When joined with the installation of GAF deck protection materials, you will get better protection from common problems such as blown off shingles, buckling, and leaks.


Once the underlying surface has been completely removed, evaluated, and prepped, shingle installation can begin. The initial step is to install starter shingles on the edges which give added protection from shingle blow-off and leakage. Then, asphalt shingles are applied following precise installation methods. GAF shingles come in a full range of styles and colors, enabling you to create the desired appearance for your home.

Roof Hip and Ridge Protection

Once the shingles have been placed, your Darien roofer will install the ridge vent is applied to help remove trapped heat and moisture in your attic, before the installation of cap shingles on the ridge and hip to ensure a clean, consistent appearance. Together, this blend of innovative application and roofing materials results in a beautiful roofing system that increases the value and weather protection of your home.


Posted by: Admin
January 5, 2021
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