Why We Use GAF Roofing Materials

There are various designs and types of roofs, and there are also several manufacturers that can provide the materials you need to install the roof you need. However, some brands stand out more, and GAF is easily one of the best in the industry.  

Why We Use GAF Roofing Materials

At Sterling Exteriors, we are proud to say that we use GAF roofing materials to provide our clients with quality roofing systems that can protect their homes for years to come.

In this post, we discuss why we trust GAF roofing materials and recommend them to our clients.

Material Composition

GAF roofing materials undergo several tests and evaluations to ensure they can provide homeowners and contractors with great results. Several manufacturers produce shingles, but GAF roofing shingles are top-of-the-line when it comes to composition. Asphalt shingles are one of the most common roofing materials used in standard roofing installations, and GAF’s shingles boast excellent overall performance – thanks to its Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology.

To get an idea of how reliable GAF asphalt shingles are, it’s important to know the basics components that make up an asphalt roofing shingle — which include the fiberglass mat, asphalt, filler and adhesive.

Fiberglass mat. Known as the most significant part of the shingle, the fiberglass mat is what gives the shingle its form, strength and durability. Normal shingles typically require more asphalt to make the shingle heavier and meet industry standards, but GAF shingles use low-profile technology and a special glass fiber orientation to further enhance the shingle’s strength and durability without overapplying asphalt.

Asphalt. It is applied throughout the shingle and is responsible for providing the shingle with its waterproof quality. While most manufacturers apply asphalt to the bottom part of the shingle — known as the non-weathering area — GAF roofing shingles are made through an advanced process that optimizes the application of asphalt in the weathering areas of the shingles and gives them long-term performance against all forms of weather.

Filler. It is mixed with asphalt to bind the components together into a shingle. Other manufacturers add unnecessary fillers to make the shingle heavier, but GAF uses premium limestone content to provide the shingles with extra toughness and wind resistance.

Adhesive. This is the material that allows the shingles to stick and seal on the roofing system’s surface. Not all shingle adhesives are made to last against wind and rain, but GAF’s adhesive material helps every single shingle stay on the roof and stand up against the elements day and night throughout the years.


Due to GAF’s proprietary technology and processes, their roofing materials boast great durability against all kinds of weather. When a shingle is too rigid, it can easily crack when exposed to heat and wind. When it’s too flexible, it can be easily warped and blown off. GAF shingles strike the perfect balance while staying resilient to the forces of nature. They also have different product lines of roofing shingles made for specific kinds of hazards. From impact resistance to wind resistance, GAF materials have been carefully tested and evaluated to keep your roof strong and your home safe from all types of weather conditions. 


Not many roofing materials boast a great balance between price and performance, but GAF’s materials are known to be highly reliable and affordable to homeowners. Their Timberline® shingle products, for example, are regularly used in many residential roofing applications and are readily available in most construction and home improvement stores. 

Energy Efficiency

When it comes to energy efficiency, you can count on GAF roofing materials to help reduce your home’s electricity bill by providing greater protection from sunlight and heat. During the daytime, your roof soaks up a lot of heat from sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) rays, and this can cause your attic to heat up considerably. When your attic gets too hot, it affects the indoor temperature of your home, especially the rooms directly under the attic. By reflecting excess heat and light, GAF shingles can help keep your attic at a consistent temperature, lowering the strain on your HVAC system and resulting in less power consumption. 

Stain Resistance

Blue-green algae is a bacteria that doesn’t destroy your roof, but leaves nasty stains that are hard to remove. And while algae don’t necessarily damage your roof, they greatly affect your roof’s curb appeal. Most roofing shingles get discolored after a certain amount of time, but GAF shingles prevent the growth of blue-green algae — thanks to their StainGuard™ technology. This helps keep your roof looking sharp and appealing. 

Comprehensive Warranties

Product warranties are common with known roofing brands, but GAF offers one of the most competitive and comprehensive warranties on the market. Most GAF Timberline shingles can qualify for high-quality warranty coverage, and there are also different warranty agreements to choose from, depending on your needs and budget. Having a good product warranty can protect your investment from manufacturing defects and workmanship errors. 


GAF roofing products aren’t just strong and resilient; they look great as well. GAF shingles are known for their wide variety of colors and patterns, making them a widely preferred choice for various residential and commercial roofing projects. Different homes have different architectural styles, which can also affect the appearance of the roof. The aesthetics of a roof depends mostly on its design, how it complements the rest of the structure and the roofing materials used. GAF can provide your home with enhanced curb appeal through its standard selection of colors and even its high-quality designer shingle line.

Get a Free Roofing Estimate!

When you need reliable contractors to install GAF roofing materials on your roof, you can always trust Sterling Exteriors to do the job for you. We are a roofing company that specializes in residential and commercial roofing services, and we are confident that we can get you the results you need for your roofing project. We are also a GAF-certified company and an accredited business under the Better Business Bureau®.

Request a roofing quote today! Simply fill out our contact form, or call us at (513) 685-8055 to get in touch with our team. Our service areas include Cincinnati, Loveland and Newtown, OH.