Roofing Shingles come in diamond-shaped and extra-large versions.
February 14, 2013 -
Along with Class 4 impact resistance, Grand Sequoia® IR Shingles feature oversized tabs, extra-large design, and rugged wood-shake look. Design passes UL 2218 Class 4 testing. Sienna™ Lifetime Designer Shingles, which feature diamond-shaped design, come in 4 custom colors and carry Class A fire rating. For maximum durability and wind resistance, all Lifetime Shingles incorporate Advanced Protection® Technology. Use of Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly, reducing risk of blow-off.
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GAF Materials Corp.
1361 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ, 07470
GAF Adds Two New Lifetime Shingles
A New Diamond-Shaped Designer Shingle and A New Impact-Resistant Shingle
Wayne, NJ — GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, proudly announces two new Lifetime Shingles: Grand Sequoia® IR and Sienna™.
Grand Sequoia® IR Shingles, a new addition to GAF’s Specialty Shingles category, are a Class 4 impact-resistant version of GAF’s popular Grand Sequoia® Lifetime Designer Shingles. They feature oversized tabs and a rugged wood-shake look. This patented, extra-large design creates a dramatic look on virtually any home or property. They also offer a potential insurance savings of 5-30% or more to homeowners, as they pass UL 2218 Class 4 testing.
Sienna™ Lifetime Designer Shingles introduce a unique diamond-shaped design with artisan-crafted shapes and a dimensional look that provides a refined beauty unmatched by typical shingles. Their rich appearance and clean lines add distinction to any home—at a fraction of the cost of traditional slate or wood shakes. Sienna™ Shingles offer Old World elegance and are available in four custom colors. As with all options in the Lifetime Designer Shingles Value Collection, Sienna™ is a luxurious and affordable alternative to standard architectural shingles.
“By offering such an exclusive design, the Sienna™ Shingle is sure to make any house stand out and will certainly increase its curb appeal,” stated Leslie Franklin, product manager at GAF. She continued, “Beyond just making a home look better, Sienna™ offers a Class A fire rating—the highest fire rating possible, making them a safer choice than wood shakes or some plastic or synthetic shingles. All of these benefits are offered at a truly affordable price.”
All of GAF’s Lifetime Shingles incorporate GAF’s proprietary Advanced Protection® Technology, which results in shingles that offer improved performance—including superior durability and wind resistance—while reducing the use of precious natural resources. The use of GAF’s Dura Grip™ Adhesive means that each shingle is sealed tightly and there is a reduced risk of shingle blow-off. As with all GAF Lifetime Shingles, they pass ASTM’s two toughest wind tests—ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph—and carry GAF’s Lifetime limited warranty.*
To learn more about GAF roofing products, visit www.gaf.com.
*See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner(s) of a single family detached residence [or the second owner(s) in certain circumstances] owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable.
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 Protection® Shingle 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. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
1361 Alps Road.
Wayne, NJ 07470