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Atlanta Roof Installation Experts Offering Custom Roofing Systems from GAF

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Each of Your Neighbors Roofer’s custom roof installations in Atlanta includes a lifetime GAF architectural custom system which means you get a 50 year guarantee from GAF.

We bring your roofing system up to code.

Why Are Warranties Important?

A new roof is a big investment, typically involving thousands of your hard-earned dollars and lasting 25, 30, 40 years, or more. As with any big investment, knowing in advance what your warranty covers could save you thousands in the event that problems arise with your roof.

What Are The Chances Of Having A Problem With My New GAF Roof?

Based on our state-of-the-art manufacturing process, the odds of having a problem with a new GAF roof are minuscule. On the other hand, while serious problems with GAF roofing materials are rare, if you were to have a problem, it can be as expensive to fix as your roof originally cost. So while the risk of having a problem is low, the cost if you do have a serious problem can be high.

What About Problems With Installation?

GAF’s studies indicate that more than two-thirds of the problems that people experience with their new roofs are due to the contractor’s workmanship, not the roofing materials. This is an important distinction to keep in mind when deciding on warranty coverage.

What Should I Look For In A Roofing Warranty?

Basically, there are two types of coverage that you should ask your Atlanta roofing contractor about: coverage against manufacturing defects in the materials and coverage against workmanship errors.

What Is The GAF Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty?

The GAF Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty provides coverage against manufacturing defects for all major GAF components on your roof (not just your shingles), so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that, if any covered roofing component fails, it will be covered by the warranty (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). The warranty is available through GAF’s factory-certified contractors, and is a low-cost way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated coverage (against manufacturing defects) on your new roofing system. For the small additional cost of the System Plus ltd. Warranty, this is the best value you can get for your investment. The warranty is transferable to a new owner within ten years of your installation, which is highly desirable when marketing your home.

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new roof installation atlanta gaThat's because some roofing contractors try to use a cut-up strip shingle as the starter course on your roof. Unfortunately, cut-up shingles may not have properly positioned adhesive to ensure adequate wind resistance. A pre-cut eave/rake starter strip is:

  • A cost-effective alternative to using cut-up shingles as your starter course.
  • Made with a high-quality, properly positioned adhesive that will tightly lock your shingles in place to prevent blow-off.
  • Easy to use and install, with no cutting on the roof.

Pro-Start® Eave/Rake Starter Strip is a key part of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System, and has even earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal (applicable in U.S. only, see reverse)

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Homeowner’s Best Choice

  • Looks Better... Straighter roof edges and no messy black cement dripping onto your new white edge metal.
  • Best Performance... Factory-applied Dura Grip™ Adhesive helps to lock down the roof edges at the eaves and rakes.
  • Peace Of Mind... GAF tests show that using starter strips at the eaves and rakes helps to prevent shingle blow-offs and potential leaks.
  • Superior Warranties... GAF offers increased wind coverage on many GAF shingles when you use GAF starter strips. They’re also covered by up to a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs.*

Professional’s Best Choice

  • Saves You Time & Labor... No more wasted time (or material) cutting your own starter strips—allows you to offer greater homeowner value.
  • Easier For Installers... 71% more coverage per bundle (versus using strip shingles) means less to carry and handle on the roof.
  • Safer... Perforated design eliminates cutting.
  • Environmentally Friendly... Reduces landfill waste by eliminating shingle scraps.

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Quality roofing underlayment is critical for helping to prevent wind-driven rain from infiltrating under the roof’s shingles and potentially damaging the home’s structure and interior.

Traditional asphalt felt underlayments can tear easily and absorb moisture, leading to wrinkling that “telegraphs” through the shingles. Competitively priced with typical asphalt felts (pricing varies by market), GAF’s FeltBuster® High-Traction Synthetic Roofing Felt:

  • Includes a specially designed surface for enhanced walkability and a cooler working surface (vs. typical black felts)
  • Resists tearing on the roof
  • Avoids wrinkling that can “telegraph” through the shingles, detracting from the nished look of the roof
  • Will not absorb moisture, become brittle, or leach oils

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Homeowner’s Quality Choice

  • Durable Construction... Non-asphaltic, polypropylene construction for long-lasting performance (unlike conventional felts that can disintegrate over time)
  • A Better-Looking Roof... Lies flatter than typical felts and avoids “telegraphing” of wrinkles, which can detract from the look of your new roof
  • Peace of Mind... Part of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System and covered by up to a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs

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  • Enhanced Walkability... Special spunbound surface helps provide increased traction vs. traditional asphalt felts
  • Competitively Priced... Per square with asphalt felts (pricing varies by market)
  • Tough Synthetic Construction... Resists tearing underfoot and in high winds
  • Easier to Work With... Super-lightweight, 10 square, 48" (1.23 m) wide roll (vs. typical 36" [914 mm] wide felt rolls)
  • Cooler to Work On... Medium-gray surface is up to 30 degrees cooler than typical black asphalt felts**

*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 and accessories are installed. For owners/structures not meeting the 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.

**Based on GAF testing with underlayments installed on plywood deck at 90F (32.2o C) ambient temperature and left exposed to direct sunlight.

* * *NOTE: 90-day UV resistance refers to standardized testing conducted by GAF to ensure the product will not physically degrade when exposed to UV. It is NOT related to withstanding water, snow, or wind. While FeltBuster® High-Traction Synthetic Roofing Felt is water resistant, it is NOT WATERPROOF. DO NOT USE FeltBuster® High-Traction Synthetic Roofing Felt as a temporary roof to protect property or possessions.

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A Quality Leak Barrier Will:

  • Help prevent water penetration at the most vulnerable areas of your roof (at the eaves and rakes, in valleys, around chimneys, etc.)
  • Help protect your home from costly repairs due to wall and ceiling staining from leaks
  • Help prevent leaks due to water damming in your gutters, wind-driven rain, and, in the North, damaging ice dams

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Help Protect Your Home

  • Thee Codes Are Clear... Protection against ice dams is required by most building codes* at eaves wherever the January average temperature is 25°F (3.8°C) or lower or where there is a possibility of ice forming in the eaves—i.e., the area labeled “North”

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†In the “North,” building codes require the use of leak barrier at the eaves.

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Homeowner’s Best Choice

  • Better... Fiberglass reinforcement helps resist wrinkling and buckling.
  • Meets Most Building Codes... In the North, where leak barriers are required†.
  • Peace Of Mind... Up to a Lifetime ltd. warranty when used on Lifetime Shingle roofs1, up to a 25-year ltd. warranty when used on non-Lifetime Shingle roofs.1

Professional’s Best Choice

  • Helps Eliminate Waste... Special adhesive allows for one-time repositioning, but aggressively adheres over time.
  • Dependable... Self-seals around nails or metal roofing fasteners.
  • Saves Labor... Dual -side selvedge and split- back release film helps to speed installation.

1 See WeatherWatch® and StormGuard® Limited Warranty for this product for complete coverage and restrictions

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Effective attic ventilation is critical for a long-lasting roof! A properly balanced attic ventilation system will help to:

  • Remove excess heat and moisture to protect your roof from premature deterioration
  • Avoid roof rot in your attic or roof deck
  • Minimize peeling and extend the life of exterior and interior paint
  • Limit the growth of harmful mold
  • Safeguard your attic possessions against mildew damage
  • Guard against ice damming in harsh winter climates
  • Promote energy effciency by reducing excessive heat in your attic

Cobra® Rigid Vent 3™ Exhaust Vent is a key part of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System, and has even earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal.

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Homeowner’s Best Choice

  • Vents Your Attic... Allows heat and condensation to escape at the most effective location—the ridge.
  • Looks Terrific... Shingle-over design blends into your ridge line.
  • Strong Protection... Passes the 110 mph wind-driven rain test.†
  • Insect Guard... Specially designed louver spacing helps keep insects out.
  • Energy Efficient... Promotes energy efficiency by reducing excessive heat in your attic.
  • Durable... Designed with high-impact polymers.
  • Peace Of Mind... Up to a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs.*

Professional’s Best Choice

  • Effective... Provides 18 sq. inches per lineal foot of net free ventilating area.
  • 3" Ring Shank Nails Included... Ensures proper fastening on every installation. They’re also Miami-Dade County approved for corrosion resistance.
  • Easy Sizing... EasyTear™ feature allows you to hand-tear product in 3" increments—no knives necessary and less waste!
  • Fits Better... Extra-flexible hinge design allows installation on 3:12 to 16:12 sloped roofs.
  • No End Caps Needed!
  • Crush Resistant... Internal structural support for added durability.
  • No Gaps... Edge overhang allows smooth, continuous coverage between sections.
  • Fewer Call-backs... External baffles help deflect wind and rain.
  • Cap Shingle Compatible... Available in two widths to work with 12" or 10" ridge cap shingles

Balanced Ventilation Requirements

Balanced ventilation requires an equal amount of intake ventilation and exhaust ventilation. GAF recommends, at a minimum, providing 1 square foot of Net Free Ventilation for every 300 square feet of attic floor space. Consult local building codes for specific ventilation requirements in your area.

  • Calculate the total square footage of the attic floor area (round up to the next highest number). This number will determine the minimum total lineal feet of Cobra® Rigid Vent 3™ Exhaust Vent that is needed.
  • Find the appropriate amount of Cobra® Rigid Vent 3™

Exhaust Vent and minimum intake ventilation that corresponds to the total attic square footage.

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roof ventilation atlantaA Protective Ridge Cap Shingle Will:

  • Ensure reliable protection at the highest-stress areas of your roof (the hips and ridges)
  • Provide a higher-quality and less labor-intensive alternative to using cut-up strip shingles as your ridge cap Seal-A-Ridge® Protective Ridge Cap Shingles are a key part of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System,* and have even earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal (applicable in U.S. only).

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Homeowner’s Best Choice

  • The Right Colors... Designed to complement the color of your roof’s shingles.
  • Stays In Place... Dura Grip™ Self-Seal Adhesive seals each piece tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off.
  • Uniform Look... Machine-cut design delivers a uniform look; much better than using cut-up strip shingles.
  • StainGuard® Ltd. Warranty... Helps ensure the beauty of your ridge cap shingles against unsightly blue-green algae.*
  • Peace Of Mind... Up to a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs.

Professional’s Best Choice

  • Saves Labor... Pre-scored design eliminates the need for difficult or time-consuming cuts–allowing you to offer greater customer value.
  • Excellent Quality... Micro Weave™ Core provides exceptional strength to resist cracking.

Nom. Product Specifications (Standard Seal-A-Ridge®):

  • 6 2/3" (169 mm) exposure
  • Fiberglass asphalt design
  • Approx. 12" (305 mm) wide
  • 4 bundles cover approx. 100 lineal feet (30 m)
  • Approx. 45 pieces per bundle
  • Approx. 2 nails per piece
  • UL 790 Class A fire rated
  • ASTM D3018, ASTM D3161, and ASTM D3462†
  • Miami-Dade County approved
  • Florida Building Code approved
  • ICC-ES ESR-1475

Nom. Product Specifications (Seal-A-Ridge® IR)

  • 5" (127 mm) exposure
  • Fiberglass asphalt design with FLX™ formula
  • For use with GAF impact-resistant shingles
  • Approx. 12" (305 mm) wide
  • 4 bundles cover approx. 100 lineal feet (30 m)
  • Approx. 60 pieces per bundle
  • Approx. 2 nails per piece
  • UL 790 Class A fire rated
  • UL 2218 Class IV impact resistance
  • ASTM D3018, ASTM D3161, and ASTM D3462†
  • ICC-ES ESR-1475

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Metal Drip Edge is nailed at the bottom of the roof edge, or eaves, to facilitate proper water drainage. It allows for the wáter to drain into the gutters or cleanly off of the roof rather than running down the roof edge and down the fascia, which will eventually lead to rot. Drip Edge is one of the first things attached to the roof and should be installed underneath the felt with about an inch of overhang extending past the fascia and hanging over the gutter line.

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You can rely on our expert roofers for top quality roof installation in Atlanta. Our roof installers offer the following products and services:

  • GAF Royal Sovering Roofing Systems
  • GAF Natural Shadow Architectural Roofing Systems
  • GAF Timberline HD Architectural Roofing Systems
  • GAF Premier Designer Shingle Roofing Systems
  • GAF Commercial Flat Roof Low Slope Roofing Systems
  • Custom Rooftop Garden Roof Roofing Systems
  • American Metals Standing Seam Metal Roofing Systems
  • American Metals Metal Roofing Systems
  • Perma Boot Pipe Boot Flange Seal Protection
  • Flo-free Custom Gutter Systems
  • Royal and Hardy Board Siding Products
  • Free Roofing Inspection by a GAF Certified
  • Professional With Pictures and Roof Damage Report
  • Free Satellite Imagery and Roof Tune-up Estimates

Please download our Custom Roofing System PDF catalog, for a detailed description of our roofing technologies.

If you are interested in an estimate for roof installation in Atlanta, please call 404-998-2601 or complete our online request form.