GAF Shingles - Timberline Cool Series
Luckily, improvements have been made that are making asphalt shingles more eco-friendly at an attractive price.
One company making advancements in shingle technology is GAF, with its Timberline Cool Series shingles, the top-selling shingle in the U.S.
GAF has incorporated new reflective technologies into their shingles, which reflect a higher percentage of the sun's energy away from the roof, rather than absorb that energy (and heat) into the attic space and living space below.
Environmental Benefits of GAF Timberline Cool Series Shingles
Using specially-designed granules, the GAF Timberline Cool Series shingles are able to reduce some of the heat that is typically absorbed into a roof with regular asphalt shingles. Reducing this energy absorption means a home's cooling system works less, which translates into energy and cost savings. Homes with these so-called "cool roofs" can save between 7 and 15 percent of their total cooling costs, even higher in warm year-round climates.
Traditionally, a roofing material needed to be of a white or very light color in order to achieve the same level of solar reflectivity. With GAF's new technology, the Timberline Cool Series shingles use granules coated with multiple layers of reflective material, many tiny little reflectors, while allowing for a wide variety of shingle colors and designs.
GAF and Energy Star
The GAF Timberline Cool Series asphalt shingles are Energy Star compliant. Their use will reduce the amount of air conditioning needed to cool a home during peak cooling demand times. As a result, a home can use a smaller, more efficient cooling system.
GAF Timberline Cool Series Energy Star rated shingles also helps the roof to maintain a more constant temperature, reducing thermal shock, which over time will reduce the life of the roofing material.
In addition to being Energy Star rated, the GAF Timberline Cool Series is also accepted by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) as a Cool Roof material.
GAF Shingles - Timberline Cool Series: A Traditional Shingle with a Green Edge
GAF produces high quality roofing shingles, now with a green advantage to save energy and money.
The environmental certifications of the GAF Cool Series shingles qualify them for any available tax credits available from the state or federal governments.
Additional Advantages of GAF Timberline Cool Series Fiberglass Asphalt Shingles
While their new Energy-Star rated solar reflectivity is one of their more exciting features for a green home builder, they have many additional qualities:
- GAF shingle products are extremely high quality and durable: All GAF shingles will have an extended life, up to 30 years. They are designed to protect against UV rays, which extends the shingles' life. GAF shingles use Durra Grip adhesive to seal each shingle securely to the roof. They are warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph.
- GAF shingles are Class A fire rated from Underwriters Laboratories, the highest level of fire protection available.
- GAF shingles have StainGuard protection to keep shingles beautiful, keeping algae and mold at bay.
- The GAF Timberline Cool Series shingles have a limited transferable warranty with the GAF Smart Choice Protection Plan, a 10 year warranty.
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