Posts Tagged ‘GAF Master roofing contractor’

GAF-Elk Shingles Now Pass Two Toughest ASTM Wind Tests For Superior Protection

January 10, 2011

GAF-Elk Shingles Now Pass Two Toughest ASTM Wind Test

GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, today confirms that every shingle it manufactures now passes the two toughest wind tests in the roofing industry: ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph. Roofing contractors in the U.S. can now install any GAF-Elk shingle in any area without concern about whether they comply with national or local wind speed requirements. To its knowledge, GAF may be the only shingle manufacturer that can make this claim.

In order to pass these arduous ASTM tests, the shingles were first subjected to 110 mph winds using ASTM’s testing protocol. Not only did the GAF-Elk shingles pass, but they exceeded the test requirements by enduring the test conditions for a full two hours, showing no damage. They were then tested using the 150 mph wind test protocol, and passed again, thanks to GAF-Elk’s DuraGrip® adhesive’s tight seal.

In case some contractors think that wind may not be a major concern outside of obvious coastal areas, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (who develop wind guidelines for construction in the U.S.), the lowest wind speed that home designers should plan for is 85 miles per hour. In fact, for about 110 million people in the United States from Maine to Texas, codes require 110 mph or greater ASTM classifications. Further, high winds are not just a concern for coastal regions, as local geography can cause high winds at peaks, mountain passes, or large water bodies.

The threat is real. According to The Institute for Business and Home Safety, more than 60% of all homes in the U.S. are vulnerable to damage from high winds generated by storms and heavy rains. Blown-off shingles can leave a home vulnerable to water damage, mildew, and mold and damaged roofs are expensive to repair. As part of its continuing effort to provide the highest quality shingles to homeowners, GAF-Elk submitted to ASTM’s severe testing regimen and successfully proved the quality and reliability of its shingles for use in any market in the U.S.

Because of GAF-Elk’s stringent standards, only the top 3% of all roofing contractors have qualified as Master Elite contractors! Choosing a GAF-Elk Master Elite contractor is your assurance that you’ll be dealing with a quality, reputable, and dependable professional contractor — not some “fly-by-nighter.”

Source: http://www.gaf.com

Single-Ply PVC Roofing Membranes

July 6, 2010

GAF EverGuard PVC thermoplastic single-ply membrane systems have been engineered to provide superior long-term performance and enhanced durability.  Strong, flexible, EverGuard PVC membrane is suitable for use in all types of single-ply systems: Mechanically Attached, Ballast Applied, Fully Adhered.

Compared to typical single-ply EPDM, PVC and TPO membranes, GAF EverGuard PVC roofing membrane provides the benefits of all three materials in a single membrane: low installed cost, heat welded seams, white reflective color and tear/puncture resistance.

A custom prefabricated, reinforced, thermoplastic single-ply roofing system that is ideal for any commercial, industrial, or residential (flat or low-sloped) application.  Industry-leading standard commercial warranty has no exclusions for ponding water or consequential damages.  White membrane is highly energy-efficient, reflecting up to 87 percent of the sun’s energy, reducing the energy needed to air-condition a building & saving building owners money.  Extremely durable & easily installed by authorized contractors without disruption to daily operations, the roofing system is also leak-proof, energy-efficient, chemical & fire resistant, resistant to high winds, and virtually maintenance-free.

Because of GAF-Elk’s stringent standards, only the top 3% of all roofing contractors have qualified as Master Elite contractors! Choosing a GAF-Elk Master Elite contractor is your assurance that you’ll be dealing with a quality, reputable, and dependable professional contractor — not some “fly-by-nighter.”

Hail Damage In Minnesota To Built up Roofing

September 15, 2009

Commercial Built Up “BUR SYSTEMS” Roofing Systems

Hail Damage In Minnesota To Built up Roofing

Commercial Built Up “BUR, Roofing Systems comprise a large percentage of the commercial roofs today.  The hail resistance of these roofs is known to be quite substantial.  However, one of the most vulnerable spots on any building is the roof.

One hazard most building owners can expect to face at some time is hail damage.  As we all know, hail can hammer the Midwest, and when it does, the potential for damage is high.  Hailstorms can shatter windows, damage a buildings exterior, and destroy or damage the roof.  One bad hailstorm is all it takes to cause severe damage and expose the weaknesses in your built up roofing.

At United Roofing & Remodeling, we have been installing and repairing commercial built up roofing “BUR” systems”, for over 20 years.  United Roofing & Remodeling can provide all your commercial roofing needs.  We are a GAF Master commercial roofing contractor, are certified with Versico, and install Johns Manville products.  We hope you will consider United Roofing & Remodeling for your next project-and see what 20 years of experience and dedication have to offer.

Contact United Roofing & Remodeling today to learn how we can help you!  We are fully licensed and insured and offer free estimates with no obligation.  612-617-1717