Starter Strip Shingles - Pro-Start

Pro-Start® Eave/Rake Starter Strip Shingles

Help Prevent Shingle Blow-Off And Eliminate Waste With An Eave/Rake Starter Strip

Pre-Cut Eave/Rake Starter Strips Are One Of The Most Overlooked Parts Of A Roofing System!

That’s because some 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 help prevent blow-off
  • Easy to use and install, with no cutting on the roof

Good Housekeeping

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. (See Details)


Product Specifications (Nom.)

For Use with most standard English and metric-sized shingles.

Product Size

  • (full sheet) 13" x 38" (330 x 965 mm)
  • (half sheet) 6.5" x 38" (165 x 965 mm)

Bundle Count

  • 19 full sheets (38 individual pieces)

Coverage Per Bundle

  • Approx. 120.33 lineal ft (36.68 lm) (when split in half)

  • ICC-ES 1475
  • Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved†
  • Florida Building Code approved
  • Meets ASTM D3462††, D3018
  • UL 790 Class A fire rating

† Excludes Shafter, CA product.
†† Periodically tested by independent and internal labs to ensure compliance with ASTM D3462 at time of manufacture.
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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
  • Excellent Performance...
    Factory-applied Dura Grip™ Adhesive helps to lock down the roof edges at the eaves and rakes

  • Peace Of Mind...
    Using starter strips at the eaves and rakes helps to prevent shingle blow-offs

  • Superior Warranties...
    Shingle & Accessory WarrantyGAF offers increased wind coverage on many shingles when you use GAF starter strips. They are also covered by up to a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs. (See Details)

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…
    At least 50% more coverage per bundle (versus using 3-tab 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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