History


Our journey to become North America’s largest roofing manufacturer is built upon sustained innovation, a never-ending focus on our customers and our commitment to protect what matters most.

1967

Today's most popular shingle: Timberline®

In 1967, RUBEROID engineer, Phil Bottoli laminated two strip shingles together to create a shingle of extraordinary strength and aesthetics. The Timberline® Shingle became North America’s best-selling shingle. The same year, RUBEROID merged with GAF and adopted the GAF name.
2019

Energy From Every Roof™

GAF solar efforts grew into GAF Energy. GAF Energy works in partnership with GAF, offering affordable integrated rooftop solar options to residential and commercial customers.
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When your peers refer to you as The Maestro, you know your career has had an impact. Erasmo 'Mitos' Fuentes—a teacher, roofer, business owner, and GAF CARE trainer—leads by example, and he represents all that is possible when you work hard and aim high.
When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017, GAF partnered with Team Rubicon to help rebuild local communities impacted by the storm. Learn how you can get involved with Team Rubicon and volunteer to support disaster relief in your area at https://TeamRubiconUSA.org/gafvolunteer
GAF's commitment to protecting what matters most doesn't stop at providing the highest quality roofing materials. We're also committed to investing to strengthen and build up our communities.That's why we recently launched GAF Community Matters, a national social impact initiative to help our neighbors. We're excited to work with a number of incredible organizations as part of this initiative, including Habitat for Humanity, the top housing-focused non-profit organization in the world. As the leading roofing materials company in North America, we're proud to help Habitat for Humanity put roofs over the heads of families in need of decent, affordable housing. At GAF, we support Habitat's philosophy of helping to provide a hand up, not a handout, to people and families.Founded in 1976, Habitat has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and works in more than 70 countries. Together with their volunteers, Habitat has constructed or repaired more than 800,000 houses. Many Habitat volunteers are everyday people, but there's also a need for construction professionals—and GAF helps provide those to Habitat, too.
In our GAF hometown of Ennis, TX, about 20% of employees have been working for GAF for 30 years or more, and giving back to the community is one of the things that brings our team together. "GAF is not just a company—it's people, and those people are involved in our community."