August 30, 2010 12:00 AM

GAF-Elk Introduces Narrow (9”) Cobra® Ridge Vents In Western and Southwest U.S.

GAF-Elk has added nine inch versions of its Cobra® RigidVent 3™ and Cobra® Snow Country Advanced™ ridge vents, designed to work with the narrow ridge cap products popular in the western and southwestern areas of the U.S. Specifically, these two new ridge vent products are designed to work with GAF-Elk’s, Z Ridge®, Grand Canyon®/Grand Sequoia® Hip & Ridge, and Ridglass® 10”, as well as other 10” wide competitive ridge cap shingles. The original versions of these Cobra® ridge vent products measure twelve inches and work with traditional size cap shingles.

The nine inch versions of Cobra® RigidVent 3™ and Cobra® Snow Country Advanced™ ridge vents offer Cobra®’s patented EasyTear™ sizing system along with three inch ring shank nails for maximum fastening power when installing the vent and ridge cap shingles. As its name suggests, the Snow Country Advanced™ vent incorporates a SnowGuard™ filter to help prevent snow infiltration. 

Cobra® attic ventilation products are essential contributors for effective attic ventilation, which is critical for a long-lasting roof. A properly balanced attic ventilation system will help to remove excess heat and moisture, protecting the roof from premature deterioration, minimizing peeling and extending the life of interior and exterior paint, limiting mold and mildew damage, and guarding against ice damming in the winter. Proper ventilation also can help to reduce excessive cooling costs.

About GAF Materials Corporation

GAF Materials Corporation is the largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company's products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF-Elk brand) and low-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF brand), which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF-Elk has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. 

The Company also supports the industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 professionals. CARE's mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. 

For more information contact:
Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications Mgr.

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