February 07, 2012 12:00 AM

GAF Announces New and Improved Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is pleased to introduce the new environmentally friendly and energy-saving Master Flow Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent. The new vent offers many features and benefits to help contractors differentiate themselves, including increased airflow and improved aesthetics.

With better performance than comparable vents, the Green Machine’s 750 CFM max airflow provides up to 50% more airflow than competitive-priced solar vents.* Its simple installation makes it easy for all contractors, with virtually the same installation process as typical electric-power roof vents. Impact-resistant construction helps it to withstand hail and foreign object impact, and its standard 6-year limited warranty with 3-year Labor Protection Plus** allows both contractors and homeowners peace of mind.

Two models of the Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent are being introduced. The Solar-Powered model has a 20-watt integral solar panel and an adjustable thermostat/humidistat, and helps to reduce attic cooling costs. The Dual-Powered model uses unique dual-power technology to switch automatically between solar and house power for 24/7 cooling during cloudy weather or at night. It uses just 1/6th the electricity of typical electric-powered vents and comes with an adjustable thermostat that features a dual-power controller.

“Historically, most solar vent products helped to save energy, but lacked the aesthetics and performance that property owners desired for their new roofing system,” stated Jeff Avitabile, product manager at GAF. “Our new Master Flow Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent provides property owners with a 'next-generation' solution that provides not only better attic cooling but also a finished look that will not detract from their newly installed roofing system.”

To learn more about GAF roofing products, visit www.gaf.com.

*Based on ASHRAE/ANSI standard airflow testing.

** See Master Flow Powered Ventilation Products Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.

About GAF

Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 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.

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Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications
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