August 03, 2015 12:00 AM

GAF Introduces Glenwood—the Industry’s Thickest Triple-Layer Asphalt Shingle

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, proudly announces the industry's thickest triple-layer asphalt shingle. GAF’s new Glenwood™ Shingles ( offer all the natural beauty and dimensional look of real wood shakes, blending luxury and style with ultimate performance.

With ultra thickness and staggered exposure, Glenwood™ Shingles’ industry-leading triple-layer construction provides maximum dimensionality, resulting in a truly authentic wood-shake look – at a fraction of the cost of traditional wood shakes.

“Studies confirm that homeowners are looking for a way to differentiate their home, not only to distinguish themselves from their neighbors but also to make their home a reflection of their personal style. Offering your customers a premium Designer Shingle helps them ensure that their home will be distinguished from others around them,”
stated Leslie Franklin, Director of Timberline® Shingles and Designer Shingles at GAF. “Glenwood™ Shingles provide a refreshed, authentic wood-shake look with the added benefits of enhanced fire safety and lower maintenance when compared to traditional wood shake.”

Unlike traditional wood shakes, Glenwood™ Shingles carry the highest fire rating—Class A from Underwriters Laboratories. Glenwood™ Shingles also offer StainGuard® protection to help ensure the beauty of customers’ roofs against unsightly blue-green algae,* as well as Dura Grip™ Adhesive to seal each shingle tightly and reduce the risk of shingle blow-off.

In addition, contractors who install Glenwood™ Shingles can give homeowners the ultimate peace of mind with a Lifetime ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation labor coverage) for the first ten years.*

* The word “Lifetime” refers to the length of coverage provided by the GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty (refer to the actual warranty for complete coverage and restrictions), and means as long as the original individual owner(s) of a single-family detached residence [or the second owner(s) in certain circumstances] owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures not meeting the above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable.



About GAF

Founded in 1886, GAF is 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. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.


With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides excellent durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with excellent 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. For more information about GAF, visit


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