October 02, 2013 12:00 AM

GAF Wins 2013 Gold Innovation Award from Home Builder Executive in Asphalt Roof Shingles Category

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, was recently again awarded the Gold Innovation Award for Asphalt Roofing Shingles from Home Builder Executive for its advancements in the category over the past year.


GAF was acknowledged for innovative new shingle lines, including the new diamond-shaped Sienna™ Lifetime Designer Shingles, as well as for Monaco Lifetime Designer Shingles, which are the only asphalt shingles to have the appearance of clay tile. The company was also commended for being the first to introduce a Lifetime limited warranty on all laminated shingles, as well as for leading the industry by offering a Lifetime limited warranty on complete roofing systems.


Home Builder Executive Innovation Award honorees include manufacturers that have brought unique products, features, and/or builder programs to market during the past year. Editors review company websites, press releases, and promotional materials along with articles and interviews published over the past year to determine award winners.


“We are so pleased to have been honored with another Innovation Award for our Lifetime Designer Shingles,” stated Ted Marcopolus, vice president of marketing services at GAF. “We are constantly striving to create innovative concepts that will satisfy the needs of our customers—and it’s great to be recognized for that focus.”


All of GAF’s Lifetime Shingles incorporate GAF’s proprietary Advanced Protection Technology, which results in shingles that offer improved performance—including superior durability and wind resistance—while reducing the use of precious natural resources. The use of GAF’s Dura Grip™ Adhesive means that each shingle is sealed tightly and there is a reduced risk of shingle blow-off. As with all GAF Lifetime Shingles, they pass ASTM’s two toughest wind tests, ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph, and carry GAF’s Lifetime limited warranty.



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 ProtectionShingle 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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