November 30, 2015 12:00 AM

GAF Wins Gold Innovation Award For Second Straight Year

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to have again received the Gold Innovation Award in the Asphalt Roofing Shingles category by Home Builder Executive. 


GAF was acknowledged for its Glenwood™ Lifetime Designer Shingles, the company’s first triple-laminate shingle and the thickest available on the market. Glenwood™ Shingles offer all the natural beauty and dimensional look of real wood shakes, blending luxury and style with ultimate performance.


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 honored to have again received an award that highlights our focus on creating innovative concepts that best serve our customers,” stated Ted Marcopolus, vice president of marketing services at GAF.


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.


All of GAF’s Lifetime Shingles incorporate GAF’s proprietary Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which results in shingles that offer improved performance—including excellent durability and wind resistance—while reducing the use of precious natural resources. They also 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.


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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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