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Roof Replacement Resources

Use this simple roof replacement guide to make an informed, confident GAF roof decision.

Choose your GAF roof with confidence

If this is your first roof replacement, or it’s been many years, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the three of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make, along with resources to help ensure you’ll be happy with your new roof.

hire A qualified roofer

GAF makes it easy to find a local factory-certified roofing contractor who is reputable, insured and state licensed (where required).

understand roof COSTS

A lot goes into your roof, from materials to labor. Use these resources to better understand costs and payment options

design your roof

Learn about shingle durability and technology, and use our design tool to find your favorite color and style.

Connect with a GAF factory-certified roofing contractor1 near you

Your local GAF factory-certified roofing contractor can answer your questions about choosing a roof, and what to expect from the installation process. GAF factory-certified contractors are trusted to offer our strongest warranties.

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Compare and choose roofers

Enter your zip code to see qualified roofers in your area. You can see profiles, read reviews, and choose who you want to contact.
Contractors enrolled in GAF certification programs are not employees or agents of GAF, and GAF does not control or otherwise supervise these independent businesses. Contractors may receive benefits, such as loyalty rewards points and discounts on marketing tools from GAF for participating in the program and offering GAF enhanced warranties, which require the use of a minimum amount of GAF products.

Understanding roof replacement costs

A roof is more than shingles. It’s a complete system designed to protect your home. Cost estimates take into account product choices, installation complexity, warranties, clean up, and more.

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Financing your new roof

If you’ve been putting off your roof repair or replacement because you’re not ready for a big upfront expense, you may want to consider a payment plan.
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Choosing your roof warranty

When buying a new roof, it is important to choose the roof warranty that best meets your needs for wind protection, stain protection and more.

Get inspired with our shingle style and color selection tools

Bring your personal style home with a wide range of roof colors, looks, and architectural shapes. Find out how to choose the right shingle.

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Design your new roof

Use our unique Virtual Remodeler to visualize your roof. Start with a house similar to yours or use a picture of your own house. It’s simple and easy.
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Explore shingle colors and styles

Bring your personal style home with a wide range of roof colors, looks, and architectural shapes.
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Discover our most popular roofing shingles

Beauty. Durability. Affordability. Color. Energy efficiency. Whatever your priority, we have your shingle. Start with America’s #1-selling shingle, Timberline HDZ®
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Makers of Timberline™ Shingles: North America’s #1-selling shingle brand

When you choose GAF, you’re in good company. More Americans have relied on GAF Timberline® Shingles than any other brand.

Additional roof replacement resources

Roofs last a long time. So it’s natural you’ll have questions when it’s time to replace yours. Check out these articles and resources for more information.

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Do I Need a New Roof?

Guidance on roof inspection and how to spot signs of damage.

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Dealing with Storm Damage

Resources to help you deal with insurance and find the best roofer.

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Planning Your New Roof

See what goes into putting a new roof on your home.

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Choosing a Roofer

Learn how to find the best roofing contractor for your needs.

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Picture Your New Roof

View shingle styles and colors on a picture of your house or one like yours.

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What Goes into a Roof?

See everything that goes into the roof over your head. Spoiler alert: It's a lot more than shingles.

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Selecting Roofing Shingles

Compare our roofing shingles and find the right ones for your home.

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Understanding Roof Cost & Financing

See what makes up a roof estimate and factors that may impact it.

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Selecting Your Warranty

Compare warranties with our GAF Limited Warranty Comparison Guide.

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Solar Roofing

There’s no better time to go solar than when you’re getting a new roof. It’s easy to upgrade to GAF Energy and to start saving money on energy bills.

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Maintaining Your Roof

Learn maintenance tips for the upkeep of your roof.

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Roof Views Blog: Your Home

Find more tips about roof choices, exterior home maintenance and more, at the GAF Roof Views blog.

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*Contractors enrolled in GAF certification programs are not employees or agents of GAF, and GAF does not control or otherwise supervise these independent businesses. Contractors may receive benefits, such as loyalty rewards points and discounts on marketing tools from GAF for participating in the program and offering GAF enhanced warranties, which require the use of a minimum amount of GAF products. Your dealings with a Contractor, and any services they provide to you, are subject to the Contractor Terms of Use.