GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to announce that its GAF Master Flow® Solar Roof Vent won Professional Builder’s 2014 100 Best New Products and its GAF EnergyGuard™ Polyiso Insulation Sheathing won Professional Remodeler’s 2014 100 Best New Products.
The GAF Master Flow® Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent features a 750 CFM max airflow that provides up to 50 percent more airflow than competitively priced solar vents. Impact-resistant construction helps this product withstand hail and foreign objects, and a standard six-year limited warranty with three-year Labor Protection Plus gives contractors and homeowners peace of mind. GAF offers two models: a solar-powered model and a dual-powered version that switches automatically between solar and house power for 24/7 cooling.
GAF EnergyGuard™ insulated sheathing is high-performance building envelope insulation from GAF that helps eliminate thermal bridging, reduces air filtration, and acts as a vapor retarder for new construction and retrofit applications. All boards are manufactured without CFCs or HCFCs, giving them zero ozone-depletion potential and making them environmentally friendly.
“It’s certainly an honor when builders and remodelers recognize our new products as being some of the best in the industry,” stated Ted Marcopolus, vice president of marketing services at GAF. “It is especially rewarding when our sustainable and environmentally friendly new products gain such recognition by readers and editors of such respected publications.”
The survey is conducted by editors of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines, who examine responses received through the magazines and websites and select the top products that have the most activity with readers. They then analyze the impact that each product has in the market and determine their top 100, which are featured in the August issues of the publications.
For more information about GAF products and programs, visit gaf.com.
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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 developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, providing superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The company also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing 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. For more information about GAF, visit gaf.com.