WeatherBlocker Premium Eave/Rake Starter Strip Shingles include a quality, properly positioned adhesive that will tightly lock your shingles in place to help prevent shingle blow-off!
Cost Effective
Cost-effective alternative to using cut-up 3-tab strip shingles as your starter course
Excellent Performance
Tightly locks your shingles in place to help prevent shingle blow-off
High Quality
Dura Grip™ Adhesive helps to lock down the roof edges at the eaves and rakes


Pre-cut eave/rake starter strips are one of the most overlooked parts of a quality roofing system. That’s because some roofing contractors will try to use a cut-up 3-tab strip shingle as the “starter” course on your roof.

Unfortunately, these cut-up shingles may not have properly positioned adhesive to help reduce the risk of shingle blow-off. Using WeatherBlocker™ Premium Eave/Rake Starter Strip Shingles tightly locks your shingles in place and helps prevent shingle blow-off. Plus, installers like that they’re easy to use with no cutting on the roof, while homeowners feel good about the fact that they create less waste.

  • Looks Better:  Straighter roof edges and no messy black cement dripping onto your new white edge metal.
  • Excellent Performance:  Factory-applied Dura Grip™ Adhesive helps to lock down the roof edges at the eaves and rakes.
  • Peace of Mind:  Eligible for a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs.1
  • Potential Increased Wind Coverage:  GAF offers increased wind coverage on many shingles when you use GAF starter strips with factory-applied adhesive and follow special installation requirements.1
  • Convenient:  42% more coverage per bundle (versus typical 3-tab shingles) means less to carry and handle on the roof.
  • Efficient:  Perforated designed eliminates cutting on the roof.
  • Environmentally Friendly:  Reduces landfill waste by eliminating shingle scraps.

1See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. The word “Lifetime” refers to the length of coverage provided by the GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty 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. Lifetime ltd. warranty on accessories requires the use of at least three qualifying GAF accessories and the use of Lifetime Shingles.

The GAF Lifetime Roofing System

A new roof is more than just shingles. When you install any GAF Lifetime Shingle and at least 3 qualifying GAF accessories, you'll automatically get a lifetime ltd. warranty on your shingles and all qualifying GAF accessories.
The GAF Lifetime Roofing System

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