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After years of reliable protection, your roof may be showing signs it's nearing retirement. If you're asking the question, "When is it time for a new roof?" consider the factors impacting your roof's performance. Has it weathered heavy rains, excessive sun, or strong winds? Has it worked through hard times like hail storms and falling tree branches?
Speed is king in residential roof installation, but it can come at the expense of quality. Without taking steps to maintain quality, "the fastest roof is typically the one that will cost contractors the most," stated Guillaume Bailly, Senior Training Manager, Canada for the GAF Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence (CARE). This is because poor quality leads to callbacks, reduced reputation, and lost profit over time.
GAF's commitment to protecting what matters most doesn't stop at providing the highest quality roofing materials. We're also committed to investing to strengthen and build up our communities.That's why we recently launched GAF Community Matters, a national social impact initiative to help our neighbors. We're excited to work with a number of incredible organizations as part of this initiative, including Habitat for Humanity, the top housing-focused non-profit organization in the world. As the leading roofing materials company in North America, we're proud to help Habitat for Humanity put roofs over the heads of families in need of decent, affordable housing. At GAF, we support Habitat's philosophy of helping to provide a hand up, not a handout, to people and families.Founded in 1976, Habitat has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and works in more than 70 countries. Together with their volunteers, Habitat has constructed or repaired more than 800,000 houses. Many Habitat volunteers are everyday people, but there's also a need for construction professionals—and GAF helps provide those to Habitat, too.
By Jeff Terry
Have you experienced roof damage from hail? With 5,392 recorded hail storms in 2019, it's possible some of these heavy-hitting ice balls have impacted your property recently or in the past.Hail storms and high winds can damage your roof. Know how to identify hail damage and what steps to take after hail hits.