America's #1 shingle just got better

 Introducing our patented LayerLock™ Technology
Powering the industry's largest nailing area


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LayerLock™ Technology

Only From GAF 

The new LayerLock™ Technology powers the industry's widest nailing zone and the first wind warranty with no maximum wind speed limitation.*

Engineered For the Best Possible Installation

Take a peek inside: see a CT Scan of an actual shingle to see how LayerLock Technology fuses the common bond.

Enhanced Common Bond

Proprietary technology mechanically fuses the common bond between overlapping shingle layers.

DuraGrip™

Our legendary DuraGrip™ sealant pairs with the smooth microgranule surface of the StrikeZone™ nailing area for fast tack.

Accuracy

Up to 99% nailing accuracy

The StrikeZone nailing area is so easy to hit that a roofer placed 999 out of 1,000 nails correctly in our tests.**

Up to 600% larger nailing area

LayerLock Technology mechanically fuses the common bond between overlapping shingle layers. The added strength at the common bond powers the StrikeZone — the industry's widest nailing area.† 

Clear Nailing Target

Nails can be placed anywhere in the StrikeZone Nailing Area — on or between the lines! 
Note: the first course of shingles installed should always be nailed on the lower nail zone line.‡

Speed

Up to 30% faster nail fastening

Thanks to the industry's largest nail zone.**

Time Motion Study

In an independent research study, Timberline® HDZ Shingles were fastened to the roof deck with 30% faster nail fastening* vs. our standard architectural shingles**

Secondary Fastening

All nails placed within the StrikeZone Nailing Area penetrate the shingle below for secondary fastening.

Alignment Guide

The top paint line of the StrikeZone™ Nailing Area acts as a visual indicator for faster shingle alignment with the previous course; the top line lines up with the top of the shingle below.

Windproven

No Max Wind Speed Limitation

When installed with the required combination of GAF Accessories, Shingles with LayerLock Technology are eligible for an industry first: a wind warranty with no maximum wind speed limitation!*

No Max Wind Speed Limitation

Then, an asphalt-to-asphalt monolithic bond cures for durability, strength, and exceptional wind uplift performance.

Fast Tack

Our legendary Dura Grip sealant pairs with the smooth microgranule surface of the StrikeZone Nailing Area for fast tack.

*15-year WindProven™ limited wind warranty on Timberline® Shingles with LayerLock™ Technology requires the use of GAF starter strips, roof deck protection, ridge cap shingles, and leak barrier or attic ventilation. See GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. Visit gaf.com/LRS for qualifying GAF products.

**Results based on study conducted by Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent research lab, comparing installation of Timberline HD® Shingles to Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles on a 16-square roof deck using standard 4-nail nailing pattern under controlled laboratory conditions. Actual results may vary.

†Compared to Timberline® HD™ Shingles.

‡Not applicable on mansard roofs (21:12 and above).

Patented LayerLock™ Technology mechanically fuses the common bond

LayerLock™ Technology mechanically fuses the common bond between overlapping shingle layers. The added strength at the common bond powers the StrikeZone™ nailing area — the industry’s widest nail zone.

Infinite Wind Speed Protection

When installed with the required combination of GAF Accessories, Timberline® Shingles with LayerLock Technology are eligible for an industry first: a wind warranty with no maximum wind speed limitation.**

Up to 99.9% nailing accuracy

The StrikeZone™ nailing area is so easy to hit that a roofer placed 999 out of 1,000 nails correctly in our tests. Plus, up to 30% faster nail fastening thanks to the industry's largest nail zone†

Seamless compatibility

The new Timberline® HDZ Shingles are compatible with traditional Timberline HD® Shingles for the same look and feel homeowners and contractors rely on for beauty and endurance.‡
** 15-year WindProven limited wind warranty on Timberline® Shingles with LayerLock Technology requires the use of GAF starter strips, roof deck protection, ridge cap shingles, and leak barrier or attic ventilation. See GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. Visit gaf.com/LRS for qualifying GAF products.    

† Results based on study conducted by Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent research lab, comparing installation of Timberline HD® Shingles to Timberline® HDZ Shingles on a 16-square roof deck using standard 4-nail nailing pattern under controlled laboratory conditions. Actual results may vary. 

‡ To be mixed on one roof, Timberline® HDZ Shingles and Timberline HD® Shingles must have matching 6-digit codes found on the end of the bundle. When mixed, always use Timberline HD® installation instructions.
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Approved by contractors

Cody Dykes of Superior Roofing Reviews Timberline HDZ Shingles | GAF Roofing
In this testimonial of Timberline HDZ Shingles Cody Dykes of Superior Roofing shares "It is almost impossible to miss this new line". Timberline HDZ shingles are powered by new and innovative LayerLock™ technology. Combined with all the benefits of America’s top-selling shingle, LayerLock technology mechanically fuses the common bond in Timberline HDZ shingles to offer: - Up to 99.9% nailing accuracy thanks to our new StrikeZone nailing area - up to 600% larger v. Timberline HD shingles - Up to 30% faster nail fastening during installation v. Timberline HD shingles - Dual-phase shingle-to-shingle seal with our Dura Grip sealant and StrikeZone nailing area, and an asphalt-to-asphalt monolithic bond for durability, strength and powerful wind uplift performance - Compatibility with Timberline HD roofing shingles Learn More about LayerLock Technology: gaf.com/layerlock
Nick Branon of Hero Roofing Reviews Timberline HDZ Shingles | GAF Roofing
In this testimonial of Timberline HDZ Shingles Nick Branon of Hero Roofing shares "If someone can't hit the StrikeZone, they don't belong on a roof." Timberline HDZ shingles are powered by new and innovative LayerLock™ technology. Combined with all the benefits of America’s top-selling shingle, LayerLock technology mechanically fuses the common bond in Timberline HDZ shingles to offer: - Up to 99.9% nailing accuracy thanks to our new StrikeZone nailing area - up to 600% larger v. Timberline HD shingles - Up to 30% faster nail fastening during installation v. Timberline HD shingles - Dual-phase shingle-to-shingle seal with our Dura Grip sealant and StrikeZone nailing area, and an asphalt-to-asphalt monolithic bond for durability, strength and powerful wind uplift performance - Compatibility with Timberline HD roofing shingles Learn More about LayerLock Technology gaf.com/layerlock
Dave Owens of Roof Crafters Reviews Timberline HDZ Shingles | GAF Roofing
In this testimonial of Timberline HDZ Shingles Dave Owens of Roof Crafters shares "With the new HDZ shingles, it's impossible to miss the StrikeZone!". Timberline HDZ shingles are powered by new and innovative LayerLock™ technology. Combined with all the benefits of America’s top-selling shingle, LayerLock technology mechanically fuses the common bond in Timberline HDZ shingles to offer: - Up to 99.9% nailing accuracy thanks to our new StrikeZone nailing area - up to 600% larger v. Timberline HD shingles - Up to 30% faster nail fastening during installation v. Timberline HD shingles - Dual-phase shingle-to-shingle seal with our Dura Grip sealant and StrikeZone nailing area, and an asphalt-to-asphalt monolithic bond for durability, strength and powerful wind uplift performance - Compatibility with Timberline HD roofing shingles Learn More about LayerLock Technology: gaf.com/layerlock
Learn how to install Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles

Installation Video

See for yourself how Timberline® HDZ is accuracy made easy with this brief installation video from GAF CARE.

Hands-On Training

Find an HDZ Elite Event near you for hands-on training and demos.
Products featuring LayerLock™ Technology
Timberline® HDZ™
North America’s #1-selling shingle gives you value and performance in a genuine wood-shake look.
Timberline HDZ® Reflector Series™
Timberline HDZ® Reflector Series shingles have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for use in Title 24 projects.
Timberline HDZ® Reflector Series Plus™
Timberline HDZ® Reflector Series Plus Shingles meet Green Building Standards Code of Los Angeles County for residential buildings.

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