Better Roofing System

Better Roofing System

A roofing system designed to be a little easier on your budget without sacrificing quality.

Our Better Roofing System includes the newest shingles available from GAF — the new Timberline® HDZ collection. This system is designed to be a little easier on your budget without sacrificing quality. And, just like our Best Roofing System, all the parts of your roof are designed to work together to provide the beauty and lasting protection you expect from your roof.

Our Better Roofing System includes GAF Timberline® HDZ Shingles PLUS some of the same components of our Best Roofing System**.** And of course, the same Roofsimple quality care and value.

And because GAF also offers some of the best warranties in the industry, our Better Roofing System comes with same warranty we offer with our Best Roofing System.

GAF Timberline® HDZ Shingles

GAF’s newest development in roofing shingle technology is now available in the Timberline® HDZ shingles collection. Their new LayerLock™ technology adds a mechanically fused common bond with a dual-phase, shingle-to-shingle seal using GAF’s DuraGrip™ sealant.

This new sealing technology, combined with other design innovations, makes Timberline® HDZ Shingles one of the most wind resistant shingles on the market. In fact, when installed with the required combination of GAF Accessories, Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles are eligible for an industry first: a wind warranty with no maximum wind speed limitation.

And the new design makes them easier to install, reducing installation time by as much as 30%.

Here are just a few of the many styles and colors options available with our Better Roofing System:

Here are just a few of the many Timberline HDZ color options available with our Better Roofing System: (some colors are not available in all areas)

Timberline HDZ Shakewood


Timberline HDZ Slate


Timberline HDZ Barkwood


Timberline HDZ Driftwood


Timberline HDZ Weathered Wood

Weathered Wood

Timberline HDZ Weathered Wood


Timberline HDZ Birchwood


Timberline HDZ Fox Hollow Gray

Fox Hollow Gray

Timberline HDZ Pewter Gray

Pewter Gray

Timberline® HDZ shingles provide a more dimensional look than other architectural shingles with their multi-layered construction. But they’re priced to offer great value as well.

Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology provides excellent protection for your home.

StainGuard® protection means the color of your roof will be protected from blue-green algae.

And with nine color options, combined with all the other components in our “Better Roofing System,” the Timberline® HDZ shingle system is more than just a roof.

It’s a promise.

You and your family can rest knowing you’re protected for years to come.

Timberline HDZ Samples - Shakewood

Carlisle®/TriBuilt® Leak Barrier

Both Carlisle and TriBuilt Leak Barriers are self-sealing materials that offer ideal protection against ice dams and against leaks in the areas most prone to water damage, like eaves, rakes, valleys, and chimneys.

In addition to saving you costly damage to the roof itself in the event of a leak, Carlisle and TriBuilt, leak barriers help protect the interior of your home from expensive water damage, like wall and ceiling stains, which often result from leaks.

The self-sealing technology means it seals around roofing nails, staples, and even screws. Using this leak barrier with our Better Roofing System provides a watertight barrier that can stand up to the elements.

Carlisle Leak Barrier
Roofsimple Carlisle Leak Barrier

GAF Pro-Start® Starter Shingles

Starter shingles (also known as starter strips) are an additional course of asphalt shingles used at the eaves and rake edges of your roof for additional waterproofing. One of the main ways starter strips help protect your roof is by reducing shingle blow-off with the help of an adhesive strip.

Many roofing contractors try to use a cut-up 3-tab strip shingle as the “starter” course on your roof. But these cut-up shingles may not have the adhesive strip to reduce the risk of shingle blow-off.

Pro-Start® Eave/Rake Starter Strips are made with a high-quality, factory-applied adhesive that’s properly positioned to help prevent shingle blow-off. This means more protection for your home.

Roofsimple Starter Shingles
Roofsimple - Starter Shingles

GAF FeltBuster® Synthetic Underlayment

Moisture barriers are designed to prevent water from getting to the wooden deck. As a roofing underlayment, the moisture barrier is installed over the deck of the roof and under all the other layers of the roof.

Conventional organic felts can absorb moisture, causing buckling and wrinkling that can affect the look of your roof.

Our Better Roofing System uses GAF’s FeltBuster® Synthetic Roofing Felt — a value-priced upgrade for typical asphalt felts that provides long-lasting protection against wind-driven rain seeping under your shingles

Roofsimple GAF Feltbuster

GAF Cobra® SnowCountry Ridge Vent

Good ventilation keeps any heat that’s transferred to the attic from building up. If the temperature outside is in the 90s, attic temperatures can get as high as 160 degrees. And that heat has to go somewhere.

Without proper ventilation, attic heat will transfer to the inside of your home. And if temperatures get too extreme, it won’t just raise your electric bill — it can actually damage your roof.

GAF’s Cobra® SnowCountry® Ridge Vent allows heat and moisture to escape and helps resist snow infiltration in harsh winter weather. It provides 18 sq. inches per linear foot (67,720 m2/lm) of net free ventilating area.

Roof Simple GAF

GAF Seal-A-Ridge® Ridge Cap Shingles

Ridge cap shingles add the crowning touch to your roof. And they protect against leaks and shingle blow-off at these high-stress areas of your roof.

But as with starter shingles, many roofing contractors simply cut 3-tab strips to use for ridges and hips.

GAF Seal-A-Ridge® Ridge Cap Shingles use GAF’s Dura Grip™ Self-Seal Adhesive to seal each piece tightly and reduce the risk of shingle blow-off.

Roofsimple GAF Ridge Caps

F5 Aluminum Drip Edge

The drip edge is often seen as less important than other components of a roof. But the truth is, it’s key to extending your roof’s life.

The natural surface tension of water causes it to cling to the shingles at the edge of the roof and run back up under the shingles — or on to the facia board. The drip edge forces water to cling to the flashing instead, then directs the water down and away from the edge of the roof.

Drip edges also protect the roof from wind and wind-driven rain.

An F5 aluminium drip edge refers to the style and size of the flashing. Many roofers use type C flashing which may not extend as far up the roof under the shingles or as far down the face of the facia board. The style of the flashing also makes a difference.

Type F5 has a longer leading edge which means the drip edge itself is further away from the facia board. This creates a more effective drip edge and protects the roof and facia board more completely.

Why aluminum?

Many roofers still use galvanized drip edges because they’re less expensive, but aluminum is far less prone to corrosion and creates a smoother finish as well.

Our Better Roofing System includes all-aluminum drip edges, adding to the longevity and the beauty of your roof.

LifetimeTool® Ultimate Pipe Collars

Water penetration is one of the most destructive forces a roof has to defend against. Several areas of a roof are prone to leaks and vent pipes are among those.

Stack pipes, or “vent stacks,” are the pipes leading from the waste pipes to the outside of the building, often going through the roof. These pipes allow the sewer gases to escape to the outside. But they also present a leak hazard.

Since the pipes penetrate the surface of the roof, extra protection is needed to ensure water won’t enter the home through the hole created for the pipe.

Pipe collars, or pipe sleeves, are a type of flashing created especially for vent pipes.

LifetimeTool® Ultimate Pipe Collars are made from marine-grade steel. And, unlike all others pipe collars, the Ultimate has a generous perimeter flashing. This allows for a complete water-tight installation — 4″ of flashing on each side, 6″ at the top, and 3″ on the bottom.

LifetimeTool Ultimate Pipe Collars

“BETTER” Warranty

  • Lifetime Workmanship Warranty

  • Lifetime Total Materials Warranty

  • 50 Year, Non-Prorated Warranty

  • Fully Transferable Warranty (Transferable one time within 20 years)

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