Looking to keep your energy bills down in the summertime? You don’t have to turn off the A/C or do anything too crazy. Instead, you might want to consider changing the shingles on your roof to something a bit cooler, something like the Timberline Cool Series by GAF. Not only do these special shingles help prevent your home from getting too hot in the summer, but they are also built to last for many years and increase the curbside appeal of your home. So why are GAF’s timberline® cool series® shingles special?
Here are some reasons why GAF’s Timberline Cool Series Shingles should be on your roof:
Advanced Protection Technology
If you never want to have to worry about leaks, then you should consider Timberline Cool Series shingles. These are premium architectural shingles with enhanced materials to maximize strength and durability. GAF products, including the Cool Series, undergo over 4,300 quality checks to ensure that manufacturing defects are caught before installation.
GAF’s Timberline Cool Series shingles have passed some of the most rigorous tests available, including the AC438, which tests durability in the sun, wind-driven rain, and temperature resistance.
All Advanced Protection shingles have several layers:
- Dura Grip Adhesive (bottom-most layer)
- Non-weathering asphalt
- Fiberglass mat
- Weathering asphalt
- Granules (topmost layer)
Advanced Protection shingles can also be recycled, which is great if you are eco-conscious.
Don’t love unsightly algae and mold growing on your roof? Invest in GAF Timberline Cool Series shingles. Like other GAF shingles, these come with StainGuard, a special coating that prevents algae discoloration. This comes as part of the warranty, as well. If you notice that the StainGuard is not holding up as promised, you are entitled to a whole new roof. Talk about peace of mind!
There are several reasons we would call GAF’s Timberline Cool Series shingles special. First, the construction quality. The “cooling” element is within the proprietary outer coating of the granules. Not only do these color the shingles, but they have a reflective surface that lets the shingles reflect invisible infrared rays and UV light away from the roof.
All that reflected heat can save you up to 7-15 percent on your total cooling expenses.
Energy Star Certified
Why is the Energy Star rating so special? Because it means that your shingles are going to save you money and reduce pollution. In fact, Energy Star shingles will reduce the overall workload of your HVAC system, reduce the cost of your energy bill, and decrease your carbon footprint. You may be able to use your A/C less throughout the year, too, and that means it will last longer.
Plus, Timberline Cool Series shingles will have extended life even under a scorching sun, since they are designed to withstand heat, whereas other types of shingles might warp or crack when exposed to prolonged periods of intense heat.
Oh, and the best part? You could be eligible for a rebate when you purchase cool shingles.
Choice of Colors
You may assume that the Timberline Cool Series Shingles are nothing but light colors and might not complement the color scheme of your house. Don’t worry. The proprietary cooling granules are what reflects the heat from the shingles, so you can choose from three gorgeous colors—Antique Slate, Weathered Wood, and Barkwood.
Keep in mind that the colors available are dependent on your location.
Lifetime Limited Warranty
One of the best advantages of getting GAF shingles is a competitive warranty. Since GAF Timberline Cool Series shingles are at the top of the line, you are eligible for maximum protection should you use a registered Master Elite roofing contractor. This means that your shingles are covered for up to 50 years. The cost of labor is covered for a lifetime. Flashings and other shingle accessories may also be covered for up to 25 years.
Consider GAF Timberline Cool Series Shingles
Now, why are GAF Timberline Cool Series shingles special? It’s because they do one thing exceedingly well. They keep your attic—and home—cooler, because when the attic is less hot, the rest of the interior stays cooler, too. If you want to save up to 15 percent on your energy costs in the summertime, then you should consider GAF Timberline Cool Series shingles.
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