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GAF Advanced Protection Shingles are the best performing asphalt shingles on the market. They offer numerous advantages over conventional asphalt shingles. They are the top choice in terms of a whole host of parameters, including toughness, fire resistance, flexibility, wind uplift resistance, and granule adhesion. GAF performed over 180 individual tests during the design of their Advanced Protection Shingles. These are the only asphalt shingles to pass two of the most difficult roofing industry wind resistance tests: ASTM D7158 and ASTM D3161.

Long life was a top concern for GAF when they designed the Advanced Protection Shingle. Three specific types of durability were considered: performance in the rain, extreme temperature performance, and long-term sun exposure performance. A new battery of official tests, dubbed AC438, was devised to measure and grade these characteristics. GAF is the first manufacturer whose shingles are capable of passing AC438.

Homeowners considering upgrading their property with GAF Advanced Protection Shingles, should strongly consider hiring a GAF Master Elite Contractor. Certified professionals, such as the team at Raleigh roofing leader Otto's Exteriors, will make sure every roofing job is completed flawlessly and efficiently.

The roofing experts at Otto's Exteriors of Raleigh can assist you with any questions regarding shingle roofing or gutters.

In order to receive this certification, a contractor has to pass a rigorous battery of requirements and prove their expertise in every aspect of the roofing process.

Not only are GAF Advanced Protection Shingles an outstanding addition to any home, they are also quite environmentally friendly. GAF truly went the extra mile in terms of being eco-conscious. Their Advanced Protection Shingles were carefully designed to minimize environmental impact in several key ways.

First, the shingles' unique and innovative construction process uses less asphalt and less natural limestone than it takes to make traditional shingles. That means fewer raw materials need to be mined per shingle.

Secondly, Advanced Protection Shingles are lighter than other comparable products, they require less energy to transport. While this may seem like a minor factor, when that small energy savings is extrapolated over many millions of shingles and multiple years, it really begins to adds up.

Third, Advanced Protection Shingles last longer than conventional shingles. That means they stay on the roof rather than in a landfill. This saves both landfill space and the need to produce an all-new set of shingles.

Finally, Advanced Protection Shingles are designed to be recycled once they do finally need to be replaced. GAF has personally devised a program in which old shingles are re-purposed for use in roadway construction and repair.

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