Do you want to know what the best shingles for New Jersey roofs happen to be? This post will explain everything you need to know if you want to shingle a roof in NJ. So read on and let’s get started on the topic!
ROOFS IN NJ TAKE A LOT OF PUNISHMENT!
Roofs in New Jersey take a lot of punishment. We ask a lot from our shingles. Summer downpours and winter snowstorms and ice buildup take their toll. As a homeowner, you know keeping that first line of defense in top shape is crucial.
That is why the roofing experts at AK Contractor has chosen GAF roofing shingles as its default choice for homes in Union, NJ, and surrounding areas. When it comes time to replace and renew your roof, GAF roofing shingles are the industry standard for protection and looks.
THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING SHINGLES FOR A ROOF IN NJ
DURABILITY FOR NORTHEASTERN WEATHER
Windstorms can kick up a lot of debris. Branches falling on roofs can puncture shingles. Unless your roofing material is designed to hold up to the impact, it will develop surface-level ruptures.
Those cracks will let water in. And when that water freezes and expands the cracks grow. More water gets in and the cycle repeats. Eventually, the cracks grow large enough to form leaks. Those leaks can cause damage to the plywood under your shingles and make their way into the home causing a great need for roof replacement and other roof repairs during winter.
GAF shingles are rated to pass a UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Resistance Test. That means a 2” steel ball can be dropped from a 20-foot height and the shingle will reliably absorb the impact with no cracks. That’s the kind of protection needed to withstand a wayward limb.
LOOKS AS GOOD AS IT WORKS
GAF shingles are more than just utilitarian. The company has put in tremendous energy to make attractive options for every budget and style.
Gone are the days of drab, flat grey shingles. GAF has a color palette of dozens of modern hues that range from white to solid black and everything in between. Golden ambers, slate grays, subtle blues, and even reds give a homeowner every option imaginable.
GAF shingles also use depth and dimensionality in their designs. By integrating angles and contrasting thick and thinner shingles dual shadow lines are created to give a sense of thickness.
By combining color with design, GAF shingles can imitate other materials. The Timberline HDZ collection approximates a wood-shake look. The Camelot II collection resembles everything from slate to weathered timber.
If budget is your biggest concern, GAF combines its durability with economical 3-tab shingles.
SAY GOODBYE TO ALGAE DISCOLORATION
Our moist NJ climate can create a breeding ground for algae. Algae can leave unsightly dark stains that you see on roofs everywhere. Homeowners can get up on the roof every year and apply algae treatments. While this works, it takes time and is dangerous.
GAF has shingles that eliminate the buildup of algae. Customers can now get the benefits of GAF Time-Release Algae-Fighting Technology and the StainGuard Plus™ Algae Protection. Capsules are integrated into the shingles which contain microscopic amounts of copper. As the copper is released it kills the algae on contact. No more rooftop chemical applications and no more ugly dark streaks.
WARRANTIES PROVIDE PEACE OF MIND
Because of our relationship with GAF, AK Contractor can extend its warranty to its customers. Lifetime limited warranties on all shingles and accessories mean you can sleep soundly knowing we will replace any defective products.
AK Contractor is a locally owned, family-run business in Union, NJ. We are proud of our reputation for quality service. Give us a call today to get a free, no-obligation estimate. We’ll be out right away to see if your roof is ready for GAF protection.