Authentic Wood Shake Appeal: Glenwood™ Shingles

By Stacy Mellete

Authentic wood shake shingles create a very distinct profile for your home. The problem is that their maintenance requirements can be a hassle. Untreated wood shake shingles are susceptible to rot, curling, and buckling so they will need constant care.

Fortunately, GAF offers a solution to this dilemma by introducing Glenwood™ Shingles. Affordable Roofing Systems gives an overview of their benefits and features:

The Beauty of Wood Shake Shingles

One of the most noticeable features of Glenwood shingles is their thickness. Their triple-layer construction will give your roof the ultra-dimensional highly desirable look of hand-cut wood shakes. On top of that, their artisan-crafted shingle tabs will give your roof a bold and beautiful look that is unmatched.

Glenwood roofing shingles come in six vivid colors: Adobe Clay, Autumn Harvest, Chelsea Gray, Dusky Gray, Golden Prairie, and Weathered Wood. As an experienced and established roofing contractor in Tampa FL, we can help you choose the best color for your home and neighborhood.

With the Benefits of Asphalt Shingles

Glenwood shingles bring the beauty of hand-cut wood shake shingles to your home with all the benefits of asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles feature the lowest life cycle cost of all roofing materials. They cost less to install, maintain, and dispose of over the course of their service life, making them very cost-efficient.

They are also very easy to maintain and install, and Glenwood shingles in particular feature StainGuard® Protection that protects it from unsightly algae. Asphalt shingles are also fire resistant, with Glenwood shingles being a UL Class A fire resistant material, the highest possible.

And GAF’s Advanced Protection® Technology

Asphalt roofing shingles from GAF have their own exclusive benefits as well. Glenwood shingles are constructed using Advanced Protection Technology. This increases the shingle’s toughness, granule adhesion, and wind uplift resistance. GAF’s shingles pass the industry’s toughest wind resistance tests: ASTM D3161, Class F (110 mph) and ASTM D7158 Class H (150 mph).

Additionally, they pass the AC438 tests. These show that GAF shingles excel under long-term sun exposure, heavy wind-driven rain, and extreme temperatures. Finally, just like metal local roofing company in Tampa  FL, Advanced Protection shingles can be recycled to benefit the environment. Combine this with the fact that these shingles use less asphalt and limestone to conserve natural resources and you can see that Advanced Protection shingles are eco-friendly.

Affordable Roofing Systems strives daily to provide our customers with outstanding service and first-class products. Our dedication is reflected in our GAF Master Elite contractor designation, a qualification earned only by the top 3% of all roofing contractors in the US.

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