Sometimes, you need roofing that can take a good beating and still last long. Roofing systems should withstand hurricane-level winds or above-average rainfall. This is where you eill need GAF Advanced Protection® Shingles. Here are reasons these shingles are recommended by Master Elite™ roofing contractors in Columbia, SC.
The Toughest Tests
Advanced Protection shingles underwent a total of 185 individual tests. Here are some of the tests:
1. Hurricane Level Winds — Two of the industry’s toughest wind tests were performed on Advanced Protection Shingles: ASTM D3161, Class F exposed the shingles to 110 mph winds, the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane. On the other hand, ASTM D7158, Class H exposed the shingles to continuous blasts of 150 mph winds, or the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane.
2. Three-Day Rainfall — This involves an extreme rainfall test. The shingles were subjected to 72 hours of simulated rainfall, the equivalent of more than 10 feet of rain.
3. Waterfalls —GAF subjected the simulated roof deck to a 100-gallon deluge.
4. Blast Test — The Advanced Protection shingles were also subjected to a blast test: a 1,000 mph explosive shock wave, or the equivalent of 1,440 pounds per square foot of force. The roof deck survived the test with flying colors.
The Advanced Protection shingles took on all of these tests with neither a scratch nor any water penetrating the roof deck. This proves that these shingles can withstand anything thrown at it. This is why as your trusted roofer in Charleston, SC, CMS Roofing recommends this GAF product.
With advanced features such as a fiberglass mat, asphalt-and-limestone filler, and a proprietary adhesive, you get shingles that do not only perform well, but also last long. Additionally, Advanced Protection shingles also eligible for GAF’s extensive warranties that cover up to 50 years on the roofing and 25 years on workmanship.
CMS Roofing is proud to be one of the few roofing companies in Charleston, SC, with GAF Master Elite status. If you would like to know more about the brand’s Advanced Protection shingles, or our other products and services, call us today at (877) 425-4121. You may also fill out our contact form for a free roofing consultation.