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Retrofit Single Ply Roof Systems: Physical Testing

In part 1, Retrofit Single Ply Roof Systems: An Assessment of Wind Resistance, we provided information about the following: Four (4) methods to re-cover a metal panel roof The many options for attaching a single-ply system to a metal panel roof An example calculation for wind uplift design pressures and appropriate fastener patterns that provide …

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Has The Wide Range of Single-Ply Attachment Options Got you

Examining attachment options There are more adhesives and application methods for single-ply roof assemblies available today than ever before. This article looks at the various options and discusses the increasing number of advantages to using adhered systems, including: Potential for lower installation costs with newer adhesives and application methods, along with long-term energy efficiency improvements. …

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GAF Transforms HQ into Free Farmers Market in Partnership with

Hundreds of Morris County, NJ residents regained access to fresh produce last Friday, thanks to a new partnership with GAF and the Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP). More than 10,000 Morris County households, primarily consisting of low-income working families and seniors living on fixed incomes, rely on IFP for assistance. Instances of diet-related health issues such …

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Value Engineering Part 2: Retaining Performance

In the first Value Engineering post about the attributes of high performing roof designs, value engineering is defined as “a concept that states there are less expensive ways to get equivalent performance,” and the post described the performance attributes that make for a long-lasting, high-performing roof system.  These performance attributes include: Energy efficiency (reflectivity, thermal …

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Prospecting Tips for Growing Your Business in the Age of the

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we live, work, and interact. Social distancing is now the norm, which means businesses must find new ways to engage customers. However, you can still nurture leads and hold consultations while following recommended distancing practices. You just have to be creative in your approach, and use technology to connect …

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Can I Get a Roof Repair or Replacement During the Coronavirus?

If you need to repair or replace your roof this spring, you might be wondering what to do now that people are being told to stay at home. In many cases, it’s still possible to get necessary roof repairs and replacements done, while respecting social distancing guidelines. Before starting any roofing project, check your state …

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Small Business Relief Programs for COVID-19: How Contractors Can

EDITOR’S NOTE: The information contained in this article was authored by a third party and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute financial, accounting, tax or legal advice. GAF does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, and completeness of the information. In no event shall GAF be held responsible or liable for …

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How to Hold Successful Sales Calls Using Video Conferencing Tools

Now that social distancing has become standard practice, how do you continue making sales calls so your business can survive? Remote sales calls made over video conferencing tools allow you to stay in contact with prospects while keeping everyone safe. By using technology wisely, you can work to foster that one-on-one connection that helps keep …

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Why It Pays to Offer Roof Financing to Homeowners Right Now

When it comes time to replace their roofs, many customers just don’t have the necessary cash on hand. This is especially true in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, when some customers are experiencing furloughs, layoffs, or having their work hours drastically cut. The good news is that roofing companies don’t have to sit idly …

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Four Employee Engagement Tips for Keeping Your Team Connected

The COVID-19 pandemic has likely stirred anxiety around public health and the economy in your employees. In addition, now that many schools and daycares are closed, some of your employees may have to balance work with caring for their children. All this added stress makes it challenging to keep employees engaged at work. However, there …

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Designing for Moisture Durability & Energy Efficiency

There can be a perception in the market that a “green building” is a better building, and that the risks associated with “building differently” are inherently covered by the green certifications driving the industry forward from a sustainability standpoint. Both better buildings and risk mitigation can be accomplished by green buildings, and this article will …

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Value Engineering — Optimizing Performance or Reducing Costs?

Value engineering. We’re familiar with the term, and many of our roof designs have been ‘value engineered’ during our careers.  I’d argue that in today’s construction world, real value engineering, i.e. optimizing functional value,  isn’t being performed, but rather value engineering (VE) is more commonly the term placed on the act of reducing installation costs.   …

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New Timberline® HDZ Shingles featured in Roofing Contractor and

Two leading roofing publications featured the launch of GAF Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles, powered by innovative LayerLock™ technology, today. Combined with all the benefits of America’s top-selling shingle, LayerLock technology mechanically fuses the common bond in Timberline HDZ shingles to offer: Up to 99.9% nailing accuracy thanks to our new StrikeZone™ nailing area – up to 600% larger …

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