Know the important differences between a GAF roofing system and a standard roof

The unique lifetime roof

When it comes to your roof, you want GAF roofing system that you can rely on for years to come. Your roof protects not only you and your family, but also your belongings and business, too. And a roof can be a major investment for homeowners and business owners alike, so when you are considering a roof replacement or want to put a roof on a new construction, making the right choice can save you both money and frustrations in the future.

At Stay Dry Roofing, we are proud to offer our clients the prestigious GAF roofing system, which is a roof that is designed to offer protection for a lifetime. This lifetime protection is thanks to the unique and effective way that the GAF roofing system is installed, as well as the high quality materials and experienced labor used during installation. If you’re considering a new roof in the Tampa, FL area, consider a GAF roofing system to guarantee protection, security, and peace of mind for years to come!

Why GAF roofing?

GAF is North America’s leading roofing material manufacturer for shingle roofs that can be used on both residential and business buildings. With over 130 years in business, GAF has mastered the materials, technology, and construction of roofs. GAF also trains and certifies roofing contractors in the proper way to install their unique roofing systems. Becoming GAF certified is a badge of honor among roofing contractors as the process is not simple, nor is easy to achieve.

Less than 2% off all roofing contractors are GAF certified. Because of the quality of materials, workmanship and certification required to install a GAF roofing system, GAF is able to offer the leading warranties in the industry. Stay Dry Roofing of Tampa Bay is proud to be one of the elite GAF roofing contractors and have helped many residents protect themselves with this quality roofing option. 

The GAF Asphalt Residential Shingles System at a Glance

Hot spot 1

Quality asphalt shingles for
protection and appearance

Hot spot 2

Roof deck protection that defends
against wind-driven rain

hot spot 3

Leak barriers to vulnerable areas of
the roof for added protection


Ridge vents help remove damaging
heat and moisture from the attic


Starter strip shingles keep
shingles attached during wind

GAF warranty protection

  • Lifetime warranty for GAF shingles
  • Up to 50 year protection period
  • Up to 10 year algae warranty
  • Up to 15 year wind warranty

Comparing a GAF roofing system to a standard roof

When you choose GAF materials over standard roofing materials, you will be able to take advantage of the GAF roofing system. This roofing system differs from standard roofing options because it is designed to all work together in unison, rather than simply being installed and expecting to work. A GAF roofing system is a lifetime roof where every component works together to give you the ultimate in protection.

Most of these roofing systems include four to six components that not only make your roof stronger and more attractive, but also guarantee longevity with warranties of up to 50 years! These roofing components are installed in a very specific order and manner to ensure quality protection and longevity for your roof. For this reason, it is necessary to have a GAF Master Elite certified roofer place them. Anyone else won’t have the correct materials, skill, or certification to do the job properly. 

What is a GAF system

A standard roof put on by other contractors who do not have the elite level of certification that Stay Dry Roofing has will still protect your home, but you will not have the peace-of-mind nor warranties you can get with a GAF roofing system. With a standard roof, you may not have all the protections put in place that make a complete roofing system. This means that there can be weak points in your roof or areas that can be easily compromised by a big storm or any damage. If you plan on keeping a home or business safe for years, choosing a GAF roofing system is one of the best decisions you can make. 

Aspects that make up a GAF roofing system

  • Quality asphalt shingles
  • Roof deck protection
  • Leak barriers
  • Ridge vents
  • Starter strip shingles

Peace of mind for life

The roof over your home or business is a crucial aspect that many people take for granted. Without it, you and your belongings are exposed to the elements. And in Florida, having a roof you can trust and rely on is even more important during hurricane season! With a GAF roofing system, you won’t have to worry about wind or damage to your roof due to faulty or cheap materials, as everything is covered for virtually a lifetime! If there is any problem, you can get it repaired without spending a penny! 

Why choose stay dry roofing of tampa bay

Putting on a new roof is a big investment for homeowners and business owners alike. At Stay Dry Roofing, we understand your concerns and desires as we have been a roofing contractor in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years! And with our Master Elite certification through GAF, we are able to provide home and business owners with a roof that they can rely on for many years to come. As a family owned and operated business, our goal is to help protect you, your loved ones, and your belongings or livelihood to the best of our abilities.

We strive to make every step along the way stress-free and once completed, you’ll be worry-free about your roof. Choosing a roofing contractor for your project is a big decision and we are happy to come out and provide you with a free estimate, answer any questions, and help you understand your options.

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