Consumer Reviews of GAF shingles
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Date created: 2010-12-01
Location: Oklahoma city, Oklahoma
I have owned Gaf shingles for about 1 year. The color of the shingles and how they looked on the house were amazing. After it rained a few times the shingles started losing colors and breaking. I have had the company who installed them come back out to repair the shingles because they started to turn grey and were cracked and made the house look bad. I would never buy Gaf shingles again nor would i refer anyone to buy them. The enxt time I buy shingles I will loo into ustomer reviews and try to find shingles that look good and are long lasting. Even though Gaf guaranteed the shingles for 15 years, the trouble I had to go through to get a company out to repair them and the overall appearance over a one year time was well a waste of money. These were highend expensive shingles but even after having a new company install Gaf to see if it was a previous companies fault. The shingles still failed.
Date created: 2010-11-15
Location: North Kingstown, RI
"GAF Prestige Ultra shingles, wind resistant, good appearance, relatively low cost"
Two years ago I had to have my roof replaced. My town, which is near the coast, requires 110 mph wind resistant shingles. All of the ones I looked at were very expensive, except GAF Prestige Ultra shingles, which, while more expensive than regular shingles, were considerable less expensive than the other wind resistant ones. I was a bit concerned about the color, because the sample had a wide color variation and I though the color might look chaotic, but once the shingles were on the roof, the color variation seemed hardly noticeable. The shingles look great. Besides the color being attractive, they have a subtle sculpted look. Also, I contacted GAF via their web site with questions before I bought the shingles, and they were very helpful. I have had no problems with the roof in the two years since it was installed. I would certainly recommend these shingles to anyone looking for lower cost wind resistant shingles.
Date created: 2010-11-07
Location: Evansville, IN
"GAF: Quality and beauty"
Our previous shingles lasted just under 20 years and clearly needed to be replaced (e.g.,corners of shingles were upturned). Sought a dozen estimates with most recommending GAF shingles. Have not regretted for one moment the decision to go with GAF. There are several reasons that my wife and I are VERY pleased. For most of the first 20 years we owned this house, we had to pay someone to replace multiple shingles every spring. Since having the GAF installed, we have not had to call anyone to replace a shingle. Not one shingle has blown off and we live in the midwest where there are some violent windstorms. We also like the fact that the GAF shingles we purchased are chemically treated to reduce the chances of having those ugly black streaks on your roof. Every year to two I had to have someone power wash the roof, what a waste of money and not good for the shingles as I learned. Finally, the architectural shingles have a great 3D look and make the house look great. The GAF shingles add tremendoulsy to the curb appeal. Feels good to drive up to the house. Well worth it, would do it again in a heartbeat.
Date created: 2010-01-16
Name: J SMITH AIA
Location: Boston Ma
"These Shingles SUCK-RUN AWAY!"
I am a regiseterd architect in the new england region and had these installed on my home 12 years ago. The north side is fine but the south side is totally gone. The reps came out and stated that "it is just the sun" I do large scale institutional projects-10-20M typically college and university and Health care. We are removing any notion of BP or sister companies from our specifications-or least trying to do so.