Parts of a GAF Shingle Roofing System

GAF Roofing Contractor Madison WI Roof ReplacementDid you know there are seven parts to a GAF shingle roofing system — including ridge cap shingles, attic ventilation, rooftop accessories, shingles, starter strip shingles, roof deck protection and leak barriers?

In this article, we’re going to cover each of these parts, what they look like and where they can be found on a GAF roof.

In case you’re not familiar, GAF is America’s number one brand of shingles makers, and it’s the top choice of the Madison-area homeowners we work with because of the outstanding aesthetic, quality, and warranties.

The following is just an overview of each part of a GAF shingle roofing system. That said, if you have questions, please reach out! We’re always happy to help answer any questions you may have about your roofing.

Let’s get started with our overview …


Designed to help defend against leaks at the hips and ridges of your roof.

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This goes a long way in helping reduce attic moisture and heat to prolong the life of your roof.

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These specialty accessories are designed to enhance the performance of your roofing system.

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GAF asphalt shingles provide beauty, coupled with the durability to protect your roof for years to come.

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Starter strips help guard against shingle blow-offs.

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Think of this as your moisture infiltration shield for your roof deck.

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Designed to prevent leaks due to wind-driven rain and ice dams.

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Have questions, or need more information regarding asphalt roof replacement or GAF products?

Feel free to contact Legacy Exteriors anytime with questions, or set up a complimentary consultation to discuss your roofing needs. We’re happy to help!