Beyond Shingles: Exploring GAF’s Complete Roofing System Solutions


When it comes to roofing, shingles are just one part of the equation. A comprehensive roofing system includes various components that work together to protect your home. GAF, a leader in roofing products, offers a complete roofing system solution that goes beyond shingles. In this post, we’ll explore GAF’s additional products like underlayment, ventilation, and flashing, and how they contribute to a durable and effective roofing system.

The Importance of a Complete Roofing System

A well-rounded roofing system ensures optimal performance and longevity. Each component plays a crucial role in protecting your home from the elements and maintaining the integrity of your roof.

GAF Underlayment: The First Line of Defense

Underlayment is a vital part of any roofing system, providing an extra layer of protection beneath the shingles.

Deck-Armor™ Premium Breathable Roof Deck Protection

GAF’s Deck-Armor™ offers superior breathability, reducing moisture buildup and preventing damage to the roof deck. This underlayment enhances the overall lifespan of your roof by providing a strong, protective barrier against the elements.

Tiger Paw™ Roof Deck Protection

For enhanced tear strength and protection against wind-driven rain, Tiger Paw™ is an excellent choice. This underlayment also helps prevent buckling and wrinkling, ensuring a smooth surface for shingle installation.

GAF Ventilation: Ensuring Proper Airflow

Proper ventilation is crucial for maintaining a healthy roof and preventing issues like mold and moisture buildup.

Cobra® Ridge Vent

The Cobra® Ridge Vent allows for continuous airflow along the roof ridge, helping to regulate temperature and moisture levels in the attic. This ventilation system is easy to install and integrates seamlessly with GAF shingles.

Master Flow® Attic Ventilation

Master Flow® offers a range of attic ventilation products, including turbines, power vents, and static vents. Proper attic ventilation helps reduce energy costs and extends the life of your roof by preventing heat and moisture buildup.

GAF Flashing: Protecting Vulnerable Areas

Flashing is essential for sealing joints and preventing water intrusion in vulnerable areas of the roof.

WeatherWatch® Leak Barrier

GAF’s WeatherWatch® Leak Barrier provides critical protection against leaks caused by wind-driven rain and ice dams. It is installed in vulnerable areas such as valleys, eaves, and around chimneys to prevent water infiltration.

StormGuard® Leak Barrier

For regions prone to severe weather, StormGuard® offers enhanced protection. This barrier is designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, providing an additional layer of defense against water penetration.

Integrating GAF Products for a Comprehensive Solution

By combining GAF shingles with their underlayment, ventilation, and flashing products, you can create a robust and effective roofing system. Each component works in harmony to enhance the performance, durability, and longevity of your roof.


A comprehensive roofing system goes beyond shingles. GAF’s complete roofing solutions, including underlayment, ventilation, and flashing, provide the necessary components for a durable and efficient roof. Trust Rain City Exteriors to help you integrate these products into your roofing project, ensuring your home remains protected and secure for years to come.

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