GAF Shingles: VIS Exterior Uses Only The Best Roofing Materials

If you’re looking for a quality roofing contractor that can handle all of your needs without charging an arm and a leg, you’ve landed in the right place. At VIS Exterior, we use only the best roofing materials, including GAF shingles, which are durable, protect the home, offer energy efficiencies and last a long time.

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As the top selling asphalt shingle in the U.S., GAF has proven its worth year after year. At VIS Exterior, we’ve relied on GAF as our trusted provider of asphalt shingles in several varieties, and as a GAF-certified roofing contractor, we’re able to carry out our roofing installations with one of the best warranties in the industry.

When you partner with VIS Exterior for your roofing project, you’re bringing in a trusted team with numerous references that speak to the quality of our work and the commitment we have to using the best roofing products.

When you trust your roofing needs to VIS Exterior, you get the top-quality services we know you deserve. Ready to become one of our happy customers? Schedule Your Free Estimate

Why choose to install GAF shingles for your roof?

General Aniline & Film (GAF) is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. In fact, more homes and businesses are protected by GAF roofing products than any other. This has happened because GAF products are high quality. Most homeowners are in search of the best products to protect their homes, but they’re also focused on price, wind ratings, color and style of roofing products. GAF wins them over on all of these points.

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While there is a focus on the longevity of a product, how it performs on a home and the overall cost of it, there is also importance placed on how the roofing shingles are manufactured. The best manufacturers will produce shingles that are resistant to algae growth and ensure the materials are of the proper weight, feature a wide nailing strip and have a high wind rating so it doesn’t tear off in windy conditions. Again, GAF takes all of this into account and delivers.

GAF also offers a variety of styles and colors to match homeowners’ aesthetic requirements. Tastes can vary widely from one person to another, which is why GAF has developed a range of options that are sure to meet everybody’s needs.

The highest-quality roofing materials

GAF made it abundantly clear years ago that its products are of exceptional quality, and this is a widely held belief/fact among roofing contractors in every state. However, it doesn’t do you any good to have this product installed on your home if the contractor you hire doesn’t have the skills to install it correctly.

The fact is, your roof simply won’t last unless you hire a contractor that has the experience with GAF. At VIS Exterior, we are a GAF-certified contractor, having proven our abilities time and again.

Variety of color and style options

One of the first thoughts homeowners have when it comes to selecting the right asphalt roofing is in regard to its quality. Will it last? Can it stand up to punishing weather? Then, their thoughts turn to the aesthetics of the material. They think about the size and shape of it (pattern), and most importantly, its color.

Some want a natural look while others prefer something that is more eye-catching. Regardless of your tastes, there is a GAF product that will fit.

Top-tier performance and durability

Homeowners want a roofing system that is rugged and has the ability to stand up to hail, torrential rain, intense summer sun, ice and sleet and high winds. There are several components to a roofing system and all of them have to be high quality if you’re going to get a couple decades of life out of your roof. That’s why VIS Exterior uses GAF materials.

We have years of experience working on all types of roofs and have built up our skills as an expert roofing contractor, and we want all that hard work to be complimented by the best materials, which is why we use top-tier products that look great but also last a long time.

Affordable options in every price range

At VIS Exterior, we know how important it is for our customers to stay on budget with their home improvement projects. Asphalt shingles are among the most affordable materials you can use for roofing a home, but that doesn’t mean they lack when it comes to performance.

Among the longest lasting materials are slate and tile, but those come with a massive price tag that is far out of the budget of most homeowners. And while asphalt shingles can’t last a century, GAF products, when installed correctly, can last 20 years or longer.

Top-quality wind resistance

Research and development at GAF has led the company to manufacturer shingles in a very specific manner. For example, to produce shingles that are guaranteed to withstand 130 mph winds, GAF has made it standard to produce shingles in a four-nail application method.

Warranties to protect your investment

So much goes into how a homeowner chooses roofing products, but aside from performance and aesthetics, a warranty is also of high importance. As a GAF-certified contractor, you can take advantage of the 50-year coverage on a new roof with GAF materials installed.

And while VIS Exterior is known for our expertise in installing roofing systems that last a long, long time, the GAF warranty also covers errors related to workmanship.

Three types of GAF shingles

VIS Exterior has worked with GAF roofing products for years. We’re impressed by how they perform, as should every homeowner we work with. First and foremost, we’re impressed by GAF as the undisputed leader in manufacturing roofing materials. As a company that has been around for more than a century, it has innovated the way the roofing industry approaches the design and manufacture of shingles.

Three types of GAF shingles

The engineers at GAF also know that there is a need for different types of shingles, which is why they have designed three types: Timberline, Designer and 3-Tab shingles. All are of stunning quality, but have different designs and fit a range of budgets, from those that have lots of flexibility, to those who are focused on keeping the expenditure to a minimum.

Timberline® lifetime architectural roofing shingles

For homeowners focused on acquiring roofing material that provides the look of real wood without all the inconveniences associated with wood shake, they choose Timberline HD, Ultra HD, Natural Shadow and American Harvest shingles. Not only do they look stunning, they are also durable and come with a warranty that does not disappoint.

Designer lifetime roofing shingles

When you want a shingle that looks great on any type of architecture, you choose the Designer series, which includes Glenwood, Grand Canyon and Camelot styles. The options include wood shake or slate-style roofing, yet in a more affordable asphalt shingle construction. Choose from a variety of shapes and styles the Designer line offers.

3-Tab economical roofing shingles

Taking on a roofing project while under a tight budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on quality. The 3-Tab shingles from GAF offer an economical option from a highly respected roofing manufacturer. Choose from a variety of colors and enjoy the 25 to 30 year limited warranty on the 3-Tab line of shingles.

When you work with VIS Exterior on your roofing project, we’ll take you through all the options and ensure you’re getting the look and durability you require to make your project a success.

GAF shingle roof replacement services from local roofer

By some estimates, roughly 20 percent of the homes in the U.S. are covered by GAF roofing shingles. That stands as a testament to the quality GAF brings to the table. The asphalt shingles are designed to stand up to tough conditions, including high winds. But they are also designed to look fantastic and come in a variety of colors and styles to suit the many different tastes of homeowners across the country.

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As a certified GAF contractor, VIS Exterior is uniquely suited to provide our customers with top-quality services using a top-quality brand. The aesthetic advantages are obvious, as is the value of the warranty, but GAF shingles are also energy efficient, which is an added bonus for customers who were initially looking for style and durability.

Replacing a roof is no small project, but when you partner with VIS Exterior, you can rest assured that everything will be handled in a safe and efficient manner. We’ll help you choose the shingles that fit your budget and your unique tastes and we’ll clearly communicate how the roof replacement will be carried out, from prepping the jobsite to the final walkthrough. We’re confident that like our previous customers, you’ll be fully satisfied with the GAF shingles we install.

Get the longest GAF shingle roofing warranty possible

If getting a industry-leading warranty ranks high on your list as you seek out roofing material for your home, you’re going to be impressed with what GAF offers. As a GAF factory-certified contractor, we’re proud to be able to provide a 50-year full replacement warranty on materials and labor.

You have several options to choose from in GAF shingles, which differ in size, shape and color. Our installation crew will have them installed fast, but efficiently. In fact, most homes can be completed in less than two days. The good news for those who don’t want to pay for the project all at once is that we offer financing!

In the rare event that your new roof needs to be torn off and replaced, the warranty will cover all of the expenses.

50-year roofing warranty

We are proud to be GAF's factory-certified contractor, which means GAF fully supports and trusts the craftsmanship of VIS Exterior. This allows us to provide you with best-in-class service, and a 50-year GAF’s full replacement warranty (materials and labor). For the next 50 years you will be entitled to free replacement (materials and labor) of your GAF roofing shingles found to contain manufacturing errors or material defects.

Your new roof comes with piece of mind!

Exceptional roofing financing offers for homeowners

Home improvement projects are rarely easy on the pocket book. Material and labor costs add up fairly quickly and the total cost of the project can put a strain on the budget. At VIS Exterior, we are competitively priced, so our customers don’t suffer from sticker shock, but we also know that most consumers today prefer financing, which we’re happy to offer.

For those who qualify, you can take advantage of our short term option of zero payments and zero interest for 12 months. Our long term option is 60 months with 6.99 percent fixed interest. If you have low credit down to 580 FICO, we can work with you with loan amounts up to $45,000 and no equity is required.

Our goal is to give our customers top value for the money, and with a financing plan behind you, you can have your new roof now and pay for it in monthly installments. Contact us and let’s discuss the financing option in greater detail so you can get the roof you want today.

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How much do GAF shingle roof installation cost?

Paying top dollar for shingles doesn’t guarantee you’re going to get the best. Of course, going with shingles sold at bargain basement prices is a risky move that you should avoid. At VIS Exterior, we’ve got years of experience working with many types of shingles from different manufacturers, which is why we know GAF is the best shingle for the money.

And rather than keep the final price of a project a mystery, let’s jump into some numbers that will give you a better idea of what your roof replacement will cost:

The average GAF shingles cost $3.30 per 4.5 square feet. This includes the material and labor. The most popular GAF shingles are Timberline HD, which on a 2,000 square foot ranch style home costs between $7,800 to $8,800. The more economical 3-Tab shingles should cost no more than $7,700. If you go for the premium Designer line of shingles, costs can be as much as $12,500 on a 2,000 square foot ranch style home.

Several factors go into how much it will cost, but prices are mostly impacted by location and difficulty of installation.

GAF 3-Tab shingles cost

H3: GAF 3-Tab shingles cost An economical option, GAF’s 3-Tab shingles, called Royal Sovereign, cost 75 to 95 cents per square foot. You also have to add on $2.50 to $3.50 per square foot for labor. On a 2,000 square foot roof, you can expect to pay between $6,600 and $8,800.

GAF Timberline architectural shingles cost

Timberline shingles from GAF are the most popular line. The Natural Shadow and TimberlineZ shingles will cost between 87 cents and $1.15 per square foot. The American Harvest and Ultra HD shingles cost between $1.15 and $1.50 per square foot. Labor costs will add between $2.50 to $3.50 per square foot. Given these numbers, a 2,000 square foot roof installation project will total between $6,800 and $10,000.

GAF Designer shingles cost

Designer shingles offer a premium look that really appeals to many homeowners with flexibility in their budget. They cost $1.50 to $3 per square foot. The labor cost on Designer shingles runs between $3.50 and $4.50. A typical 2,000 square foot roof installation project will cost between $10,000 and $15,000.

Another cost to factor in is related to removing old roofing systems. If your new roof can’t be installed atop the old one, there will be a fee of $1 to $4 per square foot to remove the and dispose of the old materials.

There are other costs, such as permits, which must also be taken into account and will vary depending on your city or township. And finally, to get a better idea of what your project will cost, consider the pitch of your roof. If it is super steep, that makes it more difficult for roofers to install shingles and other aspects of the roofing system, which will drive the cost more toward the maximum. Other aspects, such as valleys, dormers, skylights and other architectural elements will also have to be worked around, which will drive up labor costs.

Certified roofing contractor for GAF

Only the best roofing contractors have enough confidence in the products they use and the skills required to offer lifetime warranties, and that is what we deliver at VIS Exterior. Check our references and see what others have said about our services and you’ll understand why word about us gets around so fast.

VIS Exterior is certified roofing contractor for GAF

From year one VIS Exterior has used top-quality materials and only hires installation experts with a multitude of experience. With a full-time crew of our own, we’re able to clearly communicate with our customers and meet all of their needs.

Despite our reputation as the go-to roofing contractor, the outcomes of our projects often exceed the expectations of our clients. Schedule your roofing consultation with us today.

Contact for your roofing project in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County and Will County

VIS Exterior has gained the reputation as a go-to roofing contractor that is locally owned and operated. We also specialize in siding, windows and gutter installation and replacement. We launched our business in 2001 and since that time have built the experience required to complete all of our projects to the highest of standards. We have received many comments from our customers who are happy to share their positive experiences with us and their friends, co-workers and families.

VIS Exterior Completed Roofing & Siding Projects

    When you partner with VIS Exterior, you get a customer-centric contractor focused on clear communication, friendliness and craftsmanship. We’re committed to safety, using the best materials, hiring the most experienced professionals to transform the exteriors of houses and commercial properties in DuPage County, Cook County, Kane County and Will County.

    We’ve proven our ability to offer top-notch customer service, which is evident in our finished product. We’re also committed to using the best materials that come with long-term guarantees. Our customers also appreciate our flexible financing program, which helps them get the exterior services they need today.

    Contact us at 630-230-8533 and we will quickly and efficiently solve your roofing problems.