Cedar shingles are a great material in roofing projects because of their exceptional beauty and durability. But they must be maintained regularly to ensure longevity and appearance. Over the years, the wood’s natural preservatives get depleted due to elemental exposure, leaving them vulnerable to deterioration.
Fortunately, there is an alternative option. GAF’s Glenwood® Lifetime Designer Shingles look like genuine hand-cut wood shakes, but are more affordable. Superior Roofing, a local Master Elite® roofing contractor, discusses the product’s features.
How Are They Made?
Thanks to their ultra-thick triple-layer construction, Glenwood Lifetime Designer Shingles exude maximum dimensionality that results in a realistic cedar or wood shake appearance. Each artisan-crafted shingle tab has a specially formulated color palette, helping accentuate the aesthetic of any residential property more than any other typical shingles would.
How Does It Perform?
What makes Glenwood Shingles a better alternative is that they are manufactured and designed with Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology. It means the product provides excellent protection for your home while reducing the use of natural resources.
Unlike natural, untreated cedar shingles, Glenwood Shingles are given the highest fire and impact resistance ratings possible. With Dura Grip™ Adhesive, they are sealed tightly into the roof substrate, minimizing the risk of shingle blow-offs. In fact, they can withstand wind speeds of up to 130 miles per hour.
Glenwood Shingles are among GAF’s roofing products that have earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal. With this certification, they are guaranteed to provide greater energy savings, high-end design and total versatility.