As experienced roofing specialists in Newmarket, York, Durham, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Zefer & Uxbridge we are regularly asked if it is worth the small extra cost to use GAF Deck Armour in roofs that we install and repair—and our resounding answer is YES. There are a number of benefits of using GAF Deck Armour in your roof, which for a relatively low-cost and easy-to-install solution makes it a no brainer for homeowners looking to maximize the life of their home’s roof.
There are 7 main benefits of using GAF Deck Armour in your roof:
1. Investment Protection
Your roof is what literally keeps the rain off your head, and it protects the entire investment that you’ve made in your home. A home is truly only as strong as its structure—and its roof. Homeowners invest thousands to tens-of-thousands of dollars in their roofs, so adding a low-cost layer of protection to protect it from the harsh spring rains and heaps of winter snow is the best investment you can make in your home and roof. GAF Deck Armour keeps harmful moisture from damaging your roof, your home and its foundations, over the long term.
2. Premium Product
There are heaps of roof protectors on the market, but as we’ve learned from installing non-premium, cheaper alternatives (at some of our clients’ behest) is that many aren’t worth the price they are paying. Why spend top dollar on roofing shingles then improperly support them with inferior protection?
Traditional roof felts can become rotten and brittle. When this happens expensive and time-consuming repairs are needed, and homeowners learn the hard way the cost of not choosing the best roof deck protection. Hindsight might be 20/20—but it is costly.
GAF Deck Armour allows your shingles to lay perfectly flat, which creates a uniform look and prevents dirt, debris and moisture from penetrating your roof. It also resists wrinkling and buckling (even on steeply-inclined roofs)—which means your roof looks dapper longer.
Think of your roof as a living organism—it needs to breathe to maintain its lifecycle. The breathability of GAF is the best we’ve experienced, which means any moisture (and the mold and mildew it causes) that does become trapped in your roof will be able to safely escape.
GAF is 7 times stronger than the standard roofing felt and it can also better withstand UV damage, and while we don’t get 365 days a year of sun UV damage is still a major concern.
GAF weighs just a third of what the standard traditional felt weighs. And while roof weight might not sound like a major concern, when a roof is piled with the heavy snowfalls we receive here in Newmarket, York, Durham, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Zefer & Uxbridge the weight of a roof becomes an important factor.
When it comes to choosing roofing protection, our years of experience as roofing specialists in Newmarket, York, Durham, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Zefer & Uxbridge has shown us that GAF Deck Armour is truly one of the best choices. Give us a call to discuss what we can do to improve the longevity of your roof—like by leveraging the benefits of using GAF Deck Armour in your roof!