For many years, no roofing material has paralleled the beauty of wood shakes. This is why, even today, many homeowners are willing to put up with its high-maintenance requirements. But what if you want the beauty of wood shakes without the frequent maintenance?
As a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, Barnhouse Exteriors is proud to offer GAF Glenwood® Shingles. Here’s a quick look at its key features.
Thick as Hand-Cut Wood Shakes
Typical hand-cut wood shakes are about three times as thick as traditional three-tab shingles. This exceptional thickness makes the roof heat- and impact-resistant. It also adds a textured, multi-dimensional look that can’t be achieved with thinner roofing material. These are the reasons Glenwood Shingles feature a triple-layered construction, making them the thickest product GAF has ever made.
Aesthetic Value Without Frequent Maintenance
All roofs require maintenance, wood shakes most of all. In our experience as one of the roofing contractors who still offer wood shakes, not many homeowners have the time or resources to conduct frequent roofing maintenance on wood shakes. But this doesn’t mean their homes deserve any less, and this is where Glenwood Shingles come in. From the curb, they’re barely indistinguishable from wood shakes, yet they require the same maintenance cycles as most of GAF’s asphalt shingle products. And the best part is, a Glenwood Shingle roof costs only a fraction of the cost of a traditional wood shake roof.
Exceptionally Durable and Have the Best Warranties
Glenwood Shingles are designed using GAF Advanced Protection® technology. These shingles are subjected to numerous stress tests that correspond to extreme real-world weather conditions, such as direct impact, hurricane-force winds and temperature extremes. Glenwood Shingles are tested to withstand the conditions in ASTM D3161, Class F (110 mph) and ASTM D7158, Class H (150 mph). These industry standard tests simulate conditions under hurricane Categories 3 and 4, respectively.
When installed by a GAF Master Elite contractor, Glenwood Shingles are eligible for GAF’s exceptional roofing warranties. The Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty features material coverage of up to 50 years and workmanship coverage of up to 30 years.
To learn more about GAF Glenwood Shingles, or our other services as GAF Master Elite roofers, call Barnhouse Exteriors today at (763) 493-5851. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free estimate. We serve Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding areas.