A roof is made up of various components, which ultimately work together to give your home the best protection against heat, rain and other elements. That is why apart from shingles, you should also look into the individual roofing components that you’ll be using, such as starter strip shingles. These feature a high-quality and well-positioned adhesive that locks your shingles in place and helps reduce the risk of shingle blow-off.
GAF’s starter strip shingles are reliable products that help you save time and money, and they come in four options. Quality Assurance Roofing, a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, explains the advantages of each.
The WeatherBlocker™ Premium Eave/Rake Starter Strip Shingles offer excellent performance. They feature a factory-applied Dura Grip™ Adhesive that secures the roof edges at the eaves and rakes, ensuring straighter edges and a cleaner look. These starter strips boast of being convenient and eco-friendly, too. Compared to typical 3-tab shingles, WeatherBlocker offers 42% more coverage per bundle, which means fewer items to carry and handle on the roof. It also has a perforated design that eliminates the need for your roofer to cut on the roof.
Pro-Start® promises cleaner edges and high-quality adhesion as well. Much like WeatherBlocker, it is made with Dura Grip Adhesive to ensure that shingles will be tightly locked in place. Compared to 3-tab shingles, Pro-Start offers 50% more coverage per bundle.
As its name implies, the main advantage of QuickStart® is the ease and speed of installation. Its peel-and-stick design eliminates cutting and fastening starter strips while ensuring neat edges for your roof. These starter strips can be used on a wide range of asphalt shingles with about 6 inches of exposure. They also use Dura Grip Adhesive to keep your shingles secured in place.
StarterMatch™ complements select GAF Lifetime Designer Shingles by providing a sophisticated finish. These starter strips are specially formulated to match the color of your GAF Lifetime Designer Shingle Roof. This means that the starter strips won’t detract from the finished look.
Quality Assurance Roofing is trusted by customers and certified by GAF, CertainTeed® and Owens Corning®. We provide roof repair and replacement, storm damage repair and roof insulation services. Call us at (479) 279-8500, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve all customers in Rogers, AR, and nearby areas.