What Does This Mean?
We are GAF Certified roofing contractors. This certification means we have been continually trained in the latest installation techniques and product knowledge.
This is key to selecting the right contractor.
Allied Construction is . . .
- Fully licensed in South Dakota (or local area) to perform roofing work* (if required by state or local agency)
- Adequately insured for your protection
- Reputable for providing quality roofing services throughout the community
- Committed to ongoing professional training to ensure quality installation
Because of GAFs stringent standards, only the top 6% of all roofing contractors are qualified as Certified contractors!
Choosing Allied Construction is your assurance you'll be dealing with a quality, reputable, and dependable professional contractor not some fly-by-nighter.
To ensure your total satisfaction, GAF provided Allied Construction extensive training materials developed by GAFs technical experts allowing them to stay current in the latest roof installation techniques
Most people think a new roof is nothing more than just nailing up some shingles. Certified contractors know better. That's why they recommend GAFs Weather Stopper Roofing Protection System. It gives you the best protection against a variety of all-too-common roofing problems. Plus, each component used in the system has earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal.
Worry-Free And Hassle-Free
Because of their unique training and factory-certified status, roofs that are installed by Allied Construction are eligible for special warranties all backed by GAFs financial clout as North America's largest roofing manufacturer.
After all, a warranty is only as good as the manufacturer that stands behind it. With a GAF roof, you know you will be covered throughout the warranty period without fail! Ask your Allied Construction roofing advisor which warranty option is best for your home.
Your Safest Choice
Don't trust your biggest asset to just any contractor. Allied Construction is GAF Factory Certified and your best and safest choice!
* Applies in areas where state licensing is available
WE ARE CERTIFIED GAF CONTRACTORS
Allied Construction specializes in roof related services in your area. We have been continually trained by GAF Materials Corporation in the latest roofing techniques, installation, product knowledge, and awareness.
If you need roofing services, Allied Construction is the roofing contractor of choice due to our experience and our use of weather rated products with the roofing system warranty.
Below we have detailed all the product and warranty information needed to research the GAF Roof system and its unparalleled reliability. There is a reason GAF is the #1 selling shingle in North America.
Why GAF is the #1 selling shingle in North America
A leak in the attic.
After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, take a look in the attic for signs of leaking. It could indicate damaged shingles, inadequate underlayment or deteriorated flashing.
Blistering or peeling interior or exterior paint.
Moisture trapped in the house due to poor ventilation can cause exterior paint to peel and blister.
Stains on interior ceilings and walls - mold or mildew growth.
Stains, or worse, mold, can be caused by leaks from outside the house or moisture trapped inside.
Exterior decay in sheathing and/or siding.
Excess moisture can also contribute to decay.
Missing, cracked, or curled shingles.
Dry, cracked, or easily broken shingles have reached the end of their useful life, and its time to invest in a new roof.
Dark, dirty-looking areas on your roof.
Vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth can cause dark stains on your shingles. That doesn't necessarily mean you need a new roof, but if you do choose to replace your shingles, ask for StainGuard protection available on many GAF Shingles, including Timberline Cool Series Shingles, Timberline Natural Shadow Shingles, Timberline ArmorShield II Shingles, and Timberline Ultra HD Shingles.
Excessive energy costs.
Inadequate ventilation can possibly drive up your household cooling costs by trapping hot air in the attic. Attic moisture can also drip into your insulation, reducing its effectiveness.
How to Inspect for Damage
Why wait for the drip, drip, drip of a damaged roof. It's a good idea to inspect your roof regularly, particularly if you live in areas of the country that experience extreme weather. You can inspect your roof yourself by either climbing on your roof or by using binoculars from the ground.
If you choose to go up on the roof yourself, remember to always utilize proper safety equipment to prevent falls or injury. See our Safety section for more details.
Here are some things to look for:
- Check flashing for damage or inadequate coverage
- Look under eaves and overhangs for damage
- Examine shingles for any that are missing, cracked, curled, torn, or warped
- Look for any open seams or joints
- Look for popped or rusted nails or stains around nails
- Look for signs of insects or critter infestation (squirrels love climbing on roofs)
- Check for sagging or unsound areas
- Check for rotten fascia and eaves
- Inspect your sources of roof ventilation to make sure they are not clogged
- Inspect gutters for sagging or signs of leaks and be sure to remove any leaves or debris
- Check for dark patches or biological growth
- Check around pipes and roof penetrations to make sure they are sealed and in good shape, there shouldn't be any exposed nails around flashings (if so, they should be sealed)
- Look inside the attic for signs of leaks, dark spots, holes, or sagging sheathing
You can do all this yourself, but if you're uncomfortable with the idea of walking around on your roof or climbing a ladder in the first place, or you just want a professional inspection done, your best option is to always find a GAF factory-certified contractor near you.
LEARN ABOUT ANY COMPONENT
It's more than just shingles! Learn more about the complete GAF Lifetime Roofing System, including quality GAF shingles and components.
Install any GAF Lifetime Shingle & At Least 3 Qualifying GAF Accessories & You'll Automatically Get:
A Lifetime limited warranty on your shingles and all qualifying GAF accessories!* PLUS Non-prorated coverage for the first 10 years! *
ROOF SYSTEM VIDEO
Each component is backed by the Good House Keeping Seal of Approval
GAF offers you many great Lifetime Shingle choices, including Timberline Shingles with Advanced Protection Shingle Technology. They're the #1-selling shingles in North America!
Cobra Attic Ventilation
Helps remove excess heat and moisture from your attic that can raise your energy bills, cause premature peeling of interior paint and wallpaper, and even affect your health.
Roof Deck Protection
Allows moisture to escape from your attic while providing an exceptionally strong layer of protection against wind-driven rain. Also, lies flatter for a better-looking roof
Starter Strip Shingles
Saves time, eliminates waste, and reduces the risk of blow-off...and may even help qualify for upgraded wind warranty coverage (see GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for details).
GAF WARRANTY INFORMATION
SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY
SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY
Material Defect Coverage
Peace of Mind
- The word "lifetime" means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures(e.g., a church) not meeting the above criteria, warranty term is 40 years.
- See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
- Installer certification is only for installations covered by GAF system warranties.
- Maximum wind coverage requires special installation.
- See warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
1. Understand Your Roofing Options
2. Learn How Your Roof Is Constructed
- Roof Decks
3. How to Maintain Your Investment
EverGuard TPO is a flexible and highly reflective single-ply membrane that offers superior long-term weathering against the elements. If you are looking for great performance at a cost-effective price, then look no further than classic EverGuard TPO. This product can be installed during a variety of times throughout the year and is guaranteed up to 30 years.
EverGuard Extreme TPO
EverGuard Extreme TPO is the best performing single-ply membrane that you can buy for your property. This TPO provides next-generation performance against heat aging and UV inhibitors, which are the two key performance characteristics related to TPO longevity. EverGuard Extreme TPO outperforms the competition based on heat aging tests, which is why we back this product with the industry's best guarantees up to 35 years!
EverGuard PVC is a high performing single-ply membrane that provides UV and fire resistance. EverGuard PVC XK is manufactured with KEE Elvaloy which offers built-in resistance to grease, oil, and chemicals. Similar to TPO, it is a flexible roofing membrane with high reflectivity that results in increased energy savings. PVC membranes can be installed in a variety of ways and are guaranteed up to 25 years.
BuiltUp Roofing (BUR)
GAFGLAS BuiltUp roof systems are made up of asphaltic BUR sheets that are reinforced with fiberglass mats. These systems are built-up on the roof using alternating layers of hot asphalt and BUR sheets. This proven technology provides a strong, durable roof membrane with redundant, multilayer protection and you can add a reflective cap sheet as well.
RUBEROID roof systems utilize asphaltic membranes modified with SBS or APP bitumen and reinforced with fiberglass or polyester mats to produce a strong and flexible waterproofing membrane. These systems are very versatile and can be installed using hot asphalt, cold adhesive, torch applied or self-adhered.
TOPCOAT is a full line of reflective coatings and liquid membranes for all types of metal and low slope roofing that provides an extra protection layer and extends the life of the membrane below. TOPCOAT systems save energy costs by reflecting heat and harmful UV away from the building and thereby reducing the temperature in the building.
EnergyGuard PolyIso Roof Insulation
EnergyGuard Polyiso Insulation board is made of glass fiber reinforced cellulosic felt facers bonded to a core of isocyanurate foam. It provides high insulation value and superior LTTR value compared to any other FM Class I rated product of equivalent thickness at 5.7 per inch. In addition, EnergyGuard ISO offers unique 6" on the center guideline facer design to increase speed and increased accuracy of installation.
EnergyGuard HD & HD Plus
EnergyGuard HD & HD Plus use a coated glass facer bonded to a polyiso foam. It offers improved fire resistance and achieves a Class A rating over combustible decks without the use of a gypsum board or fire rated slip sheet. A total of at least 3" of Energyguard is required. Offers added protection for hail prone areas or roof decks with heavy traffic with compression strengthen of 80 psi or 110 psi.
EnergyGuard Perlite roof insulation is a homogeneous board composed of expanded perlite particles, selected binders and cellulose fibers, which give EnergyGuard Perlite roof insulation its insulating efficiency. The surface is treated to reduce bitumen absorption assuring proper adhesion of roof membranes. EnergyGuard offers stable insulating properties and exceptional fire resistance not to mention excellent dimensional stability.
EnergyGuard Composite Board Roof Insulation consists of an isocyanurate foam core integrally bonded to thick EnergyGuard High Density Fiberboard or EnergyGuard perlite on one side and a strong organic glass facer sheet on the other. The excellent insulating qualities of Polyiso foam are combined with the strong surface characteristics of high density fiberboard or perlite.
Metal decks are corrugated panels provided in a variety of gauge thicknesses and flute spans. They are the most common deck type and provide good overall performance while not breaking the budget. Metal decks also provide good wind resistance and excellent external fire and seismic resistance.
Wood decks are typically made of either plywood or OSB. These decks are found more frequently out in the western region of the U.S. due to their excellent seismic resistance. Wood decks have fair to poor performance in fire and wind resistance as well as foot traffic.
Light Weight Insulating Concrete Decks
Lightweight Insulating Concrete Decks are non-structural and low-density. They can be placed upon various structural deck systems that have been designed to carry loads such as concrete or metal. LWIC roof decks often contain encapsulated EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) insulation and typically have good resistance to fire, wind and heavy foot traffic.
Structural Concrete Decks
Structural concrete decks serve as an integral part of the structure and are designed to carry heavy loads. They have excellent resistance to foot traffic, fire and wind however they are typically one the more expensive options.