GAF Shingles Company Overview

GAF Materials Corporation of Wayne, New Jersey, began production in 1886. Merging with Elk in 2007, GAF became one of the largest roofing manufacturers in North America and offers a diversified combination of shingle products.

The GAF Shingle Warranty

GAF products vary from basic standard asphalt shingles to high-end architectural shingles emulating the look of high-price slate and cedar shake products. Warranties vary from 5 to 50 years depending upon product selection.


With a wide choice of asphalt shingles and genuine slate roofing, GAF-ELK offers both economy and high-end products meeting any budgetary requirement. Asphalt shingles are competitively priced.

Rating: 7 out of 10

GAF Shingle Installation

GAF shingles are easily installed using standard installation procedures and accessories. Roof decks should be clean, even and solid. Slate products must be installed as per manufacturer’s instructions.

Rating: 8


The life expectancy of asphalt shingles varies highly with grade selected, from 10 years for 3-tabbed economy grades to 40 years or longer for heavier architectural shingles Genuine slate is a lifetime roofing choice.

Rating: 7


GAF roofing is offered in a wide selection of colours and styles, ensuring a beautiful roofing solution, whether it is for basic urban roofing, heritage applications, residential estates or commercial buildings.

Rating: 9


Warranties from 5 to 50 years depend upon product choice. Products have a defect-free warranty, and a total roofing system warranty offered also depends upon individual products. A premium warranty for the top line products is transferable. Customer must understand details of warranty that applies to the product selected.

Rating: 6

GAF-ELK continues to provide a wide scope of high quality roofing solutions for heritage, residential, or commercial buildings and exceptional curb appeal combined with durability.

GAF Materials Corporation
1361 Alps Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470