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The Importance Of Selecting The Right Roofing Materials

Quality matters. Consumers depend on roofing services and products that consistently deliver reliability. Consumer trust is built on quality and generates loyalty, substantially enhancing a brand’s reputation. Selecting the right roofing materials demands working with a contractor who uses only the top-rated roofing products manufactured by the nation’s leading roofing suppliers, including Carlisle SynTec Systems, GAF, and Owens Corning. When it comes to protecting your house, never compromise on quality to save a buck. Go with the best, go with Yellowhammer Roofing.

What Separates The Leading Roofing Manufacturers From The Rest

Not all roofing products are created equal. Established, nationally recognized roofing suppliers have an overriding reason to construct superior quality materials – reputation. Once a manufacturer becomes known for marketing substandard products, it is difficult to shake that lousy perception among consumers. Thus, it remains imperative for leading roofing suppliers to monitor their products’ quality constantly and stand behind what they sell with incentives like lifetime warranties.

Which Roofing Manufacturers Provide The Highest Quality Products

A handful of roofing material suppliers in the US set the mark for offering high-performance products. Those companies include Carlisle SynTec Systems, GAF, and Owens Corning.

Carlisle SynTec Systems

For over 50 years, Carlisle SynTec Systems has led the commercial single-ply roofing industry with the most innovative and cutting-edge roofing materials on the market. Among its product offerings, Carlisle manufactures Sure-Seal EPDM, Sure-Weld TPO, Sure-Flex PVC, and FleeceBACK membranes. Today, Carlisle boasts 18 regional manufacturing facilities across the US. To protect its reputation, Carlisle works through select commercial roofing contractors.


Initially focused on developing new ideas for asphalt compounds, GAF’s roots date back to 1886. In 1912, they offered asphalt shingles for the first time.

This groundbreaking product transformed the market because it was affordable, weatherproof, and easy to install. Homeowners quickly gravitated to GAF (then known as Standard Print Company). Eventually, GAF’s Timberline shingle became the best-selling shingle in North America year after year.

Owens Corning

Since the 1800s, Owens Corning has set the standard for innovation in the construction industry. Consequently, a variety of new materials, processes, and applications emerged as Owens Corning stretched the limits of what could be engineered with glass. In the 1960s, Owens Corning launched its roofing and asphalt line. Homeowners eventually came to associate Owens Corning with superior roofing materials in a wide range of styles and colors. In tandem with their prestigious reputation within the roofing community.

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Selecting The Right Roofing Materials

Savvy homeowners and businesses work with a qualified roofing contractor who partners with the leading manufacturers to access the widest selection of high-quality roofing materials. Suppliers like Owens Corning and GAF intentionally identify roofing companies with a proven track record of craftsmanship, reliability, and professionalism and provide them with benefits that separate these particular roofing companies from the competition.

The Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor Standard

Only the top 1% of roofing companies earn the Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor designation. To receive this honor, a contractor must maintain the highest level of reputation and performance for an extended length of time. To incentivize contractors to pursue and maintain this designation, Owens Corning extends exclusive offers to pass along to customers, including the ability to offer a system protection limited warranty.

How Owens Corning Stands Apart From The Competition

4 out of 5 homeowners in the US choose asphalt shingle roofing. Owens Corning utilizes patented fiberglass in every shingle to help protect against outside elements. In fact, every shingle receives a Class A Fire Resistance Rating. Owens Corning also incorporates advanced technology into every asphalt shingle to produce a highly wind-resistant, water-tight product. Homeowners value these features because they extend the lifespan of their roofing system.

GAF Delivers An Unparalleled Commitment To Quality

GAF has established itself as North America’s largest roofing manufacturer because more homeowners and businesses trust its products to deliver superior results. Roofing companies working with GAF know they have access to the broadest range of roofing materials – aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, and consistently reliable. There is a style, color, and pattern to match any taste. GAF stands behind its products with an unmatched lifetime shingle warranty.

Choosing The Leader In Commercial Roofing Systems

Professionals in the commercial roofing industry know Carlisle SynTec Systems as the unquestioned leader in commercial-grade roofing materials. If a building needs reroofing, Carlisle has the product to meet the demand. Commercial roofing installers depend on Carlisle to make them look good because they know whatever they install will have Carlisle’s commitment to the highest performance standards. Carlisle backs up its reputation with industry-leading warranties.

Using Quality Roofing Materials Matters

If you have any roofing needs, Yellowhammer Roofing in Birmingham and Huntsville, AL, has you covered. As an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, we proudly install Owens Corning roofing materials for homeowners. However, we also partner with GAF to utilize GAF products where appropriate. For commercial clients, our line of Carlisle SynTec Systems products guarantees the right fit. Contact us today to schedule a free roofing consultation.

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