Starter Strip Shingles - Pro-Start

Pro-Start® Eave/Rake Starter Strip Shingles

Help Prevent Shingle Blow-Off And Eliminate Waste With An Eave/Rake Starter Strip

Pre-Cut Eave/Rake Starter Strips Are One Of The Most Overlooked Parts Of A Roofing System!

That’s because some contractors try to use a cut-up strip shingle as the “starter” course on your roof. Unfortunately, cut-up shingles may not have properly positioned adhesive to ensure adequate wind resistance.

A pre-cut eave/rake starter strip is:

  • A cost-effective alternative to using cut-up shingles as your starter course
  • Made with a high-quality, properly positioned adhesive that will tightly lock your shingles in place to help prevent blow-off
  • Easy to use and install, with no cutting on the roof

Pro-Start® Eave/Rake Starter Strip is a key part of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System and has even earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal (U.S. only). (See Details)


Product Specifications (Nom.)

For Use with most standard English and metric-sized shingles.

Product Size

  • (full sheet) 13" x 38" (330 x 965 mm)
  • (half sheet) 6.5" x 38" (165 x 965 mm)

Bundle Count

  • 19 full sheets (38 individual pieces)

Coverage Per Bundle

  • Approx. 120.33 lineal ft (36.68 lm) (when split in half)

  • ICC-ES 1475
  • Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved†
  • Florida Building Code approved
  • Meets ASTM D3462††, D3018
  • UL 790 Class A fire rating

† Excludes Shafter, CA product.
†† Periodically tested by independent and internal labs to ensure compliance with ASTM D3462 at time of manufacture.
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Homeowner’s Best Choice

  • Looks Better...
    Straighter roof edges and no messy black cement dripping onto your new white edge metal
  • Excellent Performance...
    Factory-applied Dura Grip™ Adhesive helps to lock down the roof edges at the eaves and rakes

  • Peace Of Mind...
    Using starter strips at the eaves and rakes helps to prevent shingle blow-offs

  • Superior Warranties...
    Shingle & Accessory WarrantyGAF offers increased wind coverage on many shingles when you use GAF starter strips. They are also covered by up to a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs. (See Details)

Professional’s Best Choice

  • Saves You Time & Labor…
    No more wasted time (or material) cutting your own starter strips - allows you to offer greater homeowner value
  • Easier For Installers…
    At least 50% more coverage per bundle (versus using 3-tab strip shingles) means less to carry and handle on the roof
  • Safer…
    Perforated design eliminates cutting

  • Environmentally Friendly....
    Reduces landfill waste by eliminating shingle scraps


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