Architects and Specifiers

For performance and innovation in complete roofing systems, talk to GAF first.

Innovative system solutions to address your specific needs

GAF offers you a full line of commercial roofing system solutions, including single-ply membrane, asphaltic, coatings, and liquid-applied roofing, as well as waterproofing, polyiso insulation, and a complete line of innovative adhesives and accessories.

TPO Roofing

Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply roofing membrane that offers performance at a cost-effective price. Heat-welded seams provide superior strength. TPO's long-term heat, UV, and natural fungal resistance, plus flexibility without need for plasticizers also make TPO a reliable low-slope roofing system.

PVC Roofing

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) stands up to grease, oil and other chemicals compared to other material. Offers many of the same same performance advantages as TPO including heat-weldable seams, a highly reflective surface, and wider rolls.

Asphaltic Roofing

Asphaltic systems include Modified Bitumen (Mod-Bit) and Built-Up Roofing (BUR). Mod-Bit is made from asphalt modified with polymers or solvents to provide flexibility and strength. The BUR membrane consists of multiple plies of felts, fabrics, or mats with alternate layers of bitumen. 

Insulation and Cover Boards

EnergyGuard Polyiso Insulation offers a complete lineup of products to meet most low-slope commercial roofing insulation needs. It provides exceptional thermal performance at an economical price.

TPO performance that's proven to stand the test of time

A recent study of EverGuard® TPO roofs installed between 8 and 16 years ago found the all performed above ASTM standards for newly manufactured TPO. GAF analyzed membrane samples from roofs across the US and studied thickness over scrim, surface cracking, and the ability to repair aging TPO membranes.

Design Resources

BIM & REVIT Library

TPO & PVC Detail Video Library

TPO & PVC Architectural Detail Manual

Attachment Tables for TPO & PVC Guide


Design Guides

A Guide to Metal Roof Retrofit in Commercial Low-slope Roof Assemblies

A Guide to Vapor Retarder Design in Low-slope Roof Systems

A Guide to Cold Storage Roof System Design

A Guide to Using ASCE 7-16

Single-Ply Interactive Pro Field Guide

Tapered Insulation Design Guide

A Guide to Photovoltaic Installations on GAF Guaranteed Roofing Systems

Air Barrier Guide

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GAF Design Services is here to help answer questions, assist with code requirements and submittal
packages, and provide other valuable solutions at no charge.

Call us at 877-423-7663, option 4, then option 3
Email us at designservices@gaf.com

 

Specifying Simplified

Get a head start with one-click downloads of our roof systems. Our packages contain the documents and the specs you need for GAF's most popular systems: a CSI-formatted Guide Specification, product and safety data sheets, a sample guarantee, and details. Browse our systems below to download, email, or print materials in just a few clicks.

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Design Professionals, download our quick reference guide for your next roofing project.

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