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      Why Pro‑Start® Starter Strip Shingles?

      Pre-cut eave/rake starter strips are one of the most overlooked parts of a roofing system!  That’s because some roofing contractors try to use a cut-up 3-tab strip shingle as the “starter” course on your roof.  Unfortunately, these cut-up shingles may not have properly positioned adhesive to help reduce the risk of shingle blow-off.  Pro-Start® Eave/Rake Starter Strips are made with a high-quality, properly positioned adhesive applied at the factory to help prevent shingle blow-off.  Plus, installers like that they’re easy to use with no cutting on the roof, while homeowners feel good about the fact that they create less waste.


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      Economical alternative to using cut-up 3-tab strip shingles as your starter course


      Tightly locks your shingles in place to help prevent shingle blow-off


      Helps keep your property tidier during installation and reduces waste created by cutting-up 3-tab shingles
      • Looks Better:  Straighter roof edges and no messy black cement dripping onto your new white edge metal.
      • Best Performance:  Factory-applied Dura Grip™ Adhesive helps to lock down the roof edges at the eaves and rakes.
      • Peace of Mind:  Eligible for a Lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on Lifetime Shingle roofs.1
      • Excellent Warranties:  GAF offers increased wind coverage on many GAF Shingles when you use GAF starter strips with factory-applied sealant and   follow special installation requirements.1
      • Convenient:  At least 50% more coverage per bundle (versus typical 3-tab shingles) means less to carry and handle on the roof.
      • Efficient:  Perforated designed eliminates cutting on the roof.
      • Environmentally Friendly:  Reduces landfill waste by eliminating shingle scraps.
      1Lifetime refers to the length of warranty coverage provided and means as long as the original individual owner(s) of a single-family detached residence [or the eligible second owner(s)] owns the property where the qualifying GAF products are installed.  For other owners/structures, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. Lifetime coverage on shingles requires the use of GAF Lifetime Shingles only.  Lifetime coverage on shingles and accessories requires the use of any GAF Lifetime Shingle and any 3 qualifying GAF Accessories.  See GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.  Visit for qualifying GAF products.  For installation not eligible for the GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty, see the GAF Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty.

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