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The Different Kinds of GAF® Starter Strip Shingles
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The Different Kinds of GAF® Starter Strip Shingles

Having a complete, quality roofing system will grant you peace of mind and your home with long-lasting protection from severe weather conditions. A complete roofing system should consist of components that reinforce its performance. For instance, a complete roofing system from GAF® comes with attic ventilation, roof deck protection, and starter strip shingles.

Strip Shingles

Since installing a complete roofing system is a significant investment, it is essential to evaluate your options carefully. That said, be sure to hire a roofing company in Indianapolis, IN, certified by an industry leader like GAF.

As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, Universal Roofing and Exteriors can provide you with a complete and reliable roofing system, which includes GAF’s Starter Strip Shingles.

Pro-Start® and WeatherBlocker®

Pre-cut eave/rake starter strips tend to be neglected because some contractors use them as a starter course. These components make for a cost-efficient alternative to cut-up shingles. Made with a superior-quality and properly applied adhesive, they help keep your shingles in place. This will prevent instances of blow-offs, despite severe weather conditions. They also offer smooth roof edges without the unsightly black cement dripping on your new white edge metal.

While the two are similar in function, ProStart is meant for standard English and metric-sized shingles, while WeatherBlocker is meant for all asphalt shingles. Furthermore, the former offers at least 50% coverage per bundle, while the latter provides 42% more coverage per bundle. This means reduced weight and labor upon installation.

QuickStart® Peel and Stick Starter Roll

This has the same features of GAF’s other starter strip shingles, such as factory-applied DuraGrip™ adhesive for blow-off resistance. Additionally, it’s intended for asphalt shingle roofing in Fishers, IN, having 6” exposure or less. It also comes with a special deck-side adhesive for one-time repositioning, while adhering quickly over time.


These starter strip shingles make a great complement to our WeatherBlocker Premium eave/rake starter strip shingles. They are also a perfect match for GAF’s Lifetime Designer shingle series. They come in an array of colors that will enhance your home’s exterior. Furthermore, they have StainGuard® protection to resist blue-green algae for lasting beauty. You can choose from colors such as Adobe Sunset, Black Oak, and Mission Brown.

Aside from these characteristics, they all come with strong warranties when installed on GAF Lifetime Shingle roofing. As a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor in Indianapolis, IN, Universal Roofing and Exteriors can provide you with a reliable roofing system. Call us today at (317) 257-0779 for a FREE estimate.

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