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Partner with GAF

As an AIA Collaboration Partner, our priority is helping you find a roofing system that meets your needs. As a part of our commitment to specifiers, GAF offers a variety of tools and services to make your job easier.

get help with custom packages

Tap into extensive GAF resources for guidance when assembling your next custom design solution.

AIA Certification Training

The GAF continuing education curriculum includes opportunities to earn AIA credits.

Innovative green building materials

GAF products can contribute to meeting criteria for several of the most popular green building rating systems.

Tough project? Get guidance from one of our professionals

From answers to product questions to help in assembling packages, to planning a tapered design solution, GAF professionals are available with the experienced help you need.

Members of the GAF Design Services team who collaborate with architects and design professionals to solve challenges

Our Design Services team

Our regionalized Design Services team collaborate with you to solve challenges, including assistance with product selection, guide specs & assembly letters, LEED® requirements, fastening patterns, sheet layout, and more.

877-423-7663 Option 4, then Option 3 or email

Tapered Design Group

Rely on your dedicated regionalized GAF tapered design specialist for detailed, high-quality solutions that can help you deliver on every project.

Call 1-800-766-3411 or learn more here

GAF Building & Roofing Science team

Book a virtual meeting for advice from trained experts on project-specific questions, code conundrums, and impossible details. Learn more here or email us at

Territory Manager

GAF commercial Territory Managers provide “Boots on the ground” when you need support with product availability, project support or a reliable connection with the right contractor.

White papers and published work

 • Cool Roof Use in Commercial Buildings in the US: An energy cost analysis • Eliminating Fastener Thermal Bridging in Low-Slope Roofs:           Energy Efficiency Savings versus Installation Costs
 • Reflective Roofing Use on Commercial Buildings in the US: An energy type and cost analysis • All of the above: Unburdening Overburden Considerations for                 Commercial Roofing
 • An Increasing Energy Efficiency for Cold Storage • Overburden Options for Better Use of Commercial Roofing
 • How to Specify Roofs for Cold Storage and Freezer Buildings • Designing for the Impacts of Very Severe Hail
 • Roofs for Cold Storage Buildings • Resilient Roof System Design for Our Future
 • Structural Concrete Decks, Vapor Retarders, and Moisture • Balancing Building Science and Roof Design
 • Insights to Cement Your Success with Concrete Roof Decks • Steel Roof Decks and Flue Span Capability
 • Simplifying the Complicated Process of Wind Design for a Roof System • Insulation Value Optimization for Low-Slope Roofs
 • Wind Design of Roof Systems • Polyiso Foam Insulation: A Refresher
 • Physical Testing for Wind Resistance of Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems Over Structural Metal Panel Roof System • Assessing Retrofit Single-Ply Roof Systems Installed Over Existing Metal      Panel Roof Systems
 • Reducing Runoff: An Experimental Study of Modular Green Roofs • What Are the Differences Between Liquid-Applied Membranes and          Coatings?
 • How Green Building Rating Systems Manage  • Determining Low Slope Roofing 3rd Party Observations Frequency

Real world solutions and studies

Find inspiration for your next project.

The Stanley Center for Peace and Security in Iowa with new EverGuard roofing materials by GAF.
The Stanley Center

Requires extensive sustainability criteria, including Living Building Challenge Red List free materials, solar panels, and rooftop rainwater collection


A new GAF roof on Alamogordo High School in NM.
Alamogordo High School

New Mexico high school requiring budgeted repairs addressing water intrusion, without interrupting student life


A new GAF roof system on Orland Park Sportsplex in IL.
Orland Park Sportsplex

Center for indoor sports and recreation in Orland Park, IL, requiring a roof system without the use of fasteners that might compromise its noise-deflecting acoustical metal


GAF commercial contractor on top of flat roof with EverGuard TPO
Time-Tested TPO field study

A field study of EverGuard® TPO roofs installed between 8 and 16 years ago found nearly all performed above ASTM standards for newly manufactured TPO.


A wind design guide to using ASCE 7-16

Get fundamental information on code requirements, wind design, how to navigate ASCE 7-16 when selecting appropriate roofing systems, and suggestions on roof system application.

GAF Commercial Chairman’s Circle Contractors

The GAF Commercial Chairman’s Circle recognizes exceptional contractors in the commercial roofing industry.

GAF Commercial Chairman’s Circle trophy

A partnership based on excellence

Each year, GAF invites contractor businesses to join this key partnership based on shared business commitment, reputation, loyalty, capability, and philanthropy.

Additional Resources

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GAF QuickMeasure Reports
GAF QuickMeasure reports deliver roof measurements including parapet details and high-resolution imagery in under 24 hours for multi-family and commercial properties.
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Cold Storage
Cold storage is one of the hottest topics in building enclosure science. Join the conversation. Email us at
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Very Severe Hail
GAF hail system solutions meet FM 4470 - Very Severe Hail (Class 1-VSH) — the most stringent roofing impact resistance standard.

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Design Services
Product and tech support, custom solutions, code assistance, and more 877-423-7663 Option 4, then Option 3
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Building & Roofing Science
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