GAF Starter Shingles

WeatherBlocker™ Premium Eave/Rake Starter Strip Shingles

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

That’s because some roofing 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.
Using a pre-cut eave/rake starter strip will:

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


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For Use With GAF Designer Lifetime Shingles…Available in:

  • Aged Oak
  • Heirloom Brown

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...
GAF 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)
TamkoAre One Of The Most Overlooked Parts Of A Roofing System!

Product Specifications (Nominal)
For use with all asphalt shingles
Product Size

  • (full sheet) 17" x 40" (432 x 1,016 mm)
  • (half sheet) 8.5" x 40" (216 x 1,016 mm)

Bundle Count

  • 15 pieces (full sheet)
  • 30 pieces (half sheet)

Coverage Per Bundle

  • 100 lineal ft (when used as half sheets)
  • 50 lineal ft (when used as full sheets)
  • ICC-ES 1475
  • Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved
  • Florida Building Code approved
  • Meets ASTM D3462, D3018 (See Details)
  • UL 790 Class A fire rating
  • Tamko
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 42% more coverage per bundle (versus using strip shingles) means less to carry and handle on the roof.
Perforated design eliminates cutting.
Environmentally Friendly...
Reduces landfill waste by eliminating shingle scraps.
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