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Jersey Shore Homeowners Guide: Choosing Storm-Ready Roofing and Siding Materials

Living along the picturesque Jersey Shore comes with its own set of challenges, especially when it comes to safeguarding your home against the unpredictable coastal weather. This guide is crafted to empower Jersey Shore homeowners with the knowledge needed to choose storm-ready roofing and siding materials, ensuring the longevity and resilience of their homes.


Infographic about GAF wind-proven technology for roofing products installed by archer exteriors.

We'll dive into the world of GAF roofing supplies and accessories, emphasizing LayerLock® Technology on the renowned Timberline HDZ® shingle. We also will touch on our recommended siding material to ensure durability during the toughest storm seasons.


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Storm-Ready Roofing Materials: GAF's Timberline HDZ® with LayerLock® Technology


At the forefront of storm-ready roofing materials is our supplier, GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. GAF's proprietary LayerLock® Technology is featured on the Timberline HDZ® shingle, North America’s #1 selling shingle. This technology ensures superior wind resistance and only GAF shingles with LayerLock® Technology qualify for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty.


How Does It Work?


Traditional laminate shingles are typically comprised of two individual pieces held together with an asphalt-based adhesive, forming what is known as the common bond area. However, this common bond area, when exposed to heat, may become more malleable, leading to potential separation.


LayerLock™ technology revolutionizes this process by mechanically attaching the individual shingle pieces during manufacturing. Dimple marks on the back of Timberline® shingles indicate this powerful attachment method, resembling a punch press. This mechanical fastening significantly strengthens the bond between layers, addressing the vulnerability of the common bond area.


Why The Correct Roofing Materials Matter for Storm Protection:


The LayerLock™ technology's superior mechanical attachment minimizes the risk of separation during high temperatures, a critical factor in storm-prone areas. With a fortified asphalt-to-asphalt bond and an increased nailing zone, Timberline® HDZ shingles become an excellent choice for Jersey Shore homeowners seeking reliable storm-ready roofing solutions. This innovative technology not only enhances the performance of the roofing system but also contributes to the overall resilience of your home against the elements.


Storm-Ready Siding Materials: Steel Siding from Alside


What siding is storm-resistant? When fortifying your home against the potent storms of the Jersey Shore, the choice of siding materials is as crucial as the roofing system. At Archer Exteriors, we recommend steel siding options, or fiber cement to enhance storm readiness.


Steel Siding from Alside: Unmatched Resilience


Crafted from galvanized steel and coated with PVC or PVDF (Kynar) for optimum performance, Alside's steel siding offers unparalleled strength and impact resistance. Independently verified to endure hurricane-force winds, this siding is a testament to its exceptional durability. Alside's steel siding is a non-combustible product, meeting even the most stringent building codes and ensuring your home's safety and compliance.


Why Choose Alside Steel Siding:


  1. Exceptional Strength: Alside's steel siding is engineered for exceptional strength, providing a robust barrier against the powerful forces of coastal storms.

  2. Impact Resistance: Fused with a top coat of PVC or PVDF (Kynar), this siding exhibits remarkable impact resistance, shielding your home from potential damage.

  3. Verified Hurricane Resilience: Independently verified to withstand hurricane-force winds, Alside steel siding is a reliable choice for storm-ready homes along the Jersey Shore.

  4. Non-Combustible: Alside's steel siding is a non-combustible product, exceeding the strictest building codes and contributing to the overall safety of your home.


Exploring Fiber Cement Siding: A Durable and Resilient Option


For homeowners seeking a reliable and low-maintenance siding option, fiber cement emerges as a standout choice. Widely used in residential and commercial projects, fiber cement siding is known for its durability and long-lasting performance, making it an excellent addition to homes along the Jersey Shore.


Key Features of Fiber Cement Siding:


  1. Durability and Low Maintenance: Fiber cement is a semi-rigid material renowned for its robustness and minimal upkeep requirements. It provides substantial protection against the coastal elements while ensuring a long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing exterior.

  2. Non-Combustible: Safety is paramount, and fiber cement addresses this concern by being non-combustible. It will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame, adding an extra layer of protection to your home.

  3. Moisture and Rot Resistance: Engineered to withstand damage from moisture and rot, fiber cement siding ensures that your home remains well-protected, even in the face of humid coastal conditions.

  4. Climate Adaptability: Fiber cement is specifically engineered to stand up to the demands of your specific climate. Whether facing the challenges of hot summers or coastal storms, fiber cement siding offers enduring performance.

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Find the Best Contractor for Storm Ready Options Roofing and Siding Materials


When it comes to protecting your home from the unpredictable storms along the Jersey Shore, the choice of a roofing and siding contractor is paramount. At Archer Exteriors, our certified contractors, holding GAF's Master Elite Certification and President's Club award, bring not only technical proficiency but also a commitment to meticulous craftsmanship. This ensures that your resistant siding and resilient roof can stand resilient against the elements, providing enduring storm protection for your Jersey Shore home.


Ready to fortify your Jersey Shore home against storms? Choose Archer Exteriors for unparalleled storm-ready solutions that blend cutting-edge technology, quality materials, and expert craftsmanship. Contact us today to elevate your home's resilience and enjoy enduring protection in the face of coastal challenges. Thank you for reading.

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