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What’s the Cost of a GAF Timberline HDZ Shingle?

April , 2023 | 7 min. read

By Nicole Corson

GAF Timberline HDZ shingle in mission brown

So you're considering having the GAF Timberline HDZ Shingle installed on your home and are searching for the cost?

Knowing that you have a major home improvement project such as replacing the shingles on your home can raise just about anyone's level of stress and anxiety. 

And a roof replacement project is one that most of us homeowners will need to plan and budget for, right?

We get it. We understand how important it'll be to go into a major project with a budget in mind. 

We also know how difficult it is to find a roofing contractor online that’ll openly discuss the cost of a roof replacement. 

And since so many of our clients here at RoofCrafters come to us not having the slightest idea of what a new shingle roof will cost. We’ve decided to share our 3 decades of roofing experience here with you. So that hopefully you’ll be better prepared and can make a well-informed decision about the GAF Timberline HDZ shingle. 

In this article you’ll learn:

  • The 3 factors that impact the cost of a roof replacement
  • The benefits of hiring a GAF Master Elite Contractor
  • The cost of the GAF Timberline HDZ Shingle with 3 levels of warranty

Let’s dive right in.

3 Factors That’ll Impact the Cost of Your Roof Replacement


roofer installing GAF felt buster synthetic underlayment

Many factors go into calculating the cost of a shingle roof replacement. And without knowing all of the factors it’s difficult to provide a fair estimate. However, we’ve found that the following 3 factors will almost always impact the cost.

  1. Type of materials
  2. Size of the roof
  3. The slope of the roof

GAF HDZ Timberline Shingles


Shingle comparison with GAF Timberline HDZThe type of materials you decide to use on your home will be one of the greatest factors that’ll impact the cost. The GAF Timberline HDZ is nearly identical in price compared to the other brands. And the GAF Timberline HDZ has benefits that the other brands do not offer. So you’ll be getting the most for your investment in an architectural shingle.

The Size of the Roof


The cost of labor to tear off and install the shingles is calculated by the overall size of your roof. Roofer refers to the size of a project in square feet. For example, a home with 2000 square feet of living space under the roof would need approximately 28 squares of roofing. This is calculated by Satellite roof measurementsmultiplying a pitch factor or the slope of your roof.

We typically determine this one of two ways:

  • Field measure onsite
  • Order a satellite report  


Your roofer should know how to use both methods. Because often time heavy tree coverage will not allow a satellite report. Both methods are very accurate. 

The Slope of the Roof


What is the slope of a roof? The slope of your roof is how many inches of rise the roof has for every foot. The greater the number of rises the steeper the roof will be. A roof with a steep slope will cost more because it’s more dangerous.

chart of roof slopes

We're sure you understand that roofers must slow down so they don’t get injured while performing the work. Slower install times will increase the cost of the labor impacting the cost of a project. 

Now that you know the 3 factors that’ll impact the cost, let’s discuss the benefits of choosing a GAF Master Elite Contractor.

What’s the Benefit of Hiring a GAF Master Elite Contractor?


Choosing to hire a GAF master elite contractor for your roofing project will benefit you in several different ways, some of which include:

  • Exceptional workmanship
  • High-quality roofing materials
  • Follows current roofing trends
  • Superior warranties

To ensure that your roofing style options, techniques, and technologies are up to date, it’s essential to choose a GAF Master Elite Contractor for your next project. Because Master Elite contractors undergo continuous training, their techniques and options are always up to speed on the current trends and latest developments in the roofing industry. 

2 roofers installing Timberline Ultra High Definition shingles over the blue deck Armour synthetic underlayment

GAF Master Elite contractors can offer homeowners the GAF Pledge Limited Warranty, which is one of the best warranties available in the roofing industry. It covers your roofing material for 50 years and a workmanship period of up to 25 years. 

What’s the Cost of a GAF Timberline HDZ Shingle?


GAF offers 5 levels of protection. They range from a limited warranty to their industry-leading Golden Pledge Warranty. The cost of a GAF Timberline HDZ shingle roof system will vary depending on which level of protection you prefer. The overall difficulty or ease of the roofing project and the total size of the roof. Along with all the other factors that it takes to calculate the exact cost of a complete roofing system.  


However, most homeowners can expect to pay somewhere between $12,900 and $23,700 for a GAF HDZ shingle roofing system. That’s on a home with a standard roofline, the roof has a moderate slope with a few hips and valleys. Also, that is providing GAF’s best warranty, the Golden Pledge Warranty.

Here is the average price range for the GAF Timberline HDZ Shingle providing GAFs' manufacture- backed warranties:

  • GAF Timberline HDZ’s with Golden Pledge, the average price $15,300 to $23,700
  • GAF Timberline HDZ’s with Silver Pledge, the average price $13,800 to $21,900
  • GAF Timberline HDZ’s with Systems Plus, the average price $12,900 to $20,800

 Now that you’ve learned the average cost of the GAF HDZ shingles. You can also check out our pricing calculator. Where you can enter a couple of measurements to get a better idea of the estimated cost for your home.

Image call to action, use the pricing calculator to estimate the cost of your roof replacement

Ready to Hire a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor?


When it comes down to receiving the best quality workmanship, customer service, materials, and warranties, it’s certainly worth investing in a GAF Master Elite Contractor. While I’m sure there are contractors out there that can do a great job replacing your roof that isn't Master Elie Contractors. If you want guaranteed protection, head on over to GAF’s Find a Contractor page where you can browse through the Master Elite Contractors in your area.

If you are ready to hire a contractor now and would like to save yourself time. RoofCrafters is a GAF Master Elite Contractor, and we’re available for all of your residential and commercial needs. If you’re ready to schedule an inspection, click 'Schedule an Inspection" below, and one of our representatives will schedule your appointment today. Be sure to check out other resources in our learning center to learn more about the services we offer.

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Nicole Corson

At RoofCrafters, our mission is to provide job opportunities for others to thrive and grow while making a meaningful impact within our communities.