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GAF Roof Warranty Information
Investing in a new roof can be an expensive endeavor but the process can be even more costly when problems arise from improper installation and faulty materials. That’s where a warranty comes into play. There are numerous warranty options that should be looked into before investing in a new roof. Do investigate what’s out there before you rush into the roof of your dreams, as you want that new roof to be a permanent fixture, not one that requires constant repair or replacement. So, just what are the current GAF protection and warranty options available today?
GAF Shingle & Accessory Warranty
This warranty is considered a base coverage, which includes total roofing system coverage at 100 percent with an allowance of 10 years for materials that are determined defective. The labor cost for installation is included as well for a 10 year period. Items that are considered accessories and qualify as GAF products will also be part of the 10 year period. Shingles that qualify as GAF products are also covered for wind damage up to 130 miles per hour.
Any shingle that is associated with GAF production is subject to numerous inspections and repetitive testing, which suggests that any deterioration is unlikely, but it can occur on occasion and can be costly to repair and replace. GAF is aware of what can happen and has formulated coverage for GAF Lifetime Designer Shingles at 30 years, while GAF Timberline Lifetime shingles have 25 years of coverage, and GAF 3-Tab Shingles have 20 years of coverage.
System Plus Limited Warranty
System Plus is a recommended warranty as the benefits are substantial. One hundred percent coverage is provided for up to a 50 year period that includes material defects as well as the total roofing system for a residence. In addition, the labor costs for installation are included for a lifetime period. Workmanship defects are also covered for a lifetime and, in addition, the warranty allows 100 percent coverage for defects that involve workmanship, for up to a two year period. Wind coverage is also provided for 130 miles per hour wind speeds.
Silver Pledge Warranty
This warranty fits in the better range and includes 100 percent coverage for an entire roofing system and lifetime coverage, up to 50 years, for installation labor costs. Workmanship coverage is at 100 percent and is supported by GAF workmanship factors for 10 years. Also included and covered are misapplication of flashing as well as tear-off costs, defects and other misapplications. The Silver Pledge also assures certified GAF contractor installations and transfer of warranty.
Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty
The GAF Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty is considered the best available warranty, as it provides coverage for an entire roofing system, has 50 years of direct, 100 percent coverage and has lifetime coverage for any labor involved with installation. Workmanship is also covered at 100 percent and is supported by GAF for 25 to 30 years. Any misapplications, tear-offs, manufacturing defects and disposal cost involving defects and misuses are also covered under this plan. As with the Silver Pledge and all GAF installations, roofing contractors are factory certified, and the warranty is transferable.
|GAF SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY||SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY||SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY||GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY|
Great coverage accompanies purchase of the product.
|Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products*|
Installed by GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
|Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products*|
Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
|Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 5 Qualifying Accessory Products*|
Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
|Warranty Term for GAF Shingles||Lifetime***||Lifetime***||Lifetime***||Lifetime***|
|Smart Choice Protection Period****||10 Years||50 Years||50 Years||50 Years|
|Algae Warranty Term||10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles||10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles||10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles||10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles|
|Wind Warranty Term||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years|
|Maximum Wind Speed Coverage||130 mph with Special Installation****||WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****||WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****||WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****|
|Disposal||Not covered||Not covered||Covered|
|Workmanship||Not covered||Not covered||10 Years||25 Years|
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The warranty options with GAF are of the highest level and with Master Elite roofing contractors installing roofing systems, there is no doubt that expertise and professionalism are being provided to homeowners and businesses. You may have questions about the warranty options, and if you do, complete the online contact form and a warranty specialist will get back to you to answer all your questions.