Studies indicate that more than two-thirds of roofing problems emanate from poor workmanship, not the roofing material. This makes it important to have your Central Kentucky roof installed by a GAF certified contractor like AIC Roofing & Construction.
What a GAF Warranty Covers
Basically, there are two types of warranty coverage you should ask your roofing contractor about:
- coverage against workmanship errors
- coverage against material defects
Almost all GAF products come with a warranty against material defects, but your specific coverage will vary depending on the warranty level. Make sure you get the coverage details in writing.
What Materials Warranty Covers
Almost all roofing products come with a warranty against material defects, but your specific coverage will vary by product. GAF shingles come with a 50-year warranty on material defects while other roofing materials range from a few months to several years.
GAF’s Smart Choice Protection
GAF warranties are designed with a special provision known as the Smart Choice® Protection. It protects against material defects during the vital early years of your new roof. In the event you experience any material defect on covered products during this period, GAF will provide 100% replacement materials plus reasonable labor to install them.
The GAF Golden Pledge Limited Warranty
The most popular GAF roof warranty is their Golden Pledge Limited Warranty. It provides protection against material defects for all key GAF components – not just the shingles. The warranty gives you peace of mind knowing that if any covered component fails, the warranty will replace them. The warranty is available as long as your roof is installed by a GAF certified contractor. It is a cost-effective way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated protection against any defects with the roofing materials.
The Golden Pledge Warranty is backed by GAF, so even if your roofing contractor closes shop, you’re still covered. You can also transfer the warranty to a new homeowner when you decide to sell your home.
To be eligible for this warranty, GAF shingles and at least 5 qualifying accessory products must be installed by a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor.
Here are other specific warranty terms:
- Lifetime coverage for shingles
- Smart Choice Protection Period of 50 Years
- Algae Warranty for 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
- Wind Warranty for 15 Years
- Tear-Off and disposal coverage when necessary
- Workmanship warranty of 25 years
AIC Roofing & Construction, Inc. is a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor serving Central Kentucky and surrounding areas. We recently won the Consumer Protection Excellence Award, meaning we’ve installed more than 100 roofing systems with enhanced warranties for customers. Contact us today to have your roof inspected at no cost. Our GAF roofing products and warranties will ensure your roofing system is protected against material defects and workmanship errors for up to 50 years and 25 years respectively.