Your roof is a significant investment that should last for decades. More importantly, you’ll want to ensure you’re protected from damages stemming from improper installation or material defects. Fortunately, GAF shingles come with a broad selection of warranties to choose from, giving you peace of mind. If you’re not aware of what is included in each warranty, you might choose a less than ideal solution. Here are a few things you should know before hiring a roofing contractor.
Do You Need a Roof Warranty?
Since roofing projects are significant investments of time and money, it’s critical to ensure your investment is protected. Whether it’s a manufacturing or installation problem, these issues may go undetected for several years. Repairs emanating from such issues could be just as expensive as your original roofing project. A roof warranty should cover such potential costs.
Levels of Roofing Warranty Protection
Roofing material manufacturers and contractors offer three levels of warranty protection:
- Material-Only Warranty: This warranty covers defective roofing materials or materials if they fail prematurely.
- Full System Warranty: This warranty covers both manufacturer defects and installation errors.
- Workmanship Warranty: This option covers damages resulting from installation mistakes.
It’s always a wise idea to get the most comprehensive level of warranty protection available. GAF offers multiple warranty options for homeowners to choose from.
How Long GAF Roof Warranties Last
GAF warranties cover 100% of material defects for 50 years and 20 years for 3-Tab shingles. However, installation labor costs are 100% covered for a lifetime, while 3-Tab shingles are covered for 25-30 years.
Moreover, the GAF Shingle and Accessory Warranty is usually included without any extra cost. But if you deem the included warranty inadequate, you can always opt for additional coverage. Overall, GAF shingles are reliable and have very slim chances of failure. But since accidents can still happen, be sure to get the right level of coverage.
GAF shingles come with several options for coverage. Depending on various factors, many homeowners choose to improve the protection offered by these warranties. And if you want the best available warranty coverage, be sure to hire a GAF Master Elite Contractor who can grant the best workmanship warranty and the Golden Pledge. StormForce is a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor and is authorized to issue a Lifetime Warranty on your roofing installation. Contact us today to schedule your free roofing consultations!