GAF Master Elite™ Certification - What does it mean?

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Who is GAF?

GAF is a roofing manufacturing company that was founded in 1886 in Parsippany, New Jersey. They have become North America's largest manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing materials, with sales approaching $3 billion. GAF's standard line of lifetime shingles, Timberline HD, is the #1 selling line in America. Because of their high standards and reputation in the industry, GAF is able to offer the highest level of roofing certifications and warranties.

What is Master Elite™?

A Master Elite™ Certification from GAF is the highest level of roofing certifications available in the roofing industry. To gain this certification, contractors need to

  • Be properly licensed
  • Adequately Insured
  • Have a proven reputation
  • Be committed to ongoing professional training

Only 2% of all roofing companies qualify as Master Elite™. This means that out of the 2,000 roofing companies in Georgia, only 40 are able to meet GAF's high quality standards. In order to uphold these standards, GAF randomly inspects a large number the roofs that each company puts on each year.

In some states, including Georgia, roofing companies are not required to hold a specific roofing license. This makes holding a Master Elite™ Certification one of the few ways to determine if your chosen contractor is actually qualified to perform work on your roof.

What does this mean?

J&M Roofing, Inc is qualified as a Master Elite™ contractor, which means we are able to provide our customers with the most inclusive warranties in the roofing business. These warranties give our customers the piece of mind to know that no matter what happens, their roof will be taken care of. Even if customers choose not to purchase these warranties, they know that quality materials are being put on their roof and that they will receive the highest quality workmanship in the business.

Warranties

GAF offers three levels of worry-free warranties.

The Golden Pledge Warranty is the most inclusive warranty available. It covers 100% of all manufacturer defects for the entire lifetime of the shingle. Golden Pledge also covers workmanship defects for 25 years. This includes tear-off costs, as well as disposal costs. Any repairs needed because of manufacturer defects or poor workmanship will be made by a GAF Master Elite™ Roofing Contractor, ensuring that you will get the highest quality work possible. Golden Pledge is a one-time transferable warranty.

The Silver Pledge Warranty is the mid-level warranty that is offered by GAF. This covers 100% of all manufacturer defects for the entire lifetime of the shingle. The workmanship coverage for Silver Pledge is 10 years. This includes tear-off costs, as well as disposal costs. It is also a one-time transferable warranty

The Systems Plus Warranty is the lowest level warranty that GAF offers. It also covers 100% of all manufacturer defects for  the entire lifetime of the shingle, but it only has a 2 year Workmanship Coverage. Systems Plus covers tear-off costs, but it does not cover the cost of disposal. It is a one-time transferable warranty.