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What Is GAF?

| JVW Contracting

GAF is one of the best-selling asphalt shingles for residential and commercial roofing. Not to be confused with the roofing contractor, GAF is the company that manufacturers the products. GAF offers 3 levels of certifications to contractors if they meet certain requirements.

Authorized Contractor –This first-level certification allows contractors to offer all GAF products. In addition, being an authorized installer means having the privilege to offer the System Plus Limited Warranty. This warranty provides 100% material defect coverage on the entire roofing system for 50 years. Under normal conditions, this also serves as a great protection to your major investment.

Certified™ Contractor – A Certified GAF installer enjoys all the privileges an authorized installer gets, but only licensed contractors could reach this level. This certification likewise tells you that the company is committed to ongoing professional training, mastering new methods in roof maintenance and other services. The certified status also entails that the contractor maintains a good Better Business Bureau rating as verified by GAF.

Master Elite™ Contractor –Being a Master Elite contractor is a distinction only shared by the top 3% of all roofers. Apart from having all the Certified roofer credentials, this top-tier certification requires adequate insurance coverage. The best part is that a Master Elite contractor has exclusive access to GAF’s Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty. This strong warranty offers everything the System Plus provides plus 25-year workmanship coverage. This unique warranty feature means absolute peace of mind for you. Even if your installer goes out of business in the next two decades in a half, GAF would shoulder the responsibility to service your roof. The Golden Pledge Warranty also makes you eligible for the GAF 40-point problem prevention inspection of finished roofs. This thorough checkup covers all areas, guaranteeing that roofers like us finish your roof replacement flawlessly.

To become GAF certified contractors must be properly licensed by their state to perform roofing work, adequately insured for your protection, have a proven reputation for providing quality roofing services throughout the community and committed to ongoing professional training to ensure quality installation.

To learn more about GAF products or if you have any questions about the integrity of your roof contact JVW Contracting today.