Warranties 2018-07-02T14:11:41+00:00

GAF Roofing Warranties

GAF Ltd. Warranty Comparison Guide*

GAF Warranty Covers:

Shingle & Accessory Warranty*

System Plus Warranty*

Silver Pledge Warranty*

Golden Pledge Warranty*
What is covered? Shingles only Shingles and GAFaccessories Shingles and GAFaccessories Shingles and GAF accessories (Entire system)
Number of accessoriesrequired to qualify None 3 4 5
Material Defects
100% coverage period 10 yrs. 50 yrs. (20yr Commercial) 50 yrs. (20yr Commercial) 50 yrs. (20yr Commercial)
Tear-off/re-installation covered? No Yes Yes Yes
Disposal Covered? No No Yes Yes
Workmanship Defects
100% coverage period None None 10 Years 25 years, 30 years for Designer Shingles, (20yr Commercial)
Tear-off/re-installation covered? N/A N/A Yes Yes
Disposal Covered? N/A N/A Yes Yes
Misapplication of specified flashings covered? N/A N/A Yes Yes
Other Features
Transferrable? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fee to transfer? No No No No
Contractor factory certified? No (anyone can install) Yes Yes Yes

Shingle & Accessory Warranty*

What is covered?
Shingles only

Number of accessories required to qualify
None
Material Defects
100% coverage period
10 yrs.
Tear-off/re-installation covered?
No
Disposal Covered?
No

Workmanship Defects

100% coverage period
None
Tear-off/re-installation covered?
N/A
Disposal Covered?
N/A
Misapplication of specified flashings covered?
N/A

Other Features

Transferrable?
Yes
Fee to transfer?
No
Contractor factory certified?
No (anyone can install)

System Plus Warranty*
What is covered?
Shingles and GAFaccessories
Number of accessories required to qualify
3

Material Defects

100% coverage period
50 yrs. (20yr Commercial)
Tear-off/re-installation covered?
Yes
Disposal Covered?
No

Workmanship Defects

100% coverage period
None
Tear-off/re-installation covered?
N/A
Disposal Covered?
N/A
Misapplication of specified flashings covered?
N/A

Other Features

Transferrable?
Yes
Fee to transfer?
No
Contractor factory certified?
Yes

Silver Pledge Warranty*
What is covered?
Shingles and GAFaccessories
Number of accessories required to qualify
4
Material Defects
100% coverage period
50 yrs. (20yr Commercial)
Tear-off/re-installation covered?
Yes
Disposal Covered?
Yes

Workmanship Defects

100% coverage period
10 Years
Tear-off/re-installation covered?
Yes
Disposal Covered?
Yes
Misapplication of specified flashings covered?
Yes

Other Features

Transferrable?
Yes
Fee to transfer?
No
Contractor factory certified?
Yes

Golden Pledge Warranty*
What is covered?
Shingles and GAF accessories (Entire system)
Number of accessories required to qualify
5
Material Defects
100% coverage period
50 yrs. (20yr Commercial)
Tear-off/re-installation covered?
Yes
Disposal Covered?
Yes

Workmanship Defects

100% coverage period
25 years, 30 years for Designer Shingles, (20yr Commercial)
Tear-off/re-installation covered?
Yes
Disposal Covered?
Yes
Misapplication of specified flashings covered?
Yes

Other Features

Transferrable?
Yes
Fee to transfer?
No
Contractor factory certified?
Yes

* Go to GAF.com for complete warranty details

Frequently Asked Questions

A new roof is a big investment, typically involving thousands of your hard-earned dollars and lasting 25, 30, 40 years, or more. As with any big investment, knowing in advance what your warranty covers could save you thousands in the event that problems arise with your roof.

GAF’s studies indicate that more than two-thirds of the problems that people experience with their new roofs are due to the contractor’s workmanship — not the roofing materials. This is an important distinction to keep in mind when deciding on warranty coverage.

Basically, there are two types of coverage that you should ask your contractor about: coverage against manufacturing defects in the materials and coverage against workmanship errors.

As far as we know, all manufacturers provide a warranty against manufacturing defects for their roofing products, although your exact coverage will vary depending on the brand. For example, most architectural shingles carry a Lifetime* limited warranty against manufacturing defects, while most 3-tab shingles carry a 20, 25, or 30 year limited warranty against manufacturing defects. Each warranty has its own specific terms and conditions, so it’s important to read each warranty carefully. Keep in mind that, if you are not the original owner of the shingles on your roof, you may not have coverage under the manufacturer’s warranty; most manufacturers, including GAF, limit coverage to the original owner and the first subsequent owner as long as the new owner notifies the manufacturer of the change in ownership as set out in the limited warranty.

The warranty on the other components that make up your roofing system can vary from as little as a few months to Lifetime. While the shingle you choose may have a warranty that lasts for 30 years or even Lifetime, some (or all) of the other components that make up your roof may not—so if they cause a problem with your roof, you may not have the coverage you need. That’s why GAF offers three different warranties (see warranty comparison chart) that include coverage for your entire GAF roofing system.

GAF’s warranties come with a special provision called the Smart Choice® Protection Period that provides extra coverage against manufacturing defects during the critical early years of your new roof. During this period, in the event that you experience a manufacturing defect on covered components, GAF will provide you with 100% replacement materials and the reasonable cost of labor to install them. This is important because some roofing warranties may only provide replacement materials, but not the labor to install them.

The GAF Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty provides coverage against manufacturing defects for all major GAF components on your roof (not just your shingles) — so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that, if any covered roofing component fails, it will be covered by the warranty (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). The warranty is available through GAF’s factory-certified contractors, and is a low-cost way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated coverage (against manufacturing defects) on your new roofing system.  For the small additional cost of the System Plus ltd. warranty, this is probably the best value you can get for your investment.

GAF’s Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty was the first manufacturer’s warranty to cover both manufacturing defects and the contractor’s workmanship (see Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). Whether or not your contractor remains in business, GAF will stand behind his workmanship for 25 years! The Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty is available only through GAF Master Elite™ Contractors, who are factory-certified by GAF. The warranty even includes an inspection by GAF’s factory-trained inspectors after your new roof has been completed to ensure proper installation.** It is the strongest, safest warranty available in roofing today. Your Master Elite™ Contractor can provide a price for the warranty when he gives you a quote for your new roof.

Before you proceed, if possible you should locate a copy of your GAF warranty and a copy of the contractor’s invoice, contract, or original estimate. You will also need to provide the date applied, proof that you were the owner when the shingles were installed (or that the warranty was properly transferred to you), and the number of squares applied (1 square = 100 square feet). Then call our Warranty Service Department toll-free at 1-800-458-1860, and let us know the nature of your complaint.

* The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles and accessories are installed. For owners/structures not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable.

** Inspection is limited to the GAF covered components on your roof, and excludes incidental components such as gutters, skylights, etc.

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