GAF is a roofing manufacturing company that was founded in 1886 in Bound Brook, New Jersey. The GAF acronym stands for General Aniline & Film. 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
Master Elite® Certification is GAF's factory certification program that provides ongoing training to roofing contractors and assurance to you that the roof will be completed well and professionally. Only 2% of all roofing contractors have qualified as Master Elite®. Choosing a GAF Master Elite® contractor is your assurance that you'll be dealing with a quality, and dependable professional contractor.
What does this mean?
Bella Built Roofing 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 peace 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.
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. It is a one-time transferable warranty.