Building contractors have all sorts of unusual phrases and words. What is a birdsmouth rafter? What does R-value indicate? What does GAF Master Elite mean? What benefits do you get when working with a GAF Master Elite contractor?
Working with a contractor bearing the exclusive GAF Master Elite certification means you are tapping into the power and experience of one of America’s top 2 percent of roofers.
GAF, one of the world’s largest roofing materials manufacturers, offers this title by invitation only. Much as a contractor may wish to buy the brand, the certification is not for sale. Roofing is a challenging business. Many roofing companies do not survive the first three years. Many contractors take shortcuts, follow unscrupulous business practices, or claim to provide services they have no training to provide. GAF helps you, the homeowner, search for a qualified roofer by brushing aside all the inferior contractors.
GAF does the heavy lifting of finding a highly qualified roofing company for you. Designation as a GAF Master Elite roofer comes from GAF and is given only to contractors who have impeccable credentials:
- A minimum of seven years of experience installing residential roofing
- Annual renewal by GAF
- Proper insurance and licensing
- $1 million or more in Liability Insurance
- Worker’s Compensation Insurance
Every GAF Master Elite roofer must be trustworthy and highly reputable, as shown to both GAF and you, the customer, by unbiased documentation:
- A track record of providing quality roofing services in your community
- Good standing with the Better Business Bureau
- Good credit rating per Experian
When you work with a GAF Master Elite roofer, you know your North Port or Sarasota home’s roof is in the hands of a highly qualified roofer. You need not be an expert in roofing because GAF screens roofers for the Master Elite certification, looking for clear evidence:
- Up to date on the latest technology and practices, ensuring expert installation
- Workers trained and certified by GAF
- High job satisfaction ratings by property owners
These requirements are so rigorous, very few roofers can meet them. GAF wants only the best roofers to install their best products.
Working with a GAF Master Elite roofer gives you, the homeowner, three benefits:
- Better warranties
- Superior workmanship
- Wide range of available materials
As you dig deeper into these benefits, you realize the value your local, reliable residential roofer can add by being among the top 2 percent.
Only a GAF Master Elite roofer can offer the strongest GAF warranties. Two distinct warranties are yours when you work with a roofer bearing the Master Elite designation:
- The GAF Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty provides a Lifetime limited warranty term and a 10-year, 100 percent coverage period during which GAF will provide installation labor costs and replacement GAF products necessary to repair your roof due to a manufacturing defect for 10 years.
- GAF System Plus Limited Warranty increases your Smart Choice® Protection Period from 10 to 50 years and includes tear-off of the old roofing materials.
A GAF Master Elite roofer has a proven track record of installing all types of roofing materials with consistent quality. GAF cannot afford to extend strong warranties to inferior roofers. After all, a warranty is a specialized insurance policy, and GAF does not wish to pay out to homeowners for damages caused by poor installation from deficient roofers.
Your GAF Master Elite roofer will install the complete array of GAF roofing products correctly, according to factory-approved methods, and with factory-trained technicians.
Like most roofing materials manufacturers, GAF offers a wide range of shingles, ventilation, attic vents, roll roofing, and other residential roofing accessories. What some contractors will not tell you, however, is that GAF makes the highest-quality materials readily available to GAF Master Elite roofers, with other roofers left to depend on uncertain supply chains. Why? Because only GAF Master Elite roofers can be trusted by GAF to install these superior materials expertly, correctly, and reliably.
Science and homeownership are two spheres where skepticism helps. You have every reason to doubt the strength of a GAF Master Elite certification, and you should expect all prospective roofers to prove their abilities to you.
Being awarded the GAF Master Elite title is no mere sales gimmick. It is your path to finding a trustworthy, financially sound contractor.
Once your roof is installed, you need to know you can still turn to the same roofer two, three, or five years from now. GAF Master Elite roofers have proven their endurance in the challenging business of residential roofing.
North Port homeowners turn to Mark Kaufman Roofing for their roofing and attic insulation needs. Contact us today to learn more about our many services to make your home in Sarasota, Manatee, Lee, Charlotte, or Desoto county the jewel of your neighborhood.