GAF Roof Warranty Information

GAF’s Golden Pledge  Roof Warranty offers maximum coverage and the following advantages over the BASE and System+ Warranties:

  • 100% coverage for labor costs associated with workmanship or misapplication for 25 years* instead of 7 (* 20 year coverage on 3-tab shingles)
  • Tear-off of existing roofing AND disposal costs included at no extra cost for material defects as well as problems stemming from workmanship
  • 40 point factory inspection following project conclusion in order to insure quality installation, workmanship and optimum long term problem prevention

GAF’s System+ Roof Warranty offers considerable advantages of the BASE System Warranty:

  • Material defects covered for 50 years (20 years on 3-tab shingles)
  • Coverage extends to ENTIRE roofing system
  • Cost of installation is covered for the entire lifetime of the roof (only 25-30 years on 3-tab shingles
  • 100% coverage for labor costs associated with workmanship or misapplication for 7 years
  • 100% guarantee that installer is factory certified as GAF Elite (top 3% of all GAF roofing contractors)
  • Tear-off of existing roofing included at no extra cost for material defects

The BASE System  Roof Warranty is included with all roofing installations.

  • Material and labor covered for only 10 years through GAF, and less for 3-tab shingles
  • Coverage extends to defective materials only
  • Workmanship or misapplication of product is NOT covered
  • Tear-off and disposal costs not included
  • Installer is NOT necessarily certified by GAF
  • Factory inspection of completed work is not provided

The chart below describes the roof warranties available with roof installations from Ridge Top Exteriors.

GAF Ltd. Warranty Comparison Guide*


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BEST

System Warranty

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BETTER
System Warranty

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BASE
System Warranty

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Material Defect Coverage

100% Coverage Period
50 yrs.

(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

50 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
10 yrs.
(3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
Covers roofing system?
Yes,
covers entire system
Yes, covers entire system Yes, system coverage is available
Cost of installation labor included?
Lifetime
(25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
Lifetime
(25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
10 yrs.
(3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

Workmanship Coverage*

100% Coverage Period
25 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
(Coverage provided
and backed by GAF)

2 yrs.
(Typical coverage offered by contractor)


7 Years

None
Misapplication of certain flashings covered?
25 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
(Coverage provided
and backed by GAF)

2 yrs.
(Typical coverage offered by contractor)


7 Years

No
Installer certified?
Yes Yes No
(Anyone can install)
Tear-off costs included? (when necessary)
Yes
(For material defects or workmanship)
Yes
(For material defects only)
No
Disposal costs included? (when necessary)
Yes
(For material defects or workmanship)
No No

Problem Prevention

Exclusive 40-point factory inspection?
Yes No No

Peace of Mind*

“Maximum” wind coverage up to 130 mph Category 3
hurricane wind speed available?
Yes
(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Yes
(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Yes
(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Warranty transferable?
Yes Yes Yes
Free transfer?
Yes Yes Yes

* Check ltd. warranties for complete coverage and restrictions. Also note:

  • 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 are  installed. For owners/structures (e.g., a church) not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
  • Installer certification is only for installations covered by GAF system warranties.
  • Maximum wind coverage requires special installation.  See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.