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$200 rebate on new residential roof with Atlanta Roofing Contractor My Home Guys

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Get a $200 rebate when you purchase a Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty on a qualified roof from GAF Master Elite™ Contractor Schantz Home Improvement Company dba My Home Guys.  Our team will help you with the process to get your rebate. This is a GAF, the number one supplier of roofing materials in the US, rebate program, and it’s only available from a GAF Master Elite™ Contractor.

$200 roof rebate

Follow These Three Easy Steps:

  • Step 1: Between 3/1/13 and 5/31/13 have a qualified roof* installed by a GAF Master Elite™ Contractor and purchase a Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty for that roof.
  • Step 2: After your Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty is registered and GAF mails you the final warranty, print and fill out the rebate form, attach a copy of your Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty, and send these documents (a “Submission”) to GAF at:
    Attn: GAF Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty Rebate Program,
    1361 Alps Rd., Building 11-1, Wayne, NJ 07470
    or by Fax to 973-872-4215
    Attn: GAF Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty Rebate Program.

    All Submissions must be received by GAF no later than August 15, 2013.
    Note: Your GAF Master Elite™ Contractor has 45 days from the date your qualified roof* is installed to register and pay for your Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty, and you can expect to receive the warranty by mail from GAF about thirty days after it is registered.

  • Step 3: Wait 8-10 weeks for mailing of your rebate check.
  • For the status of your rebate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, visit
  • For any questions concerning your rebate check, please call (855) 433-8959.

*A qualified roof must fulfill these requirements:
1. The roof MUST be installed on a single-family detached residence in the U.S. or Canada owned by individual(s).
2. Your roof MUST be installed by a GAF Master Elite™ Roofing Contractor.
3. You MUST install a full roof; roofs installed on portions of buildings do not qualify.
4. The roof system must NOT be installed over an existing roof—all existing materials must be removed to the deck.
5. You MUST use GAF Roof Deck Protection (Deck-Armor™, Shingle-Mate®, Tiger Paw™, RoofPro™, or VersaShield®. If eligible products are not available, you may substitute any #30 ASTM D4869 felt or any #15 or #30 ASTM D226 felt.
6. You MUST use GAF Leak Barrier (Weather Watch® [any version], StormGuard®, or UnderRoof™ [any version]) in valleys and around dormers, side walls, firewalls, chimneys, plumbing vents, and skylights. In addition, in the North (see Leak Barrier usage map in the Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty Brochure), an eligible Leak Barrier product must also be used at all eaves to at least 24″ inside of the warm wall. Leak Barrier is highly recommended (but not required) at all roof rakes and other vulnerable leak areas.
7. You MUST use GAF pre-cut Starter Strip Shingles (only those with factory-applied adhesive) at the eaves (WeatherBlocker™, Pro-Start™, or QuickStart™ Peel & Stick Starter Roll). Note: To obtain maximum wind coverage, you must use eligible GAF pre-cut Starter Strip Shingles (with factory-applied adhesive) at the eaves and rakes and you must install each field shingle using 6 nails.
8. You MUST use a COBRA® Attic Ventilation product with adequate intake ventilation (Cobra® (roll), Cobra® Ridge Runner™ (rigid roll), Cobra® Rigid Vent 3™, Cobra® FasciaFlow™ Intake Ventilation, Cobra® Snow Country™, Cobra® Snow Country Advanced™, or Vented RidgeCrest™ (Note: GAF Master Flow® Exhaust Ventilation Products, which are covered by a separate limited warranty, can be substituted ONLY if COBRA® Ridge Ventilation cannot be installed due to a structure’s architecture, e.g., post and beam construction, shed roofs, etc.). In any event, ventilation should meet the following standards: Minimum net free ventilation area of 1 sq. foot/meter per 150 sq. feet/meters of ceiling area is required. When intake vents are located at the eaves and exhaust vents are located near the roof’s peak (in a properly balanced system) for maximum air flow, ventilation may be reduced to 1 sq. foot/meter per 300 sq. feet/meters.
9. You MUST use eligible GAF roofing shingles (Lifetime Shingles: Timberline® Natural Shadow™, Timberline® Prestique® 30, Timberline® HD™, Timberline® Prestique® 40, Timberline® ArmorShield™ II, Timberline® Cool Series, Timberline® Prestique® Lifetime, Timberline® Ultra HD™, Timberline® American Harvest™, Capstone®, Slateline®, Grand Sequoia®, Grand Canyon®, Country Mansion®, Grand Slate™, Camelot®, Camelot® 30, Camelot® II, Country Mansion® II, Grand Slate™ II, Timberline® Majestic 30 [available in Western Region only], Timberline® HD™, Grand Sequoia® IR, Woodland®, Monaco®, or Sienna™).
10. You MUST use GAF Ridge Cap Shingles (Timbertex®, Seal-A-Ridge®, Ridglass® Z® Ridge, Vented RidgeCrest™, or Grand Sequoia®/Grand Canyon®).
11. To improve the finished look of the roof, the use of ShingleMatch™ Roof Accessory Paint is highly recommended (but not required). ShingleMatch™ Roof Accessory Paint is covered by a separate limited warranty.
12. New metal flashing(s) MUST be installed [unless existing flashing(s) are in like-new condition or are at “unworkable” wall interfaces]. Metal drip edge MUST be used at eaves and is recommended (but not required) at rake edges.
13. Special Note: On projects that total more than 250 squares, the permanent Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty will be issued only if the project passes GAF’s final inspection. GAF reserves the right to withhold the warranty if the roof has not been installed according to GAF’s written application instructions. (GAF also strongly recommends that your GAF Master Elite™ Contractor schedule a start-up and at least one interim inspection on projects of 250 squares or more by contacting GAF at least three weeks prior to the start of roof work.)

Valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Limit one rebate per qualifying roof*. Limit one rebate per homeowner. Cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer. Offer void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Ineligible, incomplete, or illegible claims that do not comply with these terms will be rejected. GAF is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected, or postage due submissions. Improper redemption or use constitutes fraud. GAF reserves the right to audit all redemption claims. GAF reserves the right to cancel or modify rebate program at any time. Check will be made out to homeowner and mailed to the mailing address provided on the rebate form.

Residents of Canada may be subjected to additional bank fees when cashing their rebate check (rebate paid in US dollars).

new roof rebate form

How to find a contractor for your Hail and Storm Damaged property in Atlanta

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Spring time brings tornados, hail, high winds and heavy rain.  It also brings out unscrupulous contractors whose main interest is making a quick buck!  Take a deep breath if you have storm damage.  You do not need to make any quick decisions and DO NOT trust the guy because he seems so nice.  Do your homework, then hire a contractor.  Absolutely, have someone tarp and protect your home if emergency measures are needed, but stop right there.  Calm down, take the time to perform your due diligence, then make a decision.  What if you are reading this after you hired someone?  It may not be too late.  Georgia law provides a three day right of recision period just for this reason (five days for storm damage)  Georgia Residential Roofers Bill.  You can cancel the contract with no penalty.

What should you do for your due diligence?  I will answer that with a question.  What would you do if you were going to hire an employee (for twenty years or more that you could not fire without great expense).  Hmmm… makes you think a little bit doesn’t it.  First, search the GA corporate records to see when they incorporated.  Check their BBB record, online reviews, customer referrals (not 5, 10, or 20, but request list of at least 100 names and you choose who to call), photos of their work, call their supplier (ask them for numbers), and check their affiliations.  The end result is you are verifying the contractors credentials and making sure they are who the salesperson told you they are.

Be sure to visit with your contractor How to get your roofing contractor to bid your job

Be very cautious of hiring an out of state contractor.  Who will take care of warranty issues?  No one.  You are stuck.  They offer to give you a great deal and yes you can save a ton of money upfront – hundreds!  I can’t tell you how many calls we get to repair poor workmanship and I have to tell the owner it is not repairable.  For example, poor roof ventilation will cause premature shingle failure.  The $500 saved, means they will have to spend another $8000 to replace their 10-12 year old roof.  Other times, it is a matter of few hundred dollars to repair the poor work and then the home has a shingle color match issue.

There’s a lot of good roofing contractors, but unfortunately, the bad ones out weight the good by a long shot.  There are 21 GAF Master Elite contractors in Atlanta, and over 600 listed on  The vast majority are not accredited with the BBB either.

About us:  Schantz Home Improvement is a residential Atlanta Contractor specializing in Exterior Renovations including Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows and other needs.

Atlanta roof installation

Atlanta roof installation

How do you find an Atlanta roofing contractor

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
I’ve been involved in the construction field my entire life, except my 10 years as a CPA.  Many homeowners tell me they simply don’t have the time to meet OR only one spouse can meet.  It is simply a huge mistake by not meeting up with your contractor.  First, I have no idea what a homeowner is looking to achieve with their Atlanta roofing project.  Unless they are a roofer, I would have to say neither does any homeowner.  Will they have any real basis to compare roofing contractor bids if the contractor doesn’t know your specs?   Likely, the homeowner simply just doesn’t know how much they do not know and why should they know how to install a proper Atlanta roof anyway?  That’s why we meet with homeowners to explain the components and benefits.
Questions we need to know before bidding your project.  What does the homeowner require for their Atlanta roof?
3 tab shingle
Upgraded roof system
Basic roof
Warranty desired
GAF Golden Pledge lifetime warranty
Are you selling in 2 yrs, 5 yrs, or never
Ventilation needs
Leak barriers
Interior attic inspection
Hail damage insurance replacement.
Take a similar scenario.  Someone makes five calls to retailers and tells them to give them a price for a suit.  You tell them you don’t want the most expensive suit, but of good quality.  Nothing too fancy, but not cheap.   You will get five different prices for five different suits.  “Good quality” “cheap” “fancy” all have different meanings for everyone.  You can’t possible expect to make a decision on buying a suit that way so why in the world would you make a $8,000 purchase that way??
Would someone hire an employee off a resume?  They can fire them if they made the wrong choice, but a roof should last 25 years or even lifetime with the new materials out now.  I can’t tell you how many times I have encountered customers who got it handed to them by a contractor.  I hear it from 90% of the customers I visit.  Nearly 100% of customers I speak to have some story of incomplete work, poor work, late start, wrong materials, or just plain got ripped off since their Atlanta contractor never started or didn’t finish after they got some money.  The statistics state that 48% (yes 48%) of consumers would NEVER hire their contractor again.  Why?  They don’t do their homework and hire the wrong company or they are just naïve.
I am not writing this so we can come out to visit homes and “sell” Homeowners.  It is for their benefit.  Any contractor who  comes out to “drop” an estimate in your mailbox or emails it to homeowners is just not worth their weight in salt.  These Atlanta contractors don’t care about what YOU want, but rather what THEY want –  a quick buck from the unknowing customer.  There are too many ways to mislead the consumer with vague proposals, etc.
Unfortunately, unless the homeowner plans to meet up together, we have to decline to bid the job.  I’ve gone that route in the past and it ends up that everyone is unhappy with the project.  There are too many communication mishaps about what the homeowner thinks they are getting.
We will gladly meet up at a convenient time of your choosing to discuss and educate a homeowner about their Atlanta roofing project and make it a successful one, even if they choose not to hire us!
About us:  Schantz Home Improvement is an Atlanta Residential Contractor specializing in Exterior Renovations including Roofing, Siding, and replacement windows
Atlanta Roof completion

Atlanta Roof completion

Caution when using BBB rating to choose a contractor or any other business

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

A bad rating on with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) can expose risks of hiring a contractor. But what about a good rating? The reality is that an A rating can be absolutely meaningless. There have been many reports of PAY FOR PLAY to get good ratings and make complaints disappear.

We learned this first hand in 2010, when we accidentally discovered a local Atlanta Roofing Contractor was making false claims: They advertised the following credentials on their web site:

  • A Georgia Corporation
  • A GAF Master Elite roofer
  • A member of the NRCA
  • A member of Certified Contractors Network

All of this was completely made up.

Upon reporting this A rated company to the BBB for false advertising, the BBB asked them to modify their web site, which it eventually did. While it is not the BBB’s  responsibility to track down dishonest companies, isn’t their role to report to the consumer when a company is not reliable?  Let’s face it, the word “Accedited” means “Endorsed.” If a company falsely advertises to appear to have credentials that they don’t, wouldn’t you want to know that?  There will be no recourse if you are caught?  That’s right. Per the BBB.  “we only report on those who do not respond or who will not modify their advertising. ”

This is an excellent investigative report by ABC on the BBB in 2010. Terror Group Gets ‘A’ Rating From Better Business Bureau?

“BBB accreditation does not mean that the business’ products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business’ product quality or competency in performing services.”



GAF shingles roofing customer endorses Schantz Home Improvement

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Video shows new GAF shingles roof project in progress as Greg Schantz narrates about siding, windows, roofing, gutters services. Quality work. Don’t take a chance, go with Schantz. A Kudzu production for companies with great reviews.

Roofs For Troops- GAF Rebate for active and retired military personnel

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Attention Active Military, Veterans, and Retirees. GAF – a U.S.-based corporation – is giving back to our troops.
Receive a $300 rebate off your Lifetime Roofing System* when installed by a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor!

Thank you for your sacrifice and your commitment.

roofs for troops offer

Valid in the U.S. only. Limit one rebate per qualifying individual. Limit one rebate per Lifetime Roofing System* installed by a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Rebate form must be received by January 31, 2013. Improper redemption or use constitutes fraud. GAF reserves the right to audit all redemption claims. GAF reserves the right to cancel or modify rebate program at any time.

*See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. 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. Lifetime ltd. warranty on accessories requires the use of at least three qualifying GAF accessories and the use of Lifetime Shingles.

* New rebate form as of 1/25/2012

Click Here To

and follow the simple instructions.

CLICK HERE to find a GAF Factory-Certified Contractor in your area or if you are in the Atlanta, Ga region, contact Schantz Home Improvement, a  GAF
Factory-Certified Master Elite Contractor

Looking for an Atlanta Roofing Contractor?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Avoid contractor nightmares and get your new roof from Schantz Home Improvement, a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor. We’re running our best deal ever for 3 days only! Name your own roof price and save thousands more with a FREE lifetime manufacturer warranty.
lifetime roof warranty gaf

Atlanta Roofing Special- Name your Price on Roofs with Lifetime Warranty this 2012 weekend only!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

We need to sell 2 roofs to meet our quota. This is not a “fake” promotion. You will never get a better price ever! GAF Lifetime Warranty roof promotion on materials and workmanship. We will accept any reasonable offer. You will never pay for a repair again.

More details coming in the next two hours, however, if you’re looking for a roofing contractor, don’t delay and call 404 522 HOME right now.

lifetime roof warranty gaf


About Schantz Home Improvement: Schantz Home Improvement Company of Atlanta, Ga. has earned the distinction of being appointed a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor by GAF. We only use high quality products with superior manufacturers warranties, and even offer a limited lifetime roofing warranty. This, we believe, will allow for years of worry-free enjoyment of your home improvement in your most important investment, your home. When comparing roofing companies, it’s critical to compare materials as well.


Cold weather roof installations

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Is it acceptable to install a roof in cold weather? The quick answer is yes.  However, the roof shingles need warm weather to seal.  There is a “tar line” on all shingles that when heated will seal to the shingle below it.  This means the roof essentially becomes a solid sealed surface.  The only issue that may arise if  the shingles do not seal due to cold weather is “shingle blow off.”  High winds could potentially blow shingles off the roof.  However, proper nailing will make this highly unlikely.  One exception is that low slope roof materials generally require the temperature to be a minimum of 50 degrees.  Theses materials are not nailed and need to seal in order to protect the roof and home from water infiltration.


roof system prepare for cold weather

5 Reasons to choose Schantz to repair Atlanta roof hail damage

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

If your roof in the Atlanta region was damaged by recent hail, here’s 5 reasons to call Schantz Home Improvement.

  1. Whether you need roofing repairs to return to the original condition, or a completely new roof of newer quality, we’ll help you make the decision based on budget, value, insurance recovery and other factors so you can make an informed decision.
  2. A written agreement with clear list of all materials and workmanship is standard. Most contractors give you a one page proposal and since homeowners are usually not roofing experts, they don’t realize what’s omitted or substandard until the project is underway.
  3. Master Elite Roofing Certification. It’s not just a piece of paper. Because of their unique training and factory-certified status, roofs installed by Master Elite™ Contractors are eligible for special warranties — all backed by GAF’s financial clout as North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. After all, a warranty is only as good as the manufacturer that stands behind it. With a GAF roof, you know that you will be covered throughout the warranty period —without fail!
  4. If appropriate, we’ll offer an option to purchase a 50 year warranty for  your roof at a substantial discount- 80% off for installs completed by May 31, 2011.  That’s right, while some contractors charge higher prices after a storm, we’re offering a special deal. Why? We’re not a fly by night operation swooping in and we want your referrals for future business.
  5. A clean work site. We wouldn’t want to live in the middle of an unsafe construction site and know you don’t want to either.  We keep things tidy as your project progresses and when we’re done, our inspection team will make sure your yard is cleaned properly of any debris.
  6. BONUS: We do more than just roofs! Our contracting services include windows, doors, siding, and much more.

About Schantz Home Improvement:  Schantz Home Improvement Company of Atlanta, Ga. provides contracting services for a variety of exterior home projects. Schantz is not a professional sales organization like many contracting companies. We send an experienced estimator to your home that possesses extensive construction knowledge. We feel it is imperative to understand the complete construction of your home in order to evaluate the proper solution for your home improvement project. Merely understanding a window or piece of siding is not sufficient. We will offer you the solution that provides the best VALUE for your situation.