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50 year residential roofing warranty – Atlanta Georgia

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Our 50 year roof warranty offer is now even better! Schantz Home Improvement is offering a limited time only special with 80% off GAF Golden Pledge 50 YR 100% replacement warranty.

GAF Golden Pledge

GAF will replace or repair your roof for FREE for 50 years for material defects or 25 years for workmanship defects. The warranty transfers when you sell your home. You will pay nothing for repairs for the next 25 or 50 years depending on the issue with the roof. Must complete installation by 5/29/11. FIRST 5 customers only. Hurry- don’t miss out.

Who is GAF? GAF is North America’s largest roofing materials manufacturer.

Why use GAF products? Proven quality, wide range of materials, and the manufacturer provides the warranty and maintains the warranty records so you have peace of mind.

Why hire  Schantz Home Improvement for your roofing contractor?

Schantz Home Improvement joins an elite group of contractors with the Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractor Certification. To be awarded this recognition, Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractors have undergone Factory Certification and have committed to specific principles and values in their selling practices, business process and installation methods.

The GAF Materials Corporation products being sold and installed are backed By GAF, America’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer. A commitment to providing you with an effective and comprehensive roofing system that delivers satisfaction for years to come is the hallmark of membership in the extremely select national group of GAF Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractors.

In 2004 there were approximately 700 licensed roofing contractors. Less than 20 (2%) were approved as GAF Certified Master Elite Roofers.

“Schantz has always strived to provide exceptional service, ” said Greg Schantz, President of Schantz Home Improvement. “Now our customers have an added level of comfort provided by GAF and their special warranty program for customers of Certified Master Elite Roofers.”

Unfortunately we’ve discovered several local Atlanta roofing contractors advertising they are GAF certified when in fact they are not.  Schantz Home Improvement has an authentic certificate and you can always validate our certification by contacting GAF directly, including searching their web site.

How can I get the best deal for home renovations in Atlanta Georgia?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Finding a good contractor in Atlanta can be a real nightmare. The other day a prospective customer called said he and his wife felt they could trust Schantz Home Improvement more than the other companies they met with. He wanted to choose the Schantz team, but had received one quote about the same, and one significantly lower, more than 20% less. He asked if we could match.

Significant price gaps in proposals should be a big red flag. Much like buying a car, if the specifications are exactly the same, the price differences shouldn’t be that significant from contractor to contractor. Sure, there will be some variances, but 20% is unlikely, especially on a larger project.

The prospective customer gladly faxed a copy of the proposal. The contract was one page which said simply, “replace roof” and ” 5-year guarantee”. Other than that, it was simply the contractor information and the customer address. It doesn’t matter who the contractor is or how long the company has been in business. If you ever see anything like this RUN! The entire project is left completely to verbal communication and the homeowner has no recourse if unhappy with any aspect of the work.

Most homeowners will tell you a key reason they choose Schantz Home Improvement is because of our proposal detail. This establishes a high level of trust and eliminates misunderstandings after the project is underway. Some contractors won’t put in detail “because the homeowner won’t understand it anyway.” Our philosophy is to educate homeowners, making them aware of quality differences between materials so they can make knowledgable choices.

So the next time you’re looking for a great deal, make sure you compare the details. The project scope and materials should be clearly outlined, right down to the nails being used in the project.

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.

“Worry-Free”And “Hassle-Free” Warranty Options
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.

GAF Announces Groundbreaking Lifetime Limited Warranty On All Of Its Laminated Roofing Shingles

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Homeowners To Benefit From Multiple Decades Increase In Warranted Performance*

WAYNE, NJ (1/2011) – GAF, North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer, is announcing groundbreaking changes to its laminated shingle warranties. Effective January 1, 2011, every GAF laminated shingle, including all Timberline® shingles—the #1-selling shingles in North America—will be covered by a lifetime ltd. warranty when installed on single family residences (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer.

This revolutionary change has been made possible by GAF’s Advanced Protection™ technology, which was first introduced in 2007. This innovative shingle technology has resulted in shingles that offer improved performance, including superior durability and wind resistance. GAF is so confident in the performance of its Advanced Protection™ shingles that it has decided to make this unprecedented improvement in its warranties.

“As a company, we are committed to advanced quality, industry-leading expertise, and solutions that make our customers’ lives simple — which is what this warranty upgrade is all about,” stated Bob Tafaro, President and CEO of GAF. “Contractors will benefit from knowing that they can stand with confidence behind every installation of GAF laminated shingles. Homeowners will benefit from knowing that their installed shingles are warranted for a lifetime, adding significant value to their home.”

GAF has also upgraded the coverage of its Golden Pledge® and System Plus limited warranties, which are offered exclusively by its GAF-certified contractors.

“We are especially excited to announce this warranty upgrade, given that 2011 is GAF’s 125th anniversary as a company. At a time when Americans are facing so much uncertainty about the future, you can be sure that GAF will be there decades from now to stand by the performance of our roofing products. This warranty upgrade will reinforce both our leadership position in the industry and our promise of excellence to our customers,” said Tafaro.

*Ask your sales representative at Schantz Home Improvement for specific warranty terms and conditions.
gaf lifetime shingles warranty

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel.

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. 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.

FAQs About GAF’s Warranty Upgrade
What changes are being made to GAF’s laminated shingle warranties?

* Effective Immediately…
all GAF laminated shingles installed after January 1, 2011 are automatically covered by a Lifetime ltd. warranty!

* The word “lifetime” means…
as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner, if coverage was properly transferred during the Smart Choice® Protection Period), owns the property where the shingles are installed. See ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.

What if the product wrapper indicates that the warranty term is 30 years or 40 years?

* Existing inventory…
All laminated shingles are now upgraded to a lifetime ltd. warranty – even if the language on the package refers to a 30 or 40 year warranty.

* Need proof?…
For consumers who want proof that existing inventories are now covered by a lifetime ltd. warranty, a special certificate is available at www.gaf.com/upgrade. (Note: Use of the certificate is not required to obtain the upgraded coverage.)

Which geographies are affected? All of the United States and Canada
How is GAF able to make such a major warranty upgrade?

This upgrade is possible due to the exceptional performance of GAF’s Advanced Protection™ shingles, which we first introduced in 2007. This has resulted in…

* Improved shingle quality…
by redistributing asphalt to the critical weathering layer (where it’s most needed!), re-formulating the self-seal adhesive, and enhancing the fiberglass mat.

* Improved wind performance…
all shingles now pass ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and D7158 Class H 150 mph, the highest ratings available (testing performed by Underwriters Laboratories, a respected, independent organization).

* Improved environmental impact…
due to lower unnecessary material usage.

Will product names be changing?
During 2011, the following product name changes will be made:
Current Name Future Name
Timberline® Prestique® 30 Timberline® HD™
Timberline® Prestique® 40 Being discontinued
Timberline® Prestique® Lifetime Timberline® Ultra HD™
Camelot® 30 Camelot® II
Timberline® Majestic™ 30
(available in limited areas only) Timberline® Majestic™
(available in limited areas only)
Note: Other than the five products listed above, no other product names will be changing!
When will updated product wrappers and shrouds begin to appear in the marketplace with the Future Names and warranties? Updated wrappers and shrouds will be phased in during Q2/Q3, 2011.
What names do I use in the meantime to place orders? You can place orders for product using the Current or Future Names. For the time being, our invoices and statements will reflect the Current Names. At some point in 2011, our invoices and statements will begin to use the Future Names. We will advise you when that will occur.
Have the products themselves changed? No, other than our normal ongoing process of continuous improvement, the products are essentially the same. Therefore, they do NOT require a Do-Not-Mix. GAF is upgrading its warranties based on its Advanced Protection™ shingle design that was phased in beginning in 2007.
Do I get a Lifetime ltd. warranty on products carrying 30 and 40 year warranties that were installed in 2010? No. While there is essentially no physical difference in product installed in 2011 vs. 2010, we wanted to select a single upgrade date and chose a time of the year when installations are relatively low to make this change.
Why should I continue to install products labeled as having a 30 or 40 year warranty term? Because these products now carry a lifetime limited warranty, subject to the terms of our lifetime ltd. warranty for all laminated shingles.
What is happening to three-tab (strip) shingles? Three-tab shingle warranties remain unchanged.
If all laminates carry a lifetime warranty, why buy Designer Lifetime shingles? Because of their exceptional appearance! Besides being especially durable, Designer Lifetime shingles are beautiful, stylish, and their extra thickness gives them added dimensionality. For instance, Timberline® Ultra HD™ (currently known as Timberline® Prestique® Lifetime) has been designed for added dimensionality (it’s up to 50% thicker than Timberline® HD™)

GAF extreme shingle testing video

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

GAF shingles can withstand the more torrential downpours and even hurricanes.

Check out the GAF extreme shingle testing video

GAF roofing shingles video test

 

GAF Materials voted best shingles by Builders Mag 2010

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

GAF Materials Corporation Secures Highest Quality Rating in Builder Magazine’s 2010 Brand Use Study

WAYNE, NJ (07/2010) – GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, has secured the top Quality Rated Brand for asphalt/fiberglass shingles in Builder Magazine’s 2010 Brand Use Study. Sponsored by Hanley Wood, the survey questioned 10,800 builders, builder-developers and general contractors about their familiarity with, use of, and opinions about brands in 81 product categories. Paul Bromfield, Senior Vice President, Marketing states, “GAF-Elk is pleased to be recognized for our high level of quality by the very people who install our product. As a leader in roofing since 1886, we have a long history of focusing on innovation driving us towards continuous improvement efforts – including our Advanced Protection technology. By enhancing the materials we use, we have created stronger, more durable shingles that weigh less and waste fewer natural resources.” GAF-Elk brands garnered the top three spots for quality in the asphalt/fiberglass shingles category, demonstrating the strength and breadth of GAF-Elk shingle lines, each of which is constructed with the Advanced Protection technology. This continuously evolving technology has led to the design of shingles that have improved performance, including superior wind resistance, while being more environmentally friendly due to lower unnecessary material usage. There are many aspects of the approach, most of which are proprietary:

  • Using a state-of-the-art fiberglass mat technology with automated processes that eliminate unnecessary filler weight while optimizing the protective asphalt to deliver performance. This results in a lower weight shingle with advanced protection against cracking, tearing, and severe winds.
  • Using the lowest profile glass mat in North America as well as proprietary processes, binders, and fiber strand orientation for optimal composite performance. Its reduced weight allows a greater percent of asphalt in the top or weathering layer, greater flexibility for bending with fewer cross-sectional mat cracking stresses, and contains higher fiber density making it stronger.
  • The shingles better withstand thermal cracking during severe temperature swings (150°F to 0°F) before the shingle cracks. In one sample, GAF-Elk shingles performed 33% better in thermal cracking than a competitor’s heavier shingle, again proving that performance is not correlated to weight.

With the improved wind performance that Advanced Protection technology has helped deliver, every shingle GAF-Elk now manufactures passes ASTM’s two toughest wind tests: ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM D7158 Class H 150 mph. These Advanced Protection product enhancements were made possible due to GAF-Elk’s world class R&D, which utilized sophisticated computer modeling to map each shingle into 10,000 pieces to predict how the new optimized shingle would perform. This same type of modeling, also known as 3 dimensional finite element analyses, is used by PhDs to design lighter aircraft that last longer. “We are committed to both the creation of superior roofing products and our corporate sustainability initiatives,” continued Bromfield. “This Advanced Protection technology has furthered our progress in both areas.”

About GAF Materials Corporation GAF Materials Corporation is the largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF-Elk brand) and low-slope roofing systems (marketed under the GAF brand), which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF-Elk has developed Advanced Protection shingle technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance, while reducing the use of scarce natural resources.

The Company also supports the industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel.

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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. 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.