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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 TrackMyPromo.com
  • 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

GAF Introduces New TruSlate Genuine Slate Color Line

Friday, April 5th, 2013

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to announce its new TruSlate color line—featuring the Americana Collection, which includes five Vermont slates, and the International Collection, which offers three international slates. All slates in the lineup are ASTM C406-S1 rated—the highest rating for quarried roofing slates.

 

The Vermont-sourced Americana Collection includes slates that have been used for over 100 years on some of the most prestigious properties and institutions throughout North America. They are known for their performance, quality control, reputation, and unique colors. The line includes Meadow Green, Charcoal, Autumn Dusk, Antique Purple, and Rustic Red. The International Collection colors are Greystone, Mystic Grey, and Onyx Black.

 

Whether you’re looking for a classic slate look or a truly unique roof that is the talk of your community, The TruSlate Premium Roofing System offers a rich and diverse color palette of S1-grade slates to help satisfy every property owner’s personal taste and to complement their home’s design and exterior color scheme.

Property owners can select one TruSlate color for their entire roof or can mix and match colors to create a truly unique-looking roof. The choice is ultimately based on personal preference and design objective.GAF truslate

About GAF

Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced ProtectionShingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also 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.

GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 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.

GAF announces CREST roof energy calculator

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

March 20, 2013 – GAF has announced CREST—the Cool Roof Energy and Sustainability Tool—to help contractors, consultants and building owners compare the energy cost savings of different roofing systems options. Available at www.cool.gaf.com, CREST is mobile-enabled, with preloaded utility cost information by postal code. According to GAF, CREST allows the building professional to print a customized report that includes images of the building site from publicly-available, internet-based mapping services, and searches rebates to the postal code level, including municipal and utility rebates, to help offer a truer sense of the real costs and benefits of different roofing system decisions. To help ease the process of projecting peak energy loads, CREST queries both the Oak Ridge National Labs (ORNL) “CoolCalc” and “CoolCalc Peak” calculators in a single step.

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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.

GAF Stays Ahead of the New ‘Green’ Codes

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Sustainability codes and guidelines have made an impact on the construction industry. In roofing, the influence of LEED, Title24, Miami 21, Global Cool Cities Alliance, and other programs and initiatives is undeniable. Major property owners, including the U.S. Navy, have mandated white roofs for their properties; and many more property owners are asking about sustainability. GAF, North America’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer, has been proactive with products and services that help roofing professionals and property owners meet these standards while providing the building performance that they need. With the adoption of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) expected to begin as early as 2012 in some jurisdictions, GAF offers a wide range of products that meet or exceed the code’s requirements – such as innovative products like EverGuard® Extreme® TPO – confirming the company’s leadership role in the roofing market.

EverGuard® Extreme® TPO is the first product designed for applications of solar on rooftops, with exceptional durability and the reflectivity needed for these installations. This durability makes it an ideal product for any roof, especially where property owners are looking to meet sustainability guidelines, earn LEED credits, or prepare for a future solar installation. EverGuard® Extreme® is only the latest of GAF’s products that supports these new sustainability codes; Energy Cap™ BUR and SBS sheets were the first asphaltic membrane products to meet the requirements of Title 24 and other white roof standards, and will also meet IgCC requirements. Among the many other GAF products that meet the requirements of the new code are Timberline® Cool Series™ shingles, TOPCOAT® roof coatings, and GardenScapes™ vegetative roofing.

Additionally, GAF offers programs and services that make it easier for contractors to comply with these codes. GAF has addressed making recycling more accessible in a number of ways, including a multi-year sponsorship of the Construction Materials Recycling Association’s  (CMRA) Find-A-Recycler section of shinglerecycling.org, as well as the creation of the Certified Green Contractor program, which rewards contractors for their recycling contributions.

According to Bob Tafaro, President and CEO, “Sustainability means different things to different people. At GAF we take a pragmatic approach, which means offering the right solutions for our customers as well as focusing on using resources wisely, efficiency in operations, and end-of-life outcomes for our products.”

GAF’s operations have led the way in sustainability. GAF was the first major shingle manufacturer to have recycling at each of its shingle plants, and now has two zero-waste-to-landfill manufacturing facilities, with a goal of adding many more. “Our manufacturing process is very resource-efficient,” stated Martin Grohman, Director of Sustainability at GAF. “In addition to shingles, our plants recycle metal, cardboard, and oils, as well as everyday items like batteries, paper, inks and toners, and CFLs.”

While these new codes will continue to mean changes for the construction industry, GAF will continue to lead the way with products, services, and operations that meet the toughest requirements of both the most stringent codes and the most demanding property owners.

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 125,000 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. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

GAF’s “Ugliest Roof in America” Contest Winners to be Featured on Lifetime’s Designing Spaces

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, recently partnered with the Lifetime Network’s Designing Spaces to offer a free roofing system to the winner of its “Ugliest Roof in America” contest. The roofing system is valued at up to $15,000 and the winner will be featured on a segment of Designing Spaces. Entrants were asked to submit photos showing the condition of their roof as well as a story about the hardships that their roof is causing in their lives

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After reviewing an avalanche of submissions that came in through the company website, the GAF decision panel selected Eileen and Jorge Tello and their daughter Emmalie of Port Chester, NY as the winners of the new roofing system. The Tello family’s old roof was literally falling off of the house; shingles were missing, granules were gone, and every time it rained, water would stream into their home. With Eileen’s heart condition and expensive medications, it caused a considerable financial burden when she lost her job and health insurance. Jorge is self-employed and a portion of the family’s income comes from tenants who live on the second floor of their home. If the roof continued leaking into the tenants’ apartment, the Tellos would lose a valuable source of income.

“It was an incredibly difficult decision to select a winner, but in the end we at GAF agreed that the Tellos were a very deserving family with a very ugly and dysfunctional roof,” stated Paul Bromfield, senior vice president of marketing at GAF. “Everyone on our decision panel felt good about being able to make a life-changing contribution to a family in need.”

GAF spared no expense, installing Camelot®, its most popular Lifetime Designer Shingle. Other system components contributed towards the home included Deck-Armor™ roof deck protection, Weather Watch® leak barrier, Pro-Start™ starter strip shingles, Cobra® ridge vent, and Timbertex® premium ridge cap shingles. The installation occurred in late August and was taped for a Designing Spaces segment that will air on Friday, October 21 and Friday, October 28 at 7:30am.

Designing Spaces is a half-hour informative series that guides viewers on how to make their homes more beautiful and functional.

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 125,000 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. For more information about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.

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.

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.

Roofing warranty for your Atlanta home

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Did you know you you can get a roofing warranty up to 50 years?

Another benefit of hiring a GAF Certified Master Elite Roofer is the incredible warranties we can offer you such as with the GAF-ELK system.   When you replace your roof with Schantz Home Improvement Company, you get not only our quality, but GAF-ELK warranties.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Warranties

Why Are Warranties Important?


A new roof is a big investment, typically involving thousands of your hard-earned dollars and lasting 25, 30, 40 years or more. As with any big investment, knowing in advance what your warranty covers could save you thousands in the event that problems arise with your roof.
What Are The Chances Of Having A Problem With My New GAF-Elk Roof?


Based on our state-of-the-art manufacturing process, the odds of having a problem with a new GAF-Elk roof are miniscule. On the other hand, while serious problems with GAF-Elk roofing materials are rare, if you were to have a problem, it can be as expensive to fix as your roof originally cost. So while the risk of having a problem is low, the cost if you do have a serious problem can be high.
What About Problems With Installation?


GAF-Elk’s studies indicate that more than two-thirds of the problems that people experience with their new roofs are due to the contractor’s workmanship—not the roofing materials. This is an important distinction to keep in mind when deciding on warranty coverage.
What Should I Look For In A Roofing Warranty?


Basically, there are two types of coverage that you should ask your contractor about: coverage against material defects and coverage against workmanship errors.

Tell Me About Coverage Against Material Defects…


To the best of our knowledge, all roofing products come with a warranty against material defects, although your exact coverage will vary depending on the brand. For example, a typical shingle warranty will cover material defects for a period of 20, 30, 40 years or more. The warranty on the other components of your roofing system can vary from as little as a few months to several years. It is important to remember that coverage against material defects is provided by the manufacturer, so you should select a brand from a manufacturer who is financially strong and therefore more likely to be in business for as long as you own your roof—which could be several decades!
What Is GAF-Elk’s “Smart Choice® Protection Period”?


GAF-Elk’s warranties come with a special provision called the Smart Choice® Protection Period that covers you against material defects during the critical early years of your new roof. During this period, in the event that you experience a material defect on covered components, GAF-Elk will provide you with 100% replacement materials and the reasonable cost of labor to install them. This is important because some roofing warranties may only provide replacement materials, but not the labor to install them.

What Is The GAF-Elk Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty?


The GAF-Elk Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty provides coverage against material defects for all major GAF-Elk components on your roof (not just your shingles)—so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that, if any covered roofing component fails, it will be covered by the warranty (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). The warranty is available through GAF-Elk certified contractors, and is a low-cost way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated coverage (against material defects) on your new roofing system.

How Do I Get Coverage Against Workmanship Errors?


Many roofing contractors provide their own warranty against errors in workmanship, sometimes for as long as ten years or more. Obviously, that coverage is only good for as long as the contractor remains in business. Since roofing is a “high turnover” occupation, the majority of roofing contractors are out of business within five years—far less than the life of your new roof—making the warranty worthless and leaving you with nowhere to turn in the event that you have a workmanship problem.
Are There Any Manufacturers Who Will Cover The Contractor’s Workmanship?


Until relatively recently, there were no manufacturers that provided warranty coverage against errors in the contractors’ workmanship. Recognizing this obvious need, GAF-Elk introduced the Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty—the first manufacturer’s warranty to cover both material defects and the contractor’s workmanship (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). Whether or not your contractor remains in business, GAF-Elk will stand behind his workmanship for 20 years! The Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty is available only through GAF-Elk Master Elite™ Contractors, who are factory-certified by GAF-Elk. The warranty even includes an inspection by GAF-Elk’s independent inspectors after your new roof has been completed to insure proper installation. It is the strongest, safest warranty available in roofing today. Your Master Elite Contractor can provide a price for the warranty when he gives you a quote for your new roof.
How Do I File A Claim If I Have A Material Defect On My GAF-Elk Shingles?


Before you proceed, if possible you should locate a copy of your GAF-Elk warranty and a copy of the contractor’s invoice, contract, or original estimate. You will also need to provide the date applied, proof that you were the owner when the shingles were installed (or that the warranty was properly transferred to you),and the number of squares applied(1 square = 100 square feet). Then call our Warranty Service Department toll-free at 1-800-458-1860, and let us know the nature of your complaint.