Many people like to purchase products with a warranty because it makes you feel better about spending money when you believe there is a quality guarantee. However, it’s important to understand that a roofing warranty is really only as good as the company that is behind that warranty. For that reason you want to work with a Madison, MS roofing contractor that provides high quality installations and a roofing manufacturer that builds the best quality products.
GAF, a leading manufacturer of roofing materials in America for decades, offers one of the best warranties in the business. As a potential roof buyer, you should know that GAF actually offers three different warranty options. Here is a quick comparison to help you determine which is right for you—they call them the Base, Better, and Best System Warranties.
Material Defect Coverage
If you find a defect in your GAF roofing materials, the warranties will cover 100 percent of the costs to replace them. The amount of time you get full coverage depends on the warranty:
- BASE System: 10 years with available roofing system coverage and cost of installation labor included for all 10 years.
- BETTER & BEST Systems: 50 years, with roofing system coverage included, and installation coverage available for life (as long as you remain in the home).
This type of coverage might be offered by your Madison, MS roofing contractor, but some of the GAF warranties also include workmanship coverage. While the Base System doesn’t include it, you can get two-year coverage with the Better System, and 25-year coverage with the Best System Warranty. The same coverage periods are applicable for misapplication of certain flashings.
The choice of which roofing contractor to hire in Madison, MS can impact your warranty. The GAF Base System warranty does not require a certified installer, but the Better and Best Systems both require a GAF certified installer to be valid.
GAF also offers tear-off costs for Better and Best System warranties, plus an exclusive 40-point factor inspection with both of these warranties so you can avoid problems down the road. Disposal costs are included as part of the Best System warranty only.
Some additional perks available on all GAF warranties to provide you with added peace of mind include:
- Maximum wind coverage up to 130 mph Category 3 hurricane wind speeds (except on 3-tab shingles, and some restrictions may apply)
- Transferrable warranty
- Free transfer available
When it comes to roofing materials, quality matters, and GAF has been in the business of quality for many years. Contact a Madison, MS roofer today to find out more about how to get these roofing materials on your home.