93% of property owners would recommend their GAF Master Elite® Contractor to others based on a survey of over 28,000 property owners in the U.S served by GAF factory-certified contractors.
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT A GAF MASTER ELITE ROOFER?
All roofing companies are required to be licensed by the state of Oregon. However, the roofers that they hire to complete the work do not have to be licensed or certified. This can make it difficult for a homeowner to choose a roofing company that will deliver a solid, dependable roof that will last.
Also, the quality of roofing materials can very from roofs destined to last for up to 10 years to roofs that are warrantied for up to 50 years. To help regulate the industry, a few shingle manufacturers have come up with a certification program that allows contractors to offer better warranties and offer more protection than non-certified roofers. These standard certifications usually require the roofer to use 3 of their systems components, such as felt, ice and water shield, shingles, etc to get an upgraded warranty.
That sounds great, but what if the other components don't hold up? This is why often homeowners can't collect on a warranty due to complicating circumstances. There can be other factors that disqualify the property owner from getting reimbursed, such as improper ventilation, insulation in the attic and other common problems. The tendency is to blame the roofer, but they may have only been responsible for the actual roof, rather than the complete roofing system.
Hire a roofing company that has earned the title of GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor. Master Elite contractors make up only 2% of the total roofers nationwide. The reason? It is very hard to meet the high standards required for their certification. The qualifying roofing company must demonstrate the following:
Minimum 7 years in business - 1 year in their certified program
99% customer satisfaction bsed on independent surveys from GAF
1 million general liability coverage + proper and valid workers compensation