GAF

GAF Warranty Comparison Guide
Material Defect Coverage*
100% coverage period
35, or 10 yrs.
20 yrs.
(Most Shingles)
50 yrs.
(LifetimeShingles)
20 yrs.
(Most Shingles)
50 yrs.
(Lifetime Shingles)
Covers roofing system?
No
(Just Shingles)
Yes
(Entire System)
Yes
(Entire System)
Cost of installation labor included?
3, 5, or 10 yrs.
25 yrs. to Lifetime
25 yrs. to
Lifetime
Workmanship Coverage*
100% coverage period
None
None
20 yrs.
(provided by GAF)
Misapplication of flashings covered?
No
No
20 yrs.
(provided by GAF)
Installer certified?
No
(Anyone can install)
Yes
(Only GAF Certified™ or Master Elite® Contractors can install)
Yes
(Only GAF Master Elite® Contractors can install)
Tear-off costs included? (when required)
No
Yes
(For material defects only)
Yes
Disposal costs included? (when required)
No
No
Yes
Problem Prevention
Exclusive 40-point factory inspection?
No
No
Yes
Peace of Mind
“Maximum” wind coverage up to 130 mph Category 3 hurricane wind speed available?
No
Yes
Yes
Warranty transferable?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Free transfer?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Good Housekeeping Seal
Good Housekeeping Protection?
Yes
Yes
Yes
* Review ltd. warranties for complete coverage and restrictions. Also note:

  1. 50-year coverage period for “lifetime” shingles applies only
    to single family detached residences; for all other structures,
    coverage period is 20 years
  2. Installer certification is related only to installations covered by GAF system warranties
  3. Maximum wind coverage requires special installation
  4. The GAF Smart Choice® Roof System Solution has earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal, which means that Good Housekeeping stands behind the products in this system. (Refer to Good Housekeeping magazine for its consumer protection policy.)