It may surprise you to learn that in some states the requirements to work as a roofing contractor are quite lax. Some states have no requirements at all, and even though Florida has licensing and insurance requirements for roofers, Clearwater residents should know that there are still higher levels of certification and specialization offered by companies like GAF for specific roofing materials and techniques. GAF’s Master Elite Certification is a guarantee that your roofer knows how to best install and maintain GAF roofing products.
What does this mean? Let’s run down the requirements: GAF Master Elite roofers must have been in business a minimum of 7 years with 1 year in their certified program. They must have a 99% customer satisfaction rate according to surveys that GAF conducts independently. They must have a minimum of one million dollars in general liability coverage (four times the state’s minimum), good credit, a clean banking record and distributor reference, and no liens or unresolved complaints on their record. The vast majority of roofing companies cannot begin to meet these requirements, so if you find a roofer who has, you can know that they represent the highest quality in the business.
To be clear, a GAF Master Elite Certification is not exactly a warranty, though it offers a similar type of protection for the customer. Upon installation, a GAF representative inspects your roof. Any point that fails inspection will be immediately repaired by your certified roofer. Once your roof is certified by GAF, any part that fails is repairable or replaceable by GAF: that’s the value of a fifty-year, non-prorated or lifetime warranty, as well as a twenty-five-year workmanship warranty covering shingles, underlayment, ice/water shield, starter strips, ridge vents and caps, tear off, and tear off disposal.
Total costs are around 10-12% higher than your average roof installation, which is still less than you’d spend on a typically warranty. And considering that working with a certified roofer could save you a total of 55% of your roof under a warranty claim, it is certainly a sound investment in the life of your house.
Weatherproof Roofing is your Clearwater, FL GAF Master Elite Certified roofing contractor that strives to solve your emergency and home improvement roofing needs in a professional and timely manner. We offer the best and most reliable guarantees in the industry. Our phone support staff are ready for your call 24 hours a day. Why not call us right now?