GAF Warranty Options

GAF Shingle & Accessory Warranty

Investing in a new roof can be an expensive endeavor but the process can be even more costly when problems arise from improper installation and faulty materials. That’s where a warranty comes into play. There are numerous warranty options that should be looked into before investing in a new roof. Do investigate what’s out there before you rush into the roof of your dreams, as you want that new roof to be a permanent fixture, not one that requires constant repair or replacement. So, just what are the current GAF protection and warranty options available today?pections and repetitive testing, which suggests that any deterioration is unlikely, but it can occur on occasion and can be costly to repair and replace. GAF is aware of what can happen and has formulated coverage for GAF Lifetime Designer Shingles at 30 years, while GAF Timberline Lifetime shingles have 25 years of coverage, and GAF 3-Tab Shingles have 20 years of coverage.

System Plus Limited Warranty

Silver Pledge Warranty

Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty

GAF SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY

GAF ROOFING SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY

SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY

GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY

Eligibility Requirements

None! 
Great coverage accompanies purchase of the product.

Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor**

Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**

Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 5 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**

Warranty Term for GAF Shingles

Lifetime***

Lifetime***

Lifetime***

Lifetime***

Lifetime***

Smart Choice Protection Period****

10 Years

10 Years

50 Years
50 Years
50 Years
Algae Warranty Term
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
Wind Warranty Term
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years
15 Years
Maximum Wind Speed Coverage

130 mph with Special Installation****

WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.

WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.

WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.

WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.

Tear-Off
Not covered
Not covered

Covered
(when necessary)

Covered
(when necessary)

Covered
(when necessary)

Disposal

Not covered
Not covered
Not covered

Covered
(when necessary)

Covered
(when necessary)

Workmanship

Not covered
Not covered
Not covered
10 Years
25 Years

Workmanship

Shingle & Accessory
Limited Warranty
Roofing System
Limited Warranty
System Plus
Limited Warranty
Silver Pledge
Limited Warranty
Gold Pledge
Limited Warranty

Qualifying Shingles Timberline® HDZ Shingles, Timberline HD® Shingles, Timberline® HDZ RS+ Shingles, Timberline® HDZ RS Shingles, Timberline® NS Shingles, Timberline® AH Shingles, Timberline® AS II Shingles, Timberline® CS Shingles

* GAF Accessories covered under this limited warranty include: GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, and GAF Cobra Ventilation Products. This limited warranty does not cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow Ventilation Products, or ShingleMatch Roof Accessory Paint. Please go to gaf.com for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.

** Contractors enrolled in GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors, not employees or agents of GAF.

*** Definition of Lifetime: The word “Lifetime” means as long as you, the original owner(s) [or the second owner(s) if coverage was properly transferred during the Smart Choice Protection Period], own the property where the shingles and/or accessories are installed. The Lifetime warranty is applicable only to shingles and accessories installed on a single-family detached residence owned by individuals. For any other type of owner or building, such as a corporation, governmental entity, religious entity, condominium or homeowner association, school, apartment building, office building, or multi-use structure, the length of the warranty is 40 years.

**** Special Installation: Your GAF LayerLock-labeled Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if installed using 4 nails per shingle and you have GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Special Installation for all other GAF Shingles requires use of 6 nails per shingle and GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Your GAF Ridge Cap Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if your ridge cap shingles are installed in strict accordance with the “Maximum Wind Speed Coverage Under Limited Warranty” section of the applicable ridge cap shingle application instructions. For installations not eligible for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty, Maximum Wind Speed Coverage is 130mph with Special Installation or 110mph without Special Installation.

*****For installations not eligible for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty, Maximum Wind Speed Coverage is 130mph with Special Installation or 110mph without Special Installation.

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