GAF Announces Major Warranty Upgrade!

GAF Materials Corporation, North America’s largest roofing and ventilation manufacturer announced changes to it’s laminated shingle warranties.  Effective immediately, every GAF laminated shingle installed after January 1, 2011 is covered by a Lifetime limited warranty.  This applies to all shingles in packages marked with a 30 or 40 year warranty regardless of what the language on the wrapper states.  GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer.

GAF states that this revolutionary change has been made possible by their Advanced Protection Technology, which was first introduced in 2007.  This cutting-edge technology has added improved performance by redistributing asphalt to the critical weathering layer (where it’s most needed), re-formulating the self-seal adhesive, and enhancing the fiberglass mat.  All GAF shingles now have superior durability and improved wind performance passing the ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and D7158 Class H 150 mph, the highest ratings available.  A vote of confidence in the overall quality of the products made the decision quite simple to offer this remarkable improvement in its warranties.

“As a company, we are committed to advanced quality, industry-leading expertise, and solutions that make our customers’ lives simple — which is what this warranty upgrade is all about,” stated Bob Tafaro, President and CEO of GAF. “Contractors will benefit from knowing that they can stand with confidence behind every installation of GAF laminated shingles. Homeowners will benefit from knowing that their installed shingles are warranted for a lifetime, adding significant value to their home.”

GAF has also upgraded the coverage of its Golden Pledge® and System Plus limited warranties, which are offered exclusively by its GAF-certified contractors.

“We are especially excited to announce this warranty upgrade, given that 2011 is GAF’s 125th anniversary as a company. At a time when Americans are facing so much uncertainty about the future, you can be sure that GAF will be there decades from now to stand by the performance of our roofing products. This warranty upgrade will reinforce both our leadership position in the industry and our promise of excellence to our customers,” said Tafaro.

Complete details about these changes can be found on GAF’s website at

To take advantage of these great products and exceptional warranties contact J Carnes & Son Roofing Today!

J Carnes & Son Roofing is a GAF Factory Certified Master Elite Roofing Contractor.  Only Master Elite Contractors are able offer GAF’s Golden Pledge Warranty.  GAF’s Golden Pledge Warranty is the first warranty to cover both manufacturing defects as well as the contractors workmanship.  This warranty includes an inspection by GAF’s factory-trained inspectors after your new roof has been completed to ensure proper installation.  It’s the strongest and safest warranty available in roofing today.

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