GAF-Elk Warranty

GAF-Elk Warranty
Comparison Guide
STANDARD
Shingle
Warranty
BETTER
System
Warranty
BEST
Golden
Pledge
Material Defect Coverage*
100% coverage period
3,5, or 10 yrs.
20 years.
(Most Shingles)
50 years
(Lifetime Shingles)
20 years.
(Most Shingles)
50 years
(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 years
(provided by
GAF-Elk)
Misapplication of flashings covered? No No 20 years
(provided by
GAF-Elk)
Installer certified? No
(Anyone can install)
Yes
(Only GAF-Elk Certified™ or Master Elite® Contractors can install)
Yes
(Only GAF-Elk 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 Protection? Yes Yes Yes

* Review ltd. warranties for complete coverage and restrictions. Also note:

  • 50-year coverage period for "lifetime" shingles applies only to single family detached residences; for all other structures, coverage period is 20 years
  • Installer certification is related only to installations covered by GAF-Elk system warranties
  • Maximum wind coverage requires special installation
  • The GAF-Elk 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.)

* Review ltd. warranties for complete coverage and restrictions. Also note:

  • 50-year coverage period for "lifetime" shingles applies only to single family detached residences; for all other structures, coverage period is 20 years
  • Installer certification is related only to installations covered by GAF-Elk system warranties
  • Maximum wind coverage requires special installation
  • The GAF-Elk 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.)