GAF Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty
GAF’s Best warranty, available only through a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor. Golden Pledge covers 100% of material defects for 50 years. It covers 100% of installation labor costs for the lifetime of the roof. Golden Pledge provides 100% workmanship coverage for 25 years and also covers misapplication of certain flashings with coverage provided and backed by GAF. Tear-off and disposal costs are covered for both material defects and workmanship. This Warranty also looks to problem prevention with a 40 point factory inspection.
GAF shingles go through a number of inspections, as well as years of testing, so the chances of the shingles themselves failing are slim, but it does occasionally happen. And while it is extremely rare, if it happens it can be as expensive to fix as the original installation cost. Studies have proven that more than two-thirds of the problems that new roofs experience are due to contractor workmanship, which is why GAF provides training for roofing contractors and backs those that have achieved Master Elite status.