What is GAF Certification and What Does it Take to Become Certified?
GAF (General Aniline and Film) is the largest roofing products manufacturer in North America and is renowned for their quality, commitment to customers, and dedication to the roofing industry. The GAF Certification is bestowed upon roofing companies, like RoofHawk, that consistently meet their high standard of workmanship quality, possess impeccably high customer satisfaction ratings, and demonstrate unshakeable character within the industry.
Valid Roofing License and Insurance Coverage
Minimum of 7 Years Roofing Experience
99.9% Customer Satisfaction Rating
Ethical Local Service Record
A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB) Rating
What RoofHawk’s GAF Certification Means for Homeowners and Businesses We Serve
Our GAF certification signifies our enduring commitment to providing the highest quality roofing solutions, and peace of mind, to our customers.
Greater Range of Quality Products
Our GAF certification allows us to offer the highest quality roofing shingles and other roofing products available in the industry. Backed by GAF’s 100+ years of excellence and warranties, you know you’re always getting the best roof for your investment.
Like RoofHawk, GAF didn’t get its sterling reputation by cutting corners with customers. Through our certification, RoofHawk guarantees the workmanship of every job and your satisfaction with industry-leading warranties that allow you to have genuine peace of mind in the longevity and quality of your roof.
Guaranteed Workmanship Quality
The GAF certification isn’t earned, nor kept, easily. Every GAF-certified company has a full profile available online, allowing you to publicly and directly contact GAF should our work not be up to your expectations, the standards we have set for ourselves, or those of GAF.
Timely & Knowledgeable Support
At RoofHawk, we don’t believe in cutting corners. For us, that means providing guidance and support whenever you need it. Whether you’re a new homeowner contending with your first roof leak, or you’re the owner of multiple commercial buildings, our dedicated customer support teams are ready to help you find the solutions you need and support you after your roof project is completed.
What Warranties Does RoofHawk Provide through GAF?
Through our GAF certification, we’re able to provide our customers with industry-leading warranties that give you peace of mind and guarantee your roofing investment.
GAF Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty
This is the baseline warranty that comes with any installation of GAF roofing shingles and qualifying accessories. There is absolutely no need for any action required of the customer to qualify for this warranty’s benefits.
GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty
By installing a GAF roofing system — the installation of GAF Lifetime Shingles and at least 3 qualifying accessories — you automatically qualify for the full coverage provided by the GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty. This provides you with all of the benefits of the Shingle and Accessory Limited Warranty plus lifetime coverage on your qualifying accessory products. You may also qualify for GAF’s WindProven Limited Wind Warranty based on which products are installed.
GAF System Plus Limited Warranty
The System Plus Limited Warranty provides all of the same coverage available in the GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty, but GAF’s Smart Choice Protection Period is extended from 10 years to 50 years, and tear-off is included when necessary.
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**
|Warranty Term for GAF Shingles||Lifetime***||Lifetime***||Lifetime***|
|Smart Choice Protection Period****||10 Years||10 Years||10 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|
|Wind Warranty Term||15 Years||15 Years||15 Years|
|Maximum Wind Speed Coverage||130 mph with Special Installation****||WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! **** *****||WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! **** *****|
|Tear-Off||Not covered||Not covered||Covered
|Disposal||Not covered||Not covered||Not covered|
|Workmanship||Not covered||Not covered||Not covered|
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.
***** 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.