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What do roofing warranties cover

Help! What Do Roofing Warranties Cover?

Your new home roof isn’t just about tiles and shingles—it’s about finding the right warranty. A roofing warranty safeguards your investment over time, assuring you against manufacturing defects and more. Many roofing manufacturers offer basic warranty coverage, but roofing contractors or the manufacturer can provide enhanced warranties. So, you’re probably asking: What exactly is included in these roofing warranties?

The Trio of Roof Warranties

  1. Manufacturer Product Warranties
  2. Contractor Warranties
  3. Enhanced Manufacturer’s Warranties

Enhanced manufacturer’s warranties, in particular, offer maximum protection for homeowners.

For instance, Classic Roofing & Contracting has a team of factory-trained professionals, certified through the GAF Roofing Academy. This qualification allows us to extend a lifetime warranty on GAF shingles and a 25-year workmanship warranty. With the expanded GAF warranties, as a homeowner, your investment in high-quality GAF products and accessories translates into longer protection for your roof.

GAF Accessories – Providing Additional Roof Protection

Choose a GAF-Certified Roofing Company

Some of the GAF accessories offering extended warranties include:


  1. GAF ridge cap shingles
  2. GAF starter strip shingles
  3. GAF leak barrier products
  4. GAF roof deck protection products
  5. GAF Cobra ventilation products

Decoding Warranty Levels at Classic Roofing & Construction

To cater to diverse homeowner needs, we offer a range of warranty options:

1. GAF Shingle and Accessory Limited Warranty

No eligibility requirements, providing ample coverage with product purchase, although it doesn’t cover tear-off, disposal or workmanship.

2. GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty

Requires the installation of GAF shingles and at least three qualifying accessory products. Again, this warranty doesn’t cover tear-off, disposal or workmanship.

3. System Plus Limited Warranty

Requires installation by a GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor. Covers tear-off when necessary but doesn’t include disposal or workmanship.

4. Silver Pledge Limited Warranty

Needs the installation of GAF shingles and at least four qualifying accessory products by a GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor. Offers 10 years of workmanship coverage, covers tear-off when necessary, but does not include disposal.

5. Golden Pledge Limited Warranty

Installation by a GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor is required, offering comprehensive coverage, including tear-off and disposal when necessary, and extended workmanship coverage for up to 30 years.

Acquiring GAF Enhanced Warranties

To access GAF enhanced warranties, you must engage GAF certified roofing contractors. While GAF Certified Contractors can provide the System Plus Limited Warranty, GAF Master Elite Contractors like Classic Roofing & Construction offer all GAF enhanced warranties, including the Silver Pledge Limited Warranty and Golden Pledge Limited Warranty.

Understanding the Value of Various Warranties

The value of the GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty lies in automatic eligibility upon the installation of a GAF Roofing System and lifetime coverage on qualifying accessory products.

  • The System Plus Limited Warranty builds upon the GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty, offering an extended Smart Choice Protection Period of 50 years, and includes tear-off when necessary.
  • The Silver Pledge Limited Warranty additionally provides 10 years of workmanship coverage and includes disposal when necessary.
  • The Golden Pledge Limited Warranty extends the workmanship coverage up to 30 years, thereby making it the most comprehensive of all the warranties.

Registering Your GAF Warranty

While the GAF Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty and the GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty do not require registration, all enhanced warranties (such as the System Plus Limited Warranty, Silver Pledge Limited Warranty, and Golden Pledge Limited Warranty) do. Rest assured, Classic Roofing & Construction will handle the registration process for you.

How to Acquire the “Wind Proven Limited Wind Warranty”

The WindProven Limited Wind Warranty, an industry-first feature, offers a 15-year limited wind warranty without a maximum wind speed limitation. Classic Roofing & Construction, with our installation of GAF LayerLock-labeled shingles and at least four qualifying GAF accessory products, makes this warranty a possibility. Note, this warranty covers LayerLock-labeled shingles only and does not extend to any GAF accessory products.

Transferring Your GAF Warranty

To transfer your GAF warranty, simply send an email to with your name, address, and property purchase date. GAF may require documentary proof of property transfer. If needed, you can reach GAF at 1-877-423-7663.

Filing a Warranty Claim with GAF

Opening a warranty claim is straightforward. You can initiate the process online at, call GAF at 1-800-458-1860, email, or mail a written notice to GAF, Warranty Claims Department, 1 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

Checking Your Warranty Claim Status

Checking the status of your warranty claim can be done through the same contact methods used to file a claim.

Getting Started with These Warranties

Begin your journey to extended roof protection by contacting Classic Roofing & Construction for a free estimate on your roofing project. Schedule a free consultation today and make the smart choice for your home’s protection.

In sum, the type of warranty you select for your roofing project significantly influences the protection and assurance you receive over time. Understanding the various warranties available will help you make the best decision for your investment, ensuring your peace of mind. With Classic Roofing & Construction, you get more than a new roof – you receive a commitment to quality and a warranty you can trust.

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