Warranty

GAF Ltd. WarrantyComparison Guide*
BASE WARRANTY
BETTER SYSTEM WARRANTY
BEST SYSTEM WARRANTY
  Material Defect Coverage*
100% coverage period 10 yrs.(3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) 50 yrs.(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) 50 yrs.(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
Covers roofing system? Yes, system coverageis available Yes, covers entiresystem Yes, covers entiresystem
Cost of installation labor included? 10 yrs.(3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) Lifetime(25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) Lifetime(25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
  Workmanship Coverage*
100% coverage period
None
2 yrs.(Typical coverageoffered by contractor)

25 yrs.(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)(Coverage provided andbacked by GAF)

Misapplication of certain flashings covered?
No
2 yrs.(Typical coverageoffered by contractor)

25 yrs.(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)(Coverage provided andbacked by GAF)

Installer certified?
No(Anyone can install)
Yes
Yes
Tear-off costs included? (when necessary)
No
Yes(For material defects only)
Yes(For material defectsor workmanship)
Disposal costs included? (when necessary)
No
No
Yes(For material defectsor workmanship)
  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?
Yes(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Yes(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Yes(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Warranty transferable?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Free transfer?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Good Housekeeping protection?
Yes
Yes
Yes

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

  • The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures (e.g., a church) not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
  • Installer certification is only for installations covered by GAF system warranties.
  • Maximum wind coverage requires special installation. See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.