One of the most popular roofing materials used in Dearborn Michigan is called asphalt shingle roofing. Asphalt shingles have been around for decades and continue to offer some of the best protection for homes in this area at some of the best prices. But although the asphalt shingles will last a long time, unfortunately, they won’t last forever and sooner or later you’ll need to have them replaced by a licensed roofer in Dearborn Michigan. There are many decisions you’ll need to make when it comes to getting a new roof installed. And while many of these decisions will come down to choice there is one that you’ll certainly want to take under advisement and that is the warranty that is included with your roofing. One of the best warranties on roofing today is offered by a roofing manufacturer called GAF and the warranty they offer which leads the industry is called the GAF Roofing System Plus warranty.
When choosing a roofing contractor for your home you’ll need to choose a contractor that can offer this warranty. Not all roofing contractors can offer the warranty and usually they never bring it up to customers if they can’t. And since it can really protect your home’s roof for decades to come it may not be mentioned at all by the roofing contractor. When deciding on your roofing choice make sure the contractor you choose for the roofing project offers the GAF Roofing System Plus warranty.
How Does the GAF System Plus Warranty Differ From Other Warranties?
Roofing manufacturers have long offered warranties with their materials that are sold. These warranties are typically based more on the type and quality of the asphalt shingles that are sold. For instance, lower quality roofing materials will have a short or sometimes even non-existant warranty. These low quality shingles may last for 10 to 15 years and have a warranty to match that time frame. The length of the warranty can usually help you decide just how long the asphalt shingles installed on your home will last. Longer warranty usually means it’s a better quality shingle. One of the benefits of having the GAF System Plus warranty is that it can last for 50 years! So for the next 5 decades your roof will be covered by this industry leading warranty.
One of the problems with these warranties however is the way the warranty is honored. If the roof materials fail prematurely then new materials are offered to install on the home. Unfortunately, this usually doesn’t include many of the added costs that are associated with roof repair. The added costs can be debris removal if many of the shingles needed to be removed. It usually doesn’t cover labor charges either. The GAF System Plus warranty not only covers many of these additional charges that may arise but it also covers most of the roofing components as well. So if the roof leak barrier is damaged or ridge vent is damaged it’s usually all covered in the warranty. You won’t get a surprise bill at the end of the project in most cases.
So Why Doesn’t Every Roofing Contractor in Dearborn Michigan Offer This Warranty?
It’s simple, because they can’t. One of the requirements of the GAF System Plus warranty is that the roofing contractor that installs the GAF roofing materials be fully qualified to do so. Many other warranties will not require any sort of certification but for the best warranty in the industry, they will need to be certified. This helps to ensure the roofing materials are installed correctly and that all the manufacturers guidelines are followed. What does it mean to you as a home owner? That you’ll have the roofing materials installed on your home correctly.
Being a GAF Master Elite Roofing contractor means that you are qualified to offer the GAF System Plus warranty. That’s why you should always use a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor when getting roof repair or roof replacement done on your home.
If you’re interested in the GAF System Plus warranty be sure to contact All Point Construction today at 734-407-7110 for a free estimate. They are a qualified GAF Master Elite roofing contractor in Dearborn Michigan and can help you get the roof deserve.