GAF Warranty

What is Covered/Excluded

This System Plus Limited Warranty covers certain GAF roofing products installed on your roof (the “GAF Products”) including GAF Asphaltic Shingles, GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, GAF Cobra® Attic Ventilation Products, and GAF-labeled Ultimate Pipe Flashing® with EasySleeve (manufactured by Lifetime Tool® & Building Products LLC), in the unlikely event that they contain a manufacturing defect.

Note: This limited warranty does not cover low- slope membranes, Master Flow® Ventilation Products, ShingleMatchTM Roof Accessory Paint, or GAF Cornell Ventilated Nail Base Roof Insulation. Please go to for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.

How Long Your Warranty Lasts: All GAF Certified Products

Coverage begins when your GAF Products are installed. (If a GAF AuthorizedTM Home Builder initially registers this warranty for a newly constructed home, coverage begins when you take title to the property and you properly transfer coverage.) Coverage for all GAF Products lasts as long as the warranty for manufacturing defects for the type of shingle installed in the field of the roof. Note: If cut-up GAF Strip Shingles are used instead of the eligible GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, the warranty and non-prorated period for the cut-up strip shingles are the same as they would be if those shingles were used in the field of the roof.

Manufacturing Defects: GAF Lifetime Asphaltic Shingles

Subject to the provisions below, all GAF Asphaltic Shingles other than Royal Sovereign® and Marquis WeatherMax® Shingles carry a Lifetime limited warranty (as defined below) against manufacturing defects and a non- prorated period of 50 years.

Definition Of Lifetime Protection Period: 

The word “Lifetime” means as long as you, the original owner(s) [or the second owner(s) if coverage was properly transferred within the first 20 years], own the property where the shingles and/or accessories are installed. The Lifetime warranty term and 50-year non-prorated period are 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 and the non-prorated period is 20 years.

What Is Not Covered

Even if your GAF Products were not properly installed according to GAF’s application instructions or to standard good roofing practices, this limited warranty remains in effect. However, GAF will NOT be liable for and this warranty does NOT apply to:

  1. Damage resulting from anything other than an inherent manufacturing defect in the GAF Products, such as:
    1. improper fastening of your shingles or accessories or application not in strict accordance with GAF’s printed application instructions, if the improper installation was the cause of the damage.
    2. settlement, movement, or defects in the building, walls, foundation, or the roof base over which the shingles or accessories were applied.
    3. inadequate ventilation.
  2. Damage resulting from causes beyond normal wear and tear, such as:
    1. acts of nature, such as hail, fire, or winds (including gusts) over the applicable wind speed listed above.
    2. impact of traffic on the roof or foreign objects, including damage caused by objects blown onto the roof by wind.
    3. improper storage or handling of the GAF Products.
  3. Ice damming, except for leaks in the area of your roof covered by a GAF Leak Barrier which are caused by a manufacturing defect in your GAF Leak Barrier.
  4. Shading or variations in the color of your GAF Products or discoloration or contamination caused by fungus, mold, lichen, algae (except for blue-green algae if your shingles or ridge cap shingles were labeled with the StainGuard PlusTM with Time Release or StainGuard® logos), or other contaminants, including that caused by organic materials on the roof.
  5. Labor costs, except as specifically provided for above, disposal costs, and costs relating to underlayments (unless your claim involves a manufacturing defect in a GAF Underlayment), metal work, and flashings.
  6. Damage to the interior or exterior of the building, including, but not limited to, mold growth.

Effectiveness. This limited warranty will not take effect unless all eligibility requirements have been satisfied, this warranty is registered to you, and your roofing contractor has been paid in full.

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If you have any further questions about the GAF or other roof waranties, feel free to contact Allegiant Exteriors.  We will be happy to answer your questions.

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Roofing Storm Damage Claims – How They Work

How do storm damage claims work in regards to my roof?

It’s enough of a headache to have storm damage to your roof. Will more damage occur before you can get the roof replaced? Will leaks cause structural issues that impact the rest of your home? How will your belongings be impacted? But add in the stress of working with your insurance company to make a roofing insurance claim and your blood pressure may just jump through the roof.

Fortunately, there’s a great resource for help — and it’s not your insurance adjustor. Your roofing contractor can be an excellent source of assistance and advice throughout the process of filing an insurance claim for home damage. If you’d like to know all those tips for getting the best outcome in your roof replacement or other damage claim, establish a relationship with a trusted professional who will be on your side during this sometimes complicated and confusing process.

Working With Your Insurance Company

It’s important to move quickly to identify your roofing professional and then contact your insurance company with information about your property damage. If others in your area have been impacted by the same storm, adjusters will be busy working other storm damage claims and you want to get into the queue right away.

The first thing your insurance company will do is assign a claim representative to manage your case. That representative schedules an adjuster to physically come to your property and review the damage. This is the meeting that you need your roofer to attend, in order to make sure all the damages are recorded and covered. Your roofer can also help inform the adjuster of any local building codes that may impact how repairs must be done in your area. Don’t assume that your adjuster will know this; many adjusters are from out of the area or don’t stay updated on building codes.

Once the adjuster has seen the damage in person, your insurer will create an estimate that reflects your policy type and the repairs required to restore your property to its original state.

Reviewing Your Claim Estimate

Before starting work, ask your roofer to review the insurance estimate for any inaccuracies. Adjusters use a software program that automatically assigns coverage values for your area and type of damage. If your adjuster missed or misunderstood any part of your damage — or even if anything was keyed in incorrectly — your estimate may not be as high as it needs to be. Inaccurate measurements can also cause your claim to be wrong. Any issue that prevents you from getting the money you’re entitled to under your policy is called “under-scoping,” and your contractor is often the best person to catch these errors.

The best time to get the estimate changed is before any work begins. Your claim representative should be able to answer any questions you have and make changes to the estimate if necessary. Will this be easy? It can be, but insurance companies can sometimes be challenging to work with. That’s where your contractor can help with explaining what to ask for and deciphering the language used by the insurer in your roofing claim. If needed, your roofer can file what’s called a supplemental with your insurance company to demonstrate why specific materials or work is needed to restore your roof to its former, undamaged state.  

Once you understand and are comfortable with the estimate, your roofing contractor can prepare a contract that outlines the repair or replacement as covered by the insurer. Signing the contract means that you’re responsible for paying the contractor, even if everything is not covered by the insurance company, so make sure you have read it carefully and understand the scope of the work to be done on your home.

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We are happy to help you through the claim process.  Allow our consultants to answer any questions or offer a free inspection.

Contact us today if you have any questions about getting started.