Houston Roofing FAQs: Does GAF Matter?
Many of the questions we at Houston Roofing receive from customers has to do with GAF. We talk about GAF roofing and its benefits throughout our website, which leads customers to ask: what is GAF? What does it mean for my roof? And most importantly, does GAF matter when it comes to roofing?
We make a point to be experts when it comes to roofing, including GAF and what it can mean for your roof. In today’s blog, let’s break down the frequently asked questions about GAF, including the big one: does GAF matter?
What is GAF?
GAF, short for General Aniline & Film, is a manufacturing company that has been around in one form or another since 1886. GAF has not always been solely a roofing company. When they first opened, they were the Standard Paint Company. They gained their name from their work in film and photographic equipment. But since 1892, GAF has been working on roofs that have set the trends for the industry, beginning with asphalt roofs and extending in more recent years to solar grade single-ply TPO roofs often used for businesses.
Today, GAF is one of the largest roofing companies in the United States and has one of the sturdiest reputations. They are known for not just manufacturing high-quality roofs, but innovating the roofing solutions that the rest of the industry soon races to catch up with. GAF not only sets the standard when it comes to roofs themselves but roofing contractors. They work with only the best roofers and they factory certify the roofers with whom they work — including GAF Master Select and GAF Master Elite. They also offer some of the best warranties in the industry, including:
- GAF Shingle and Accessory Limited Warranty
- GAF Roofing System Limited Warranty
- System Plus Limited War
- Silver Pledge Limited Warranty – including a 10-year workmanship warranty
- Golden Pledge Warranty – the best warranty offered in the United States, including a 25-year workmanship warranty
Why GAF Matters
When you’re replacing your roof, you want to know that you’re replacing it with a roof that will last. The last thing any homeowner would want is to put all the time and money into replacing their roof only to have to replace it again in a few years. If you want a roof that lasts for as long as you have the home, you need not only a great roof but a great roofing team to install that roof. When you choose a roofer that works with GAF, you know you have both.
GAF stays on top of the top roofing technology, including the best roofing products and protections to keep those roofs going for decades to come. They offer lifetime high definition shingles, which are not only beautiful but help to resist fire and algae growth. They’re even eco-friendly, as they use as few raw natural resources as possible. But GAF’s roofing system goes beyond the shingles, ensuring the entire roof is sound.
They’re also incredibly choosy about the roofing contractors to whom they offer their products. After all, even the best roofing products can fall apart if you don’t have the best roofing contractor to install them. The GAF Master Elite class, their highest roofing certification, is given to only 3% of roofers throughout the United States. That means when you hire a GAF Master Elite Roofer, you know that you’re getting the cream of the crop to work on your roof. You can have confidence that they will work professionally and leave with a job well done that will last for decades.
It’s because of all this that GAF is able to offer the GAF Golden Pledge Warranty, the top roofing warranty in the United States. This roofing warranty offers a lifetime warranty on not just shingles but the entire roofing system, as well as a workmanship warranty of 25 years, longer than any other workmanship warranty offered when it comes to roofs.
If you need certainty that your roof will last for as long as you have the house, you need GAF Roofing.
Is Houston Roofing GAF?
As we said, only 3% of roofers are certified GAF Master Elite Roofers in the United States…and Houston Roofing is one of them. We are meticulous about the roofs we install, whether residential or commercial. In Texas, roofers don’t have to have any kind of certification in order to install roofs, but Houston Roofing goes above and beyond with our training and certification, so our customers know they’re getting the best. That’s why we offer only top products from GAF and why GAF trusts us enough to give us the Master Elite certification, along with their GAF Golden Pledge Warranty.
Houston Roofing and GAF have made quite a team for years now, and we’ll continue to offer our customers nothing less than the best. Interested in a GAF roof replacement for your home? Contact Houston Roofing today for more information or to get started with a free estimate.