What it means to be a GAF Master Select Commercial Roofing Contractor
The roof over your business is arguably the most important feature of the business’s structure. Many people ignore the maintenance, care, and replacement of their roof. When you are looking to get your roof repaired or replaced, look for a GAF Master Select commercial roofing contractor.
Other Certification Programs
As you research a commercial roofing contractor, you may come across other certification programs and/or warranties on service. For example, certain shingle manufacturers have developed a certification program that enables contractors to offer a better warranty on new roofing, and in turn, offer greater protection. However, GAF Master Select commercial roofing contractors are a cut above.
GAF Master Elite Contractors
GAF offers various levels of factory-certified contractors that complete roofing jobs. Master Select is the base certification program available, with Master Elite delivering an even higher level of coverage. GAF even has a contractor certification page that allows customers to verify the certifications of a GAF commercial roofing contractor.
Master Elite contractors are the only roofers capable of providing a Golden Pledge Warranty. This is the most powerful and substantial warranty you will find in the roofing industry. What does it mean to be a Master Elite contractor? According to GAF, “Master Elite Certification is a program that provides ongoing training to roofing contractors and assurance to you that the roof will be completed well and professionally.”
GAF Master Elite contractors offer a warranty on the entire roof system, which must all come from a single manufacturer (GAF). You can have greater confidence in the quality of your roof without spending thousands more on a roof to have peace of mind.
Only an estimated 2% of commercial roofing contractors are Master Elite certified. Before a contractor is granted the Master Elite status, GAF will verify the following factors and qualifications of the business:
- The company has a minimum of 7 years in business and 1 year in the certification program
- The company must earn a 99% customer satisfaction rating on independent surveys from GAF
- Must carry a $1 million general liability coverage program with valid workers’ compensation
- The company must have a satisfactory BBB rating
- Business must have a GOOD or better credit rating, with clean banking records (no overdrafts or negative info) and a clean distributor reference
- Additionally, the company must have no liens, unresolved judgments, and a good workmanship record
GAF Master Elite Golden Pledge Warranty
When you decide to work with a GAF Master Elite commercial roofing contractor, you will get the peace of mind that comes with a Golden Pledge Warranty. This means you will receive a 50-year non-prorated total lifetime warranty, plus a 25-year workmanship warranty on your roof. The total liability on the roof is also approximately 0% of the roof cost! Other coverages include the following factors:
- Felt underlayment
- Ice and water shield
- Starter strips
- Ridge vent and cap
- Tear off
- Tear off disposal
If you need a new roof on your business, take the extra second to hire a GAF Master Select or Elite commercial roofing contractor at R&R Industries. It will be well worth your while!