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Roofing Warranties Explained

Do you know what kind of roofing warranty you have?  Is it for material defects only?  Does it cover labor or misapplication?  Does it cover a full dollar amount or is it prorated?

These are among the most important questions to ask when getting a new roof because they can mean a significant difference in quality, longevity, and the amount you would have to pay for any fix in the future.

Most warranties cover material defects only.  They lead with big numbers like “50 year limited lifetime warranty,” yet these warranties sound better than they are because they don’t cover enough.  When a leak occurs, it is usually not because of material defect.  And when repairs are performed, the material replacement is not a majority of the cost.

What kind of warranties should you look for?

Manufacturer warranties that require the highest level of contractor certification (like Master Elite® for GAF), and come with labor and misapplication coverage at no dollar limit.

Enter: GAF’s Golden Pledge® warranty

GAF Golden Pledge

This warranty covers just about everything that the manufacturer and contractor have control over.  In the event of a leak, if the material malfunctioned, you’re covered.  If the contractor wrongly installed the material, you’re covered.  Whatever the cost of material and labor is to conduct leak repairs, you’re covered.

GAF is able to offer such a fantastic warranty because they only allow their top contractors to offer it — Master Elite® contractors — of which only 3% of GAF contractors qualify.  Chase Construction North West, Inc. has been a proud Master Elite® contractor since 2011!

We propose the Golden Pledge® warranty to every customer for whom we install a GAF Lifetime roofing system because it’s worth it.  With the Golden Pledge®, we know and homeowners know that all bases are covered for a minimum of 20 years.

Higher quality materials are used for the Golden Pledge®

The materials used for different roofing systems varies greatly.  For example, some GAF systems can be installed by GAF certified contractors that use felt paper as an underlayment instead of high quality synthetic hybrid underlayments such as Tiger Paw™.  For low quality warranties, felt paper is fine; but for the Golden Pledge®, a robust underlayment is required.

GAF has designed a six-part system to address the entire roof:

  • Leak barrier
  • Roof deck underlayment
  • Starter shingles
  • Field shingles
  • Attic vent(s)
  • Hip and ridge cap shingles

We use GAF products for each of these, and round them out with flashings at all edges, valleys, and penetration.  The final result is a complete roofing system.

With lower quality warranties, many of the materials simply aren’t covered.  For the Golden Pledge®, however, all the materials are covered because the entire system uses GAF products.

Roofing BlogA GAF system with the Golden Pledge® warranty is a true roofing system.  Many of our customers tell us how happy they are to have this warranty because they know the peace of mind it provides.  Most roofs aren’t designed to last 20-30 years, yet the Golden Pledge® warrants the full cost of leak repair caused by most manufacturer or contractor errors for that time period.

A GAF roof with the Golden Pledge® warranty is a step above!

Want the Golden Pledge® warranty for your new roof? CHASE CONSTRUCTION NORTH WEST, INC. can do that for you!  We are one of GAF’s longest running Master Elite® contractors and we know just how important roofing warranties are!  Call us now at (253) 445-8950 or fill out our quick estimate form!  Our estimates are completely free!

Check out this customer testimonial!

 

 

GAF Earns Coveted Sustainability Certificate

GreenCircle Waste Diversion from Landfill Award

Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. Their dedication to quality innovation doesn’t end with their services and products, but GAF Chase Construction North West Inc.continues  with an emphasis on sustaining our surroundings. GAF’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama facility is its second asphalt shingle plant in North America to achieve “Waste Diversion from Landfill” certification. This reputable honor is conducted by GreenCircle Certified, LLC, known as the leading certifier of  sustainability claims in products and operations. This Waste Diversion from Landfill certification demonstrates the dedication GAF has to the responsible management of end-of-life materials.

The Process

As a definite leader in their industry, GAF has led the way in implementing several groundbreaking initiatives aimed towards increasing operational efficiency, reducing waste, and diverting material from landfills. GAF did this by partnering with recyclers and like-minded organizations . Through these relationships and learning opportunities, GAF has not only developed unique ways to reuse waste material GAF Chase Construction North West Inc.internally, but has also identified alternate uses for previously landfilled waste. GAF has been able to achieve an impressive waste diversion rate of 94% at its Tuscaloosa facility through these progressive waste management practices and innovative recycling initiatives. “As Waste Diversion from Landfill emerges as a critical sustainable performance measure, forward-thinking companies are finding innovative material management solutions,” says certification officer at GreenCircle, Tad Radzinski. “With its second plant receiving GreenCircle certification, GAF is not only leading the way in waste diversion, but it is also ensuring accountability and transparency in its sustainability claims.”

Setting the Standard for the Industry

The booming green building market has prompted an emphasis on sustainability for building product suppliers like GAF. In order to establish credibility and gain customer confidence, manufacturers like GAF are adding a level of integrity to their operations by third-party certification of sustainability. Director of speciality manufacturing at GAF, Gregg Baran, stated that “sustainability and transparency are cornerstones of our business strategy as GAF. GreenCircle certification verifies our claims and helps us showcase our waste leadership in a way that resonates with our customers and employees.” Congratulations on this amazing and inspiring feat GAF!

About Us

Here at Chase Construction North West Inc., we have partnered with GAF for many years, and have even earned their prestigious title of Master Elite roofer. We conduct ourselves in the most professional manner and place the most value on prompt communication, and enhancing and enlarging customer value. Let us show you we are the best for the job at one of our free estimates today! We provide services in King County and Pierce County, along with major cities such as Seattle, Tacoma, Puyallup, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn, Des Moines and all of the surrounding cities. If you are in need of roofing, decking, waterproofing, or skylight installation services contact Chase Construction North West Inc. today. Fill out our free estimate form or call us today at 253-445-8950.

Puget Sound Area Roofer

Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company Tacoma WA 253-445-8950

Composition & Asphalt Roofing Contractor For Tacoma 

Roofers-Tacoma-Asphalt-Shingles Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing solutions for Tacoma, WA. They are an economical solution compared to metal, concrete tile, slate and other more durable lifetime roofing materials. In fact they are often 2/3 less in pricing making them a very popular re-roofing choice. 

With technological advances from companies like GAF roofing composition or asphalt shingles now have a longer life expectancy. GAF guarantees their Timberline HD shingles with a 50 year limited life time warranty. IKO likewise has a limited lifetime warranty with  15 year Iron Clad non-prorated coverage. 

Asphalt roofing shingles come in many styles and colors and can fit aesthetically with any era or style of home. Each roofing manufacturer has a similar style of composition or architectural shingle but they carry some very different color variations also.

{Pictured below: Timberline American Harvest Shingle Colors}

Timberline HD Color Chart

If you live in Tacoma and you are considering re-roofing your home with asphalt composition roofing shingles give us a call at 253-445-8950. Chase Tacoma Roofers BBB A +Construction NW, Inc. is your BBB accredited A+ roofing contractor Tacoma, WA. We have over 20 years of experience and are certified to install all types of roofing. 

For roofing services you can trust in Tacoma, WA Chase NW is your best solution. 

We provide the following services in Tacoma: 

Residential & Commercial Roofing 
Steep Slope & Low Slope Roofing
Roof Repair
Wood Shake Roofing
Metal Roofing
Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Single Ply Roofing
Torchdown Roofing
Gutters & Downspouts
Concrete Tile
Slate
Skylights
Solartubes/Suntunnels

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Green Roofing Trends: GAF’s Solar Powered Roof Vents

Eco-Friendly Roofing Practices 

Green-building-RooferAs time moves forward and we witness the blow that society has given to our environment a sense of urgency is stirred for innovation and change in the building community. Many manufacturer’s have developed effective eco-friendly alternatives in their product lines that are part of the new “building green” trend. Among those who are making a huge push to encourage builders and contractors to go green is GAF Roofing. GAF is leading the pack with their green roofer’s program and contractor certifications. They have produced many cool and green products in their award winning line of roofing materials but one that stands out to me is their “Green Machine” solar powered attic vent. 

The Green Machine Attic Vent by GAF Roofing 

GAF Solar Powered Attic Vent

The Green Machine solar power attic vent is a great green roofing solution. A huge issue roofing contractors run into when they are re-roofing an older home is inadequate attic ventilation. Code requirements have changed in the last 20 years so its not uncommon to see very few vents on a large roof of an older home. GAF’s solar powered attic vent provides the following benefits and features: 

  • It works weather the sun is out or not so it provides 24 hour a day cooling.
  • It uses 80% less power than a standard power vent. 
  • It automatically switches between solar and house power when necessary. 
  • This unit is controlled by the thermostat providing additional savings. 
  • It comes with a 5 year limited warranty and a 2 year labor protection plus warranty (some restrictions apply).
  • It is easy to change out in case of warranty issue. 

Locate A Green Roofing Contractor

If you are interested in having Green Roofing attic vents installed on your home start by locating a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor in your area. A Master Elite contractor is a top certified roofer and is the best when it comes to quality and customer satisfaction. Simply go to www.gaf.com an then:

Type in your zip code as shown in the picture below: 

 

GAF-Green-Roofing

This will pull up a list of top level Master Elite roofing contractors in your area, you will see a screen that looks like the one below. All of the Master Elite contractors as are safe choice. You can also find a roofer here with a designated Green Roofer certification from GAF:

 

GAF Master Elite Contractor Profiles

This contractor profile shows pictures of completed work, independent customer reviews and special awards and designations. If you are looking for a contractor that is focused on green building and recycling you will be able to locate one by the “Certified Green Roofer” emblem as pictured below. 

 

GAF Certified Green Roofer

 

Chase Construction NW, Inc proudly recycles its asphalt roofing shingles and installs sustainable building products. If you are interested in re-roofing your home or commercial building with green products or cool products contact us today at 253-445-8950. We specialize in all types of roofing. Chase NW has been servicing the roofing needs of the Puget Sound for over a decade including: Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Auburn, Puyallup, Fife, Federal Way, Tacoma, Olympia and the surrounding cities. 

Related Articles & Green Roofing Resources: 

From Roofs To Roads-Asphalt Shingle Recycling

Save Money & The Environment By Recycling Asphalt Shingles 

How Cool Roofing Products Save You Money

Cool & Green Roofing By Marcus Anthony

Cool Flat Roofing-This is a site you can find a wealth of information about cool and sustainable roofing, seriously. Connect with Leo B. on google + for more info.  

Solar Roofing Information Houston-By Bill Hubbell-Another godfather in the cool roofing world.