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.

GAF Earns Coveted Sustainability Certificate

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.

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.”

Asphalt Shingle Roofing Company Tacoma WA 253-445-8950

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. 

Green Roofing Trends: GAF’s Solar Powered Roof Vents

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.

GAF Solar Powered Attic Vent