System Plus is GAF’s Manufacturer’s Warranty Against Defective Materials
- Lifetime coverage!
- 50-years full coverage, then “pro-rated” after that
- Covers both shingles and accessories (ridge vents, cap shingles, underlayments)
- Covers both material and labor costs for replacing defective materials
- Backed up by Good Housekeeping (they will honor your warranty for 2-years if GAF were to go out of business)
- If home is sold in first 20 years, warranty can be transferred to next owner via phone call to GAF at time of purchase
GAF offers a Standard Shingle Warranty that any roofer can offer; however, they also offer a “System Plus” warranty that is exclusive to GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractors. Since they are Factory-Certified, Caldwells Roofing Offers GAFs System Plus Warranty. Compared to the “typical” competitor’s shingle warranty, the GAF System Plus warranty offers you 5 times the protection! It guarantees your roof and roof accessories against manufacturer’s defects for a period of 50-years, and is “pro-rated” after that. Combined with Caldwell’s Roofing’s own 5-year proper-installation warranty, this should provide you with the peace of mind you desire for your roofing system.
You can read more about this warranty on GAF’s website.
In layman’s terms, if your roof is installed correctly, then GAF will pay both labor and materials for both shingles and accessories, for a period of 50 years (with original owner living there; warranty can be transferred by phone upon selling of home within first 20 years) against manufacturer’s defects. As GAF points out, it’s not common that defects will arise, but in the event that the plant wasn’t running correctly for your batch of shingles, it’s going to be the full cost of the roof to get it fixed. That’s why it’s good to have the protection and peace-of-mind of a properly installed roof with real 50-year warranty. Should you hire Caldwell’s Roofing to do your roof and to include the warranty, upon paid completion, they will take care of securing your GAF System Plus warranty for you and getting it to you. It’s not just a “warranty-in-theory” – this is a bona fide deal.
Now, the System Plus warranty can’t help you if hail or storm damage affects your roof – that is to be covered by insurance policies; nor can it help you if your roof is installed improperly (say, the roofer didn’t address needed attic ventilation, and this leads to a roof failure). But, it’s a great safety net against manufacturer’s defect.
Combined with Caldwell’s Roofing’s 5-year proper-installation warranty, and a standard insurance policy, you can rest assured that practically nothing can go wrong with your roof! Since Caldwells Roofing offers GAFs System Plus warranty, why not take advantage of it, and plan on doing it on your re-roof?
Finally, Good Housekeeping stands behind one company in each trade, and for roofing, they’ve chosen GAF. That means that, if GAF were to go out of business, Good Housekeeping will still honor your warranty for a 2-year period – that’s a lot of redundancy and protection!