GAF Warranty Comparison Guide*

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BASE System Warranty

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Material Defect Coverage

100% Coverage Period
50 yrs. (20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) 50 yrs. (20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) 10 yrs. (3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
Covers roofing system?
Yes, covers entire system Yes, covers entire system Yes, system coverage is available
Cost of installation labor included?
Lifetime (25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) Lifetime (25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) 10 yrs. (3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

Workmanship Coverage*

100% Coverage Period
25 yrs. (20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) (Coverage provided and backed by GAF)

2 yrs. (Typical coverage offered by contractor)

7 Years
None
Misapplication of certain flashings covered?
25 yrs. (20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles) (Coverage provided and backed by GAF)

2 yrs. (Typical coverage offered by contractor)

7 Years
No
Installer certified?
Yes Yes No (Anyone can install)
Tear-off costs included? (when necessary)
Yes (For material defects or workmanship) Yes (For material defects only) No
Disposal costs included? (when necessary)
Yes (For material defects or workmanship) No No

Problem Prevention

Exclusive 40-point factory inspection?
Yes No No

Peace of Mind*

“Maximum” wind coverage up to 130 mph Category 3 hurricane wind speed available?
Yes (Not available for 3-tab shingles) Yes (Not available for 3-tab shingles) Yes (Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Warranty transferable?
Yes Yes Yes
Free transfer?
Yes Yes Yes
* Check ltd. warranties for complete coverage and restrictions. Also note:
  • The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures (e.g., a church) not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
  • Installer certification is only for installations covered by GAF system warranties.
  • Maximum wind coverage requires special installation.  See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.