You’ll go through many different roofing materials as you plan out your roof replacement project. Each will have its benefits and drawbacks, but what you choose is critical to your new roof’s longevity. You’ll pay for repairs more frequently if you opt for poor-quality materials to cut corners. Consider a time-tested material instead to maximize your investment. You’ll find a few that offer both unmatched beauty and performance, but out of those that fit the criteria, asphalt shingles are hard to beat.
A Popular Roofing Material in Many Homes
Asphalt shingles came a long way in becoming one of the most common materials in the roofing industry. They’re cost-effective and versatile as they’re simple to install and maintain. They’re also available in many styles, textures, and colors, covering around 70% to 80% of residential roofs across the country. Standard shingles typically have a life expectancy of around 15 to 20 years, but can last up to 30 years depending on the material and quality! Of course, with several different brands in the market, which is the best choice for your home?
Why Professionals Choose GAF
GAF roofing products are well-known for their durability as they’re made with solid materials designed to last for many years. Many professional roofers recommend GAF shingles in roof replacement simply because they’re proven to be reliable against different weather conditions. Their unmatched quality and reliability make them a great choice for almost any home style.
GAF shingles are also great for emergency roof repair if your home recently weathered a severe storm. In many cases, installation is simple and can be done quickly depending on the size of the roof. Of course, this doesn’t mean they can be done by yourself as it won’t fully guarantee a successful installation. Even if you managed to do this yourself, it’s still not warranted, leaving your roof without coverage.
So, why should you consider a GAF roofing system?
- It’s Installed by GAF-Certified Roofers
High-quality roofing materials won’t always be sold in big box stores as they usually require additional training and certification to carry and install them correctly. The same applies if you’re considering a GAF roofing system for your home, so ensure that you work only with a professional contractor who is trained and certified to carry and install GAF products correctly.
LePage and Sons LLC is a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, which means we’ve earned the roofing manufacturer’s highest certification for residential roofers. It also indicates that our team undergoes ongoing training as part of GAF’s certification program to stay updated on the latest roofing methods and techniques. This also ensures the roofing projects are within the current manufacturer standards. Certified GAF roofers are also properly licensed and insured, which means you’re protected against fraud and liability when planning your roof replacement project.
- You Get a Solid Roofing Warranty
A GAF roofing system is no easy feat to undertake financially, so it’s only natural that you get a strong warranty to protect your investment. You get a standard shingle warranty from other brands but they only provide around three to 10 years of material coverage depending on what you choose. Workmanship coverage can often last even less and may not cover certain labor fees, such as tear-offs and disposal costs.
Only GAF-certified roofing contractors can guarantee your roof’s quality and reliability with strong warranties with amazing provisions. As a trusted solar roofing contractor, our GAF products and services come with a strong GAF warranty that suits your preferences. Check out the warranty types we offer with our GAF roofs:
- GAF System Plus® Limited Warranty – You’re eligible for this warranty if your roofing system uses qualifying GAF shingles and at least three accessory products. It should also be installed by a GAF Master Elite roofer. You get a lifetime warranty term for GAF shingles along with a 50-year Smart Choice® Protection Period. Roof tear-off costs are covered when necessary and you get a 10- to 25-year algae warranty. You also get a wind warranty term of up to 15 years.
- GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty – This premium roofing warranty is offered only by certified contractors. It has the same eligibility requirements as the System Plus Limited Warranty and comes with a lifetime warranty term with a 50-year Smart Choice Protection Period. You get algae and wind coverage as well as roof tear-off coverage, but with this warranty type, you also get disposal costs covered. You even get a 25-year workmanship coverage and a multi-point checkup by a GAF-certified inspector after installation.
- They’re Designed for Many Home Styles
Whether you’re restoring an old home or need an emergency roof repair, we got just the right shingle design you’re looking for. GAF’s wide range of shingle designs is one of the biggest reasons why their roofing systems are popular among homeowners. While other brands may offer similar varieties and styles, our products offer a more extensive selection of architectural, designer and specialty shingles. They do more than just enhance your home’s curb appeal as they cover different performance requirements based on your local climate.
- They Also Increase Your Home Resale Value
You’ll need to invest in a few renovation projects if you want your home to attract potential buyers in the market. Some projects, such as a complete roof replacement, can easily add more value to your home property, but it should be with quality materials made from established brands. Potential buyers will also be more interested in your home if it has a roofing system built using materials made by a trustworthy manufacturer. They tend to want homes that have the right features that are worth the selling price. If this is what you’re looking for, then our GAF roofing system is your best choice. Apart from its exceptional beauty and unmatched performance, it also comes with a limited warranty that can be transferred to the next homeowner.
When it comes to your new roof, investing in a GAF roofing system can help you make your best investment and enjoy exceptional protection for decades to come. At LePage and Sons Roofing LLC, we’re proud to be a GAF Master Elite Certified roofing contractor and can provide you with an innovative system for unrivaled performance for your new roof.