When looking for a quality roofer in your area, you have a lot of options. To narrow the list down, you may look at reviews, experience, and certification. A GAF certification means that a roofer took the time to go through the most rigorist roofing contractor training with the highest standards in the country. That’s definitely something you want in your roofer! Here is what it means to be GAF certified.
Benefits of Hiring a GAF Certified Roofer
1. Proper Training
Becoming GAF Certified roofer requires extensive training and hard work. That’s why only about 6% of roofers actually go through the process. However, the people that come out on the other end have the best training in the industry. Plus, contractors are required to continue training over the years to maintain their status.
2. Best Warranty
When a GAF Certified roofer does the work on your home, you will get the best roofing warranty on the market. The warranty guarantees that the roof will be installed correctly. All materials are covered for 50 years while labor is covered for 25 years. Talk to your contractor about exceptions.
3. Community Enhancement
Habitat for Humanity is a charitable organization known for making houses for homeless people and people whose homes were damaged in a natural disaster. Habitat for Humanity also makes a point to provide high quality products to recipients, so it makes sense that they partnered with GAF to get the best materials as well as the best labor. When you hire a GAF roofer, you know they are associated with a company who cares.
There are three levels of GAF certification: Authorized, Contractor, Certified Contractor, and Master Elite Contractor. An authorized contractor has enough training to properly sell GAF products and offer the warranty. A Certified Contractor goes one step further for fully licensed contractors. These contractors also must maintain certain standards, such as a high rating with the BBB. A Master Elite Contractor has reached the highest level of certification only reached by 3% of roofers. These contractors can provide the best products, warranties, and inspections.
At Reliable Roofing, excellence is our expectation. That’s why every roofer is GAC certified. Call today to learn more and schedule your consultation.