A GAF roofing contractor can make the prospect of replacing your roof much easier.
That’s because GAF certification guarantees you are getting the most experienced, qualified work done with some of the best materials on the market today. It’s a significant difference when you consider how important your roof is for your home and family. You can’t afford to cut corners when it comes to protecting your family, so you want to make sure that you are dealing with the best the industry has to offer. Seeing the GAF Master Elite seal is a clear indication that a roofing company has gone above and beyond to provide you with quality you can depend on. Surprisingly, not all states require the same standards for roofers.
In fact, in some states there are no requirements at all, which means anyone with a hammer and some nails can replace a roof. That’s a pretty scary proposition when you think about. You’re left with absolutely no guarantee as to the quality of workmanship or the durability of the materials used, which means if something happens as the homeowner you’ll be left holding the bag. So how can you avoid this pitfall? You can go the extra mile and make sure that you are hiring a GAF roofing contractor. Of course, there are other certification programs from many of the other major manufacturers, but they only require a roofer to use three of their system components. That means other components may come from different manufacturers that don’t carry the same kind of warranty. In the end, you’re only partially covered in case of problems. On the other hand, GAF offers its Master Elite certification that carries both the Silver Pledge and Golden Pledge warranties.
The Silver Pledge is a more budget-friendly 10-year workmanship warranty. For the ultimate in service and protection, the Golden Pledge is a 25-year workmanship warranty that also ensures that a GAF inspector will come and personally inspect each job. That way if you have a problem down the line that is related to their building materials, GAF will step up and take responsibility. As incredible as these warranties are, hiring a GAF roofing contractor is about more than just guaranteeing the quality of GAF’s products. Earning GAF’s Master Elite certification is no simple feat, which is why only 2% of roofers nationwide carry this particular certification.
It’s also why we at DePalma Construction are so proud to be among that small percentage, offering high quality, GAF certified work for our customers in the Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg, Harrisburg and East Berlin area. The reason that so few roofers measure up is the exacting standards that GAF uses for its Master Elite certification. In order to qualify a roofing company must be in business a minimum of 7 years and one year in GAF’s certified program; have 99% customer satisfaction based on independent surveys from GAF; have $1 million in general liability coverage and proper, valid workers compensation coverage. They must also have a satisfactory rating with the BBB; a good or better credit rating; a clean banking record; a clean distributor reference with no liens or unresolved judgments and a good workmanship record. With standards like those, it’s not surprising that so many roofing contractors fail to make the grade. GAF doesn’t stop there, though; they also come and meet personally with both the contractor and their customers to verify for themselves that the quality of their work is top notch.
It’s just the beginning of a true partnership with GAF, ensuring that every GAF roofing contractor will live up to their exacting standards and pass that exceptional quality on to you. Of course, Master Elite certification is about more than just getting high-quality workmanship; there’s also the building materials themselves to consider. Choosing the right brand of roofing shingles can be critical as it can impact both the quality and cost of your roofing job. That’s what made us turn to GAF in the first place. DePalma Construction deals exclusively with GAF because we feel that they offer the best product on the market today, plain and simple. From North America’s top seller, Timberline, up to the top of the line designer shingles, GAF products give you the perfect combination of quality construction and good aesthetics.
We also stand firmly behind both the Silver Pledge and Golden Pledge Warranties that cover installation, removal, and disposal as well as the shingles themselves. That’s what makes us stand out and why hiring a GAF roofing contractor makes such good sense. Between our service warranties and those offered by GAF, you’ll be able to breathe easy knowing you’re in good hands for the life of your roof. That’s a level of security you just can’t get with any other brand of roofing materials or any other roofing company. Choosing the right roofer may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, as the safety of your home and family depends on it. You want to make sure that you are getting the best possible quality, from the shingles and other roofing materials to the labor itself.
Making the right choice now can save you a lot down the line, both financially and emotionally. It’s a lesson that many customers here in the Mechanicsburg, Dillsburg, Harrisburg and East Berlin area have already learned and why DePalma Construction continues to be the top choice for so many people’s roofing needs. When it comes to choosing a company to handle your roofing job, be sure to look for the Master Elite symbol that tells you they are a GAF roofing contractor. At DePalma Construction we’re proud to partner with GAF to provide the best possible service for our customers. We’ve been building roofs for almost 20 years, and we know how important this decision is for you and your family, which is why we treat every home as if it were our own.