6 Reasons to Love GAF Shingles for Your Minnesota Home
You’ve had it – it’s time to replace the shingles on your roof. Your asphalt shingles have been there long before you and your family even moved in, and come to think of it, they weren’t in the best shape then either.
When it comes to roof replacement, you know the commitment that comes with that. The average asphalt roof has about a 25-year lifespan before you consider replacing it again. Choosing the wrong brand of shingle might have you replacing your roof before even a decade is up.
To assure a long-lasting life for your next roof installation, study what type of shingles are guaranteed to last. For that we recommend GAF Master Elite, and here’s why!
1. Highly Trained Roofing Contractors
When you're looking for a roofing contractor and you spot “GAF Master Elite Certified” on their website, you’re in luck! When a roofing contractor is GAF Master Elite certified, that means they have received the absolute best training for roof replacement.
Plus, if your installer is “GAF Master Elite Certified,” you’ll get better warranty coverage on your shingles.
Only the top 3% of roofing contractors are GAF Master Elite certified, so you know you’re getting a pro! The contractors at Timberline Roofing & Contracting are GAF Master Elite Certified, so we are part of that 3% of contractors who have the certification.
When you work with us, you’ll qualify for better warranties from GAF.
2. Quality Materials
When you’re looking for the longest-lasting roof replacement, the materials used are the number one concern. GAF Master Elite shingles only use the best materials tough enough to withstand decades in the harsh climate in the Twin Cities while maintaining their beauty!
GAF shingles are excellent when it comes to durability, some of which are made from fiberglass-mesh-reinforced asphalt. GAF laminate shingles are built to provide three to five layers of protection.
GAF shingles are also impact resistant, which means that a 2” steel ball dropped twice in the same spot will not damage the shingle.
GAF shingles also perform well during windy conditions, where the standard resistance is up to 130 miles per hour.
3. Worker’s Compensation
At the end of the day, there will be someone putting in the labor to install your new shingles. It’s good to know that, when you choose GAF Master Elite Shingles, the roofing experts working on your home will be covered if an accident occurs.
4. Great Warranties
You need a guarantee that you will get what you pay for. When you install GAF shingles on your home, you will receive exclusive warranties!
GAF’s Golden Pledge is by far the best warranty you can get on your roof. This warranty includes coverage of 100% of the material defects for 50 years.
Additionally, the warranty covers 100% installation cost for the lifetime of your roof if you need repair down the road. This warranty requires the installation of GAF shingles and at least 5 qualifying accessory products, and they must be installed by a GAF Master Elite contractor.
Since Timberline Roofing & Contracting is GAF Master Elite certified, the minimum warranty you can get with GAF shingles is the System Plus Limited, which requires the GAF shingles along with three qualified accessory products.
You’ll get a lifetime warranty, 50 years for their smart Choice Protection period, a minimum of 10 years of protection for algae, a 15-year wind warranty, and, if required, a tear-off is also covered.
Another great feature of GAF shingles is that the warranty is transferable. So if you sell your house, the new owner will benefit from the warranty, and if you purchase a home with GAF shingles, the warranty will be transferred to you.
5. Properly Insured
Having a properly insured roofing contractor install your shingles is a must. GAF Master Elite certified contractors a $1 million in liability insurance for every job.
6. Plenty of Options to Choose From
GAF shingles are available for all types of budgets. They have quality options for any price range, from affordable 3-tab shingles to designer shingles.
They also come in various colors to match your shingles to the rest of your home. Some GAF shingles even have solar-reflective and stain–protected shingles. Either way, you’re getting a quality product that is built to last.
Timberline Roofing & Contracting Is GAF Master Elite Certified
If you need a GAF Master Elite certified contractor for your next roofing project, you’re in luck! Timberline Roofing & Contracting installs GAF Master Elite shingles with expert precision.
Furthermore, we are also a highly trusted source for other exterior projects, including siding, windows, and gutters. We provide comprehensive storm damage assistance too!
Get a quote online today, or give us a call at 612-284-5329.