If you’re in the market for a new roof, you may be wondering if you should hire a GAF certified contractor. GAF is one of the largest and most well-known roofing manufacturers in North America, so certification from them is something to take into consideration because it means the roofing contractor meets their high standards. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what GAF certification is and the benefits of hiring a GAF certified contractor, as well as some things to keep in mind when making your decision.
Before we discuss the benefits, what is GAF Certification? GAF certified roofers are the elite within the roofing industry and roofing companies must meet specific standards established by the GAF Materials Corporation to achieve this certification. Did you know only 3% of roofing companies in North America can make this claim? With over 125 years of experience, GAF is the most credible manufacturer of roofing products in North America because they produce high-quality and durable products. GAF’s Master Elite Program was created for roofers to strive for excellence in reputation and quality of their work.
Among a rigorous certification process, there are a few more steps to becoming GAF certified. A roofing company must be in business for seven years, carry workers’ compensation and liability insurance, verify licensing in the city and state of operation, and uphold an outstanding reputation in the local community.
Here are a few reasons you should hire a GAF Certified Roofing Contractor:
- Credibility – When you’re searching for a professional roofer, the GAF certification verifies that the company is established, trustworthy, and dedicated to high-quality craftsmanship and installations. It takes great discipline and effort to become certified and maintain certification, so roofing companies strive for great service, every time, to avoid possibly losing the certification.
- On-Going Training – One of the main benefits of hiring a GAF certified contractor such as Native Roofing is that they have access to exclusive products and training, saving you money in the long run. All contractors are required to be retrained annually on new products and installation techniques, so you can be confident that your roof is being installed by a true professional.
- Warranty – Another benefit of hiring a GAF certified contractor is that they come with a warranty. If something goes wrong with your roof, you know you’re covered. Make sure to ask about the details of the warranty before hiring a contractor, so you know exactly what’s included. GAF certified roofing contractors are the only roofers who can provide the Golden Pledge Warranty.
The decision of whether or not to hire a GAF certified contractor is up to you, but always be sure your chosen roofing contractor is reputable, licensed, and insured. We hope this blog post has given you some things to think about as you make your decision. If you have any questions about Native Roofing’s GAF certification or anything related to the roofing process, feel free to reach out to us at (954) 236-9986 at any time.