GAF Warranty Comparison Guide

No one offers you more warranty choices for your new roof than GAF! To help you select the right warranty, the chart below summarizes the key provisions of each GAF warranty. Plus visit our FAQ on our warranty selection. Click on the logos below for more details.

Certified GAF Master Elite Contractor - All Weather Tite Roofing The GAF Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty GAF System Plus Limited Warranty GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty
Material Defect Coverage*
100% coverage period 10 yrs.
(3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
50 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
50 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
Covers roofing system? Yes, system coverage
is available
Yes, covers entire
system
Yes, covers entire
system
Cost of installation labor included? 10 yrs.
(3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
Lifetime
(25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
Lifetime
(25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
Workmanship Coverage*
100% coverage period
None
2 yrs.
(Typical coverage
offered by contractor)
25 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles – coverage provided and
backed by GAF)
Misapplication of certain flashings covered?
No
2 yrs.
(Typical coverage
offered by contractor)
25 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles – coverage provided and
backed by GAF)
Installer certified?
No
(Anyone can install)
Yes
Yes
Tear-off costs included? (when necessary)
No
Yes
(For material defects only)
Yes
(For material defects
or workmanship)
Disposal costs included? (when necessary)
No
No
Yes
(For material defects
or workmanship)
Problem Prevention
Exclusive 40-point factory inspection?
No
No
Yes
Peace of Mind*
“Maximum” wind coverage up to 130 mph Category 3 hurricane wind speed available?
Yes
(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Yes
(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Yes
(Not available for 3-tab shingles)
Warranty transferable?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Free transfer?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Good Housekeeping protectionGood Housekeeping protection?
Yes
Yes
Yes

* Check ltd. warranties for complete coverage and restrictions. Also note:

  • The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures (e.g., a church) not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.
  • Installer certification is only for installations covered by GAF system warranties.
  • Maximum wind coverage requires special installation. See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.