System Plus vs. Silver Pledge vs. Golden Pledge: Which GAF Roof Warranty is Right for Me?

Roofing warranties are confusing.

How do you know which warranty is right for you?

After all, the warranty you choose could have an impact on you for decades to come. As a GAF Master Elite contractor, we at Linta Roofing see it as our responsibility to elaborate on these warranties so you can make the best decision for your roof.

In this article, we’ll provide a simple overview of the warranties available for the GAF Lifetime Roofing System. After you read this article, our hope is you will be well-informed about what GAF warranties cover so you can make the right warranty choice for your home.

Let’s take a look.

All GAF shingles come with a warranty, whether you purchase and install shingles yourself or if you hire a roofing contractor. Each warranty is different, with some warranties only available for homeowners who hire a GAF Certified or Master Elite contractor to complete their roofing project. 

Before diving into all of the GAF warranty options, it is important to note that GAF warranties can be transferred to the next homeowner at no additional cost. If your warranty is transferred within the required window, the right warranty could enhance the resale value of your home! 

If you are looking for a warranty that will last for decades to come, GAF surely offers an option that suits you. In this article we provide a basic overview of GAF warranties, to find detailed information on these warranties check out GAF’s Roof Warranty Information guide.

GAF offers 4 warranties including:

  • Limited Warranty
  • Systems Plus
  • Silver Pledge
  • Golden Pledge

A GAF Limited Warranty is applied to all GAF shingles. This warranty provides fundamental coverage against manufacturing defects, with proration over a 50-year period. As the materials age, the potential monetary recovery in the event of an issue decreases as the roof ages.

If you were to purchase GAF shingles yourself at a home improvement store, you would receive this warranty.

The Limited Warranty does not require a GAF Certified or Master Elite contractor to install the shingles. As a result, it does not include a workmanship warranty and it will decrease over time.

To receive the Systems Plus Warranty, a GAF Certified or GAF Master Elite contractor must install your shingles. This means that your roofing contractor is backed by GAF through a process that ensures they provide high-quality workmanship. 

This warranty includes tear-off costs and covers installation labor and replacement of GAF products. The Systems Plus Warranty stays intact for 50 years. You receive coverage for manufacturing defects, but if there are any workmanship errors this warranty will not provide coverage for them.

This warranty offers more comprehensive coverage, as it builds upon the benefits of the Systems Plus Warranty. This warranty can only be provided by a GAF Master Elite contractor.

In addition to the benefits provided by a Systems Plus warranty, the Silver Pledge warranty will cover disposal costs and protection for workmanship. The workmanship warranty lasts 10 years. GAF trusts their Master Elite contractors so much that if they ever go out of business, GAF will still fix any mistakes in their work. Even when the contractors can’t honor the warranty themselves. 

The Golden Pledge Warranty covers the most comprehensive coverage of all of GAF’s warranties. This warranty offers workmanship coverage for 25 years on most shingles. 

The Golden Pledge warranty can only be offered by Master Elite contractors.

This warranty offers extended workmanship coverage for 30 years on GAF designer shingles. Similar to the Silver Pledge Warranty, the Golden Pledge Warranty guarantees that if your roofing contractor were to go out of business during the coverage period, GAF will still reconcile any mistakes in their work.

When you make a large investment, you do not want to deal with confusing warranty options. 

Starting a roofing project is stressful enough!

Achieving clarity on your roofing warranty is crucial to be certain you are making the right decision for your home.

GAF offers warranties to help you do just that. Whether you plan to stay in your home for the next few decades or hope to sell, there is a great warranty option for you. 

Now that you know the warranties GAF offers, you may be wondering “What is a Certified/Master Elite Contractor?” and we encourage your forward-thinking as you find the optimal roofing solutions for your home. Start today, and you can continue to reap the benefits 50 years from now. 

Investing in a GAF roofing warranty means you can enjoy peace of mind for decades to come. Choosing the right warranty today is a crucial step to safeguard your investment for the future.

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