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What Is a Master Elite Roofing Contractor

What is a Master Elite Roofing Contractor and what does it mean?

What is a Master Elite Roofing Contractor?  Midsouth Construction is Nashville’s top roofing contractor that holds the prestigious Master Elite certification with GAF. But you may wonder what that really means and why is it important to you!  You may be surprised to learn that many roofing contractors, especially residential roofers, are not licensed General Contractors. In order to be a licensed General Contractor in Tennessee an individual or business must demonstrate proof of financial stability and pass a qualifying exam. However, in the roofing industry, especially residential roofing, many individuals operate with a Home Improvement license for jobs valued at $3,000 – $25,000 which does not even require an exam or the same strict financial stability requirements as those set forth for a licensed General Contractor. It’s even more alarming to warn that some individuals presenting themselves to be “roofers” are not licensed in any capacity! But buyers beware…because even those individuals with a General Contractors license may not necessarily be skilled at roofing!

Murfreesboro Roofing ContractorWhen you consider that most roofing contractors are doing business without the skills, knowledge or financial stability needed to properly install a roofing system with adequate ventilation, it is not surprising that the roofing industry has gotten such a bad reputation. According to BBB Statistics, Home Improvement Contractors are the top cause of complaints filed by consumers! Midsouth Construction Roofing Contractors are committed to customer service and are a proud member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating!  We are dedicated earning your respect and ensure you are pleased with our services!  We set the bar high when comparing our company with other roofers!

A roof is typically the single most expensive repair you will make to your home. And it is, without a doubt, the most important, top layer of protection to any home or business. When you stop and think about how critical it is that you hire a competent and professional roofing contractor, it is shocking that so many homeowners are still looking for the “cheapest bid” or “best deal.” Sadly, going with the lowest price in roofing is rarely ever the best deal!


Q. How can you protect your home and protect your investment in a new roof?
A. ALWAYS work with a local, reputable roofing contractor that is fully licensed and insured! Midsouth Construction Roofing Contractors are proud to hold a Tennessee General Contractors License, maintain full General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation, AND maintain an A+ rating with the Nashville Better Business Bureau! We are always happy to provide references and encourage any potential customer to take time to research our company and read our reviews! We are proud of our customer service record and sincerely appreciate all of our customers! We were here before the storms and will be here long after the storms are over. Don’t trust your roof with some fly by night storm chaser or an individual who cannot demonstrate long term stability and knowledge in the roofing industry!

A. When you work with a roofing contractor that has received the prestigious GAF Master Elite Certification you can have peace of mind that you are working with the absolute BEST rated roofing contractor in the area and quite frankly the nation! In fact, less than 2% of the roofing contractors in America ever receive the GAF Master Elite Certification! Why settle for less when you can have your new roof replaced with a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor headquartered right here in Nashville! Midsouth Construction serves the entire Middle Tennessee area for residential roofing including Wilson County, Williamson County, Rutherford County, Cannon, Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Coffee, and Cheatham! We service the entire State of Tennessee for Commercial Roofing and are licensed in TN, GA, MS, AL, NC, SC, KY, and VA.
Q. How is a Master Elite Certified Roofer different from a Weather Stopper Contractor with GAF?
A standard certification program for most major roofing manufacturers, including the Weather Stopper Certification with GAF, only requires that your roofer uses 3 of their roofing components (felt, ice and water, starter strip, and/or ventilation in order to get an upgraded warranty. While these types of warranties are a good investment and better than a general factory warranty, they do not confirm that your roof was installed properly and will not cover components made from other manufacturers. This can leave you with some large out of pocket expenses if you ever find yourself in need of a warranty call or worst case scenario find yourself with a warranty claim that is denied.
Since there is no real factory certification with a basic Weather Stopper Warranty, if the roofer you hired did not install the roof properly, even though you have a factory warranty, your roof may not be covered by the roofing manufacturer. It is critical that you hire a professional and knowledgeable roofing contractor! In other words, a bad installation job will not be replaced by the factory if they find your roofing contractor was at fault! We cannot stress enough the importance of working with a knowledgeable and experienced roofing contractor like Midsouth Construction.
Q. So What Should I Do When I Need A New Roof?
A. Hire a Master Elite Contractor from GAF!
A GAF Master Elite contractor is the only type of roofing contractor than can offer the Golden Pledge Warranty. A Golden Pledge Warranty is by far, the most substantial warranty available in the roofing industry today. A GAF Golden Pledge Warranty requires that the entire roofing system be covered by GAF which will be thoroughly inspected and certified by a GAF representative. Once your roofing system has been installed, GAF will come to your home and certify that your roof was installed correctly and give it their golden stamp of approval! Once this is completed your roof is guaranteed for 50 years with a 25 year workmanship warranty! A Golden Pledge Warranty will add a reasonable extra expense to the cost of replacing your roof, but when you consider the peace of mind you will have that your new roof will last a lifetime it is the best deal around! And if you decide to go with the less expensive Systems Plus Warranty, you will know that your roof was still installed correctly by a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor!
Q. What Does It Take to Become a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor?
A. Quite frankly…a lot! Years of experience, proven track record with GAF demonstrating knowledge in all types of roofing systems, customer satisfaction, solid reputation and financial stability! In fact, less than 2% of the roofing contractors nationwide will ever receive the GAF Master Elite certification! Why? Because it’s tough to achieve. In order to even be considered by GAF to be a Master Elite Certified Roofer you must meet:
• 7 years in business with at least one year in their other certification programs
• Maintain a 99% customer satisfaction rate based on independent surveys from GAF
• Carry at least 1 million in general liability coverage
• Demonstrate proof of valid workers compensation coverage annually
• Maintain a satisfactory rating with BBB – MidSouth Construction maintains an A+
• Maintain a good or better credit rating
• Provide roofing distributors references to confirm prompt payment of bills
• Be free of any liens, judgements or unresolved legal issues
• Maintain a good workmanship record with GAF

I’m sure you can understand why most roofing companies cannot even begin to qualify to be a GAF Master Elite contractor. MidSouth Construction has always operated under the belief that we should under promise and over deliver to every one of our customers! We sincerely want to earn your respect and your positive review for our company! We are committed to exceeding your expectations and providing you with the most professional, top qualify roofing system available today. Most of all, we want to keep the lines of communication open so that you are always welcome to contact our home office with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your roofing project. We think that when you meet with one of our skilled project managers, and talk with them personally, you will see what makes MidSouth Construction Roofing Contractors truly a Master Elite roofer!

Contact us today at 615-712-8893 and request a free estimate for your roof repair or full roof replacement! We are always happy to conduct FREE Roof inspections and give you our professional advice on the best solution to your current roofing needs! At Midsouth Construction we know roofing…we want to know YOU!

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