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What Is a Master Elite Roofing Contractor?

What is a Master Elite Roofing Contractor?

What is a Master Elite Roofing Contractor?  When searching for someone to install your roof you may come across a wide range of qualifications and licensing!  You may be surprised to learn that many roofing contractors, especially residential roofers, are not licensed General Contractors.

 

A GAF Master Elite™ Certification is the highest level of roofing certifications available in the roofing industry today.  In order for a roofing contractor to obtain this certification, they must demonstrate:

  • They are properly licensed – In TN This requires a General Contractors License
  • Carry At Least 1,000,000 in Insurance for GL and Work Comp – Proof of Which Must Be Submitted Annually to GAF
  • Demonstrate a Proven Reputation In the Industry with References
  • Show Financial Stability
  • Attend Educational and Training Seminars Regularly
  • Remain Top Producers in the Roofing Industry
  • Maintain a 99% approval rating with customers!
  • Been In The Roofing Business a Minimum of 7 Years
  • Maintain An A Rating With the BBB
Only 2% of all roofing companies qualify as Master Elite™.  When you hire a Master Elite certified roofing contractor you can rest assured that your roofer is qualified to properly install your roof!  Since Tennessee allows anyone with a Handyman license to install a roof valued at a 25,000 or less, hiring a Master Elite contractor is so important!
GAF requires all Master Elite certified contractors in TN to hold a Tennessee General Contractors license!  This makes holding a Master Elite™ Certification one of the few ways to determine if your chosen TN roofing contractor is actually qualified to perform work on your roof.
EXCLUSIVE GOLDEN PLEDGE AND SILVER PLEDGE WARRANTIES!
Only a GAF Master Elite Certified Contractor can offer customers the prestigious Golden Pledge and Silver Pledge Warranty!  Why are these warranties so valuable?  Because only the GAF Silver Pledge and GAF Golden Pledge warranties cover workmanship in addition to the material!
Homeowners can rest assured that their new roof is covered!  GAF guarantees the workmanship and material are all covered even if the original contractor does not!

GAF Limited Warranty Comparison Guide

GAF SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY
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GAF  ROOFING SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
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SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY
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SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
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GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
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Eligibility Requirements None!
Great coverage accompanies purchase of the product.
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor**

Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**

Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 5 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**

Warranty Term for GAF Shingles Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime***
Smart Choice Protection Period**** 10 Years 10 Years 50 Years 50 Years 50 Years
Algae Warranty Term 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
Wind Warranty Term 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
Maximum Wind Speed Coverage 130 mph with Special Installation***** WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ******

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ******

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ******

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ******

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.
Tear-Off Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Disposal Not covered Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Workmanship Not covered Not covered Not covered 10 Years 25 Years
Qualifying Shingles: Timberline® HDZ Shingles, Timberline HD® Shingles, Timberline® HDZ RS+ Shingles, Timberline® HDZ RS Shingles, Timberline® NS Shingles, Timberline® AH Shingles, Timberline® AS II Shingles, Timberline® CS Shingles

TENNESSEE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR ROOFERS

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.

 

The Home Improvement License does not require an exam or the same strict financial requirements as those for a General Contractor.  Why allow someone who has demonstrated no skill or knowledge in roofing to install your expensive new roof!

 

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!  BTy hiring a Master Elite factory-certified roofing contractor you don’t have to worry about their qualifications!  They have already been vetted thoroughly by GAF and proven to be the bests in the industry!

 

 

WHAT IS A MASTER ELITE ROOFING CONTRACTOR?

The top roofing contractor in the industry!

ROOFERS RATE AT THE TOP FOR CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS!
Murfreesboro Roofing Contractor

When 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!

 

MASTER ELITE ROOFING CONTRACTORS FAQS:

 

Q. HOW MANY ROOFERS RECEIVE THE MASTER ELITE ROOFER DESIGNATION?

A. 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!

 

Q.  What Happens if I Use A GAF Weather Stopper Certified Contractor?

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  In addition, they are only required to hold the Handyman License in TN.  While these types of warranties are better than a general factory warranty, they do not confirm that your roof was installed properly;

Q. So What Should I Do When I Need A New Roof?

A. Hire a Master Elite Contractor from GAF!  Only Master Elite certification allows contractors to offer the Silver Pledge and Golden Pledge Warranty.  A Golden Pledge Warranty is by far, the most substantial warranty available in the roofing industry today.

Q.  How Many Years Does The GAF Golden Pledge Warranty Last?

A.  The GAF Golden Pledge Warranty requires that the entire roofing system be thoroughly inspected and certified by a GAF representative after installation.  Once this is completed your roof is guaranteed for 50 years with a 25-year workmanship warranty!

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 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

MIDSOUTH CONSTRUCTION IS A GAF MASTER ELITE CERTIFIED ROOFINC CONTRACTORS!

 

I’m sure you can understand why most roofing companies cannot even begin to qualify to be a GAF Master Elite contractor. MidSouth Construction is committed to exceeding your expectations and providing you with the most professional, top-quality 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.

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 help you find the best solution to your roofing needs! 

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