The money that goes into repairing your roofing represents a significant investment. Not only do some repair jobs cost thousands of dollars, but you’ll rely on that repair to hold for 30-40 years. However, if issues arise within the time that you should reasonably expect your roof to endure, it helps to have the protection that comes with an outstanding roof warranty.

The next time you’re searching for a roofing company, you’ll want to ensure that they guarantee their work through a warranty. When it comes to roofing warranties, there are typically two types of protection: protection against manufacturer defects and protection from workmanship errors.

Manufacturer Protection

While many companies are out there selling roofing materials, a select few have established themselves as the most trusted names in the industry. These include:

What sets these manufacturers apart from the rest is that they cover their materials with iron-clad warranties written to provide protection for up to 40-50 years (where applicable).

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    GAF Limited Warranty Comparison Guide

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    GAF ROOFING SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY

    SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY

    SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY

    GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
    Eligibility Requirements 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***
    Smart Choice Protection Period**** 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
    Wind Warranty Term 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
    Maximum Wind Speed Coverage WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

    Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + 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 (4 nails per shingle) + 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 (4 nails per shingle) + 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 (4 nails per shingle) + 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 Covered
    (when necessary)
    Covered
    (when necessary)
    Covered
    (when necessary)
    Disposal Not covered Not covered Covered
    (when necessary)
    Covered
    (when necessary)
    Workmanship 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

    * GAF Accessories covered under this limited warranty include: GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, and GAF Cobra Ventilation Products. This limited warranty does not cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow Ventilation Products, or ShingleMatch Roof Accessory Paint. Please go to gaf.com for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.

    ** Contractors enrolled in GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors, not employees or agents of GAF.

    *** Definition of Lifetime: The word “Lifetime” means as long as you, the original owner(s) [or the second owner(s) if coverage was properly transferred during the Smart Choice Protection Period], own the property where the shingles and/or accessories are installed. The Lifetime warranty is applicable only to shingles and accessories installed on a single-family detached residence owned by individuals. For any other type of owner or building, such as a corporation, governmental entity, religious entity, condominium or homeowner association, school, apartment building, office building, or multi-use structure, the length of the warranty is 40 years.

    **** Special Installation: Your GAF LayerLock-labeled Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if installed using 4 nails per shingle and you have GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Special Installation for all other GAF Shingles requires use of 6 nails per shingle and GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Your GAF Ridge Cap Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if your ridge cap shingles are installed in strict accordance with the “Maximum Wind Speed Coverage Under Limited Warranty” section of the applicable ridge cap shingle application instructions. For installations not eligible for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty, Maximum Wind Speed Coverage is 130mph with Special Installation or 110mph without Special Installation.

    *****For installations not eligible for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty, Maximum Wind Speed Coverage is 130mph with Special Installation or 110mph without Special Installation.

    CertainTeed Roofing Warranty Overview

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    Owens Corning Roofing Warranty Overview

    Visit owenscorning.com for complete warranty information.

    Standard Product Limited Warranty
    System Protection Limited Warranty

    Preferred Protection Limited Warranty
    Products Defects Coverage
    Overall Warranty Length Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
    Products Included Shingles & all Owens Corning® components Shingles & all Owens Corning® components Shingles & all Owens Corning® components
    TRU PROtection® Period First 10 years1 First 50 years2 First 50 years2
    Materials Only Coverage After 10 Years After 50 Years After 50 Years
    Blow Off Coverage3 First 15 Years First 15 Years First 15 Years
    StreakGuard™ Algae Resistance4 First 10 years3 First 10 years3 First 10 years3
    Workmanship Coverage
    Coverage Period None None First 10 Years
    Key Requirements
    Component Products Min of 3 Owens Corning® components required for extended component coverage5 Min of 3 Owens Corning® components required Min of 4 Owens Corning® components required
    Contractor Certification Required None Must be installed by an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum or Preferred Contractor Must be installed by an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum or Preferred Contractor

    See actual warranty for complete details, limitations and requirements.

    1. Excludes tear-off and disposal costs if required.
    2. Includes tear-off and disposal costs if required.
    3. After thermal sealings.
    4. Algae resistance is available regionally. Berkshire® algae coverage is 15 years.
    5. Shingle coverage applies without Owens Corning® components. Minimum 3 required for components to take on coverage period of the shingle, otherwise standard individual component warranty terms apply.

    TAMKO Roofing Warranty Overview

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    Contractor Guarantees

    In many instances, it’s not the roofing materials that cause a roof to fail, but rather mistakes on the part of those who installed it. Thus, the ideal roofing company for you should be willing to guarantee the quality of their work by offering warranty protection should something go wrong.

    When you choose to work with Spicer Bros. Construction, you get the added protection of our own warranty to supplement the materials you choose to include in your new roof. This protection allows us to fulfill the promise that we make of no roof being left behind.

    Providing You with Protection

    We here at Spicer Bros Construction want you to sleep soundly under the new roof that we provide for you. That sleep comes just a little easier knowing that you’re covered under both the best manufacturer warranties in the business as well as our own outstanding service guarantee. Don’t trust your roof’s maintenance to just any roofing contractor. Trust us to give you the peace of mind that you’ve been searching for. To schedule an appointment for your free estimate, simply fill out our online contact form. To speak with us directly, call (410) 546-1190 in Maryland or at (302) 703-6754 in Delaware today.