Considering that your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your home, having it attended to by an experienced roof contractor in Waterloo is a wise way to protect your investment. While many people call themselves roofcontractors, only a few really deserve the title.
What Makes A Roofing Contractor In Waterloo?
In many areas, anyone with a hammer and a nail gun can call themselves a roofer. If the person is familiar with the building codes, they can do a passablejob.However people without much training or experience, or individuals with questionable motives, may take shortcuts that do not meet code. An uncertified roofer may try to scam you by using inferior materials and improper techniques. They may even fool the inspector if the job looks up-to-code on the surface. However problems will arise as the months pass and your new roof is put to the test. You will then find that these so-called contractors will not stand behind their work and if you try to use any guarantee they have offered, you may find them out of business or out of town.
While not every inexperienced contractor operates this way, it’s enough to put a smart homeowner on notice to look for a quality roof contractor in Waterloo, especially one with a GAF Master Elite certification.
What Distinguishes A GAF Master Elite Contractor?
A GAF Master Elite Contractor offers a Factory Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contract that covers every aspect of your roofing installation. Many reputable companies who install products made by major roofing supply manufacturers offer a warranty if roofers solely use their products, but if your contractor uses a variety of materials, you could be out of luck if you have a problem.
Certification from GAF requires that every part of the roofing system be from GAF, a respected manufacturer of materials. After installation, a representative from the company will certify your installation. If, in the future, you ever experience a problem with your roof, you are not only covered for materials and labor, but also for related problems that might come up, such as poor ventilation or insulation in your attic. Only 3% of roof contractors in North America have achieved their GAF certification and are able to offer you the GAF Master Elite Factory Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contract.
How Does A GAF Contractor Save You Money?
How does this certification pay off for you in dollars and cents?
- A standard uncertified contractor often offers a 10-year non-prorated/lifetime warranty for the shingles only, but does not guarantee the felt underlayment, ice and water shield, starter strips, ridge vent, tear off, or tear off disposal. Given what all of these items add to the cost of your roof, you are on the hook for 55% of the roof cost in case of a problem.
- A typical certified contractor offers you the manufacturer’s warranty of 10 to 50 years and covers most things, except for the felt underlayment and tear off disposal. Even if you choose an outside-certified contractor, your out-of-pocket cost might still be 20% of the overall repair in case of roofing failures.
- A GAF Master Elite Warranty Contractor offers you a 50-year non-prorated/lifetime total warranty with a 25-year workmanship warranty, so that all aspects of the roofing job are covered. If you have a problem, you are 100% covered and have no out-of-pocket cost.
For a quality roof and the assurance that your roof and satisfaction will last, contact The Roofman, your certified roof contractor in Waterloo.The Roofman is an award winning GAF Master Elite, Factory Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractorand is qualified to serve any and all of your roofing needs.