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GAF upgrades warranty on all laminated shingles

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF Materials Corp, the roofing and ventilation giant, is announcing improvements to its laminated shingle warranties.

Effective January 1, 2011, every GAF laminated shingle, including all Timberline shingles will be covered by a lifetime limited warranty when installed on single family residences. GAF will no longer offer any laminated shingles with just a 30-year or 40-year warranty, a first for any roofing manufacturer.

GAF pointed to its Advanced Protection technology as the basis for its lifetime warranties.

“As a company, we are committed to advanced quality, industry-leading expertise, and solutions that make our customers’ lives simple — which is what this warranty upgrade is all about,” stated Bob Tafaro, President and CEO of GAF. “Contractors will benefit from knowing that they can stand with confidence behind every installation of GAF laminated shingles. Homeowners will benefit from knowing that their installed shingles are warranted for a lifetime, adding significant value to their home."

GAF has also upgraded the coverage of its Golden Pledge and System Plus limited warranties, which are offered exclusively by its GAF-certified contractors.

GAF is celebrating its 125th anniversary as a company in 2011.

Complete details about these changes, including certificates confirming coverage and explaining the new terms which contractors can use with homeowners, can be found on its corporate web site.