Imperial Roofing BLOG roof maintenance tips September 2015

It is always challenging to find the right contractor to work your next project.  One of the greatest indications of a worthy contractor is whether or not they are certified by major roofing manufacturers. Taking this fact seriously, Imperial Roofing has merited recognition as a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor.  Here are a few reasons why that simple designation has made a huge difference for homeowners in the Land O Lakes region of Florida.

Who is GAF?

GAF is the largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing materials in North America. This company provides training and certification programs to roofing contractors and industry professionals.

What it Takes to Gain a Manufacturer’s Certification

To become a GAF Master Elite Contractor, a roofing contractor must first prove that the carry properly licensing within their state.  They must also provide proof of adequate insurance to cover any liability to their clients for the clients protection.

Giving a little deeper, each contractor must demonstrate that they have developed and maintained a positive reputation within their local community for providing quality roofing services. Since a quality roof installation entails that the company be familiar with the best practices in the industry, they must also be committed to ongoing professional roofing training.

These standards set a high bar – in fact, only 3% of all roofing contractors are qualified as Master Elite contractors.

Additional Benefits to Homeowners

Having your Land O Lakes roof installed by a GAF certified roofing contractor gives you the option of purchasing a higher level warranty. The GAF Golden Pledge warranty, which gives a 50 year warranty on the GAF roofing materials / 25 year warranty on workmanship and includes a 40 point factory inspection, is only available through GAF Master Elite roofing contractors.

The higher warranty includes a more comprehensive coverage to protect your home against accidental installation errors and manufacturing defects.

Schedule Your Next Roof Project with Local Professionals

Contact Imperial Roofing today to learn more about the options we are able to provide to homeowners and business owners in the Land O Lakes area.

Originally published: June 26, 2013
Information updated: September 1, 2015

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