The GAF Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty
The GAF Warranty is as listed. May subject to change without notice. Shingle & Accessory Limited Warranty covers your asphaltic shingles and accessories, including GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, and GAF Cobra® Ventilation Products, in the unlikely event that they contain a manufacturing defect.
It provides great coverage that is “non-prorated” during the crucial up-front period of your ownership (the Smart Choice® Protection Period) with continued coverage for extended periods of time afterwards.
Note: This warranty does not cover lowslope membranes, Master Flow® Ventilation Products, and ShingleMatch™ Roof Accessory Paint. Please go to gaf.com for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.
How Long Your Warranty Lasts;
Manufacturing Defects: GAF Lifetime Asphaltic Shingles. Subject to the provisions below, all GAF Asphaltic Shingles other than Sentinel®, Royal Sovereign®, and Marquis WeatherMax® Shingles and Ridge Cap and Starter Strip Shingles carry a Lifetime warranty (as defined below) against manufacturing defects and a Smart Choice® Protection Period of 10 years.
Manufacturing Defects: Other GAF Asphaltic Shingles. Marquis WeatherMax® Shingles are warranted against manufacturing defects for 30 years; Royal Sovereign® Shingles are warranted for 25 years, and Sentinel® Shingles are warranted for 20 years. The Smart Choice® Protection Period is 5 years for Marquis WeatherMax® and Royal Sovereign® Shingles, and 3 years for Sentinel® Shingles. The warranty term and Smart Choice® Protection Period for Ridge Cap and Starter Strip Shingles are described below.
Manufacturing Defects: GAF Accessories Used With Any Brand Of Lifetime Asphaltic Shingles. When you install three or more of the GAF Accessory Products listed above on your roof with any brand of Lifetime Asphaltic Shingles, your GAF Accessory Products carry a Lifetime warranty (as defined below) against manufacturing defects and a Smart Choice® Protection Period of 10 years. When you install fewer than three of the above-listed GAF Accessories on your roof with any brand of Lifetime Asphaltic Shingles, your GAF Accessory Products carry a 40-year warranty against manufacturing defects and a Smart Choice® Protection Period of 5 years.
Manufacturing Defects: GAF Accessories Used With Any Other Asphaltic Shingles. When you install one or more of the above-listed GAF Accessories on your roof with any brand of non-Lifetime Asphaltic Shingles, your GAF Accessory Products carry a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects and a Smart Choice® Protection Period of 5 years.
Who Is Covered By This Limited Warranty; Transferability. You are covered by this warranty if you live in the United States or Canada and are the original property owner (i.e., not a builder or installer) or the first subsequent owner if this warranty was properly transferred. This limited warranty may be transferred only once. The second owner must notify GAF in writing within 60 days after the property transfer for warranty coverage to be transferred. (Other than this one transfer, this warranty may not be transferred or assigned, directly or indirectly.)
If the transfer takes place within the Smart Choice® Protection Period, the second owner is entitled to the same coverage as the original owner. If the transfer takes place afterwards, the length of this warranty shall be reduced to the two-year period after the ownership changes. If there is a defect during this two-year period, GAF’s reimbursement to the second owner will be based only on the reasonable cost of replacement shingles or applicable accessories, reduced by the amount of use that has been received from the shingles or applicable accessories from date of installation through the date of claim.
What Is Not Covered; Even if your shingles or accessories were not properly installed according to GAF’s application instructions or to standard good roofing practices, this limited warranty remains in effect. However, GAF will NOT compensate you for: (1) Damages resulting from anything other than an inherent manufacturing defect in your shingles or accessories, such as:(a) Improper fastening of your shingles or accessories or application not in strict accordance with GAF’s printed application instructions, if the improper installation was the cause of the damage. (b) Settlement, movement, or defects in the building, walls, foundation, or the roof base over which the shingles or accessories were applied. (c) Inadequate attic ventilation. (2) Damages resulting from causes beyond normal wear and tear, such as: (a) acts of nature, such as hail, fire, winds (including gusts) over the applicable wind speed listed above, or ice damming above the areas of your roof deck covered by a GAF Leak Barrier. (b) impact of foreign objects or traffic on the roof. (c) improper storage or handling of shingles or accessories. (3) Shading or variations in the color of your shingles or ridge cap shingles or discoloration or contamination caused by fungus, mold, lichen, algae (except for blue-green algae if your shingles or ridge cap shingles were labeled with the StainGuard® logo), or other contaminants, including that caused by organic materials on the roof. (4) Labor costs, except as specifically provided for above, disposal costs, tear-off costs, and costs related to underlayments (unless your claim involves a manufacturing defect in a GAF Underlayment), metal work, and flashings. (5) Damage to the interior or exterior of the building, including, but not limited to, mold growth.