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Question DetailsAsked on 8/6/2014

Is a Master Elite Roofing contractor worth exclusively seeking out and even having to pay extra for?

Looking to get a new roof and want to make sure I pick the right company. Is it worth specifically seeking out someone who has / is a certified roofer (such as the Master Elite Roofing Contractor)? Are there different certifications with one being better than the other?

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I like roofers to be NRCA (National Roofing Contractor Association) certified, but if you are looking at going with all GAF products then for the 10-15% more in total bill I would try to get bids from Master Elite Roofing contractors along with others, to see what the price difference.

Bear in mind this certification is a GAF program, which might serve to make it easier to get waranty service on your roof if needed, though from what I read just now it does not sound like it helps that much, because while you get a 50 year roofing warranty, the installation warranty is only 25 years - so basically just a 25 year warranty. However, since I have heard GAF is tough to get any warranty claims covered, having one of their certified installers put it on might make a difference.

Do bear in mind they make a big thing about on ly 3% of roofing contactors "qualify" for their certification, which implies 97% wouldnot qualify - when in reality the 3% number is because most contractors figure it is not worth the hassle so do not apply in the first place, or do not want to do GAF roofing so it is of no value to them, especially as there are some out there who remember some bad times with GAF product quality in the past.

Personally - I don't think the extra cost of a full high-end GAF installation is worth the added cost, but your call.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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