Roofing Warranties

No one offers you more warranty choices in the Detroit area for your new roof than GAF-Elk! To help you select the right warranty Kearns Brothers has set up the chart below. This summarizes the key provisions of each GAF-Elk warranty. Click here to review the most frequently-asked questions about warranties.

GAF-Elk Warranty Comparison Guide

Shingle Warranty
System Warranty
Golden Pledge

Material Defect Coverage*

100% coverage period 3, 5, or 10 yrs. 20yrs. (Most Shingles)
50 yrs. (LifetimeShingles)
20yrs. (Most Shingles)
50 yrs. (Lifetime Shingles)
Covers roofing system? No (Just Shingles) Yes (Entire System) Yes (Entire System)
Cost of installation labor included? No (during non-prorated period) 25 yrs. to Lifetime 25 yrs. to Lifetime

Workmanship Coverage*

100% coverage period 2 yrs. (offered by contractor) 2 yrs. (offered by contractor) 20 yrs. (provided by GAF-Elk)
Misapplication of flashings covered? 2 yrs. (offered by contractor) 2 yrs. (offered by contractor 20 yrs. (provided by GAF-Elk)
Installer certified? No (Anyone can install) Yes (Only GAF-Elk Certified™ or Master Elite® Contractors can install) Yes (Only GAF-Elk Master Elite® Contractors can install)
Tear-off costs included? (when required) No Yes (For material defects only) Yes
Disposal costs included? (when required) No No Yes

Problem Prevention

Exclusive 40-point factory inspection? No No Yes

Peace of Mind

“Maximum” wind coverage up to 130 mph Category 3 hurricane wind speed available? No Yes Yes
Warranty transferable? Yes Yes Yes
Free transfer? Yes Yes Yes
Good Housekeeping Protection? Yes Yes Yes