Roof Manufacturer Certifications and What They Mean for You

Certification from leading roofing manufacturers is considered a badge of honor among roofing contractors. Prestige aside, Garlock-French Corporation values the benefits of being a certified contractor, such as being able to offer superior materials and industry-leading warranty coverage to our clients.

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GAF Master Elite™ Contractor

GAF is America’s largest roofing manufacturer and the GAF Master Elite designation is their top residential roofing contractor certification. The requirements include submitting an up-to-date roofing contractor license issued by the state; Minnesota’s Department of Labor and Industry requires all roofing contractors to have a Residential Roofer License, which in itself has a long list of requirements, including three different certificates of insurance. Additionally, the contractor needs proven local reputation and commitment to ongoing professional training.

The requirements are so stringent that only 3% of all roofing contractors across America have qualified to be Master Elite contractors, but ultimately, the clients are the ones who benefit from this designation. Only Master Elite contractors can offer GAF’s full line of roofing products, services, and best of all, their warranty coverage including the GAF Golden Pledge™ Warranty, which includes up to 50 years protection against manufacturing defects and up to 25 years protection against installation errors.

CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster™

As if a designation from one major manufacturer isn’t enough, we also applied for our second one: the CertainTeed SELECT ShingleMaster, which has more requirements than GAF’s. For instance, in addition to the license and insurance, at least 50% of the installation team and all job supervisors has to qualify as CertainTeed Master Shingle Applicators™, which in itself has its own set of requirements.

Our clients are again the winners here. When you choose to have CertainTeed roofing installed on your home, you become eligible for CertainTeed’s SureStart™ PLUS extended warranty coverage, which also includes up to 50 years coverage on materials and up to 25 years on workmanship.

Why You Should Work With Garlock-French Corporation

Working with a multi-credentialed roofer like us gives you the option to choose only the best roofing systems from industry-leading manufacturers. It also gives you the best roofing warranties and the peace of mind that your roof is installed by a reputable roofing contractor. In our case, we’ve been providing exceptional roofing services since 1932.

We also hold certification as a Crown Roofer for Ludowici Roof Tiles and an authorized Applicator of Carlisle SynTec Systems’ commercial single-ply roofing systems. To know more about our roofing options, including metal roofing, call Garlock-French Corporation today at (612) 444-8900 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with our experts. We serve Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.