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Madison Roofing: Article About Gaf Master Elite Certification

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Replacing or installing a new roof represents a sizable investment for most homeowners, so it is particularly important that the people hired to do the work are qualified. Most people aren't aware that, in most states, there are no licensing requirements for individuals who open a roofing business. In order to be sure that the money thrown toward a new roof is well spent, property owners should choose to hire a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor.

GAF is one of the leading roofing product manufacturers in the country. Because they want their products marketed and installed correctly, they have taken it upon themselves to ensure that their certified contractors are trained and insured in order to meet their customers' roofing needs. Only about 3 percent of contractors earn the Master Elite status, but there are Madison roofing professionals who have managed to earn this distinction. Here are some of the criteria required to become one of GAF's leading installers.

Any roofer desiring the Master Elite status must have already been in business for at least seven years, and they must also have an excellent customer service reputation, which is evaluated by an independent survey conducted by GAF. After seven years in business, it takes an additional year in the training program to become certified.

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Certified contractors also commit to ongoing training each year as well as each time new products are introduced.

Additionally, certified roofers must carry both liability and workers' compensation insurance. This protects the property owner should an accident occur. Liability insurance protects the property owner against damage to the property, and worker's compensation covers any injury to employees working on the job site.

Maintaining a good rating with the Better Business Bureau is also an essential part of receiving GAF certification. Potential Master Elite candidates must also show good banking practices. They can have no recurring overdrafts or unresolved liens and must show that they pay their bills on time.

Because GAF provides and monitors this rigorous certification program, it can also provide excellent warranties on their products. GAF offers varying levels of warranties, but some are all inclusive and cover defects and workmanship errors 100 percent. Additionally, they offer a 40-point inspection once the roofing work is completed in order to address any questions, comments or complaints that their customers may have. GAF guarantees their customers' complete satisfaction, and even with all the benefits of hiring a GAF contractor, they maintain competitive pricing as well.

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