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Most homeowners and building managers in Madison aren't experts on the roofing industry. After all, a roof is something that people rarely think about unless there's a problem. When they do begin looking for a Madison roofing contractor, they may see that some companies are certified with GAF, which could lead them to wonder just what GAF might be and why someone would want its certification.

General Aniline and Film, generally known as GAF, has been making roofing products since the late nineteenth century. They have grown to be the largest US manufacturer of residential and commercial products, and their manufacturer's guaranties lead the industry in accountability and consumer protection. That still doesn't explain why homeowners want to hire GAF-certified contractors.

When someone works with a GAF Master Elite certified roofer, they know that contractor has a 99% satisfaction rate, based on independent surveys performed by GAF. The company has been in business for at least seven years with at least one year in the certification program. It has good credit, a clean banking record and at least 1 million dollars in liability coverage. These are good things to know about a business that will have a huge impact on a home or business.

These reassurances are nice, but even the clients of Master Elite Certified roofers get benefits from GAF.

The roofing contractors at Hustad Companies of Madison can assist you with any questions regarding commercial roofing or siding.

Once the roof is finished, an inspector from GAF will come out to do a personal inspection. If any piece of the roof fails to meet his high standards, the certified roofer will redo the work, free of charge. Once the roof passes inspection, GAF itself becomes responsible and will replace any part that fails. This means that the consumer is protected by the biggest name in roofing in the United States.

Only 3 percent of roofing contractors in the nation have achieved GAF Master Elite Certified status, and only they can offer the golden pledge warranty. A contractor who is simply GAF Certified also has to meet some requirements that prove their dedication to customer satisfaction, but their clients do not receive the same level of protection from the GAF factory itself.

Of course, there are other things to consider when choosing a contractor. It's a good idea to ask for references and check with the Better Business Bureau. Consumers should always follow their instincts, but working with a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor takes a lot of the worry and guesswork out of choosing a roofer.

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