What Does GAF Master Status Mean and Why It’s Important?

There are a lot of roofing companies out there, and while there are mechanisms for figuring out which ones do a good job and which ones don’t, it can still be difficult for a consumer to make an informed choice. That is where GAF Master status becomes useful. There is no quicker way to determine if a roofer is worth your time or not, then by looking at whether they are a GAF Master roofer. In this article, we are going to show you what that means, and the rigorous standards a roofing company has to pass if they want to get the status?

What is GAF Master status?

GAF is a manufacturing company that specializes in creating products for both residential and commercial roofing. They also offer certification for roofing contractors who meet their rigorous
standards. Only 3% of roofing contractors in America are GAF Master Elite roofers, and Ameri-Dry is proud to be one of those prestigious roofing companies.

What standards does a contractor have to meet to get certification?

To get certified by GAF, a roofing contractor needs to be able to fulfill four criteria.

The first thing GAF looks for is to ensure that the roofing contractor is properly licensed. They have to have every relevant license in their state. Sadly, many roofing contractors do try to sell their services despite not having the proper licensing. GAF helps prevent unlicensed roofing companies from taking your money and delivering poor quality work.

Likewise, GAF also looks to make sure that the roofing contractor has adequate insurance coverage. This is to help both you the consumer and the contractor. Having the proper insurance just makes everything, especially if any accidents occur. Consumers should only ever hire contractors with insurance anyways, so GAF just makes the process easier for you by excluding contractors who don’t have good insurance coverage.

A good reputation
GAF ensures that any roofers who qualify for Master Elite status have a good reputation in the area that they service. They look at the reviews that contractors are given, they check to see if the contractor has had any disputes filed against them, etc. Again, this is what most consumers would do before hiring a contractor, but instead, GAF does it for you.

Commitment to constant training and evaluation

Finally, to ensure that roofing contractors have to maintain certain standards, they also have tocommit to regular training and evaluation. Roofers with a Master Elite status are constantly receiving training in the latest roofing techniques.

As you can see, these four distinct criteria ensure that all Master Elite roofing contractors provide quality service. Next time you are in the market for roofing contractors, you can skip most of the work and just look to see if the contractor is GAF certified. If they are, then you know that you can trust that contractor to provide the quality service and workmanship that you deserve.

At Ameri-Dry Home Services, we take great pride in meeting these criteria and being a part of the small group of roofing contractors who have attained GAF Master status. So, if you need a roof replacement done, you know you can count on Ameri-Dry to do a great job.