Katchmark Construction can provide a price for the warranty when we give you a quote for your new roof. Get a Roofing Estimate Call Katchmark today at (703) 817-0200 for a free consultation and estimate for roofing homes and businesses in the greater Washington, DC area.

Frequently asked questions about roof warranties

A new roof is a big investment, typically involving thousands of your hard-earned dollars and lasting 25, 30, 40 years or more. As with any big investment, knowing in advance what your warranty covers could save you thousands in the event that problems arise with your roof.
Based on GAF’s state-of-the-art manufacturing process, the odds of having a problem with a new GAF roof are about 1 in 1000! On the other hand, while serious problems with GAF roofing materials are rare, if you were to have a problem, it can be as expensive to fix as your roof originally cost. So while the risk of having a problem is low, the cost if you do have a serious problem can be high.
Studies indicate that more than two-thirds of the problems that people experience with their new roofs are due to the contractor’s workmanship, not the roofing materials. That’s why you should trust a GAF “MasterElite” certified contractor like Katchmark with the installation. What should I look for in a roofing warranty? Basically, there are two types of coverage that you should ask your contractor about: coverage against material defects and coverage against workmanship errors. Make sure you get both in writing.
Almost all roofing products come with a warranty against material defects, although your exact coverage will vary depending on the brand. For example, a typical shingle warranty will cover material defects for a period of 20, 30, and 40 years or more. The warranty on the other components of your roofing system can vary from as little as a few months to several years. It is important to remember that coverage against material defects is provided by the manufacturer, so you should select a brand from a manufacturer who is financially strong and therefore more likely to be in business for as long as you own your roof, which could be several decades!
GAF’s warranties come with a special provision called the Smart Choice Protection Period that covers you against material defects during the critical early years of your new roof. During this period, in the event that you experience a material defect on covered components, GAF will provide you with 100% replacement materials and the reasonable cost of labor to install them. This is important because some roofing warranties may only provide replacement materials, but not the labor to install them.
The GAF Weather Stopper System Plus Ltd. Warranty provides coverage against material defects for all major GAF components on your roof (not just your shingles)—so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that, if any covered roofing component fails, it will be covered by the warranty (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). The warranty is available through GAF certified contractors, and is a low-cost way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated coverage (against material defects) on your new roofing system.
Katchmark participates in the GAF Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty, the first manufacturer’s warranty to cover both material defects and the contractor’s workmanship (see warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). GAF will stand behind our workmanship for up to 20 years! The Golden Pledge Ltd. Warranty is available only through GAF Master Elite Contractors like Katchmark who are factory-certified by GAF. The warranty even includes an inspection by GAF’s independent inspectors after your new roof has been completed to insure proper installation. It is the strongest, safest warranty available in roofing today.
Katchmark Construction has earned the distinction of being a “MasterElite” roofing contractor from GAF, a leading roofing materials manufacturer. Only the top 3% of all roofing contractors have qualified as MasterElite contractors! To achieve this status, we ensure that our installation professionals complete ongoing, rigorous training on installation methods and product knowledge to meet GAF’s high standards.
To become a factory-certified GAF MasterElite contractor, we had to demonstrate the following:
  • Be a fully licensed roofing contractor in Virginia, DC and Maryland
  • Have sufficient insurance for our customers’ protection
  • Achieve an excellent reputation in our service area
  • Participate in ongoing training to ensure the highest quality installation 

“worry Free” And “hassle Free” Warranty Options

Because of our unique factory-certified status, the roofs we install are eligible for special warranties — all backed by GAF’s financial clout as North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. We are permitted by GAF to offer their enhanced warranties, which include the option for a manufacturer’s representative to independently inspect your roof after it has been completed. The vast majority of roofing contractors in the U.S. simply don’t have the clout or permission to do that. Ask us which warranty option would be right for your roof.

Our Certification Means A Better Warranty For You

By being a GAF MasterElite certified roofing contractor in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, Katchmark’s installation means that all manufacturer warranties on roofing materials are fully valid. This is very important, because a non-certified roofer can’t guarantee your warranty will be in effect when you need it.

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Roofing

We pride ourselves in providing the most high-quality roofing services throughout the greater Maryland, Virginia, and DC areas. No matter the size of your property or type of roof, our roofing experts can create a reliable timeline and budget that you can comfortably rely on. When it comes to your project, trust the professionals. link

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Siding

At Katchmark, we assess your entire structure and determine which type of siding is best for you. Whether you are looking to add charm, character, a makeover for resale, or you just want a new look, Katchmark’s installation team will provide you with a stress-free experience and beautiful results. link

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Gutters

Gutters are one of the most important features to the overall performance of a building's exterior. They do an incredible amount of work, moving water away from your roof and the base of your property. Katchmark installs several gutter types and styles, including seamless aluminum, welded copper and box gutters. link

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Doors & Windows

We employ a talented and experienced team of high quality window installers who are well versed in installing virtually all of the major window brands. For window replacement in Northern Virginia and the DC area, we are one of the few installers approved by the American Architectural Manufacturing Association in the area. link

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Warranties

Katchmark Construction is certified to install roofing systems that are backed by the top manufacturers. Get a Roofing Estimate Call Katchmark today at (703) 817-0200 for a free consultation and estimate for your roof. link

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Katchmark Residential Roof Maintenance & Repairs

Maintenance & Repairs

After many years of performing commercial and residential work, we have developed an excellent reputation. That’s because we are committed to building and maintaining valued relationships with our clients, serving your needs with consideration for your budget and schedule requirements. Property managers and building owners are pleasantly surprised by the breadth of Katchmark’s services. From your first request, we record the information in our database and follow each job through to the very end. We always have photographic documentation to report the history of your service requests. Our crews and staff work together as an efficient team. We are proud of our professionalism and attention to detail. Our goal is to help you solve your property’s issues and make your job as the property manager or building owner less stressful.

Maintenance Programs

Roof Maintenance is necessary to prevent premature roof failure, downtime and inventory damage. Katchmark’s popular preventative maintenance program will give you the reassurance that your building will be safe from premature deterioration and costly, unnecessary repairs.
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