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GAF Limited Warranty Comparison Guide

Timberline® Shingles (Excluding Timberline Ultra)
  GAF SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY
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GAF  ROOFING SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
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SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY
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SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
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GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
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Eligibility Requirements None! 
Great coverage accompanies purchase of the product.
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 5 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Warranty Term for GAF Shingles Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime***
Smart Choice Protection Period**** 10 Years 10 Years 50 Years 50 Years 50 Years
Algae Warranty Term 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
Wind Warranty Term 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
Maximum Wind Speed Coverage 130 mph with Special Installation**** WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.
Tear-Off Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Disposal Not covered Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Workmanship Not covered Not covered Not covered 10 Years 25 Years


Qualifying Shingles: Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles, Timberline HD® Shingles, Timberline® HDZ™ RS+ Shingles, Timberline® HDZ™ RS Shingles, Timberline® NS Shingles, Timberline® AH Shingles, Timberline® AS II Shingles, Timberline® CS Shingles

* GAF Accessories covered under this limited warranty include: GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, and GAF Cobra Ventilation Products. This limited warranty does not cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow Ventilation Products, or ShingleMatch Roof Accessory Paint. Please go to gaf.com for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.

** Contractors enrolled in GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors, not employees or agents of GAF.

*** Definition of Lifetime: The word “Lifetime” means as long as you, the original owner(s) [or the second owner(s) if coverage was properly transferred during the Smart Choice Protection Period], own the property where the shingles and/or accessories are installed. The Lifetime warranty is applicable only to shingles and accessories installed on a single-family detached residence owned by individuals. For any other type of owner or building, such as a corporation, governmental entity, religious entity, condominium or homeowner association, school, apartment building, office building, or multi-use structure, the length of the warranty is 40 years.

**** Special Installation: Your GAF LayerLock-labeled Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if installed using 4 nails per shingle and you have GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Special Installation for all other GAF Shingles requires use of 6 nails per shingle and GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Your GAF Ridge Cap Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if your ridge cap shingles are installed in strict accordance with the “Maximum Wind Speed Coverage Under Limited Warranty” section of the applicable ridge cap shingle application instructions. For installations not eligible for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty, Maximum Wind Speed Coverage is 130mph with Special Installation or 110mph without Special Installation.

*****For installations not eligible for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty, Maximum Wind Speed Coverage is 130mph with Special Installation or 110mph without Special Installation.
Marquis Weathermax® & Royal Sovereign® Shingles
  GAF SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY
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SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY
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SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
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GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
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Eligibility Requirements None! 
Great coverage accompanies purchase of the product.
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 5 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor** 
Warranty Term for GAF Shingles 25-Year Term for Royal Sovereign

30-Year Term for Marquis WeatherMax
25-Year Term for Royal Sovereign

30-Year Term for Marquis WeatherMax
25-Year Term for Royal Sovereign

30-Year Term for Marquis WeatherMax
25-Year Term for Royal Sovereign

30-Year Term for Marquis WeatherMax
Warranty Term for Qualifying GAF Accessories* 25 Years 25 Years 25 Years 25 Years
Smart Choice Protection Period**** 5 Years 20 Years 20 Years 20 Years
Algae Warranty Term 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles
Wind Warranty Term 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
Maximum Wind Speed Coverage 60mph for Royal Sovereign

80mph for Marquis WeatherMax
60mph for Royal Sovereign

80mph for Marquis WeatherMax
60mph for Royal Sovereign

80mph for Marquis WeatherMax
60mph for Royal Sovereign

80mph for Marquis WeatherMax
Tear-Off Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Disposal Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Workmanship Not covered Not covered 10 Years 20 Years


Qualifying Shingles: Marquis WeatherMax® Shingles, Royal Sovereign® Shingles

* GAF Accessories covered under this limited warranty include: GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, and GAF Cobra Ventilation Products. This limited warranty does not cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow Ventilation Products, or ShingleMatch Roof Accessory Paint. Please go to gaf.com for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.

** Contractors enrolled in GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors, not employees or agents of GAF.

***Smart Choice Protection Period: refers to the crucial period of time following installation of the GAF Products during which the coverage provided for in this limited warranty is non-prorated. After the Smart Choice Protection Period specified above, the remedy provided for in this warranty may be different than that provided for during the Smart Choice Protection Period, and any remedy will be reduced to reflect the use you have received from your GAF Products. The amount of use will be calculated by dividing the number of months which have elapsed since installation to the date of claim by the number of months in the warranty term.
All Other Shingles
  GAF SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY
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GAF  ROOFING SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
Eligibility Requirements None! 
Great coverage accompanies purchase of the product.
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 5 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Warranty Term for GAF Shingles Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime*** Lifetime***
Smart Choice Protection Period**** 10 Years 10 Years 50 Years 50 Years 50 Years
Algae Warranty Term 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
Wind Warranty Term 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
Maximum Wind Speed Coverage 130 mph with Special Installation***** 130 mph with Special Installation***** 130 mph with Special Installation***** 130 mph with Special Installation***** 130 mph with Special Installation*****
Tear-Off Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Disposal Not covered Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Workmanship Not covered Not covered Not covered 10 Years 30 Years


Qualifying Shingles: Timberline® UHD Shingles, Timberline® UHD RS Shingles, Camelot® II Shingles, Glenwood® Shingles, Grand Canyon® Shingles, Grand Sequoia® Shingles, Grand Sequoia® AS Shingles, Grand Sequoia® RS+ Shingles, Grand Sequoia® RS Shingles, Slateline® Shingles, Woodland® Shingles

* GAF Accessories covered under this limited warranty include: GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, and GAF Cobra Ventilation Products. This limited warranty does not cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow Ventilation Products, or ShingleMatch Roof Accessory Paint. Please go to gaf.com for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.

** Contractors enrolled in GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors, not employees or agents of GAF.

*** Definition of Lifetime: The word “Lifetime” means as long as you, the original owner(s) [or the second owner(s) if coverage was properly transferred during the Smart Choice Protection Period], own the property where the shingles and/or accessories are installed. The Lifetime warranty is applicable only to shingles and accessories installed on a single-family detached residence owned by individuals. For any other type of owner or building, such as a corporation, governmental entity, religious entity, condominium or homeowner association, school, apartment building, office building, or multi-use structure, the length of the warranty is 40 years.

**** Smart Choice Protection Period: refers to the crucial period of time following installation of the GAF Products during which the coverage provided for in this limited warranty is non-prorated. After the Smart Choice Protection Period specified above, the remedy provided for in this warranty may be different than that provided for during the Smart Choice Protection Period, and any remedy will be reduced to reflect the use you have received from your GAF Products. The amount of use will be calculated by dividing the number of months which have elapsed since installation to the date of claim by the number of months in the warranty term. For a Lifetime warranty, the number of months in the warranty term is deemed to be 600 for years 11-40 of the warranty term. For years 41 and beyond of a Lifetime warranty, GAF’s contribution is 20%.

***** Special Installation: Your GAF Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if your shingles are installed using 6 nails per shingle and you have GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Your GAF Ridge Cap Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY If your ridge cap shingles are installed in strict accordance with the “Maximum Wind Speed Coverage Under Ltd. Warranty” section of the applicable ridge cap shingle application instructions. Maximum Wind Speed Coverage without Special Installation is 110mph.
Non-single Family Detached Residences - Timberline® Shingles (excluding Timberline Ultra)
  GAF SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY
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GAF  ROOFING SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
Eligibility Requirements None! 
Great coverage accompanies purchase of the product.
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 5 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Warranty Term for GAF Shingles 40 Years 40 Years 40 Years 40 Years 40 Years
Smart Choice Protection Period**** 10 Years 10 Years 20 Years 20 Years 20 Years
Algae Warranty Term 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
Wind Warranty Term 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
Maximum Wind Speed Coverage 130 mph with Special Installation**** WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.  
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.  
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.  
WINDPROVEN Limited Wind Warranty: No maximum wind speed limitation! ****

Requires installation of LayerLock-labeled shingles (4 nails per shingle) + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products* including Starter Strip Shingles (Eaves & Rakes), Ridge Cap Shingles, Roof Deck Protection and choice of Attic Ventilation or Leak Barrier.  
Tear-Off Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Disposal Not covered Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Workmanship Not covered Not covered Not covered 10 Years 20 Years


Qualifying Shingles: Timberline® HDZ™ Shingles, Timberline HD® Shingles, Timberline® HDZ™ RS+ Shingles, Timberline® HDZ™ RS Shingles, Timberline® NS Shingles, Timberline® AH Shingles, Timberline® AS II Shingles, Timberline® CS Shingles

* GAF Accessories covered under this limited warranty include: GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, and GAF Cobra Ventilation Products. This limited warranty does not cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow Ventilation Products, or ShingleMatch Roof Accessory Paint. Please go to gaf.com for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.

** Contractors enrolled in GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors, not employees or agents of GAF.

*** Smart Choice Protection Period: refers to the crucial period of time following installation of the GAF Products during which the coverage provided for in this limited warranty is non-prorated. After the Smart Choice Protection Period specified above, the remedy provided for in this warranty may be different than that provided for during the Smart Choice Protection Period, and any remedy will be reduced to reflect the use you have received from your GAF Products. The amount of use will be calculated by dividing the number of months which have elapsed since installation to the date of claim by the number of months in the warranty term. For a Lifetime warranty, the number of months in the warranty term is deemed to be 600 for years 11-40 of the warranty term. For years 41 and beyond of a Lifetime warranty, GAF’s contribution is 20%.

**** Special Installation: Your GAF LayerLock-labeled Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if installed using 4 nails per shingle and you have GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Special Installation for all other GAF Shingles requires use of 6 nails per shingle and GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Your GAF Ridge Cap Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if your ridge cap shingles are installed in strict accordance with the “Maximum Wind Speed Coverage Under Limited Warranty” section of the applicable ridge cap shingle application instructions. For installations not eligible for the WindProven Limited Wind Warranty, Maximum Wind Speed Coverage is 130mph with Special Installation or 110mph without Special Installation.
Non-single Family Detached Residences - Designer Shingles (including Timberline Ultra)
  GAF SHINGLE & ACCESSORY LIMITED WARRANTY
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GAF  ROOFING SYSTEM LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
SYSTEM PLUS LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
SILVER PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
GOLDEN PLEDGE LIMITED WARRANTY
SEE DETAILS
Eligibility Requirements None! 
Great coverage accompanies purchase of the product.
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 3 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Certified or Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 4 Qualifying Accessory Products*

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Installation of GAF Shingles + At Least 5 Qualifying Accessory Products* 

Installed by GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor**
Warranty Term for GAF Shingles 40 Years 40 Years 40 Years 40 Years 40 Years
Smart Choice Protection Period**** 10 Years 10 Years 20 Years 20 Years 20 Years
Algae Warranty Term 10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
10 Years for StainGuard-Labeled Shingles or Ridge Cap Shingles

25 Years for StainGuard Plus-Labeled Shingles
Wind Warranty Term 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years 15 Years
Maximum Wind Speed Coverage 130 mph with Special Installation***** 130 mph with Special Installation***** 130 mph with Special Installation***** 130 mph with Special Installation***** 130 mph with Special Installation*****
Tear-Off Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Disposal Not covered Not covered Not covered Covered
(when necessary)
Covered
(when necessary)
Workmanship Not covered Not covered Not covered 10 Years 20 Years


Qualifying Shingles: Timberline® UHD Shingles, Timberline® UHD RS Shingles, Camelot® II Shingles, Glenwood® Shingles, Grand Canyon® Shingles, Grand Sequoia® Shingles, Grand Sequoia® AS Shingles, Grand Sequoia® RS+ Shingles, Grand Sequoia® RS Shingles, Slateline® Shingles, Woodland® Shingles

* GAF Accessories covered under this limited warranty include: GAF Ridge Cap Shingles, GAF Starter Strip Shingles, GAF Leak Barrier Products, GAF Roof Deck Protection Products, and GAF Cobra Ventilation Products. This limited warranty does not cover low-slope membranes, Master Flow Ventilation Products, or ShingleMatch Roof Accessory Paint. Please go to gaf.com for a copy of the limited warranties covering these products.

** Contractors enrolled in GAF factory certified contractor programs are independent contractors, not employees or agents of GAF.

*** Smart Choice Protection Period: refers to the crucial period of time following installation of the GAF Products during which the coverage provided for in this limited warranty is non-prorated. After the Smart Choice Protection Period specified above, the remedy provided for in this warranty may be different than that provided for during the Smart Choice Protection Period, and any remedy will be reduced to reflect the use you have received from your GAF Products. The amount of use will be calculated by dividing the number of months which have elapsed since installation to the date of claim by the number of months in the warranty term. For a Lifetime warranty, the number of months in the warranty term is deemed to be 600 for years 11-40 of the warranty term. For years 41 and beyond of a Lifetime warranty, GAF’s contribution is 20%.

**** Special Installation: Your GAF Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY if your shingles are installed using 6 nails per shingle and you have GAF Starter Strip Products installed at the eaves and rakes. Your GAF Ridge Cap Shingles will be covered up to the maximum wind speed above ONLY If your ridge cap shingles are installed in strict accordance with the “Maximum Wind Speed Coverage Under Ltd. Warranty” section of the applicable ridge cap shingle application instructions. Maximum Wind Speed Coverage without Special Installation is 110mph.