Consumer Reviews of GAF shingles
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Date created: 2016-06-03
Name: David Barclay
I have a 20 square roof with factory defective shingles "Balding" per engineering firm. GAF claims I have no warranty because I did not transfer from previous owner! You would think a company of this size would stand behind their product when it falls apart in 10-12 years due to workmanship.. Keep writing your warranty's based on people moving on average every 7 years so you don't have to adjust your product that is sub par.
Date created: 2016-05-30
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Model: Timberline HD
"Inside home smell like tar in hot weather"
Outdoors around our home is a very strong smell of tar. Inside in our breakfast room with skylights, the odor burns my throat and eyes and nose during the hot part of the day. I feel miserable. I actually have to leave my home during the hot part of each day. I read if another person with same problem and is again experiencing it the second summer, went away in cool weather. No I would not recommend this brand again because I read similar complaints dating back several years.
Date created: 2016-05-02
Name: m gill
Location: north Carolina
"Don't use GAF"
GAF doesn't stand behind their product. Golden pledge warranty is worthless and they will not fix your roof without fighting you. The inspections are not done thoroughly or to protect the homeowner. My roof got a perfect score two times and recd a zero on the third inspection. Roof still isn't fixed after two years and stress of having to go to court. Would never recommend GAF or Master Elite roofers.
Date created: 2016-04-22
Location: mid Hudson NY
"A Roofers Note"
As a union roofer both commercial and residential for 20+ years you will find all fiberglass and asphalt shingle manufacturer's have similar reviews. To minimalize issues caused by winds, granular loss and color change try to have your roof installed between 700 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit for proper sealing, 6 nails per shingle in the nail line and the key is proper ventilation... Proper ventilation... Proper ventilation, be sure to have soffit vents and if not install them. Ridge venting with ridge vent and ridge cap double nailed - 4 nails per cap. Also consider an attic fan. As far as instillation consider a roofing specialist/inspector the $200 to $1000 up front cost will save you many thousands and give you peace of mind.
Date created: 2016-03-08
Name: Kim Owen
Location: El Cajon, CA
Have a GAF 30 year roof that is 9 years old with so much granual loss that the roofers say it looks 20 years old. Contacted GAF claims they offered $766 (71%) based on the cost of materials when the roof was applied. The roof is going to cost about $10,000 to replace. I'm going to send them my rejection letter and if they don't settle for 71% of what it cost today for labor and materials I'm going to take them to small claims court. Do not buy GAF. They're in a class-action lawsuit that people with curling and cracking roof's have won. GAF knew it's raw materials were defective from 1999-2009 and kept selling their product anyway. Why should consumers have the burden of paying labor twice and more in materials when their roof doesn't stand up to their warranty.
Date created: 2015-10-19
Name: G, Holder
"Theyre popular because they are cheap"
The GAF Timberline shingles are cheap, that's why they are popular. I recently had a shingle contractor try to sell me a roof with GAF timberline shingles, or IKO Cambridge shingles as the 2 options he presented. Once he was finished his sales pitch I told him I had researched the brands and decided to go a different direction, the Malarkey Legacy. He flat out told me that he couldn't compete with the quality of Malarkey and that his customers choose him based on price, cheap, because his product is cheap. He admitted that the shingles were not of high quality but kept referencing "Americas #1 shingle brand" saying sure they wont last as long but they also are slightly less expensive. I would rather pay a few dollars more now, and have better shingles.
Date created: 2015-10-14
Name: Mad Customer
Location: Houston, Texas
"Don't use Slateline"
My house is an 8000 sf house so the roof is very expensive. The GAF Slateline shingles have started losing a lot of granular perhaps only 7 or 8 years after installation. It has deteriorated so much in the last few years that I had to replace some shingles and now the entire roof. I own more than 30 homes for more than 30 years so I know this is not normal for high end shingle like this. When I ask GAF for warranty compensation, they told me I didn't transfer the warranty properly so they denied it. Builder never gave any receipts to the previous owner. How can I transfer the warranty when the previous owner didn't have the receipts. If GAF doesn't want to back up their products, please just tell us and stop playing the warranty games to insult our intelligence.
Date created: 2015-10-12
Name: Cynthia Jacobs
Location: Sanford, NC
"Shingles lifting. Denied claim."
Called GAF and filed a claim as shingles were lifting. They needed me to send samples of the defective shingles, so I had to pay a contractor to take off the shingles and replace them so I could send the ones with the issues. After several requests for pictures, etc, they denied saying it must be a decking problem. They never came out to investigate. They refused to pay. I will never recommend them and am telling everyone I know not to go with any shingles represented by this company.
Date created: 2015-05-07
Name: Mike Gross
Location: Newburgh, Indiana
"Loose shingles 12 yr old roof"
After discovering copious loose shingles while investigating a water leak I called GAF in "Jersey" and was sent warranty info. GAF must have many, many issues with their inadequate product to have a lengthy warranty brochure within easy reach. The main focus is to intimidate the customer and insure impossible compliance with the instructions. After contacting a professional roofing firm I became to realize the futile efforts of any fair treatment and a honest adherence to their 30 yr warranty claim as stated on the product packaging. Do not purchase anything from this Corrupt outfit. The only satisfaction for me is the BBB claim I filed.
Date created: 2015-01-09
Name: V. Van
Model: 30 year
"Bent, Not enough tar"
In 2004 we built a new home. The shingles were installed according to GAF's instructions. In 2005 the shingles started blowing off. I repaired and replaced at least 2 bundles of shingles. The shingles did not have enough tar on them to stick, also when they were bent slightly, the shingles would break, even when they were were hot. Every spring the gutters would be half full of gravel. I have used GAF shingles in the past, but now the quality is very poor. I will not use GAF shingles in the future. -Owner/Builder