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For many of us, once there is a roof over our heads, that’s good enough. We start to think about everything else from insulation in windows to how we’re going to install laundry room cabinets. What we don’t think about is the roof and what the roof actually does. How the roof serves as a snow, ice and water shield, how it protects us from dangerous amounts of UV rays or how in doing both of these things it’s what ultimately allows us to have the opportunity to insulate windows and install laundry room cabinets! No, once most homeowners have a roof over their heads, that’s it. The roof is a roof and from now on you don’t have to think about it. Right? Wrong. In fact, the roof is one of the most important pieces of your home! Neglecting a roof is one of the most common leads to leaks and home destruction. And when trying to sell your home, what do you think the first thing prospective buyers see as they pull up? The roof! The roof is the hair of your house and it’s time for a new ‘do’.

What many homeowners don’t know is that there are roofing requirements. That’s right, there is actually a set of rules and regulations house roofs must meet! And with today’s forever fluctuating weather conditions, the rules have been changing. But don’t worry, if you’ve gotten a letter of compliance and termination recently from your insurance company you’re not alone. Letters in the mail, like these, are becoming more and more common with advancing material technology and the changing weather. And if you don’t want to end up paying unnecessary bills, it’s important to comply to these letters. That’s where a general contractor comes in.

If you’re living in the Johnstown, PA, Latrobe, PA, or Altoona, PA greater area and think you might need a new roof, you’re in luck! Mihalko’s General Contracting has been serving families in this area for over 34 years! With our talent and local reputation, there is no doubt that we’re the right choice for you! And did we mention that we’re a GAF certified Master Elite Contractor? That means we offer both the System Plus and Gold Pledge extended warranties shown in the chart below!

So, treat your roof like you’d treat your hair! Don’t neglect it and don’t worry! Call Mihalko’s General Contracting and we’ll do the rest.

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GAF Ltd. Warranty
Comparison Guide*

Material Defect Coverage*

100% coverage period

10 yrs.
(3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

50 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

50 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

Covers roofing system?

Yes, system coverage
is available

Yes, covers entire
system

Yes, covers entire
system

Cost of installation labor included?

10 yrs.
(3 or 5 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

Lifetime
(25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

Lifetime
(25 or 30 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)

Workmanship Coverage*

100% coverage period

None

2 yrs.
(Typical coverage
offered by contractor)

25 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
(Coverage provided and
backed by GAF)

Misapplication of certain flashings covered?

No

2 yrs.
(Typical coverage
offered by contractor)

25 yrs.
(20 yrs. on 3-tab shingles)
(Coverage provided and
backed by GAF)

Installer certified?

No
(Anyone can install)

Yes

Yes

Tear-off costs included? (when necessary)

No

Yes
(For material defects only)

Yes
(For material defects
or workmanship)

Disposal costs included? (when necessary)

No

No

Yes
(For material defects
or workmanship)

Problem Prevention

Exclusive 40-point factory inspection?

No

No

Yes

Peace of Mind*

“Maximum” wind coverage up to 130 mph Category 3 hurricane wind speed available?

Yes
(Not available for 3-tab shingles)

Yes
(Not available for3-tab shingles)

Yes
(Not available for 3-tab shingles)

Warranty transferable?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free transfer?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Good Housekeeping protection?

Yes

Yes

Yes

* Check ltd. warranties for complete coverage and restrictions. Also note:

  • The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures (e.g., a church) not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.

  • Installer certification is only for installations covered by GAF system warranties.

  • Maximum wind coverage requires special installation.  See limited warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.

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