Roofing contractors top the Better Business Bureau’s list of “15 Most Complained About Industries.” Unfortunately, anyone can open a roofing business, without meeting minimum standards for education or experience. Contractors may often operate across state lines, giving dissatisfied homeowners no legal recourse. GAF – one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of asphalt roofing shingles – seeks to remedy the situation by providing a comprehensive training program for KC roofing contractors who wish to install their high-quality shingles.
Founded in 1886, GAF is North America’s oldest and largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing products, including the widely popular Timberline Series – which now comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty when installed by Master Elite Contractors! Their shingles come in 14 different colors and have been top-rated by contractors, home builders, architects and roofing experts alike. The company is known for innovation – having developed the first energy-efficient asphalt shingle available in rich colors, ridge ventilation systems widely used by contractors today, the first shingles wind-resistant up to 150 M.P.H. and roofing “EverGuard Extreme TPO” membranes that possess advanced heat and UV protection.
GAF understands that their products are only as good as the installation, which is why they started the Certified Master Elite Contractor training program. To earn this distinction, Eclipse KC roofing contractors are committed to ongoing technical training through the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence. We’ve been pre-screened to ensure we have a known reputation in the community for high-quality roofing services, are fully licensed by the state to perform roofing work, and are able to provide proof of updated insurance. To maintain this certification, our roof contractors must adhere to a list of particular quality standards and pass GAF roof inspections. You, as the homeowner, will also receive surveys after registering your warranty to ensure the highest quality standards are being met.
Eclipse Roofing was started by Jeff Pendergraft in 2003. Prior to starting his own business, he had spent six years working for other Kansas City area roofing companies. While he learned the tools of the trade, he knew he could offer better customer service than people were used to receiving. Eclipse Roofing is now the latest company to receive the honorable “Master Elite Contractor” status with GAF.
“We feel the GAF standards mirror the average homeowner’s expectation for their roofing contractors,” explains Jeff Pendergraft. “However, the fact that only 3 percent of the nation’s roofing contractors bother to go through the screening and educational program shows that we are unique among our competitors.”
Pendergraft adds, “We’ve always gotten by on very little advertising due to the positive response from our customers who refer their friends and family members to Eclipse Roofing without hesitation. Now, with the Master Elite Contractor distinction, we are able to offer our customers the very best extended warranties.”