Colonial Roofing Receives GAF’s Prestigious 2015 President’s Club Award

Published on June 1, 2016

Colonial Roofing of Lehigh Acres, FL, has received GAF’s 2015 President’s Club Award. A GAF Master Elite(R) contractor since 1997, it has served southwestern Florida since 1978 and can fill almost any residential or commercial roofing need.


Lehigh Acres, FL – June 1, 2016: Colonial Roofing, Inc.

Colonial Roofing, Inc., of Lehigh Acres, Florida, has received GAF’s most prestigious contractor award: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Colonial Roofing as one of the “elite of the elite” residential roofing contractors in the United States.

GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Elite(R) Contractors can compete for its President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Consumer Protection, and Installer Training.

Colonial Roofing has been a GAF Master Elite(R) Contractor since 1997. To become a Master Elite(R) Contractor–a status that less than 2% of roofing contractors nationwide have achieved–a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing and adequate insurance, have a proven reputation and show commitment to ongoing professional training.

After Hurricane Charley in 2004, new roofing codes were enacted throughout southwestern Florida to assure better roof construction. Older roofs in the region may require reroofing to bring them up to current standards. Colonial Roofing specializes in high-wind applications for both steep- and low-slope roofing, including shingle, tile, and metal roofs for both commercial and residential customers. Some of the company’s roofing systems may be warranted for wind speeds greater than 120 mph.

As a preferred roofing repair contractor for many condominium associations and single-family residences throughout the region, Colonial Roofing follows a process to ensure that the customer gets the best roofing system possible. The company assigns an estimator and performs a professional inspection to determine the best course of repair or replacement. Factors other than hurricanes can affect a roof’s life span; the company’s technicians look for indicators such as debris on the roof, missing or cracked shingles and tiles, clogged gutters and drains, and interior water stains.

Colonial provides the latest in thermal imaging technology to detect moisture intrusion, which helps to mitigate small leaks before they become large, costly problems. The company also offers roof-cleaning services, utilizing environmentally friendly products that do not harm roof surfaces, to remove algae, moss, mildew, and fungus. In the event of severe conditions of uncontrollable water leakage or extensive interior damage, Colonial has an emergency dry-in service and first-response team, which is fully equipped with materials, tools, and generators to stop water intrusion and mitigate potential damage. This emergency service is available 24/7.

“The roofing industry in this area has provided a good living for Lee County residents over the years, and giving back to the community that has supported us is important,” says Glenn Bailey, president of Colonial Roofing. “For us, donating roofs is a direct result that we can see as we give.” The company has made substantial donations to Habitat for Humanity of Lee County and, since 2007, has contributed toward building more than 50 roofs for the organization. It also works with Blessings in a Backpack, a program that provides weekend nourishment to qualifying grade-school children. Colonial Roofing is a member of Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors Association, Southwest Florida Roofing Contractors Association, Tile Roofing Institute, and the West Florida Chapter of Community Associations Institute.

Constantly evolving and progressive-minded, Colonial Roofing is always looking toward the future. In an ever-changing marketplace, it stands out as a pillar of strength and consistency in the community and for its customers. Colonial is one of the few roofing companies in Florida that offers its clients experienced supervision, quality applications, and unparalleled commitment to customer service.

About Colonial Roofing, Inc.

Colonial Roofing’s quality roofing services, workmanship, and high level of customer service have earned it the valued loyalty of clients in southwestern Florida since 1978. The company can fill almost any roofing need, from residential roofing repairs and replacements to large commercial projects. Colonial Roofing is certified by many roofing materials manufacturers to offer full-value warranties and is the exclusive roofing contractor for numerous property managers and condominium associations.

Colonial Roofing
5601 2nd Street W
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
(239) 458-1000

About GAF

Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles. For more about GAF, visit

Company Name: Colonial Roofing
Contact Person: Chris Rakos
Phone: (239) 458-1000
Country: US