Navigating the world of roof warranties can often seem like a complex task.
However, understanding the protections that these warranties offer is a crucial aspect of maintaining the integrity of your roof and saving yourself from potentially costly repairs.
Today’s blog post will break down the different types of roof warranties, what they cover, and how you can make sure you’re making the most of your warranty coverage.
Roof warranties are designed to protect you against faults in the materials used and the installation process.
Warranties are offered by manufacturers and contractors as a sign of good faith that their products and services will last.
There are generally three types of roof warranties available for new roofs:
The key elements of a workmanship warranty are:
If the contractor does not offer a workmanship guarantee, they don’t stand behind their work. Should the roof fail, you are stuck covering the costs.
A manufacturer’s roof warranty covers the materials used.
These warranties vary greatly based on the materials and brand. There are several types of roofs available, including asphalt shingles, flat roofs, cedar, slate and tile, sheet metal, etc. Each has its own expected lifetime.
The key elements of a roof manufacturer’s warranty include:
Extended warranties extend the duration and types of issues covered.
However, coverage is either paid for or requires special installation. Requirements would include using additional specialty materials with labor provided by a certified roof installer. Certified installers are trained in using specific roofing methods. Also, the extended warranty usually applies to complete roof replacement coverage, including all elements of the roof, such as specialty underlayment, as opposed to just the shingles.
To ensure your roof warranty isn’t voided, use these tips:
These tips will ensure your warranty covers your roof issues.
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