Posted June 11th, 2020 in Roofing Advice.
Your roof is a critical component of your house. It keeps you dry and safe. It keeps you cozy in the frigid, windy winter. It can also make you miserable if it fails. The right roof warranty could save you thousands in repairs. The wrong warranty could leave you out in the cold.
Unfortunately, many people don’t understand their roof warranty or what it covers. The last thing you want is to assume you have a coverage only to find out when you need it you don’t.
If the worst happens and you are looking at having to get a new roof, you will want to know 1. If you have a roof warranty and 2. What your roof warranty covers. Not all warranties are created equal, and some might not give you the coverage you think.
Keeping your roof in good shape will save costs down the road. Contact Paramount Exteriors for a free, no-obligation inspection and learn about your options.
You wouldn’t dream of making a purchase the size of a roof without some assurance that the seller was standing behind their work. Pretty much any company is going to offer you some sort of guarantee when you’re shopping around.
But it’s up to you to read the fine print and understand what you’re getting. Ensure you are working with a quality roofer with experience. A knowledgeable roofer will be able to clearly explain to you what warranty comes with the roof you chose.
Roof warranties are either going to be offered by the company that made the roofing material or by the company that installs it for you.
Manufacturer materials warranties cover the product made by the manufacturer. If you are using asphalt shingles for your roof, this type of warranty covers only the shingles. If it splits or blisters after the first sunny day, that would be covered. If it tears off because your roofer used the wrong hardware, that’s excluded.
Think of this like the warranty on your TV. If something inside it stops working, that would be covered. But if you knock it off the table and it breaks, Sony isn’t going to be sending you a new one.
With this type of warranty, if you buy shingles, and they leak or tear, they’ll replace those shingles. But you’ll be on your own when it comes to installing those new shingles. Also, don’t expect them to cover any problems linked to installation errors.
Manufacturer full-system warranties cover more. This type of warranty covers your roofing material the same way the material warranty does. It also covers other materials that might not have been made by the manufacturer, such as flashing and underlayment. And it covers the cost of hiring someone to make repairs when those items fail.
Some system warranties cover installation errors, but this is usually only for the first year or two. Read the fine print to know what you’re getting.
Contractor/workmanship warranties. The company that installs your roof offers this kind of warranty. It covers their workmanship. Since most roof failures are the result of installation errors, this can be a lifesaver for your budget.
Before you make a decision, you’ll want to make sure you check for these things.
All warranties spell out things that aren’t covered. You will want to thoroughly read your warranty to understand what is covered and what is not. Here are some standard exclusions:
Every warranty has limitations. Read your contract to get the details. Don’t be scared to ask questions.
Your roof is a crucial part of your house. Companies use warranties to demonstrate that they stand behind their product or workmanship. Take a close look at the warranties out there before you decide which is best for you.
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