You can prolong the life of your roof with regular maintenance. However, the time will still come when you need to replace it. When planning your roofing project, one of the most important things to consider is the warranty. It ensures your roof’s protection against poor workmanship and manufacturing defects.
Read on to learn more about roofing warranties.
Types of Warranties
Your roof replacement contractor issues the workmanship warranty. It usually covers issues resulting from improper installation.
You should also expect to get a manufacturer’s warranty when replacing your roof. If your new roof develops problems despite proper installation techniques, it could be because of a defective roofing component. Should this be the case, you can file a warranty claim to the manufacturer.
What It Covers
Before hiring a contractor or choosing a roofing material, you must read and understand the coverage of their warranties. You need to know who will benefit from the warranties. Usually, the owner of the property or roof benefits. If the warranties are transferable, they will be passed on to the next owner.
It’s also important to know the roofing issues that your warranty covers. There should be a section that states which products are covered and what you need to do to keep your coverage valid. Don’t forget to check coverage periods because each component could have different time limits. You may also see a section that explains how to file a claim and handle disputes.
What It Doesn’t Cover
Roofing warranties do not cover all forms of damage. Some issues that manufacturer warranties do not usually cover include poor handling and improper installation. It’s the same for preparation mistakes and debris-related damage.
A reputable contractor offers comprehensive warranties for products and services. At Roofer Chicks, we’re here to protect and make your investment last longer. You can count on us for quality roof repairs and replacement. Call us at (830) 629-7663 or fill out our online form to get a free estimate.