A warranty is an essential factor to consider when hiring a residential roofing contractor. It will protect you against manufacturing defects and poor workmanship. Before purchasing materials or signing anything, understand what a warranty includes and excludes. Keep in mind that a reputable professional offers coverage for both the materials and labor.
Continue reading to learn if your roofing warranty is really protecting you.
Know What Your Warranty Includes
Conventional warranties usually cover issues resulting from defective materials and improper installation by certified professionals. On the other hand, damage caused by weather extremes, acts of terrorism or neglect are often not covered. Warranty inclusions and exclusions vary by manufacturer. You can ask for a copy of the document from your contractor to help you decide if a roofing material is worth it or not.
Understand Its Requirements
Roofing manufacturers typically have requirements to keep warranties valid, such as regular maintenance. Often, the installation must also be completed by a certified contractor. It’s a good idea to contact the manufacturer to verify if your contractor is certified before having any work done. There are instances where a homeowner files a warranty claim only to discover that the installer was not actually certified.
Avoid the Need to Use Your Warranty
The easiest way to reduce the chances of needing your warranty is to work with a dependable professional. Only hire a contractor with proper licensing and insurance. Moreover, many manufacturers have created rating and recognition programs for roofing companies. Some have rankings that will give you an idea about the level of service you can get from the contractors. Before hiring, it’s also a good idea to check the roofer’s status with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Choose a contractor that listens to your concerns and knows what’s best for your needs. At Roofer Chicks®, we offer high-quality roof repair and replacement services. Call us at (830) 629-7663 or fill out our online form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Braunfels, TX, and nearby communities.