As you plan out your roof replacement project, there are several things you need to consider. While you may be busy checking out materials and getting estimates from several contractors, you should also keep in mind that the warranty is also a crucial part of your new roof installation.
Here are the things that should be in a good warranty.
What a Good Warranty Covers
Defective Materials and Subpar Workmanship
If your roof unexpectedly fails shortly after installation, it can be due to either defective materials or subpar installation. The manufacturer is responsible for the replacement materials if they’re found to be defective after inspection.
If it failed because of poor installation, the contractor was either inexperienced or didn’t follow the right procedure when replacing your roof. They should resolve the issue as soon as possible because improper installation can void your warranty.
Extended Weather Protection
Normal warranties don’t usually cover heavy damage by snowfall and hail unless specifically requested through an extended warranty. Extended warranty plans include other features that help safeguard roofs against rain accumulation and even lightning strikes.
What It Doesn’t Cover
A good warranty won’t cover every type of damage your roof suffers. If it’s found that the damage is a result of neglected cleaning and maintenance just to save money, this usually voids the warranty. We recommend getting the same roofing contractor who installed your roof to also manage the maintenance work, especially if DIY cleaning and/or outsourcing the job is prohibited by your warranty.
When Should a Roof Warranty Expire?
A warranty’s expiration mainly depends on the roofing material used and the contractor who installed it. For instance, the warranty for a typical asphalt shingle roof can be around 20 to 30 years depending on the quality of the material. That means as long as the warranty is intact, you’re provided a free replacement material in case your roof was damaged due to a defect. However, you’re only covered for the material, so you’ll still need to pay for the labor needed for the installation.
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