The Basis of The Roofing Warranties
Roof replacement can be expensive, so a warranty is a great idea to protect your investment if something goes wrong. When choosing a contractor, you need to know what guarantees you will receive and what they cover. This will surely make an informed decision. Product warranties are provided by the manufacturer and you receive a workmanship warranty from the roofing company. There are also several independent third-party companies.
Workmanship guarantees may or may not be proportionate. The pro-rated warranty covers only a certain percentage of the required repair work, with the owner covering the remainder. The share of the owner increases with the age of the roof. The non-pro-rated warranty covers 100% of the required repairs and costs the customer nothing. The standard manufacturer’s warranty is 5 to 10 years, although some warranties are as high as 1 or 2 years. The materials are usually insured for 25 to 30 years. It should be noted that the warranty period should not be understood as a promise of performance. You still need to make sure that your contractor is using quality products and that the work is done by qualified personnel.
Always read the full warranty to understand the terms. Many warranties do not cover all leaks, but only those that are directly related to the fault. There may also be additional restrictions and limitations. The warranty must clearly state your care responsibilities.
Choose a material warranty that is realistic and based on testing or proven performance. There is some competition between roofing manufacturers regarding warranty conditions, so some manufacturers offer longer warranties than their products have tested. While it may benefit consumers, it is an unethical business practice and does not inspire confidence in the company. In addition, there is a risk that the supplier will cease operations before the end of the multi-year warranty and the homeowner will remain responsible for any repairs.
By knowing exactly what to look for in a roof warranty, you can choose the best contractor because you won’t be impressed by the lower price that includes an inadequate warranty. Please review all production and product warranties before signing the contract.