A new roof should last you at least 25 years. A warranty doesn’t guarantee problems will not occur, but it does protect you in the event of an issue with your roofing system.
There are some important things to remember when considering a roof warranty:
- There are two types of warranties: coverage against manufacturing defects in the materials and coverage against installation or workmanship errors.
- The most common kind of roof warranty is a shingle warranty, or a manufacturer’s warranty. That type of warrant can cover you for 20 to 50 years, but only protects you from defects in roofing materials.
- A roofer who installs your new roof may offer an installation warranty or workmanship warranty. This covers the contractor’s work that goes into putting a new roof on or other labor associated with your roofing project.
- According to roofing experts, two-thirds of problems people experience with new roofs are due to the contractor’s workmanship, not the roofing materials. It’s important to keep that difference in mind when deciding on what type of coverage you get. You also need to make sure you hire a top-rated roofer!
- Don’t assume your roof will be problem-free for the entire duration of your warranty.
- Don’t rely on your warranty to bail you out if you have problems with your roof.
- Make sure you read the fine print! A warranty can state that a regular roof inspection is required during the coverage plan.
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Seattle Times; 10 Things Every Homeowner Should Know http://www.seattletimes.com/business/real-estate/10-things-every-new-homeowner-should-know/
Angie’s List; What Does Your Roof Warranty Mean to You http://www.angieslist.com/articles/what-does-your-roof-warranty-mean-you.htm
GAF; Roof Warranty Information http://www.gaf.com/Roofing/Residential/Warranty_Information/FAQ