A roof warranty protects your investment from material defects and faulty installation. A reliable contractor will educate you about the warranties that support their products, both for the materials and workmanship.
In this post, one of your most trusted commercial roofers, WestPro, Inc., discusses the components of a good roof warranty.
Terms of Coverage
Always review the exclusions, provisions and terms of coverage of your warranty. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Manufacturers have different exclusions. Keep in mind that certain warranties require regular roof maintenance. Know your responsibilities as well as the manufacturer’s.
A shingle or manufacturer’s warranty may cover your roof for 20 to 50 years. This usually only includes protection against material defects, which are rare. Damage due to poor installation is more common so it’s important to only hire a reputable contractor. While the materials may be covered by the warranty, the labor for the roof repair may not be included.
In most cases, the longer the warranty is, the better the quality of the products and installation. The length of the warranty often defines the expertise required to install a roofing system.
Consider the transferability of a warranty if you’re thinking of selling your property in the future. Take note of how many times the warranty can be transferred and the requirements to do so. A non-transferable warranty will be void once the property ownership changes.
A lengthy warranty is useless if the contractor or manufacturer isn’t financially capable. Do your research and check how long they have been in business. You’ll want to make sure they are still around when your roof experiences issues.
Choose an experienced contractor like WestPro, Inc. for your roof replacement project. With our GAF Master Elite® certification, we can provide you with the highest level of coverage for GAF shingle roofing systems. Call us at (303) 532-4968 or complete our online form for a free quote. We work with homeowners in Lafayette, CO.