Things You Must Know About Roof Warranties When Signing a Contract
October 10, 2018
As a homeowner, it is crucial to ensure that your roofing system is protected for the long-term by choosing an effective roof warranty. You must analyze the coverage of the policy and carefully review the terms. A roofing system warranty can be complicated and confusing to understand if you do not have experience in the construction field, which is why we have broken down the essentials.
How to Select a Company for Roof Warranty Policy
- Choose an Experienced Company
Look for a company that has been in business for at least five years and has an established work history and proven reliability. This is often enough time for the company to establish itself. It will also help you gather information using customer reviews and ensure the company has a good relationship with them.
- Warranties Must Cover Workmanship Errors
Studies show that poor quality roofing work is often the cause for a majority of roof errors. It is essential that you make sure the roofing system installer has the required experience, skills, and knowledge to carry out the work efficiently. In addition to this, ensure that the company offers extended warranties to include execution errors and installation problems.
- Company Must have Certified Manufacturer’s Warranties
Make sure to only work with certified roofing installers. Choose a company that provides a comprehensive warranty that is covered by the manufacturer. Many companies offer warranties that extend beyond 25-years and include lifetime coverage.
What Aspects Does a Roofing Warranty Cover?
Although the coverage depends on the type of policy you choose for your roofing system, listed below are the typical things a warranty covers.
- Roof Leak Repairs
Most policies offer coverage involving material and labour costs for roof leak repairs as long as the reason of the leak falls under specific requirements other than fire, earthquakes, lightning, misuse, negligent acts, or vandalism.
- Hail Damage
If your house is located in an area that is prone to hail storms, you might want to ensure that your roof warranty covers damages due to hail to protect you from repair expenses.
- High Winds
Check with your roof installer to know about the wind speeds covered by your warranty. If your house is located in a high wind area, you must consider getting an upgrade accordingly. Although you may require additional enhancements such as increased fastening patterns that could increase the cost of your warranty, it will help you in the long run to protect your roof.
- Roof Puncture
If you get high roof traffic, you may want to consider additional warranty coverage. Also, ensure that your roof has the required membrane thickness to qualify for this upgrade.
Contact Us for Roofing System Warranties
By reviewing the terms of the policy, you can ensure that you get your money’s worth. You must conduct comprehensive research and analysis before choosing a warranty for your roof.
At Integrity Roofers, we offer the following three types of warranties:
- Contractor’s Warranty
- Manufacturer’s Prorated Warranty
- Manufacturer’s Non-Prorated Warranty