A roof warranty is an insurance policy for your roofing system, providing protection against defects and damages.
Here are the key things you need to know about roof warranties:
Duration of coverage:
The duration of roof warranties varies, but most offer coverage for a period of 20 to 25 years.
Roof warranties usually cover repair or replacement costs for defects in materials and/or installation. It’s important to carefully review the terms and conditions of your warranty, as some warranties may have exclusions or limit coverage for certain types of damages.
Some roof warranties can be transferred to the new owner of a property if the roof is still covered under the warranty period.
Regular maintenance and inspection are often required to keep the roof warranty valid. This includes cleaning gutters, removing debris, and repairing any damages.
In the event of a covered claim, the homeowner should contact the warranty provider to initiate the claims process. The warranty provider may require an inspection of the roof before determining coverage.
Main types of roof warranties:
There are three main types of roof warranties: manufacturer’s warranty, contractor’s warranty, and extended manufacturer’s warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty covers defects in materials while the contractor’s warranty covers installation-related issues. The extended manufacturer’s warranty that covers contractor workmanship along with expanded coverage for the products
The length of a manufacturer’s warranty can vary, but most offer coverage for 20-50 years.
Most roofing shingles come with a basic limited lifetime warranty, which is the industry standard. In most cases, a lifetime warranty means you’re covered as long as you own your home.
The coverage of a manufacturer’s warranty may include repair or replacement of the roofing materials due to defects or premature failure. It does not cover damages caused by improper installation, weather events, or other external factors.
The length of time of this specific type of warranty can vary, but most contractors offer a warranty of 1-5 years.
The contractor who installs your roofing plays a key role in its performance and longevity. Reputable, skilled roofers stand behind each installation job with a workmanship warranty. The length of this type of warranty can vary a lot depending on the contractor, but some offer lifetime coverage..
The coverage of a contractor’s warranty may include repairs or replacement of the roofing system due to installation errors or defects. However, it does not cover damages caused by weather events or other external factors.
Extended Manufacturers’ Warranties
The length of an extended manufacturers’ warranty can vary, but most offer additional coverage for 5-10 years beyond the standard warranty.
To help homeowners get lasting value and provide peace of mind, many leading manufacturers offer optional extended warranty coverage on new roofs. This type of warranty is usually offered if the roof is installed by authorized contractors who are certified to install that specific roofing system (in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation requirements).
The coverage of an extended warranty may include repair or replacement of the roofing materials due to defects or premature failure. It may also cover additional damages not covered under the standard warranty, such as damage from wind or hail.
Remember, having a roof warranty can provide peace of mind and protection for your roofing system and home or property.
Be sure to carefully review the terms and conditions of your warranty and understand the coverage, duration, and requirements for keeping the warranty valid.
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