When it comes to roof replacement, one of the most important things you should consider is what kind of warranty will be included with the new installation. Warranties are essential in protecting your investment and ensuring that any repair or maintenance work is done correctly. Knowing what to look for in a roofing warranty can save you time and money down the road.
Overview of Warranties
When selecting a roofer, it’s important to understand which types of warranties they offer and what each covers so that you can make an informed decision about who will best serve your needs.
- Manufacturer’s Warranty – This covers material defects from defective shingles or other materials used during construction, such as flashing or underlayment components (where applicable).
- Labor Warranty – This covers workmanship issues caused by improper installation, including missing nails or incorrect flashing application and more.
- Extended Warranty – This may cover both material defects and labor errors for up to 10 years after completion, depending on the type purchased. This warranty type is not always available so be sure to ask if your contractor offers it before signing any contracts.
Both manufacturer and contractor/installer warranties generally contain key components such as time limits (how long they last), terms and conditions (what is covered under them), and exclusions (what isn’t covered). It’s also important to note that many manufacturers require professional installers to be licensed for their warranty coverage to be valid. So always check with local laws when choosing who will complete your project!
What to Look For
When reviewing a specific warranty document for residential or commercial roofing, here are some things you should look out for:
- Length of Coverage – Make sure you get enough time coverage for either type based on how long you plan on keeping your new roof.
- Terms and Conditions – Read these carefully as they may dictate whether certain damages or repairs are covered.
- Exclusions – Check for anything that won’t be protected by any kind of warranty so there won’t be any surprises later down the road.
Common Roofing Warranty Terms
When it comes to understanding roofing warranties, there are some standard terms and phrases worth familiarizing yourself with before making a final decision about what type best suits your needs. These include things like “workmanship errors” (which cover problems caused by improper installation) and “material defects” (which cover faulty shingle layers or other components used during construction).
It’s also important to consider whether warranty rights between homeowners are transferable over time, as this could potentially invalidate existing coverage plans if the warranty rights were not properly transferred.
Benefits of a Roofing Warranty
Having a roofing warranty in place can provide homeowners with peace of mind knowing that any potential roof repairs or maintenance needed due to faulty workmanship or materials used during construction will be taken care of. If something goes wrong, most warranties also cover labor costs associated with fixing these issues, which is another great benefit for customers who may not have access to necessary resources.
Additionally, extended warranties offer an additional layer of protection in case unforeseen events occur after installation, such as extreme weather conditions damaging shingle layers, unforeseen material defects, and many others.
If you’re in need of a new roof or are considering replacing your old one, be sure to ask about the available warranties. Starr Roofing & Gutters offers a variety of warranty options to choose from so that you can find the one that best fits your needs. Contact us at (512) 736-6539 today to learn more!