An Insight Into Roof Replacement Warranty
An insight into roof replacement warranty
When it comes to roof replacement you end up spending a lot of money. So, if there was a way by which you could protect the money that you are spending on roof replacement then it would surely bring a smile to your face.
Roof replacement contractors offer roof replacement warranty which is a good thing. But keep in mind that these warranties are complicated and so make sure that you check with an expert before you take the plunge.
Are you aware of the two types of roofing warranties?
It is important to understand that there are two types of roofing warranties and here are some important details about both types of warranties.
Warranty by the manufacturers:
The manufacturer of the shingles offers most of the roof warranties. One can expect a warranty in the range of 25 to 30 years in the case of asphalt shingles. It should be noted that some warranties can be up to 50 years and some give lifetime coverage to the client.
The roofing materials are covered in the manufacturer’s warranty but at the time of the claim the pricing is assessed on a pro-rata basis and the disposal price is not covered in the warranty.
In the basic manufacturer, warranty workmanship is not covered but there are chances that you may have the option of upgrading the warranty that covers the workmanship for a specific period.
Warranty by contractors:
Sometimes it is possible that in addition to the manufacturer warranty the contractor may also offer some warranty and this is called a contractors warranty. In the case of this warranty, there are chances that the workmanship may be covered. But the contractors’ warranty may vary from contractor to contractor and therefore you must check all the details of the warranty before you hire the contractor.
It is always better to request all the details of the warranty from the contractor in writing. In case the contractor is not willing to give the warranty details in writing then it shows that he is may not keep his commitment and so it is better to look out for another contractor.
Keep in mind that in the case of contractor warranty most of the time only workmanship is covered. It is better to check with the contractor beforehand whether his warranty covers only workmanship or both workmanship as well as materials.
It is also very important that you verify the integrity of the contractor by checking his track record and by doing a thorough background check.
Here is how you can protect your warranty:
Ensure that you check the condition of the roof regularly. Even when it comes to alteration of the original construction it is better to stay with the original contractor. Always register your warranty and read the fine print carefully.
It is always better to protect your roof with a proper warranty. But if you want to get the best benefits from the warranty then make sure that you check the details of the warranty thoroughly.