Roofing warranties can seem overwhelmingly complicated, which makes understanding all your coverage options even more important so you can make an informed decision about your roofing material and who installs it.
It’s important to understand the different types of roof warranties and how they work. Knowing what kind of protection homeowners can expect from a roof warranty and how to avoid voiding it is a complicated question, but one that can save you a lot of trouble down the line.
HomePro Exteriors Inc., one of the most reputable roof replacement contractors, describes what makes a good roof guarantee.
Understanding the Basics of Roofing Warranties
- Manufacturers’ Standard Warranties
The industry standard is for most roofing shingles to come with a basic limited lifetime guarantee. A lifetime guarantee, in most situations, implies you’re covered for as long as you own your property. The level of protection you receive is determined by the manufacturer’s interpretation of the term “limited.”
- Contractor Workmanship Warranties
Contractor workmanship warranties often cover the cost of labor and any materials required to complete necessary repairs, as well as any connected damages to the home’s interior, as well as your personal belongings.
- Extended Manufacturer Warranties
Owners of new roofs installed by authorized roof and siding contractor who is certified to install the roofing system in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation standards can choose an optional extended warranty coverage. Most extended warranties need a complete roof system installation and come at an additional expense.
What Features Should Roofing Warranties Include?
Coverage is an important factor to consider when evaluating warranties. Understanding your warranty’s coverage will help you comprehend what it covers. You will know what keeps your coverage valid and what voids it. It will also help you prepare for unwarranted bills or repairs.
The duration of roofing warranties varies depending on the material and the system. Select reputable brands for high-quality items. If you buy excellent materials, engage professional installers, and maintain it consistently, your roof is unlikely to fail before its warranty expires.
- Prorated VS Non-Prorated Warranty
A prorated warranty reduces the amount your manufacturer will pay for repairs or replacement over time. Non-prorated coverage, on the other hand, remains constant throughout its lifetime. This ensures that your roof is protected for the duration of the warranty.
Do you plan to sell your home in the future? If so, you should obviously consider warranty transferability. A transferable roofing guarantee can be given to the new owner. That the roof would be secured even after the sale will entice additional buyers.
With a combined experience of over 30 years in roof repair, replacement, and maintenance throughout the mid-Hudson Valley region, the Home Pro Exteriors, Inc. is prepared to execute your roofing project to your complete satisfaction.
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