Are you having a roofing project done and want to make sure that it’s protected? It’s understandable that, as a consumer, you want the assurance that your roof is going to remain reliable for years to come.
Thankfully, there are warranties & guarantees available for most projects. Keep in mind that these precautions are intended for and how they protect you from any damages or malfunctions happening with your new roof.
Types of Roof Warranties
Roof warranties come in various forms, each offering different levels of protection and coverage. Understanding these types is crucial for making an informed roofing decision:
- Manufacturer’s Warranty: Provided by the roofing material manufacturer, this warranty covers defects in the roofing materials themselves. It is important to carefully review the terms and duration of manufacturer warranties.
- Workmanship Warranty: Offered by the roofing contractor, this warranty covers the quality of the installation work. It ensures that the roofing system is correctly installed, and any workmanship-related issues are addressed.
- Extended Warranty: Some manufacturers offer extended warranties for an additional fee, providing longer coverage periods or enhanced protection against specific issues.
- Transferable Warranty: Certain warranties can be transferred to a new homeowner if you sell your home, adding value to your property.
Manufacturer Warranty Coverage
Manufacturer warranties primarily focus on the roofing materials themselves. Coverage typically includes:
- Material Defects: Protection against defects in the roofing materials, such as shingle delamination, granule loss, or premature deterioration.
- Pro-Rated or Full Replacement: Depending on the warranty type, it may offer pro-rated coverage, where the manufacturer covers a portion of the replacement cost, or full replacement if specific conditions are met.
- Duration: Manufacturer warranties vary in duration, with some lasting 20, 30, or even 50 years. The length of coverage often depends on the quality of the materials.
Roofing Materials and Warranty
Different roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles, metal roofing, or tile roofing, may come with distinct warranty terms and conditions:
- Asphalt Shingles: Commonly used in residential roofing, asphalt shingles may have warranties ranging from 20 to 50 years. Some premium shingles offer enhanced warranties.
- Metal Roofing: Metal roofing systems often come with longer warranties, sometimes spanning 30 to 50 years or more, due to their durability and resistance to weathering.
- Tile Roofing: Tile roofing materials can have warranties extending to 50 years or more. They are known for their longevity and resilience.
Properly registering your roofing warranty is crucial to ensure you receive the coverage you’re entitled to. Homeowners should take the following steps:
- Read the Warranty: Carefully review the manufacturer’s warranty to understand its terms and conditions.
- Complete Registration: Some warranties require homeowners to complete a registration process, which may involve providing purchase information and other details to the manufacturer.
- Keep Documentation: Maintain records of the warranty documentation, including the original warranty certificate and proof of purchase. These documents are essential for filing warranty claims.
Transferable warranties offer a unique benefit. If you sell your home, the warranty can often be transferred to the new homeowner, enhancing the property’s value and providing assurance to the buyer.
In the event of roofing issues covered by the warranty, follow these steps to file a claim:
- Contact the Manufacturer or Contractor: Reach out to the manufacturer or roofing contractor to report the issue.
- Provide Documentation: Submit the required documentation, including the warranty certificate, proof of purchase, and evidence of the issue.
- Inspection: The manufacturer or contractor may conduct an inspection to assess the problem.
- Resolution: Once the issue is verified as warrantable, the manufacturer or contractor will work to resolve it, which may involve repairs or replacements.
Roofing Maintenance & Warranty
Regular roofing maintenance is essential to uphold warranty coverage. Neglecting maintenance can void your warranty, as manufacturers often require proof of regular inspections and care. Routine maintenance includes cleaning debris from the roof, inspecting for damage, and addressing issues promptly.
Investing in a reliable roof warranty is an investment in your home’s protection and value. At Eason Roofing, we prioritize transparency and excellence in our roofing services, including offering guidance on selecting the right warranty for your roofing project.
If you have any questions or require assistance with your roofing warranty concerns, please don’t hesitate to call Eason Roofing. Your satisfaction and the long-term protection of your home are our top priorities.