With quality roofing professionals, consumers can rest assured that they are protected with their roof warranty. This doesn’t mean that the entire roof is covered for the lifetime of the home, but still offers a strong amount of protection over the expected roof lifespan. There are many factors that can impact warranties, but they are relatively standard and comprehensive across the board. For example, the industry standard for a roof warranty on materials is a basic limited lifetime warranty. This can mean different things for different material producers, but the common theme relates to manufacturing errors and defects. On the other hand, most professional roofers will offer some sort of guarantee on their work, most times depending on the scope of the roof and the various material choices made during the contract process.
When working with a professional to schedule a repair or replacement, it is important to be mindful of the various warranties offered because you want to understand your options if potential issues arise in the future. One thing to keep in mind here, various roof materials have certain expected lifespan, with some being substantially longer than others. For example, a warranty will not apply to a 30-year-old asphalt roof, as that is far outside of the scope of expected roof lifespan. We will examine the several different types of roof warranties that may apply to your project, so you have a better understanding of what to expect if an issue arises during the lifetime of your roofing system.
Manufacturer Roof Warranties
Different material manufacturers offer different warranties on their products; however, the common theme is related to manufacturing defects and errors. By protecting against defects, manufacturers stand by their products for issues that they cause. A roof warranty will not cover shingles failing due to negligence. This means that proper spring and fall cleanup routines are necessary to maintain roof warranty coverage. Some of the reasons for warranties to be voided are:
1. Unlicensed Repairs
2. Damage Cause by Debris
3. Storm Damage
This is not a comprehensive list, but these three are the most common issues that face most homeowners. Similarly, a manufacturer roof warranty does not cover issues caused by improper installation which, much like the list above, falls under your contractor’s provided additional roof warranty. Most manufacturers will cover the cost of defective materials, as well as labor, but that varies by manufacturer and is not a set-in stone rule.
Of Note: Not all these warranty points may apply to the products Ranch Roofing offers, speak with your sales representative during the estimation process to best understand the various warranties available to you
Your Roofing Company Should Provide a Strong Roof Warranty
Simply put, a quality, professional, roofing organization will stand behind their roof in the form of a roof warranty. At Ranch Roofing, our warranties depend on the job, which makes it imperative for a prospective client to understand their warranty when working with us. Contractor warranties vary from manufacturer warranties in the sense that they primarily cover workmanship and premature roof failure due to this. Once again, a contractor is not going to stand behind work that has far passed the useful date of their product, but a provided warranty is nice to be at ease with the work done to your home. A roof is our best protection against weather, so you can rest at ease knowing that you are covered. Much like the list above, contractor warranties do not cover natural damage or damage caused by neglect such as not cleaning gutters.
A proper roof warranty is put in place so you can be confident in your roofing system. There are many variables that can affect a warranty and its terms. If you are in the market of a new roofing system, a member of our sales team can walk you through the warranty process.