Roofs are not a set-it-and-forget-it investment. When your new roof is installed, your contractor should help you get the most out of its life with ongoing maintenance and a proper warranty. There are two different types of warranties that you should receive. The first is a workmanship warranty.
A workmanship warranty is provided by the contractor themselves. This covers your new roof from issues that arise due to workmanship issues. If there’s a seam that isn’t properly sealed, or flashing that was improperly installed, a workmanship warranty will cover those repairs. It is important to note that your warranty can be void if another contractor provides services, so always reach out to your original contractor first.
The second type of warranty you will receive is a manufacturer warranty. Each manufacturer has their own options in terms of warranties. They’ll have a basic warranty option, and also an extended, non-prorated warranty option. These warranties cover you for defects in the roofing material itself. Be sure to read the details of your warranty carefully. Most require some type of yearly maintenance to ensure the warranty is still valid. Your contractor will be happy to go over the details with you.
Is it Worth the Extra Money for an Extended Warranty?
Like all things, your roofing asset depreciates over time. If your roof has an expected lifespan of 20 years, and a defect is found on year 15, the additional warranty could possibly cover the entire roofing materials and labor. With your regular warranty, you will likely only receive the cost of the material at a prorated amount. Most standard warranties do not include labor costs either.
Your roof is an expensive investment, and keeping it protected is the job of you and your contractor. When you work with a Top Roof Contractor, feel free to ask them about the best product for your roof, the best way to maintain it, and warranty options to choose from. If you have it in your budget, the Top Roof Contracting team always recommends adding an upgraded warranty with ongoing maintenance program to your roofing project. This keeps you better protected for the long run.
To start working with a Top Roof Contractor near you, call (800) 795-4029 today!