Why is a warranty important?
Your roof can last anywhere between 25 to 40 years. That being said, it’s no wonder it’s a big investment as the cost of a new roof can wipe your homeowner’s budget down to a negative if you need to replace it before it’s time. As with any big investment, it’s important to know in advance what your warranty covers to save you thousands should a problem arise.
What Should I Look For In A Roofing Warranty?
In a roofing warranty, there are typically two types of coverage: coverage against manufacturing defects in the materials and coverage against workmanship errors. Normally, all roofing manufacturers provide a warranty against defects for their roofing products. For instance, a typical shingle warranty will cover defects for a period that may range between 20 to 40 years. However, other components may be covered for only a few months to several years.
When choosing a roof, it is important to remember that coverage against manufacturing defects is provided by the manufacturer. In other words, it is important to choose a manufacturer that is financially strong and has been around for a long time. Should something happen after your manufacturer goes out of business, then they will not be able to honor the warranty.