What to Know About Your Roofing Warranty

If you’re a Jacksonville, Florida, homeowner, then you know how important it is to maintain your residential roof.  Should something detrimental happen to your home, and more importantly your roof, the first thing you may be asking yourself is “How much is this going to cost?” Aside from checking your homeowner’s insurance policy, it’s also important to check your residential roofing warranty
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.



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