Any work done on your roofing system can be expensive. Roofs play an important role on any home. It can even be argued that it is the single most important part of any housing structure. This level of importance is reflected by the cost it takes to maintain, repair or replace it. Considering how much abuse your roof is exposed to day after day, it’s surprising how well it holds up even after decades of use.
As your roof protects you and your property against Mother Nature, it makes sense that you would want to protect it against common roofing problems, and this is the purpose of roofing warranties. Unfortunately, many inexperienced homeowners can often make mistakes that may cost them the protection of a warranty.
New Shingles Over Old
It’s not uncommon for roofing contractors to install new shingles right on top of your old shingles. In fact, this is common practice in many re-roofing jobs. Re-roofing is different from roof replacements, however. If you’re getting a brand-new roof, your manufacturer may require you to remove the old shingles first. Leaving them on might potentially void your warranty.
Compatibility of Components
Some roofing manufacturers release a system of components that are designed to work with each other like the GAF Lifetime Roofing System. These companies cannot guarantee the performance of their products used alongside other non-system components, which is why they might deny warranty claims if you choose to mix and match your roofing materials.
In addition to using compatible roofing parts, some companies also require homeowners to hire their certified contractors to handle the installation. These professionals are trained and factory-certified specifically for these products, which means you’re guaranteed to always get high-quality service.
As GAF Master Elite© roofing contractors, our pros at Pritchett Bros can give you the most comprehensive warranty GAF has to offer. Give us a call at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on new roof replacements today. We serve homeowners in Bloomington and other surrounding communities in Indiana.