For the average homeowner, replacing their existing roofing system is a significant investment. While the total cost will vary depending on the materials used, the size of your home and many other factors, it still represents a significant chunk of change. For this reason, it is absolutely essential that you understand just exactly what your roofing warranty covers. In today’s post, your friends over at Pritchett Bros shares what a standard roofing warranty should look like.
To put it simply, a manufacturer’s warranty will cover the cost of repairs or a replacement job if they were found to be caused by a defective product. While a manufacturer’s warranty may offer you some protection, premature roof failure due to defective materials is quite rare. When it comes to a manufacturer’s warranty, it is important to note that it does not usually cover the more common causes of roof failure, such as extreme weather, improper installation or poor roof maintenance habits.
Workmanship warranties, on the other hand, provide homeowners with coverage against workmanship or installation errors on the part of your roofing company or installer. This type of warranty generally covers one year following the completion of an installation or replacement depending on your contractor.
Most reputable roofers will be more than happy to stand by the quality of their work and offer you limited guarantees. You may be able to negotiate the length of your warranty with your contractor or choose to pay a little extra for an extended warranty.
Pritchett Bros is your local GAF roofing expert serving residents in Indiana since 1963. For all your roof-related needs, be sure to give us a call at (812) 275-3185 to schedule a free consultation. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form to request a free quote today.