Purchasing materials that come with a comprehensive warranty valid for a reasonable period is one way to protect your roofing investment. Unfortunately, few people take the time to really understand their roofing material and installation warranties.
Roofing warranties can be complicated. But if you have the right guidance, you can cut through the noise and better understand your coverage.
Common Types of Roofing Warranties
Typically, contractors and manufacturers provide different types of warranties. A standard manufacturer’s warranty or a limited lifetime warranty is typically provided for roofing materials. A lifetime warranty means that the coverage is valid for as long as you own the property. Contractors with a good reputation provide workmanship warranties that cover installation issues. Furthermore, there’s also the extended manufacturer’s warranty, which provides workmanship and additional material coverage.
Coverage of Roofing Warranties
Pay close attention to the clause stating the warranty’s inclusions and exclusions. Roofing warranties typically cover manufacturing flaws and installation errors. However, damage caused by poor maintenance or weather extremes is not usually covered. Warranty coverage varies, so make sure you check it before buying or signing anything. It should also include instructions on how to file a claim and resolve disputes. If you need more information about your roof’s warranty, you can ask your trusted roofing company for assistance.
Make Sure Your Warranty Is Registered
After hiring a contractor and purchasing materials, the next step is to register your warranty. If an authorized contractor is performing the installation, there may be a deadline for registering your warranty. Make sure to meet all requirements and don’t put off this task, so you can save time when you need to file a warranty claim.
If you need an experienced roofer you can trust, look no further than Pritchett Bros. In addition to GAF roofing installation, we also provide roofing repair and maintenance services. Call us at (812) 275-3185, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Bedford and Bloomington, IN.