It’s a crucial responsibility of a homeowner to replace a roof that is damaged beyond repair. And one of the important things to consider in any new roofing project is the warranty you’ll have for the roof and its installation.
Typically, there are only three main types of roof warranties. There’s the standard manufacturer’s warranty, workmanship warranty, and extended manufacturer’s warranty. To help you choose the right one for your home, below are the different types of warranties and what benefits you’ll get from them.
Standard Manufacturer’s Warranty
The basic industry standard for the installation of new roofing options is the standard manufacturer’s warranty. Most roofing materials like tiles and shingles come with a basic limited lifetime warranty. However, the degree of protection varies for each manufacturer.
Most of these roofing material makers strictly cover the cost of defective materials and the cost of replacing them for the first few years. They usually do not cover defective products that fail due to an error in installation.
Contractor Workmanship Warranty
Reputable roofing installers and companies will give workmanship warranties. Coverage for this type of warranty is for the labor and installation done. This will protect you in case the material breaks due to improper installation techniques. The length of this type of warranty is different for each contractor. Some would cover only 5 years while others would go for more than 25 years.
Extended Manufacturer’s Warranty
In some cases, roof makers have what’s called an extended manufacturer’s warranty. This is an optional extra warranty given by contractors authorized by the shingle manufacturer to new roofs installed according to their requirements. It covers all roof system components, defective materials, and installation errors. Keep in mind that most of these extended warranties have an additional cost and require you to have a complete roof system installed.
Hopefully, this will guide you on what to choose for your roof. If you have any more questions about warranties and new roofing options, get in touch with Plumlee Construction. Our roof and gutter services are guaranteed and secured by our trusted lifetime warranty.