Is your run-of-the-mill roof warranty really protecting you? Well, yes and no. You see, an average warranty offered by most roofing manufacturers only covers damage caused by defective products. This is a very rare occurrence, especially if you install high-quality roofing materials from reputable manufacturers like GAF. Unfortunately, unless you have a special arrangement with your roof repair company, this really won’t protect you from the majority of issues your roof might face in its lifetime.
Understanding Your Coverage
A lot of homeowners make the mistake of assuming they are fully protected just because they have a standard roof warranty. As mentioned above, most insurance providers will only cover damage caused by defective materials or poor workmanship by a contractor that is certified by the roofing manufacturer. Most types of insurance providers will not cover extreme weather, third-party damage, and wear and tear caused by poor maintenance which is really the main culprits when it comes to roofing problems.
Before installing your roof, be sure that you understand what you’re protected from. Treat warranty coverage like you would bids from roofing contractors – meaning to say you should do a side-by-side comparison before you hand over your check.
Choosing the Right Contractor
A skilled and experienced roofing contractor will confidently stand behind their work and offer a workmanship warranty. The length of this type of warranty will vary depending on your contractor, but a few really good ones will offer lifetime coverage. With that said, a workmanship warranty is only as good as the paper it’s written on so be sure to ask for a workmanship warranty in writing and only hire a contractor that is known for excellent customer service and a history of proper roof installation.
Ready to invest in that brand-new roof? Give 4U Roofing a call at (251) 235-2222 to set up a free consultation with one of our expert roofers. You may also fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you with an estimate as soon as possible. We serve Spanish Fort, Loxley, Foley, Fairhope, and the rest of Baldwin County, AL.