Proper installation and regular maintenance aren’t the only hallmarks of a solid roofing system. It also has a warranty that can provide coverage when you need it. Like many homeowners, you might assume that you’re covered in case there’s damage to your roof, but unless you have a special arrangement, your warranty may only partially cover the repair costs.
It helps to learn how your warranty covers you and what it requires to keep it intact.
Understanding Your Roofing Warranty
Like most roofing warranties, yours will cover leak repairs caused by defective materials or poor workmanship. It will also come with the usual exclusions, such as acts of terrorism, extreme weather and damage from water leaks caused by lack of maintenance. It can also include a few clauses and requirements that you might not be aware of depending on the material installed.
Some exclusions can be almost unusual yet still affect your warranty coverage. One exclusion can involve the material’s shelf life before it was installed. Even if the manufacturer approves the installation, the warranty is already void. This is why you should read your warranty carefully before having it installed so that you can have your roofing contractor explain any concerns you might have on its requirements and stipulations.
Keeping Your Warranty Intact
Most warranties will typically require you to schedule routine roof maintenance to keep it intact. This should be done by a licensed roofing contractor; anyone other person will result in a voided roofing warranty. Manufacturers may sometimes require you to use their people to maintain the warranty, which means they’ll be the ones performing and documenting the maintenance checks. This can sometimes involve paying 5 to 10 years upfront in maintenance/repair fees as it covers the inspector who will come every few years after installation.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals is a top-notch roofing and siding installation company that you can rely on for your needs. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our convenient contact form to get started. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis and the neighboring areas.