Roof Warranties: What Is Covered?

Roof Warranties: What Is Covered?

Roof purchases are crucial investments for your home or business. If you invest in a roof, you’re going to want to put money into a warranty. Before making the purchase, be in the know about what types of warranties are available as well as what is covered through the warranties.

Installation Only

The installation only warranty covers roof defects. These defects have to be due to improper installation.

Labor Only

Labor only covers the labor costs. This warranty does not cover materials. It’s important that you have a clear idea of what’s covered under a labor only policy.

Materials Only

Material only warranties are a guarantee that your roof holds up to specified roofing defects. They do not protect against roof damage if there is a faulty installation or if you do not maintain your roof.

System Warranty

System warranties cover labor cost and materials. The roof manufacturers offer these warranties and they may protect you in the case of an installation failure. However, they will not cover you if your damage arises from lack of maintenance.

Manufacturer’s Warranty

Manufacturer’s warranties can cover material, labor and system warranties. These warranties last for about 10 to 30 years. These warranties will not protect your roof from all damages, but they are a safeguard against roof damages to non-manufacturer provided components of the roof. Of course, not all warranties are the same. You need to understand precisely what goes into your warranty.

When you purchase a new roof, you need to pay close attention to the warranty options that are important to you. After all, to invest in a roof is a big deal. These are expensive investments that should last you a long time. It’s crucial that you have a warranty in case anything goes wrong. Most of the time, if something does go wrong, it’s simple enough to be fixed with your warranty before the problem gets out of hand. Email Andrews Roofing or call at 757-296-0553 today to get a free estimate on your new roof!