A roof warranty after a costly roof replacement is something that no homeowner should go without. While most people know that a warranty is important, they don’t realize that there isn’t a blanket warranty that they can easily choose for coverage.
In fact, the roofing industry offers three major warranties that can range in coverage lengths from contractor to contractor.
If you are in the market for a roof replacement and are unsure about the type of warranty coverage you need, here’s a closer look at the three most common warranties offered in a roof replacement contract.
Standard Manufacturer’s Warranty
Manufacturer warranties cover your roofing shingles and the general materials used in your roof replacement. A standard manufacturer’s warranty typically offers limited lifetime coverage. When most people hear “lifetime warranty” they think that it’s forever coverage.
In our industry, a lifetime for a client is coverage that lasts as long as the client owns their home. Some of the common areas that a standard manufacturer’s warranty covers include the following:
- Costs of defective materials
- Costs of shingle replacement the first few years after a roof replacement. All replacements after that are typically prorated.
Keep in mind that this type of warranty only covers factory defects, not installation mistakes. This coverage also leaves the costs of disposal in the hands of the homeowner.
Extended Manufacturer’s Warranty
Extended manufacturer warranties are more expensive than the standard warranty, but offer greater protection for the homeowners that rely on them. In order for a contractor to offer an extended warranty, they must be certified to do so via the manufacturer’s installation requirements.
If a roofing contractor is certified to offer this warranty and the homeowner opts in, the average coverage includes:
- Coverage for all roof system materials
- Up to 50 years, non-prorated coverage for defective materials
- Workmanship coverage if the installation goes against manufacturer policies and guidelines.
Contractor’s Workmanship Warranty
Some contractors go beyond the manufacturer warranty and offer their own workmanship coverage. While this is a great way to extend your roof replacement’s protection against poor workmanship, the amount covered varies from contractor to contractor; so, we recommend always reading the fine print in a contract.
The average contractor workmanship warranty covers:
- Cost of labor and materials for any repairs
- Damage was done to your home’s interior during the roof replacement process
These warranties typically cover work for up to 25 years and exclude coverage for the following issues:
- Storm damage
- Water damage
- Damages from alterations after the initial installation
- Foot traffic damage
- Damage from fallen trees and limbs
Guarantee an Excellent Roof Replacement Warranty Through Concord Roofing & Construction
If you know that it’s time for a roof replacement but need a reliable contractor with a solid warranty, Concord Roofing & Construction is ready to meet with you. We offer some of the longest warranties in our industry, with our average coverage being up to 50 years, non-prorated.
We are an honest roofing team that can walk you through our process, the details of your contract, and the full extent of your warranty coverage. Quality customer service is our goal, and we are ready to exceed your contracting expectations.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule your roof inspection with a member of our construction team today.