Replacing a roof involves a significant investment. Aside from style and color, you should consider the warranties your contractor offers for their services and materials. These should be deciding factors when hiring a professional and purchasing a new roof.
Here are things every homeowner should know about roofing warranties.
Main Types of Roofing Warranties
Contractors and manufacturers usually offer three types of warranties. Roofing shingles are typically backed with a standard manufacturer’s warranty or a limited lifetime warranty. A lifetime warranty means the coverage is valid as long as you own your property. Reputable contractors offer workmanship warranties that cover installation issues. Then, there is also the extended manufacturer’s warranty that includes workmanship and additional coverage for materials.
Know What It Does and Doesn’t Cover
Pay attention to the clause stating the inclusions and exclusions of your warranties. They usually cover manufacturing defects and installation errors. However, damage resulting from poor maintenance and weather extremes are typically not covered. Warranty coverage varies, meaning you must check it before purchasing or signing anything. It should also state how to file a claim and handle disputes.
Don’t Forget to Register Your Warranty
After you’ve hired a contractor and material, the next step is to register your warranty. There might be a deadline for the registration of your warranty if an authorized contractor is performing the installation. Make sure to meet all requirements and don’t put off this task to avoid hassle when you need to file a warranty claim later.
Let Ken Morton & Sons LLC take care of your home’s roofing needs. We take pride in our superior workmanship, quality products and exceptional customer service. Our team also specializes in siding repairs and replacement. Call us at (856) 582-8800 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve clients in Pitman, NJ, and nearby communities.