Your roof protects your home from bad weather and acts as an important design element for your exterior. It’s one of the most important investments you can make for your home, so make sure to get a good warranty. However, it doesn’t mean that you should relax just because you have a roof warranty. You’ll need to read and study your warranty carefully to get the most out of it. In today’s article, 1800RITEROOF, a trusted roof replacement expert, explains how to get the most out of your roofing warranty.
Make Sure to Study Your Warranty Carefully
The best thing you can do is to take the time to study your warranty and understand its requirements and coverage. Typically, a roof warranty covers leaks that are caused by poor workmanship by licensed roofing contractors or by defects in the roofing material. Common warranty exclusions include damage from poor maintenance, extreme weather and ponding water. If necessary, ask your roofing contractor to explain the warranty to you.
Ask Your Contractor for Regular Roof Maintenance
As an expert in storm damage roof repair, we highly recommend scheduling regular roof maintenance because this will greatly reduce the risk of roof damage and extend your roof’s service life. Your warranty is there to protect you from emergencies and things that are out of your control. Roofing manufacturers usually assume that a homeowner is performing regular maintenance when they offer their warranties. If the damage is caused by lack of maintenance, then the warranty won’t cover it.
Always Work With Licensed and Certified Contractors
A roofing manufacturer’s strongest warranties can only be offered by authorized contractors. You should always work with certified contractors because they offer you better warranties and because they perform better quality work. They earned their certifications because they have proven that they know how to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and correctly install, repair or maintain the manufacturer’s products. They are much less likely to make any roofing mistakes.
We can help you with all of your residential roofing needs. We provide personal service and exceptional craftsmanship at a lower cost than most roofing companies. Our licensed and certified installers use the latest building materials and follow industry best practices. Call us at (251) 929-9577 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a quote.