Roof warranties ensure you get a new set of roofing materials if you receive defective ones. However, there are specific details in your warranty’s terms and conditions that will let you know how much coverage you’ll receive.
In this post, we discuss all the essential things you should know about your roofing warranty.
Who Provides Roofing Warranties?
Roofing warranties are provided by the manufacturer and the contractor that installed your roof. Hence, the two types of roofing warranties that you should get are called manufacturer warranty and workmanship warranty.
- Manufacturer Warranty
A manufacturer warranty covers the cost of defective materials. It is often prorated and seldom includes labor charges for the removal and disposal of defective materials. During the prorated period, manufacturer warranties only give a percentage of the cost of the shingles.
- Workmanship Warranty
This type of warranty covers the cost of all labor and materials used for repairs necessitated by improper installation and worker errors. It also covers damage to your interior, furnishings and personal belongings.
Understanding the Different Parts of Your Roof Warranty
- Beneficiary: This is the entity that the warranty benefits. It can be the original homeowner or the subsequent homeowner after a warranty transfer.
- Coverage: This lays out the situations covered by the warranty. It may also include eligibility information and remedies for known roof material and installation defects.
- Time limits: This is the warranty’s coverage period until it expires. It depends on your roof’s special features, such as wind resistance.
- Exclusions: This enumerates events not covered by the warranty, such as roof preparation errors and poor handling.
- Transferability: Most warranties are transferable to the new owners. It is often mentioned in the beneficiary section of the warranty terms and conditions.
- Claims process: This part details the process of filing a warranty claim.
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