Here at My Denton Roofer, we have had years of experience in both dealing with damaged roofs and building solid new ones. Aside from our reputation here in Denton County as a reliable roofer, we also guarantee only high quality materials and services through a roof warranty. If this is your first time to encounter this provision, below is a quick read to guide you through.
Are Roof Warranties Worth It?
A roof warranty is a formal written agreement between the roofer and the homeowner that the contractor will immediately address problems in case the roof is found defective. This mainly concerns two aspects: the materials used and the workmanship involved. Aside from keeping a homeowner’s insurance, it is also important to have this because of the following reasons:
- Saving Cost of Installation — Before installing a new roof or replacing your old one, it is vital that your roofer also checks your design and plan in order to properly estimate the cost of materials. Having a roof warranty compels them to check beforehand and this will help you prevent wastage.
- Quality Assurance — Although factory defects in roofing materials are not that common anymore because of stricter policies, one can never be too sure.
- Protection Against Faulty Installation — Roof warranty ensures the integrity of the workmanship, and in doing so preventing any stress or additional cost in the future. This will protect you as a homeowner from dubious contractors who might try to cut corners in order to speed up the installation process.
What You Need to Watch Out For
It is not enough to have a written warranty in your hand after a project is done. Don’t forget to read the fine print and check for details, including the following:
- Coverage Period — How many years does the warranty stipulate? Does the coverage also include regular inspection for maintenance?
- Exclusions — In this case, see if the warranty is specific with the instances that the manufacturer or contractor will not cover. For instance, if you see “extreme weather,” have them specify if this includes strong winds and at what wind speed. Also, many warranties become null when the homeowner adds more things to the roof or hires a different roofer.
- Terms in Making a Claim — Many warranties require homeowners to notify the roofer within 30 days or less in order to prevent further damages incurred from negligence or failure to act immediately.
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