Navigating Roofing Warranties: What Every Homeowner Should Know

When you invest in a new roof, you’re not just purchasing shingles or tiles. You’re investing in peace of mind, knowing that your home is shielded from the elements. Part of this protection comes in the form of roofing warranties. But what exactly do these warranties cover? Let’s dive in:

1. Manufacturer’s Warranty: This type of warranty primarily covers the roofing materials. It ensures that your shingles or tiles are free from manufacturing defects that could compromise their integrity.

2. Workmanship Warranty: Offered by the contractor, a workmanship warranty covers any installation errors. It’s essential to note that while manufacturer warranties can last decades, workmanship warranties tend to be shorter, ranging from 2 to 10 years on average.

3. Full System Warranty: Some manufacturers offer this comprehensive warranty that includes both the material and the other roofing components. This can be especially valuable if your roof has integrated systems like solar panels or skylights.

4. Transferable Warranties: If you’re planning on selling your home, a transferable warranty can be a significant selling point. It allows the next homeowner to inherit the warranty, often adding value to your property.

Tips to Remember:

  • Always read the fine print. Understand what’s covered and what exclusions apply.
  • Regular maintenance is often required to keep the warranty valid. Ensure you’re up-to-date with inspections and necessary repairs.
  • Keep all documentation. In case of a claim, having all your papers in order can make the process smoother.

At Gridiron Roofing, we prioritize transparent communication with our clients. If you have questions about warranties or need guidance in selecting the right one for your home, our experts are here to help.