When it comes to shopping for a new roof, your roof’s warranty matters. Most consumers simply ask, “How long is the warranty?”, but diving deeper into the details of that warranty can save you a lot of headache down the road.
In this post we’re going to take a look at some of the important factors to be mindful of with your new roof’s warranty.
Is a Warranty Important?
If you are buying a cheap electronic gadget from the local big box store, then a warranty may not be at the top of your priority list. When you are spending thousands of dollars on a part of your home that protects you and your family, then a roofing warranty should be one of the most important factors you consider.
Most Overlooked Part of a Warranty
Before we get further into the discussion of roofing warranties, it is important to get right to one of the most overlooked parts of a warranty…does it cover just materials or materials AND labor.
Labor is a sizable portion of a roofing job. If your warranty covers both labor and materials, that can save you a substantial amount of money in the long run over just material warranties.
Know the Details of Your Warranty
Most people get the details of their warranty after a job is completed, tuck it away without any review, and then just assume anything that comes up will be covered.
A better option is to review your policy prior to getting roof installed, know what is exactly covered (like the aforementioned labor vs. materials), and to call the manufacturer with any questions you may have.
With a few simple extra painless steps, you can guarantee that your warranty is perfectly suited for your needs and avoid any trouble should an issue arise.