It’s important for homeowners to have a basic understanding of the types of damage covered under their warranty as well as the factors that can void their coverage.
The kinds of damage covered under roofing warranties depend on the warranty type. The two main types of warranties are material-only and material-and-labor warranties. As the names suggest, the former only covers manufacturer defects while the latter covers both material defects and installation errors.
Most warranties don’t cover damage from storms and extreme weather events or damage caused by negligence on the part of the homeowner. In particular, neglecting to properly maintain your roof can void your warranty. That’s why it’s important to have a professional roof repair contractor conduct routine roof maintenance.
The amount covered depends on your warranty’s cost coverage. There are three categories: original cost, prorated and no dollar limit. Original-cost warranties will only cover repairs that amount to the original price of your roof while prorated warranties have a cost limit that decreases as your roof ages. The no-dollar limit roof warranty is arguably the most cost-effective option because it doesn’t have any limits on how much the manufacturer can spend to repair your roof.
One more thing: if you’re considering getting a new roof, don’t forget that the warranty on your roof replacement may be voided if it was installed by an unlicensed roofer. That’s why it’s important to vet a roofer before hiring one.
Tri-County Contracting, a family-owned and -operated company with over 40 decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof replacement and repair services. To get a free quote, call us at (262) 679-6100, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in New Berlin as well as the surrounding communities.