Prior to hiring a roofer, make sure you discuss what type of warranty is included.
New roofs are big ticket items that can cost thousands of dollars. Select a roofing company or roofing contractor that will provide a warranty that will endure as long as your roof.
Some roofs may last up to forty years, so having a warranty is very important.
Always check with the roofer and determine what type of warranty they offer before making your final selection. Also keep in mind that most roofers offer a full warranty on new roofs but a limited warranty when they are only performing a roof repair or patch. There are several things to look for when reviewing roofing warranties.
Make certain that your roof is covered in the event of any defects in the materials.
Fortunately, it is rare for new roofs to encounter problems, but your warranty will offer you peace of mind and the assurance that if something were to go wrong, you would be adequately protected. The materials that the roofer uses for your project will come with a manufacturer’s warranty. Make sure that you know what the warranty is for the material that the roofer is using before you enter into a contract. You may find that you prefer to use a different material that has a better warranty than the one the roofer may be offering you. For this reason, many people prefer to use materials that come from reputable manufacturers.
In addition to the manufacturer’s warranty, the roofer or roofing company should also provide you with a warranty in case anything happens to your roof.
You should look for a roofer or roofing company that has been in business for several years. This will help lessen the chance that the roofer will go out of business before your warranty expires. If the roofer is out of business, your warranty will become void.
By choosing your roofer carefully and choosing materials that come with extended warranties, you can help protect yourself, your home and your roof.