Salespeople will often say things like “this roof has a 50 year warranty,” but that only covers the shingles. If your roof starts leaking within a few years because of an installation problem, you’ll probably end up all wet. That’s because most roofing contractors offer 2-5 year workmanship warranties. Some companies will offer to extend them, but only if you pay a premium!
If you have problems arising from a materials defect, we are happy to help file and negotiate the claim with the manufacturer, as well as meet with company inspectors to make sure that your claim is handled with your best interests in mind.
Non-prorated period. At some point in time roofing manufacturers won’t cover the full cost of replacing your shingles and will, instead, prorate the remaining value of those shingles. Different manufacturers offer different non-prorated periods for different quality shingles.
Transferability. What happens if you sell your house? Will you be able to say your roof is still under warranty? Warranties can usually be transferred just once within the non-prorated period as long as the manufacturer is made aware of the transfer. After the pro-rated period, the transfer can still be made, but the time period may change.
Materials warranties are offered by the manufacturer of the materials and cover materials defects. As roofing technology has improved, so have the warranties. Most major shingles manufactures have warranties ranging from 25 years to Limited Lifetime.