Your roof is the most important part of your home because it keeps you and all of your possessions protected. Warranties for your roof can help provide additional coverage but can be limited in scope. Here is some information about the different roof warranties to help you decide if they are worth it.
Determine Your Preferred Type of Roof Warranty
There are three types of warranties you can choose for your roof:
Standard Manufacturing Warranty
A standard manufacturing warranty is usually provided with shingle roof installations. It is typically a basic lifetime warranty, which is the industry standard. However, the coverage can be limited and will vary between manufacturers. Sometimes it only covers defective shingles within an initial period and will require you to cover the cost of labor.
Offered by professional roofing contractors who install your roof, workmanship warranties cover labor, materials, and related damages costs but exclude issues not related to installation, including extreme weather, damages post-installation, and leaks. The timespan of workmanship warranties will vary.
Extended Manufacturer Warranties
Offering comprehensive coverage, extended warranties are offered by the manufacturer when they partner with an authorized roofer to install it. To qualify for an extended manufacturer warranty, you may be required to install a complete roof system including water barriers, underlayment, and vents.
Be Sure to Read and Register Your Roof Warranty
A warranty is a contract, so you should read the fine print before signing. It’s common to include exclusions that could void your warranty and cost you a lot more. Some warranties will require an authorized contractor to handle all the roof maintenance on your home. It could also charge fees for filing warranty claims.
You also need to register your warranty once it’s signed. To file, you fill out all the necessary paperwork and submit proof of the warranty to the manufacturer. Your roofing contractor could also submit this on your behalf, depending on their policy.
Deciding if a Roof Warranty Is Right for You
At the end of the day, it’s your decision whether you want to purchase an extended warranty. If you feel comfortable with the state of your roof’s coverage and are willing to run the risk, then it might be worth it to either purchase supplemental insurance or save your money for future repairs. However, warranties can provide peace of mind to those concerned about the constant threats posed by Florida’s weather.
It’s also important to select a reputable contractor when looking at roof warranties. A trustworthy roofing company will provide quality services and have the record and experience to back it up.
Your Central Florida Warrantied Roof Supplier
With 35 years of experience in the roofing industry, RBS Construction & Roofing is a family-owned and operated roofing business local to Orlando, Florida. Our team of veteran craftsmen provide high-quality residential and commercial roof installations, replacements, and repairs throughout Central Florida at an affordable price.
To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call the professionals at RBS Roofing today at 407-859-8163.