Roofing is a significant investment for homeowners, and ensuring its longevity and performance is crucial. To protect your investment, we encourage homeowners to purchase a roofing warranty. A roofing warranty provides assurance and peace of mind, but understanding its terms and conditions is essential. Therefore, let's take a look at roofing warranties, explain the different types, and provide valuable insights to help you navigate this critical aspect of your roofing project.

Different Types of Roofing Warranties

Roofing warranties can vary significantly depending on the manufacturer, contractor, and materials used. The two primary types of warranties you are likely to encounter are material warranties and workmanship warranties. Material warranties, offered by the manufacturer, cover defects in the roofing materials. These warranties are often prorated, meaning the coverage decreases over time. Workmanship warranties, on the other hand, are provided by the contractor. These protect against installation errors, and typically offer coverage terms from 1 to 10 years.

Coverage Limitations and Exclusions

It's crucial that you fully understand your roofing warranty, therefore you should familiarize yourself with your warranty's limitations and exclusions. These provisions outline circumstances under which the warranty may be voided. Common exclusions include damages caused by natural disasters, improper maintenance, and unauthorized repairs. It is crucial to read these exclusions carefully to determine if any potential risks may impact the validity of your warranty. Each warranty is going to come with different limitations and exclusions, make sure to review the specifics before signing off.

Transferability and Proration

When selling a home, the transferability of the roofing warranty can be a significant selling point. Some warranties are transferable to subsequent homeowners, while others are not. Additionally, many warranties become prorated after a specific period, meaning the coverage value diminishes over time. Understanding the transferability and proration clauses is crucial for evaluating the long-term value of a roofing warranty. 

The Importance of Regular Roof Maintenance

While roofing warranties offer protection against certain defects, they often require homeowners to perform regular maintenance. Neglecting maintenance can lead to warranty voidance. Regular inspections, cleaning, and prompt repairs help extend the life of your roof and maintain its warranty coverage. Understanding the maintenance requirements outlined in the warranty ensures your compliance and helps you keep your roof in optimal condition.
Do you have a roofing warranty? Does your roof need an inspection?
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