Roofing is a significant investment so you must make sure it’s protected by a comprehensive warranty. You can’t always count on your homeowner’s insurance to cover your roof repair costs. Insurance is useful for damage due to extreme weather events. However, if you’re dealing with a defect, that’s when a strong warranty becomes useful.
Here’s how you can make sure that the warranty of your roof is really protecting you.
Know Your Coverage
It pays to know what your warranty does and doesn’t cover. A standard warranty usually covers leak repairs due to damaged materials or faulty installation. Warranties typically don’t cover weather extremes, acts of terrorism and damage from pooling water or poor maintenance.
Before hiring a roofer, make sure to ask for a copy of the warranty, and review it. By comparing different warranty coverages, you’ll have a grasp on what you need to do to keep them valid. Usually, to maintain your coverage, you’ll have to perform and document inspections and maintenance.
Hire a Manufacturer-Certified Contractor
Most warranties require that the material is installed by a manufacturer-certified contractor. You can contact the manufacturer to confirm if the contractor you’re considering is really certified. Also, the warranty should come directly from the manufacturer and not from the contractor. The main advantage of having a warranty is that your roof is checked by a manufacturer’s representative.
Minimize the Need for Using Your Warranty
A lot of manufacturers have established rating and recognition programs for contractors, where they give quality detail reports to their contractor network. Don’t forget to ask how long your prospective contractor has been certified by the manufacturer. Take it as a good sign if the contractor is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
At Willi Roofing Services, you can count on us for your home’s roofing needs. We only work with leading manufacturers in the industry to provide you superior roofing services. Call us at (512) 394-8234, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with homeowners around Round Rock, TX.