What Is In Your Roofing Warranty?

Your roof warranty is different from other warranties you receive for your home. Understanding what your warranty does and does not entail before the installation can help you make the right decisions when it comes to hiring a contractor and choosing materials. Here is what you need to know about a roof warranty.  

Why Are There Two Warranties? 

When you have a new roof installed, you will get two warranties. The first warranty should cover the actual work done by your roofing contractor to install the roof. In essence, the workmanship is covered.  

The second warranty you will receive covers the building materials that are used for the roof. For instance, if you are getting a metal roof installed, the metal, underlayment, and any other materials that are used will be covered under this warranty.  

What Is in the Workmanship Warranty? 

The warranties offered by the roofing contractors can differ, but there are some key components you should look for in your evaluations. For instance, the warranty should detail exactly how long the workmanship is covered and the terms under which you can request a repair or replacement for work that was done by the roofing contractor.  

In addition to this, the warranty also should state whether or not it is transferable. If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, you could use a transferable warranty as a selling point to potential buyers.  

What Is in the Product Warranty? 

The product warranty should include several components. For instance, defects in the roofing materials should be included in the warranty. Everything from cracking to granule loss can sometimes be the result of a defect.  

Another inclusion should be transferability. As with the workmanship warranty, you should have the ability to transfer the warranty to the new owner of your home if you sell it. If transferring is possible, find out if it is only transferable once or if you can be transferred more than that.  

The product warranty will undoubtedly have limitations or exclusions. You need to have a clear understanding of those before you agree to the use of the roofing materials. For instance, you need to know if wind damage from hurricanes and tornadoes included. This type of damage is sometimes excluded and could mean costly repairs for you later.  

Your roofing contractor, like Premium Panels Inc, can help you understand both warranties. If you are concerned with the product warranty, he or she can help you find materials that fit more in line with the terms you are looking for.