Understanding Roof Warranties

April 17, 2017 | Filed under: Newsletter Articles

understanding roof warranties

In recent issues of our newsletter, we have looked at subjects concerning the performance of your home’s roof. We have looked at Ventilation and Energy Efficiency, and we have provided you with 44 Questions To Ask Your Roofing Contractor. For April, we want to provide information on what can be a very confusing consideration when buying a new roof: Roof Warranties.

2 Warranties

When you purchase a new roof for your home, you should receive 2 warranties, and both should be in writing. One is from the manufacturer of the roofing material covering the integrity of their product and the other is from your contractor covering the integrity of their installation workmanship. Learn why it’s very important to choose both a high quality manufacturer and a high quality installer.

A Roof Warranty is Very Different from Other Warranties

As you investigate roofing materials and warranties, it is important to keep in mind how vastly different roofing warranties are from warranties on other things you purchase. Learn more about roofing manufacturer’s warranties and why a roof warranty is different.

Workmanship Warranty

When you purchase an installed roof, you will receive a warranty covering the installation workmanship from your contractor. You should request a written warranty that specifies exactly what is covered, for how long, and under what terms. Here is more information on workmanship warranties.

Product Warranty: 4 Key Areas

The product warranty from your manufacturer will have several key areas to pay attention to.

  • Manufacturer’s Defects
  • Proration
  • Transferability
  • Limitations and Exclusions

It’s important to understand each of these. Learn more about these key areas and the fine print of any roofing warranty.

Let Us Help You with Your Analysis

If you’re considering a certain roofing product, email its warranty to us at info@classicroof.com. We will be happy to help you analyze it and determine the value the warranty offers to you and to future owners of your home. We have analyzed many warranties over the years and will be happy to help.

Check Out What’s Different About the Classic Warranty

Classic Metal Roofing Systems is one of the oldest and most proven manufacturers of metal roofing for residences. Because of our exacting Quality Assurance measures, and our Made In The USA status, we have a tremendous track record with just a handful of warranty claims. As a result, we confidently offer our Lifetime / 40-Year Transferable Limited Warranty that covers MATERIALS AND LABOR and is 100% NON-PRORATED for anyone who owns the home during the warranty period. We do not believe anyone offers a warranty of this coverage and value.

Please contact us whenever we can be of service, or call us at 1-800-543-8938.