Not all homeowners are truly aware of what is written in their roofing warranties. Some of them might not have encountered a leak or any roof-related problem, leading to their assumption that they are covered as long as they have the document itself. This, however, can be dangerous, especially if they’ve done something that isn’t included in the coverage. Most of the time, these mistakes can invalidate their warranty.
In today’s post, Georgia Roof Advisors, your local roofing pros, discusses the ways to make sure your roofing warranty protects you.
Read and Understand the Content of the Warranty
Oftentimes, a roofing warranty covers leak repairs resulting from defective materials or poor workmanship by licensed contractors. It also has exclusions that are not covered by the warranty, such as poor maintenance. However, this part of the document may include certain demands that you may not anticipate.
Indeed, it is important to read and understand the warranty’s fine print before you decide on having the new roofing system installed. Ask for a sample copy and read it carefully. Compare one with the others, as well, especially if you are looking at different manufacturers.
Minimize the Chances of Needing Your Warranty
While it is good to have the warranty as your backup in case issues on your roofing system arise, it is still important to consider the roofing company you’ll be working with. It should not only be licensed by the roofing manufacturer but must also have memberships with roof-related professional organizations.
The contractor must also have good ratings with the Better Business Bureau. An A-plus rating from the website is an indicator of quality services and top-notch customer services. Working with one helps make sure your roof is properly installed and well-maintained through regular inspections, reducing the need for a warranty.
When in need of expert roofers in the local area, turn to Georgia Roof Advisors. We are a HAAG-Certified Residential Roof Inspector, a GAF Certified™ Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor and a CertainTeed Select ShingleMaster™. We use only the best quality materials that offer outstanding versatility, durability and affordability.