With proper care and maintenance, your roofing system can protect your home from different types of storm damage. However, if one of its components is damaged or weakened, it can affect the entire system and lead to premature deterioration. By addressing the damage immediately, you can avoid putting your family’s safety at risk while also keeping your roofing warranty intact.
You should also be aware of what can void your roofing warranty, including the following:
Not Using the Right Components
Most roofing brands manufacture roofing materials and components to ensure that each piece works together properly as a single system. That said, it isn’t a good practice to build your roof with components from different manufacturers.
Roofing warranties also only cover components from the same company. This means they’re not responsible for parts that came from another manufacturer, which is why pairing different roofing materials isn’t recommended. To avoid voiding your warranty, make sure to follow a single-system installation!
The intake and exhaust vents are often one of the few components that hardly get any attention and value. But you should be aware of their key role in maintaining the structural integrity of the entire roofing system. Some contractors won’t always do a good job; your roof can have fewer vents installed or even none at all, which can lead to premature aging, warping and other forms of damage. This means costly repairs that won’t be covered by your warranty.
If you’re planning a shingle roof replacement, don’t cut corners by installing new material over your old roof. It may save you some money, but you’ll end up paying for a new replacement. Doing this will also potentially void your warranty, which is why a full tear-off is the standard for typical roof replacement projects. A full tear-off not only keeps the warranty of your new roof intact, but also maximizes the effectiveness of the newly installed components!