The roofing warranty exists to protect you and your investment should any issue arise. But make sure to read the fine print: it pays to understand your coverage to avoid unwelcome surprises. You should also make sure to avoid any action that can nullify your warranty. These can include the following:
- Investing in a re-roof: This project involves installing a new layer of shingles over the old one. You’ll soon find that while a re-roof costs less than a complete tear-off, it is far more trouble than it’s worth. Aside from voiding your warranty, it can also shorten the lifespan of your new roof. The additional weight from the new shingles can compromise the roof structure while poor ventilation – an unfortunate side-effect – will cause premature aging on the roof material.
- Poor ventilation: A roof that has no proper ventilation won’t be covered by the warranty. That’s why you have to make sure there’s enough in place. Otherwise, the trapped heat and moisture can rise and damage the roofing shingles above the attic.
- Placing a satellite dish or antenna on the roof: This is another common mistake some homeowners make that lead to voided roofing warranty. Installing a satellite dish or antenna means drilling holes on the roof surface. This allows water to easily infiltrate the system and leave it more vulnerable to damage.
- Hiring an inexperienced roof installer. To keep your warranty intact, make sure to work only with roofers that have been certified by a manufacturer. This way, you’re sure that your new roof is installed according to stringent quality specifications, allowing it to provide the reliable performance you expect.
When it comes to safe and worry-free roof replacement services, look no further than Goodrich Roofing. We proudly serve Albuquerque, NM, and the nearby cities. Call us today at (505) 219-4450, or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.