Repairing your old, damaged roof is an important investment, but that doesn’t mean you have to shell out thousands of dollars to get it done. Before you even consider writing a check to your trusted roofers, you must first understand your roof’s warranty coverage.
About Roofing Warranties
A roof warranty falls under one of two categories. Manufacturer warranties guarantee the materials against defects or failures for the typical lifespan of the materials. These, however, can be voided if they aren’t installed or maintained properly. Contractor warranties, meanwhile, offer significantly more protection than standard manufacturer warranties.
It is worth noting that not all roofing warranties are the same. They are often limited in what they cover, and several conditions may apply. During the sales process, make sure your chosen roofers discuss with you all the important information within the roofing warranty. It also pays to do your research about the various warranty coverage options for roofing systems.
Expiration of Roofing Warranties
Roof warranties also vary in terms of expiration. It depends on the company that installed the roof and the type of materials used for the installation. Manufacturer warranties, for instance, will often have coverage ranging between 20 and 30 years. If you see one that is considered a “lifetime” warranty, be sure to ask your contractor about it. It could mean the terms only cover the roofing material for up to a certain number of years.
A transferable warranty means that the next homeowner who will live on your property will be entitled to it should you decide to sell your home in the future. Most companies only allow a one-time transfer. In this case, you need to inform the warranty company about the change in ownership within the same timeframe to ensure the eligibility of the new owner for it.
Goodrich Roofing is recognized as an Owens Corning® Platinum Preferred Contractor and a GAF Master Elite® Contractor. This means our roofers can provide lifetime manufacturer warranties on our installations that our competition cannot offer. Learn more by giving us a call at (505) 219-4450. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve New Mexico homeowners.