As long as you have a roofing warranty, you should be covered against all forms of roofing damage, right? Well, it depends on your warranty’s coverage.
How do you make sure your roofing warranty is really protecting you? Sully-Jones Roofing, your local roof repair company, shares some tips in this guide.
Going Through the Details of Your Warranty Coverage
A standard roof warranty usually covers repairs for defective roofing materials or installation errors made by a licensed contractor. While coverage does vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, most warranties don’t cover extreme weather events or damage caused by negligence on the part of the homeowner, with improper or irregular roof maintenance being a common reason for voided warranty coverage. Before getting a warranty, you should go through the details of its coverage to make sure it will provide adequate protection for your roof.
Taking Note of Factors That Can Void Warranties
While going through the details of the warranty coverage, don’t forget to take note of the requirements you need to comply with to make sure your coverage remains valid. Nearly all roofing warranties require roofing systems to undergo routine maintenance that’s conducted by a professional residential or commercial roofing contractor. That’s why it’s important to vet a contractor before hiring them. Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
If you’re planning on getting a new roofing warranty, here’s another tip: most getting manufacturer-backed warranties. That way, in the event the contractor responsible for conducting warranty-backed repairs goes out of business, you can rest easy knowing that your warranty is still valid.
Sully-Jones Roofing, a company with over six decades of experience in the roofing industry, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including residential roof replacement services. To schedule a free roof inspection, call us at (619) 312-4018 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Chula Vista, CA, as well as the surrounding communities.