Choosing the right warranty for your new residential roofing is as important as getting the right kind of roofing material. Here are the different types and the benefits they offer.
There are three types of warranty coverage:
Material-Only Warranty – This type of warranty only covers defective roofing materials.
Labor-Only Warranty – This warranty only covers damage stemming from the installation of the roof.
System (Labor and Material) Warranty – This kind of warranty covers both the improper installation of and manufacturer defects.
We recommend that you get the most comprehensive warranty to safeguard your investment from a wide range of threats.
You can either get a warranty from the manufacturer or your contractor. Keep in mind that manufacturers offer materials-only and system warranties.
The warranty provider you choose will affect the length and reliability of your warranty coverage. There’s a risk your roof won’t be properly repaired if the extent of the damage is more than what a contractor’s assets and capabilities can handle or if the contractor files for bankruptcy. This risk is less likely with larger manufacturers who have more assets at their disposal.
Just because your roof has a warranty doesn’t mean you can forget about roof maintenance. Damage caused by poor maintenance isn’t covered by limited material warranties.
A warranty is just one way of safeguarding your investment; regular roof maintenance by a professional like Crown Roofing LTD is another. We’re a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor, meaning we can offer some of the most comprehensive warranties on the market to our customers. To get a free estimate, call us at (604) 210-6655. We serve homeowners in Vancouver and Surrey.