Picture this scenario: your months-old roofing system encounters a problem so you call your roofing company for immediate repairs. You are sure that your roof is still perfectly covered by its warranty period. The contractors come out, fix your roof and catch you off-guard with the bill. How is there a bill when your roof is well within its warranty coverage?
Unless you’re managing multiple properties, there is a big chance that you didn’t actually read the terms of your warranty. Certain mistakes about how you handle your roof can and will void your warranty.
Read the Warranty
Your roofing warranty is a long document filled with lawyer jargon, and it’s understandably difficult to figure out for the average layperson. However, it’s still important to be familiar with the terms and conditions of your warranty, and there’s no way around it than to dig in and start reading. Pay close attention to potential causes that could void your coverage, and do your best to avoid these mistakes.
The most common warranty mistakes homeowners make is getting unqualified labor for their roof. Most manufacturers will only cover their products as long as the installation, maintenance and repairs are handled by a certified roofing contractor. Call the manufacturer, and check if your contractor is an authorized roofer. This way, you cover all your bases and increase the chances of your roof being taken cared of properly.
Maintain Your Roof
Once you’re certain that your roofing contractor is authorized by your roofing manufacturer, it’s also your responsibility to keep your roof in good condition through regular maintenance. Warranty coverage often ends when a homeowner, through inaction, fails to keep their roof in good shape. Sign up for a maintenance agreement with your contractor so you never miss out on all important inspection appointments.
At Crown Roofing, you can count on us for all your roof installation, check-up and repair needs. Give us a call at (604) 370-6288, or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection visit or request a free estimate on roof replacements today. We serve homeowners in Vancouver, BC, and nearby areas.