Replacing a roof can be a very involved process. From finding a reasonable roof estimate to scheduling the project and settling budget demands, roof replacements can be one of the biggest projects any homeowner might ever take on. Thankfully, barring extraordinary circumstances, you only have to replace your roof once every few decades. Still, it’s important to protect this investment right from the start.
For newly installed roofs, protection comes in the form of roofing warranties. Warranties have some similarities to insurance policies in that they are both very confusing to a layperson. However, it’s important to consider warranty coverage before choosing what kind of roof you will install. Let our experts at South Shore Roofing, Inc. show you some of the essential terms you want to look for in a typical roofing warranty.
One of the best advantages of choosing an established brand for your new roof is that they usually offer good material warranty coverage. Material warranties cover any damage that may have resulted from the manufacturing processes used to make the roof. Big name roofing companies can offer comprehensive coverage that can protect you from a long list of potential problems on your roof.
If material warranties are covered by the manufacturer, the installation itself is protected by your contractor in a labor warranty. In a nutshell, labor warranties guarantee that should your roof develop problems caused by the way it was installed, your contractor will redo the affected areas or at least cover the costs to fix the issues.
Talk to your contractor about what kinds of roof damage will be covered by the warranties they offer. You can always read through the terms and conditions yourself, however, you might miss a few important points that only someone with experience can explain to you.
At South Shore Roofing, Inc., we offer comprehensive service warranty coverage as well as high-quality roofing products. Give us a call at (781) 826-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today.