A roofing warranty is a written guarantee promising to repair or replace a defective product or service within a specified period. It is one of the most important assets of your home or business, providing peace of mind to you and sometimes the next owner of the property. Read on to learn more about your roofing warranty.
Who Warrants Your Roof?
A workmanship warranty is a warranty from the roofing company that installed the roofing system. This type of warranty typically covers the quality of the installation. On the other hand, a manufacturer warranty is from the manufacturer of the roofing products. It generally covers the roofing materials and assumes that the roofing contractor followed proper installation procedures.
Who Is Covered?
A warranty should specify who benefits from it. Normally, it is the original owner of the roofing products and, if the warranty is transferable, the subsequent owner of the roofing products.
What Is Covered?
In the warranty are details that describe which specific products are covered. It should also include the proper steps to follow should there be a defect. The coverage periods may vary depending on the component.
What Is Not Covered?
A manufacturer warranty also details the scenarios that are not covered. These typically include improper handling of the product, roof preparation and installation errors, and damage from debris impact.
Can It Be Transferred?
If the warranty is transferrable to the next owner, there should be guidelines outlined in a separate section. Sometimes this is addressed in the “Who Is Covered?” section.
How About the Claims Process?
There should be a dedicated section on how to file a claim for the warranty. This includes where to send the claim and how to deal with disputes.
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