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Should I Get A Roof Warranty?

A roof is one of the most important features out of any structure in your home. Completing roofing repairs can be a considerable investment but it’s often extremely worthwhile for the future of your home structure. There are many customers that opt for a warranty when they get a roofing repair or full roofing installation done. This adds value to any type of roofing work as if there is a leak that starts or any form of deterioration from a manufacturer defect or labor error, it will be covered. If you’re weighing the option on a roof warranty during your next repair or installation, we can help you decide with these value points for your roof warranty.

Take A Look At What’s Covered Under Your Warranty

Every contractor is different with what they are able to offer as part of their warranty. The two main types of warranties for a roof including a workmanship warranty as well as a manufacturer’s warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty is a base warranty provided by the producer of your roofing materials. These will often cover the materials from defects for several years after the installation if the installation is completed by a skilled professional.

A roofing contractor may also add an installation warranty that will cover the labor on your roof for several months or even several years after the installation.

Reading the fine print in any of these contracts is important. In order to satisfy the conditions of the warranty to perform regular maintenance on your roof, you’ll likely have to get a certified installer to install the roof as well as hire contractors to regularly inspect your roof for signs of damage.

Warranty is a worthwhile investment especially as there are workmanship warranties that can range from 5 years up to 15 years. Lifetime material coverages are often available on higher-end roofing products. By spending a little bit more on material costs you could protect your roofing systems from manufacturing defects for up to 20 years after your installation.

Even though a warranty can add a bit of extra cost to your roofing job, it’s well worth it to guarantee that your investment in a roofing repair or roof installation is protected well after the professionals have finished their work.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofers in St. Petersburg FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.


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