While it’s easy to get caught up in the type of material and color choice for your new roof, you also need to make sure it also comes with an exceptional warranty. Roof warranties can be offered by your roofing contractor or the manufacturer of the roofing products, or both.
When it comes to warranties, there are three types to keep in mind. Oberg Roofing & Remodeling, known for top-quality steel roofs in the area, explains the basics of these three warranties.
Standard Manufacturer’s Warranty
The standard manufacturer’s warranty covers the products you purchase. Most roofing shingles come with a limited lifetime warranty, which is the industry standard. The degree of protection you receive may vary depending on the manufacturer. Most manufacturer warranties cover the cost of defective materials. As such, if you remove shingles and install the replacements, you will be responsible for labor costs.
Moreover, the standard manufacturer warranty usually only provides coverage against factory defects. This means they won’t cover shingles that prematurely fail due to installation mistakes. This wouldn’t also cover any damaged components your roofer installed such as underlayment or flashing. However, they may be covered by individual warranties against defects, depending on the manufacturer of these other components.
Contractor Workmanship Warranty
A roof replacement is a significant investment. For this reason, you need to hire a reputable roofing contractor who offers a workmanship warranty. While this warranty usually covers the cost of labor and any materials needed to make repairs, many also cover any related damage done to the home’s interior, including your furnishings and other personal belongings.
The length of the workmanship warranty can vary depending on the contractor. However, many companies offer lifetime coverage. Although a longer coverage period ensures that your contractor is confident with their skills, the ideal workmanship warranty, regardless of the coverage term, should also protect you against material failure due to poor installation methods.
Extended Manufacturer’s Warranty
To help homeowners get lasting value as well as peace of mind, roofing manufacturers offer optional extended warranty coverage on new roofs installed by certified roofers. After all, there is a direct connection between the quality of the installation and the long-term functionality of the roofing products.
It is also worth noting that extended warranties are available for an additional cost. They also require that you have a complete roof system installed, which generally includes certain components such as ice and water barriers and underlayment. Most comprehensive extended warranties from trusted manufacturers provide plenty of benefits. This includes coverage for all roof systems, lengthy coverage for defective materials, and workmanship coverage against installation mistakes.
As one of the top roofing companies in the area, Oberg Roofing & Remodeling offers a comprehensive 10-year workmanship warranty that covers any problems that may occur due to improper installation of roofing materials. We are also an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, which allows us to provide a 50-year manufacturing warranty (with some limitations), covering all Owens Corning materials used during the installation of your new roof.
To learn more about how our warranties can guarantee protection for your new roof system, give us a call at (320) 204-2264 (St. Cloud, MN), or (651) 369-1630 (Roseville, MN). You can also fill out our online contact form to request an estimate.