For many homeowners, reading the fine print isn’t exactly something that they look forward to. When it comes to the roof though, it’s important that you’re more particular when reading the minute details of the warranty. After all, the last thing you want is finding out the damage on the roof isn’t covered by the warranty.
In this post, your shingle roof installers at Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc., shares how to make sure your roofing warranty really covers your roof.
Inclusions and Exclusions
Warranties differ between contractors and even state, but there are a few things that are universal. This includes coverage against defective materials and poor workmanship. Installation errors, regardless of the scope, are also covered in the warranty.
On the flip side, damage from extreme weather conditions like storms and tornadoes are usually excluded from the warranty. Damage due to poor maintenance also isn’t covered as it’s the responsibility of the homeowner to provide their roofing systems with care and maintenance. This isn’t restricted to asphalt roofs, too, as it applies to slate, tile and even the durable metal roof.
Keep in mind that these aren’t always the same across different warranties. For example, damage from water ponding on the surface of the roof is often considered a maintenance issue and would obviously be excluded from the warranty. However, certain warranties have provisions that partially or completely include this along with others.
Peruse Your Offers
To get the best warranty for your roof, we recommend you get multiple bids from different contractors and take the time to read through their offers. Pay close attention to the warranties they offer and consider not only the extent of the coverage, but what you realistically need. For example, if you live in an area that’s frequented by hail damage, choose the offer from a contractor that has provisions for that in their warranty.
As a certified GAF Master Elite roofing contractor, we can offer you the most robust and comprehensive roofing warranties at Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. We also install a range of roofing materials, from asphalt to tile roofing. Get in touch with us at (813) 657-7663 to learn more. We are a shingle roof installer serving homeowners throughout Tampa, FL, and other parts of Florida.