As long as your roof has a warranty, you should be protected against out-of-pocket costs, right? Well, it depends on your coverage, which can be rendered void if you fail to comply with some requirements.
Standard Insurance Coverage
A standard roof warranty would usually cover leak repairs stemming from defective roofing materials or installation errors made by a licensed contractor. Although coverage varies depending on the manufacturer, most warranties on the market wouldn’t cover extreme weather events or damage caused by negligence on the part of the homeowner, poor maintenance being the most common instance. Reading the warranty before purchasing it will help make sure your roof has adequate coverage.
While reading the warranty, look for the requirements you need to comply with to avoid voiding your coverage. Almost all warranties would require your roof to undergo routine maintenance that’s done by a professional contractor. As such, before asking for a roof estimate and hiring a contractor, make sure to double-check the pro’s certifications. After all, in addition to potentially causing damage to your roof, hiring an unlicensed contractor might also void your warranty.
Quick tip: Most contractors would recommend getting manufacturer-backed warranties. That way, in case a contractor goes out of business, or you have trouble contacting them, you can rest easy knowing that your warranty is still valid.
If you’re looking for extended warranties, GAF, one of the most trusted names in the home improvement industry, offers exclusive warranties, including the GAF Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty, to GAF roofing systems installed by a GAF Master Elite® contractor. The Golden Pledge Limited Warranty is the manufacturer’s most extensive warranty, offering a 25-year labor and 50-year material coverage.
Barth Roofing Company, Inc., a GAF Master Elite contractor with over two decades’ worth of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including emergency roof repair services. To get a free estimate, you can call us at (209) 833-9917 or fill out our form here.