When it is time for a new roof, there are two warranties you will be interested in. The first is the warranty offered by the manufacturer of the shingles and the second is the warranty provided by the installer.
Even to the most experienced roofers make mistakes. When a roofer knows that he is providing a long-term warranty on the roof he installs, he will take great care to avoid making mistakes. Likewise, when the roofing manufacturer is standing behind their product with a 20- or 30-year warranty, they will also take steps to ensure that every item being offered for sale is of the highest quality. Even if some mistake manages to slip through, you will be covered by the warranty.
Warranties also give you peace of mind because you know that you are covered. If the shingles are rated for winds up to 100 miles per hour, you won’t have to panic every time there’s an Oklahoma City windstorm. You will stay more relaxed knowing that even if a shingle does blow off the roof, it will be covered under the warranty.
There are some things to keep in mind when it comes to warranties. The first is that any warranty is only as valuable as the financial strength of the company that offers it. A 20-year warranty offered by a company that has is on the verge of bankruptcy is meaningless. On the other hand, a five-year warranty offered by a company that is financially solid means that you will be able to rest easy for five years.
You should also read warranties carefully as they can be voided in certain circumstances. Many roof warranties, for example, require that the product be installed by a quality roofer. They have to be installed a certain way, using certain materials. If the installation is done incorrectly, the shingle company could easily void that warranty. Protect your roof warranty by choosing experienced roofers who will do a proper installation, preserving your warranty.
Here at Robbins Roofing, Inc., we have more than 60 years of combined experience behind us. We are a Better Business Bureau member with an A+ rating and the skills needed to preserve the warranty on your new roof. Visit us on Facebook today to learn more about our services.