There are just three primary types:
- standard manufacturer’s warranty: This is the typical manufacturer’s warranty for the products you buy.
- workmanship warranty: Your contractor’s workmanship warranty, which covers the installation.
- extended manufacturer’s warranty: An extended manufacturer’s warranty that includes contractor workmanship as well as additional product coverage.
Standard Manufacturers’ Warranties
The industry standard is for most roofing shingles to come with a basic limited lifetime guarantee. A lifetime guarantee, in most situations, implies you’re covered for as long as you own your property. The level of protection you get is determined by the manufacturer’s definition of “limited,” which can differ:
- Because most manufacturer warranties only cover the cost of defective materials, you’ll be liable for any labour costs associated with removing and disposing of failing shingles and replacing them.
- You’ll be responsible for any labour charges related with removing and disposing of failed shingles and replacing them because most manufacturer warranties only cover the cost of defective materials.
- These normal manufacturer warranties only cover factory faults; they don’t cover shingles that fail early due to mistakes made during installation, or any other components placed by your roofer, such as ice and water shield, underlayment, flashing, or ventilation products. These other components may be protected by individual guarantees against defects, depending on the manufacturer.
Contractor Workmanship Warranties
The roofing contractor who installed it has a significant impact on its performance and lifetime. Each installation operation is backed by a workmanship warranty from reputable, professional roofers. The duration of this type of guarantee varies greatly depending on the contractor, however some companies give lifelong coverage. While a longer coverage duration is preferable, regardless of the coverage term, a solid workmanship warranty should protect you against material failures caused by worker errors or faulty installation practices.
Contractor workmanship warranties often cover the cost of labour and any materials required to complete necessary repairs, as well as any connected damages to the home’s interior, as well as your personal belongings.
Contractor warranties usually aren’t cover things that aren’t linked to their installation job, such as:
- Storm,high wind,and impact damage
- Water damage due to ice dams
- Damages if the roof was altered after installation
- Harm caused by foot traffic
- Leaks triggered by falling tree limbs or wind-driven debris
Extended Manufacturer Warranties
Leading manufacturers recognise the link between installation quality and the long-term performance of their roofing systems. They offer optional extended warranty coverage on new roofs built by authorised contractors who are trained to install the roofing system according to the manufacturer’s installation specifications to help homeowners gain long-term value and peace of mind.
Most extended warranties are provided for a fee and require the installation of a complete roof system, which typically includes coordinated components such as:
- Ice and water barriers
- Hip and ridge cap shingles
- Soffit and ridge vents
- Starter and field shingles
The most extensive extended warranties given by reputable manufacturers come with a number of advantages, including:
- Coverage for all roof system components: Excluding Flashing, wood decking, and fasteners
- Lengthy, non-prorated, or continuous, coverage for defective materials: It usually covers labour costs for repairs or replacements and can last up to 50 years.
- Workmanship coverage against installation errors of the roof system: Labor, tear-off, and disposal charges are included in the term, which may be for a lifetime or prorated after a set number of years.
Roof Warranty Claims:
- The original roofing estimate provided by the contractor.
- A signed copy of the roofing installation agreement.
- The warranty guarantee on the roofer’s work.
- The warranty information and documentation on the roofing materials used.