Understanding Roof Warranties: What Homeowners Need to Know

When investing in a new roof, understanding the warranty that comes with it is crucial. A roof warranty not only provides peace of mind but also ensures that you are protected against potential issues down the road. At Kore Roofing, we believe that informed customers make the best decisions, so here’s everything you need to know about roof warranties.

Types of Roof Warranties

There are generally three types of roof warranties you should be aware of:

  1. Manufacturer’s Warranty: This warranty covers defects in the roofing materials themselves. If the shingles or other materials fail prematurely, the manufacturer will cover the cost of replacement. These warranties can range from 20 years to a lifetime, depending on the material and manufacturer.
  2. Workmanship Warranty: Provided by the roofing contractor, this warranty covers issues related to the installation of the roof. If a leak or other problem arises due to improper installation, the contractor will take care of the repairs. At Kore Roofing, we offer robust workmanship warranties to ensure our clients are fully protected.
  3. Extended Manufacturer’s Warranty: Some manufacturers offer extended warranties that cover both materials and workmanship. These warranties are often available through certified contractors who have met specific training and quality standards set by the manufacturer.

Key Elements of Roof Warranties

Understanding the key elements of a roof warranty can help you make a more informed decision:

  • Coverage Duration: How long the warranty lasts is a critical factor. Material warranties can vary from 20 to 50 years or more, while workmanship warranties typically range from 2 to 10 years. At Kore Roofing, we offer extended workmanship warranties that reflect our confidence in our installation quality.
  • What’s Covered: Make sure you understand what is covered under the warranty. Does it include labor, materials, or both? Are there any exclusions? For example, damage caused by extreme weather events or improper maintenance may not be covered.
  • Transferability: If you sell your home, a transferable warranty can be a selling point. Some warranties can be transferred to the new homeowner, but this may need to be done within a certain period and might incur a fee.
  • Proration: Some warranties are prorated, meaning the coverage diminishes over time. Understand if your warranty is prorated and how it affects the coverage over the lifespan of the roof.

Common Warranty Exclusions

Knowing what’s not covered by your roof warranty is just as important as knowing what is. Common exclusions include:

  • Improper Maintenance: Neglecting regular roof maintenance can void your warranty. Ensure you follow the recommended maintenance schedule provided by Kore Roofing to keep your warranty valid.
  • Acts of Nature: Extreme weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes are typically not covered.
  • Unauthorized Modifications: Any modifications or repairs done by someone other than the original contractor may void the warranty.

Steps to Protect Your Warranty

To make the most of your roof warranty, follow these steps:

  1. Regular Inspections: Schedule regular roof inspections to identify and address issues early. At Kore Roofing, we offer maintenance packages to help keep your roof in top condition.
  2. Proper Documentation: Keep all warranty documentation in a safe place. This includes the original contract, proof of purchase, and any maintenance records.
  3. Timely Repairs: Address any roof issues as soon as they arise. Delaying repairs can lead to more significant problems and may affect your warranty coverage.
  4. Professional Installation: Always hire a reputable, certified contractor like Kore Roofing to ensure your roof is installed correctly and to maintain your warranty coverage.

Why Choose Kore Roofing

At Kore Roofing, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality roofing solutions and unparalleled service. Our comprehensive warranties reflect our confidence in our workmanship and the materials we use. We work closely with top manufacturers to offer extended warranties that provide our clients with peace of mind and long-term protection.

When you choose Kore Roofing, you’re not just getting a new roof; you’re investing in a secure future for your home. Our experienced team is here to guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the right materials to understanding your warranty coverage.

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