Roof Guaranteed! – or is it? Part One | Raise the Roof Blog!

If you have replaced your roof in recent years, you probably THINK you have a valid roof warranty covering leaks or wind damage… Be careful!

It has always amazed us as a contractor, that the average person seems to put a whole lot of emphasis on their “manufacturer warranty”, rather than on the installing contractor’s guarantee. Truth be told, most of the manufacturer warranties are barely worth the paper they are written on.
One of the largest warranty fallacies is in the Tile Roof market. Although most of these manufacturer warranties are either “50 years” or even “lifetime”, do you know what they actually cover? Read the fine print and you will find very little teeth in these warranties. They do not cover leaks or attachment/adherence. They really only cover degradation of the product… But it’s concrete!

We don’t want to pick on the tile market though, at least they don’t imply more than they actually provide. You really need to be careful with Shingle Roof warranties and Flat Roof warranties. In Part II of this blog, we will address some of these ambiguous warranties and how you can be on the look-out. In the meantime, if you have ANY questions concerning YOUR roof warranty and would like our assistance or opinion, feel free to contact us!
Raise the Roof!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Harold Martin on March 18th at 11:42 am

    Your article is spot on. I believe it is far better to obtain a warranty from a reputable home town Contractor , than it is to have one from some huge product manufacturer. You will, in most cases, receive results faster.


  2. Posted by Tess on March 18th at 1:21 pm

    Thank you! I have never thought of it that way and it really makes good sense! Glad to know ya’ll are on our side!


  3. Covered up the whole scenario and yes that is such an important issue while hiring a roofing contractor or some. Cover the warranty phase before hiring any roofing company.


  4. Posted by Giovana Correia on October 8th at 2:59 pm

    Wow, thanks for illustrating that issue! It really does make you more aware of what to look and ask for in a roofer. I think that warranties can be used well, as long as they are actually useful.


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