Roofing warranties vary between manufacturers and residential roofing contractors. Therefore, it only makes sense to examine your coverage before you commit to a particular roofing project. Kirtley & Sons Roofing takes an in-depth look at the different types of roofing warranties.
Express and Implied Warranties
Generally speaking, there are two types of warranties: express and implied. Express warranties are what people would be familiar with as the warranty coverage in written form. In roofing warranties, this includes a detailed description of the coverage, its limitations and what the conditions that will render the coverage void.
Implied warranties, on the other hand, is a fundamental type of warranty that isn’t always written. According to the Uniform Commercial Code, every manufactured product brought to the market is expected to be fit for its intended use. For example, a drinking glass is expected to hold water as long as it doesn’t break or isn’t used upside down. Roofing systems are supposed to protect your home from most weather conditions if residential roof installation is done correctly.
Material and Workmanship Warranties
There are two major components of roofing warranties. Material warranties, also known as factory or manufacturer warranties, cover roofing problems related to the product itself. Coverage varies depending on the manufacturer, but a typical roofing warranty features 20 years’ coverage. Others like the CertainTeed® SureStart PLUS™ 5-Star Protection feature up to 50 years of coverage. Make it a point to ask your roofing contractor about removal and disposal costs as some warranties do not cover such costs.
Workmanship warranty, on the other hand, covers problems that may be caused by installation errors. Coverage is a lot more varied than manufacturer warranties as both manufacturer and contractor can offer workmanship coverage. For example, in addition to applicable workmanship warranties offered by the manufacturers that we represent, we also offer a standard 7-year workmanship warranty that can be extended to 25 years.
Kirtley & Sons Roofing is your leading provider of residential roof repair and installation services. Give us a call at (281) 371-6776, or fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Cypress, TX, and surrounding areas.