As a homeowner, it’s important to understand how shingle manufacturer warranties work to make an informed decision when it comes to replacing your roof. Many shingle manufacturers market their products as “lifetime” warranties, but if you read the fine print, you’ll often find that these warranties only provide non-prorated coverage for 10 years. This means that after 10 years, the value of the warranty begins to depreciate.
In addition to this limited coverage period, some shingle manufacturer warranties exclude important costs such as the removal of defective shingles, dump fees, and accessories like nails, caulk, ridge vent, pipe jack boots, and other components of the roof that may need to be replaced in the event of a warranty claim.
That’s why it’s important to work with a certified installer who can offer a better warranty. At Brookens Construction, we are certified with several manufacturers of shingles and can offer extended warranties with non-depreciated, full replacement cost coverage down to the building permit for a period of up to 50 years.
Another important factor to consider is the risk of voiding a manufacturer’s warranty due to minor installation errors. To protect our customers from this risk, we offer a LIFETIME workmanship warranty on all of our full roof replacements. This means that if there are any issues with the roof due to a manufacturer’s defect, we will help facilitate the warranty process and the shingle company will be responsible for covering the costs. If the issue is due to an installation error, Brookens Construction will take responsibility. And in the event of storm damage, the insurance company will typically cover the costs.
In conclusion, it’s important to work with a certified installer like Brookens Construction to ensure that you have the best possible warranty coverage for your new roof. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best service and protection available, and we are here to help you navigate the complex world of shingle manufacturer warranties.