Before You Accept A Roof Warranty…

Before You Accept A Roof Warranty…

Before You Accept A Roof Warranty…

If you aren’t told about a roof warranty when first talking to roofing contractors, don’t just assume that it’s included, because this definitely isn’t always the case.  Take the time to ask your roofing contractor specific questions: what type of warranty it is?  What it cover?  Etc.

Things to Know About Roofing Warrantys

If you aren’t told about a roof warranty when first talking to roofing contractors, don’t just assume that it’s included, because this definitely isn’t always the case.  Take the time to ask your roofing contractor specific quesitonshat type of warranty it is, what it covers, etc.

Normally, a roof warranty is an agreement between yourself and the roofing manufacturer, but a roofing contractor will act as the middle man.  It’s unlikely that you will receive a roof warranty directly from the contractor, nevertheless, it’s best to consider just getting the warranty through the manufacturer.  After all, they are the one’s that made the materials.

The “Ten Year” Rule

While the terms of your roof warranty will differ from manufacturer to manufacturer, you should make sure that the warranty that is being offered to you is a minimum of ten years, but it’s definitely not uncommon to find warrantys of 20 years or more.  If the warranty offered isn’t at least this long, don’t hesitate to ask if it can be extended.  Keep in mind though that no roof is likely to last for 50 years, and chances are, you’re not going to find too many companies offering this length of time.

Terms of Acceptance

A vital thing you must read over in the warranty is the “terms of acceptance.”  Here, you will find all of the nitty-gritty details of the warranty.  It will give information on when the terms of the warranty begin – usually this is at the completion of the fitting.  Still, you want to make sure you aren’t responsible if something happens to your roof while it’s being fitted.  Read everything cafefully, and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Transfering A Warranty

If you are buying a building, and you are told that there is an active roof warranty, be sure to inspect the roof.  If there are any actions required to transfer the warranty into your name, demand that this be included as part of the sale, and make it the vendor’s responsibility. Some warranties entail that the roof be inspected and repaired, out of your pocket, before the warranty can be exchangedIf you aren’t told about a roof warranty when first talking to your roofing contractors, don’t just assume that it’s included, because this definitely isn’t always the case.  Take the time to ask your roofing contractor specific questions like what type of warranty it is, what it covers, etc.

If you’re in need of a roof repair because you don’t have a good warranty, or you want to learn more about the roof warranties we offer, don’t hesitate to contact Hercules Roofing.  We’re your Florida roofing experts!

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