Securing a roof warranty doesn’t simply end with you having a piece of paper declaring coverage for your roofing. Before dealing with any roofer, make sure that the warranty they offer has teeth and can deliver what it has promised when you need it.
In this post, roof replacement expert Coxco GC Inc shares some ways to help you ensure your roof warranty can actually offer protection.
Read the Fine Print
Make sure that you have a good understanding of the coverage provided by your roof warranty. Read it thoroughly, and if you have questions or need clarifications, don’t hesitate to sit down with your contractor and discuss your concerns. Typically, warranty exclusions include extreme weather, damage due to ponding or poor maintenance and acts of terrorism. However, some warranties may also include unusual exclusions. Watch out for such exclusions and other vague clauses that may be stated in the warranty.
Use Requirements to Your Advantage
Manufacturer warranties usually have strict requirements to ensure the quality of installation, and roofing contractors must take these into account when bidding on your project. For instance, these warranties require an authorized contractor to perform the job. Using this requirement to your advantage, you now know that you should be looking for a qualified roofer to handle your project. Otherwise, there would be nothing for you to collect from your warranty when the time comes. So make sure you are aware of the requirements that will make your roof warranty valid.
Find a Reputable Contractor
To further discuss the example given above, you should make it a point from the get-go to hire a contractor that has been vetted by the manufacturer of your roofing system. You should also look into other quality indicators to help you determine whether you’re hiring the right contractor for the job. Typically, if a company has membership in the Better Business Bureau and other professional roofing organizations, it’s a good sign because this means they are opening themselves up to scrutiny and comply to certain standards.
Coxco GC Inc has been in the industry since 1980 providing quality roofing services to local homeowners. Our expertise includes hail damage repair, roof maintenance and roof installation. Call us at (972) 437-5697 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Irving, TX.