Installing a new roof for your home is a considerable investment, which is why you’ll want the warranty that comes with it to be intact. In other words, you must read and understand its terms and conditions to make sure you don’t commit mistakes that can invalidate it. But does your roofing warranty really have you covered? Innovative Roofing & Siding Inc. explains further.
Keeping Your Roofing Warranty Intact
Warranties provide additional protection for any significant purchases you make, including a new roof. Thus, it pays to know the extent of its coverage. A typical roofing system comes with warranties that cover materials and workmanship. The former covers issues stemming from manufacturing defects, while the latter covers installation errors. When it comes to terms, workmanship warranties tend to be shorter than the material warranties. That’s because issues resulting from workmanship errors will manifest during the first few years of installation.
Keeping your roofing warranties intact starts with understanding certain actions that can nullify them. Installing a new roof over the old one, which is also known as a roof overlay, is an example. Disregarding maintenance and pressure-washing the roof surfaces are other examples that may nullify your warranty. The warranty may also explicitly state that only a qualified professional roofer can perform inspections, repairs and maintenance on your roof. Going the DIY route or hiring anyone who isn’t qualified to handle such tasks can lead to voided warranties. When hiring a contractor to work on your roof, make sure they’re not only licensed and insured but also certified by the roofing manufacturer.
GAF’s Roofing Warranties
As your roofing contractor, Innovative Roofing & Siding, Inc. offers you several warranty choices for your new roof. Since we are a GAF-certified roofer, you may be eligible for a wide range of warranties that the roofing manufacturer offers, including the Golden Pledge® Limited Warranty. It features 100% material defect coverage for your new roof for a period of 50 years. This covers the installation costs and the entire roofing system.
With a GAF warranty, you can have peace of mind knowing that your new roof will be covered. To learn more about the warranties we offer, give us a call at (865) 688-2888. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in Knoxville, TN, and the surrounding communities.