A lot of roofing issues can be faced by homeowners over the course of time, and they have to search the best roofers available in the market. However, if they have the roofing warranties, the entire process can become hassle-free. There are different roofing warranties which are provided by the roof shingle manufacturers, and anyone of these can be chosen by the homeowners.
Different Roofing Warranties
The three roofing warranties available to the homeowners are as follows:
1. Workmanship Warranty also called Service Warranty
2. Manufacturer’s Standard Warranty also called Material Product Warranty
3. Manufacturer’s Extended Warranty also called Manufacturer’s System Warranty
Let’s take a look at them one by one:
This type of roofing warranties is given by the roof installation, roof contractors. These are also called Service Warranties. As the name implies, the workmanship warranty provides a warranty against the defects caused by workmanship on the roof installation. Smart Roofing provides a warranty to 10 or 12 years depending on the shingles purchased for the roofing. Under this warranty, the homeowner does not have to pay any expense from his pocket, and any defect is guaranteed to be repaired or replaced within the warranty period.
Manufacturer’s Standard Warranty
This type of warranty also goes by the name of Material Product Warranty and usually the single manufacturer of the roof issue them. This type of warranty does not take into account the cost of labor incurred and is allocated based on the life of the roof. This warranty is thus limited as takes into consideration the material defects, for example, the shingles falling a lot before then the expected time from the roof. So, as the name implies the manufacturing defects are covered under the Manufacturer’s Standard Warranty.
The Manufacturer’s Standard Warranties are usually pro-rated which means that if there is a defect in the roof shingles, the homeowner is going to receive the replacement based on the period left under the provided warranty.
Let’s understand this through an example:
-100 shingles are brought comprising a warranty of 30 years.
Now, it’s been ten years since the roof installation, and there is a leakage in the roofing. So, the roofers have to be contacted, and roofing warranties can be utilized. The very first step takes into consideration the analysis that whether the leakage is because of the workmanship or because of the defect in the roof shingles. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to provide evidence that the leakage is because of the defect in the material.
-Under this example, 20 years are remaining from the warranty of 30 years.
So, based on these figures, out of the 100 number of shingles, 67 would be provided since 2/3 of 100 is considered. The remaining 33 have to be paid by the homeowner along with the cost associated with the removal of the shingles, their reinstallation and also the disposal.
Manufacturer’s Extended Warranty
This type of roofing warranties also goes by the name of Manufacturer’s System Warranties. As the name implies, it includes a lot of things like the overall roofing system, the labor cost for the reinstallation, the materials, disposal for the roof shingles and is issued by the roofing manufacturer along with the roofing contractor who is authorized for the associated processes involved in the roofing and workmanship. To be eligible for this kind of warranty, it is important that the installation requirements put forward by the roofing manufacturer are being met by the roofing contractor as all the shingles are not eligible for the Manufacturer’s Extended Warranty.
Of course, if you want the best warranty, we think you should visit our friends at Cooper Roofs at their location here:
Cooper Roofing Vancouver
600-1285 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8