3 Crucial Parts of Roofing Warranties

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Warranties can be confusing. Consumers are very used to salesmen and women trying to pitch warranties to them to the point that it almost just becomes white noise. Car service warranties, cell phone drop protection warranties, and more. Many customers feel that warranties are a rip off and that they don’t pay off. While we can’t speak for those other warranties, we can say that our customers have been very satisfied with our Salem roofing warranties. If you need a roof replacement in Salem, Oregon or surrounding areas in the Willamette Valley, you need to be familiar with the warranty options that are available to protect your investment. Make sure your Salem roofers are protecting you with the best warranty available. In such a high-precipitation climate, it is important to protect your most valuable assets (home and family) to the best of your ability. In order to help our customers to understand warranties better, we have decided to break down the parts of a roofing warranty.

  1. Firstly, there are different types of roofing warranty coverage. There are material warranties, labor warranties, and full coverage warranties that cover both. It is vital to ask your roofing contractor what type of warranty they can offer you. If your roof has problems and only the material is covered, you could be in for an unexpected and hefty labor bill down the road. Make sure you have the full protection that you need.
  2. Next, it is important to understand the length of the warranty. Is it a five year? Five year labor, twenty year material? These are important questions to ask, so that you know what you’re paying for and so you can have the peace of mind you deserve.
  3. The transferability of a warranty should also be considered. Are you selling your home? A prospective home buyer could be interested in having your roofing warranty transferred over to them. They haven’t lived in your home and don’t know how sound your roof is, so that peace of mind could be just the extra push you need to add value to your sale price. If you are passing your home along to loved ones, transferable warranties are very appreciated. Warranties can save you or your loved ones tens of thousands of dollars in labor and materials over the lifetime of your roof.

These are the main three parts of a roofing warranty. As a homeowner, it is also important to understand your liability and what is covered. Are repairs offered for free if there is natural cracking, leaking, or tearing? Are only manufacturer defects covered? Are natural disasters covered? How can the warranty be voided? All of these questions should be asked before purchasing a roofing warranty.

We know warranties can be confusing, but give us a call today to discuss how Slate & Slate Roofing can best meet your roofing needs and give you the peace of mind you deserve. We can listen to your situation and match you with the right warranty to meet your needs. Our Salem office can be reached at (503) 585-2338.

Written by
Terry Slate
Terry is the Vice President of Slate & Slate Roofing and has over 28 years of experience with both residential and commercial roofing. He specializes in metal roofing, composition roofing, and PVC membrane roofing.