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Denver Roofers Answer Common Questions About Roof Warranties

January 9, 2019

A new roof is one of the most important investments you can make in your home. It protects your house from the elements, adds value to your property, and makes your home stand out from others on the block. Every new roof comes with a new warranty, but if you’ve never installed a new roof on your home, you probably have a few questions about the warranty. Your trusted Denver roofing company answers a few of the most common warranty questions.

1. What’s the difference between a labor warranty and a materials warranty?

When installed by an experienced roofing contractor, the new roofing materials come with a manufacturer-backed warranty. This warranty protects against defects and faults in the materials themselves. The labor warranty is a guarantee offered by your roofing company that backs the installation and repairs they perform on your home. The two warranties together protect you from poor installation and damage to your home due to inferior materials or errors in the manufacturing process.

2. What happens if I have a warranty issue?

If you think damage was done because of poor labor quality or an issue with the materials, contact your roofing contractor immediately. They’ll need to inspect the roof system to make sure the damage wasn’t caused by neglect, storms, or animals. If they determine that the issue meets the details in your warranty, they’ll help you get the problem fixed at no cost to you. 

3. How long do warranties last?

The average manufacturer roof warranty lasts between 10 and 20 years. For most homeowners, this will be about the entire lifespan of their roof. Installation and labor warranties typically last for two to five years depending on the company you work with. Before you commit to having a new roof installed, make sure you understand the details of each warranty. Ask for a copy of the warranty when you decide to have the materials installed and keep the copy on hand in case you need to file a claim in the future.

4. Can I void the warranty?

Yes. Unfortunately, roof warranties are only valid if you hire a licensed roofing contractor to handle all repairs and maintenance. This is because the materials can easily be damaged if you’re not sure what you’re doing. If the materials manufacturer provided a warranty for all damage to their roofing materials, they’d be paying out claims daily. If you’re ever unsure if a routine maintenance task will void your warranty, play it safe. Contact your roofing company as soon as possible and let them take care of the task. 

If you’re worried about the condition of your roof or simply want to make sure your warranty stays intact for years to come, schedule a roof inspection with Big Creek Roofing and Restoration. Our experienced contractors will make sure your roof is fixed and leak-free without putting your warranty at risk or doing further damage to your property. Contact us online or call (720) 309-9722 to schedule your free no-obligation estimate.