Roofing & Exterior Service Warranty
Roofing Manufacturer Warranties
In today’s world of roof sales everyone is pushing manufacturer warranties.
Although your shingles may be covered by a 30 or 40-year warranty, most
of these long-term warranties are prorated after the first few years.
They may cover 100% of the replacement cost of defective shingles for
five or ten years. But after that, many warranties cover only a dwindling
percentage of the cost.
The scale slides very quickly when it comes to the amount a homeowner with
a prorated warranty may receive from a shingle manufacturer. A warranty
like that doesn’t give the customer much satisfaction. Even if you
are one of the rare homeowners whose roof fails due to defective shingles,
getting reimbursed for a dozen bad shingles won’t take the edge
off the cost of repairing your roof. The shingles are not the most expensive
part of any roofing job — the labor is.
Warranties From Roofers Can Make A Difference
Typical shingle warranties only pay homeowners when the shingles are found
to have a manufacturer’s defect — an occurrence that is rare,
the shingles aren’t usually to blame for roof problems. Most roofs
that fail during the warranty period do so because they were installed
incorrectly. Since the roofer is more likely to cause a problem than the
shingles are, a written guarantee from a reputable local roofer is your
best chance of getting a roof problem fixed.
Guarantees are good and you deserve one on your new roof. You should know,
however, that a guarantee is only as good as the company that offers it.
It won’t make any difference if the guarantee says 100 years or
1 year, if the company is not in business your guarantee is worthless.
It may be worth paying more for a roofer who provides a solid written
guarantee If you’re replacing your roof to make the house more attractive
to prospective buyers, a transferable roof guarantee may make the deal
even sweeter for the next owner. You should also remember that when you
buy your roof, you are also buying the guarantee. There are costs in living
up to the promises guarantees make and those costs must be included in
Where Tristate Shines
Experience does count. We average 30-40 roof installs a month and have
been installing roofs for years. We are also GAF Master Elites which there
are currently only a handful in the state of Washington, and in the USA
less than 3% of roof companies qualify for this status.
What this means to you is the labor and material is covered by the manufacturer
instead of the roofing contractor for the life of your roof. We also are
IKO Shield Plus Pro Contractors, which is limited to a very exclusive
group of contractors in the state of Washington. Only a handful of companies
qualify for being able to offer additional warranty perks to you. Overall
we offer a superior written guarantee.