Roofs are essential components on any building, made from the sturdiest materials and also very expensive. To protect your investment, you need not only a good roofer to handle your roofing project – you also need warranties. Roofs come with two types of warranties: warranty on the workmanship, to compensate you for any issues arising from incorrect installation or repair and a manufacturer’s warranty. Both types of warranties are valid for a specific amount of time.
While the warranty on the labor is a document issued by your roofer, the warranty on the material is provided by the manufacturer of the materials used on your roof. The standard manufacturer’s warranty that comes automatically with your materials compensates you for any issues arising from manufacturing defects in the materials that you purchase, but for a fee determined by the manufacturer, you can get an extended warranty. This latter type is available if your roof is installed by a roofer authorized by the material manufacturer to handle your type of roofing system and it provides lifetime warranty on the material and well as on the labor for a specific period, usually 20 years.
If you are considering getting an extended warranty, but you are not sure yet, talk to an honest Snellville roofing contractor about the issue – your contractor will tell you more about your options and will help you make the best decision.