Regular wear and tear and occasional strong storms will eventually do a number on any type of roof. Luckily, many roofing contractors and manufacturers offer warranties that help protect homeowners and property managers from unforeseen roofing disasters. Warranties can cover a wide range of issues that could affect your roof, but even a strong warranty can be voided by certain practices. It’s best to familiarize yourself with the most common things that can render a warranty void so you avoid any potential problems in the future.
Let our roofing and restoration professionals at Sprague Roofing and Restoration walk you through the most common ways you could be unknowingly voiding your warranty.
Roof Replacement Mistakes
Unscrupulous commercial and residential roofing companies tend to cut corners when handling roof replacement projects. This includes saving on labor costs by foregoing the removal of old shingles when replacing a roof. Depending on your local building code, this may not even be allowed. Always check your warranty before proceeding with this type of project, as this might be specified as a cause for voiding.
Different Roofing Systems
Some manufacturers will only honor warranty repairs if materials from that manufacturer are used. Most companies will warn homeowners and building managers that using non-system components may affect the performance of their products. Discuss this with your contractor so you don’t accidentally lose your warranty.
Labor vs. Materials
For many residential and commercial roofing systems, warranties for labor and materials are backed by separate companies. Oftentimes, your contractor will offer a labor warranty that’s different from the material warranty offered by the roof’s manufacturer. In some cases, manufacturers will not honor warranties if their products have not been installed properly by your contractor.
At Sprague Roofing and Restoration, we offer the best and most comprehensive product warranties available. Give us a call at Cody – (307) 269-0998 or Fort Collins – (970) 239-3313, or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Fort Collins, CO, and Cody, WY.