Checking on Your Warranty – What Do Roofing Warranties Actually Cover?

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So you have a new residential roof installed. But what if there are any material defects, or damages caused by poor workmanship? Making sure you have adequate warranty protection for your new roof should be given a great deal of consideration. Here are the types of roofing warranties and their coverage:


  • Manufacturer’s Warranty, also known as Shingles Warranty covers the materials used for the roof project. This type of warranty may cover you for 20-50 years. However, this warranty only covers you against manufacturer’s defects in the roofing materials. So the labor cost for removing and installing the new material is still done at your expense. In some cases, this warranty may be voided if the homeowner fails to demonstrate that the roof is periodically maintained.
  • The Installation Warranty or Workmanship Warranty covers the contractor’s actual work or labor in setting up the roofing project. This warranty does not cover some issues that are not related to workmanship such as damages caused bad weather, especially if the roof was altered after installation.
  • Extended Manufacturer’s Warranty provides comprehensive coverage of the roofing installation. This is being offered by companies who installed the entire roofing system project. Extended warranty provides coverage for all roofing system components, as well as coverage for defective materials and workmanship coverage against installation errors.  Work with roofing companies like to get the best roof installation.