Roof maintenance tends to be one of the most neglected matters when it comes to both residential and commercial buildings. When those pesky leaks occur or an unforeseen hailstorm hits, it is only then that our roofs get attention. Much like a car that doesn’t get proper maintenance until a real and often expensive issue appears before us, we might be wondering what we could have done beforehand to prevent the damage in the first place. But sometimes, damages are unavoidable.
The purpose of any warranty is to be there for us when unforeseen disasters strike. As the dictionary defines a warranty, it is a promise to repair or replace an item by its manufacture. The terms of a warranty are what truly matter. For example, the period of coverage may only extend for a couple of months or it will specify which parts of the item or system that are covered. A roofing company whose warranty offers little coverage is more common than one would think. For that reason, we believe it’s important to highlight what you as a consumer should look for in a warranty for your home or business’ roof and why your coverage matters.
Does a Roofing Company’s Warranty Terms Really Matter?
In short, yes but let’s examine the reasons why you should always read the fine print. Most consumers assume that any and all damages are covered when indeed somewhere within the long list of terms it specifies “only deterring leaks.” Other exclusions may include water damage, extreme weather, or malicious acts. Also, the company who installed your roof could specify that any maintenance work must be performed by their contractors. This can lead to complications if you’ve already had work performed by that said contractor and were unhappy with the results.
What Consumers Should Look For in a Warranty
Generally, there are two types of roof warranties that a roofing company will offer. These include material-only and material and labor. A material-only warranty means that only the materials supplied by your roof’s manufacturer will be protected against any possible defects. This also means that any work performed will not be covered. A material and labor warranty will include coverage for both the manufacturer’s material as well as work performed by a licensed contractor.
Prior to signing your name on the dotted line, it’s wise to ask your roof installer about the details of their warranty. Ask questions such as, “Will you be covering hail and wind damage?” as well as “Which parts of my system are not covered?” No matter what type of warranty you go with, always keep in mind that roofs age and with time, there will be unpreventable damage.
Contact Allegiant Construction & Roofing
As a roofing company in El Paso, we understand how unpredictable El Paso weather can be. The weatherman says one thing but when we look out our windows we see something else. It can be difficult to tell when the next hailstorm is going to hit. Beyond factors related to the weather, old roofs need maintenance work as well. At Allegiant Construction & Roofing, we work with home and business owners to ensure their building’s roof is secure for their families, employees, and guests. We offer a competitive warranty on all the work we perform so you can be confident knowing we’re only a phone call away!