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5 Common Ways You Could Void Your Roof Warranty

A roof is an essential part of your home in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, or Tacoma. Most roofs come with a warranty, which provides protection and peace of mind for the homeowner or building owner. However, there are a few things that can void a roof warranty, leaving the owner liable for any repairs or replacements.

Let’s talk about five of the most common reasons we see homeowners void their roof warranty.

Poor Installation

One of the most common reasons a roof warranty may be voided is due to poor installation. If the roof is not installed according to the manufacturer's specifications, it can cause damage to the roofing materials and potentially lead to leaks or other issues. It's essential to hire a professional roofing contractor who is experienced in installing the type of roofing material being used to avoid this issue.

Now, if you have your roof installed by Rainy Day Exteriors. We offer a lifetime warranty on all workmanship. Learn more in a recent blog post on our roof warranty program.

Using Incompatible Materials

Along the same lines as poor installation, if your roofing company uses incompatible materials on the roof can also void the warranty. For example, if the roof requires a specific type of underlayment, using a different type can cause damage to the roofing materials and void the warranty. Be sure your contractor uses the materials the manufacturer recommends to avoid issues.

Not Maintaining Your Roof

Another reason a roof warranty may be voided is failure to maintain the roof. Most roofing warranties require regular maintenance to ensure the roof remains in good condition. This may include tasks such as cleaning the gutters, removing debris from the roof, and inspecting for damage after a storm.

For more information on roof maintenance, check out this recent blog post: 5 Maintenance Tips all Homeowners Should Know.

Improper Ventilation

Proper ventilation is crucial for the longevity of a roof. If the roof is not ventilated correctly, it can lead to moisture buildup, which can cause damage to the roofing materials and potentially lead to leaks. Make sure your roofing contractor is knowledgeable about proper ventilation practices and follows them during installation.

You can learn more about the importance of roof ventilation in a recent blog post here.

Alterations to the Roof

Don’t plan to make any alterations to your roof without reviewing your warranty first. This includes adding solar panels, skylights, or any other modifications to the roof.

You don’t want to risk voiding your roof warranty, so be sure to hire a reputable roofing company that will pay attention to every detail.

If you are ready to get a new roof, please give us a call. We offer free inspections and estimates, and all our roofs come with a lifetime workmanship warranty. We stand behind our work.

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