What you Need to Know About your Roof Warranty
Updated: May 13, 2020
From our perspective, an informed customer is one of the best customers, and we know that the purchase of a new roof for your home in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard and in the Kitsap Peninsula is an investment that needs to be protected. For Rainy Day Exteriors, that means offering a complete workmanship warranty for the life of materials and as long as you own your home. This warranty is in addition to the manufacturers warranty.
But as with any warranty, we want you to understand some of the common nuances of warranties. Here are a few things you need to know.
Warranties Might not be Transferable
This is an especially important detail if you’re planning to sell your home soon. If this is the case, review the warranty to make sure you can transfer the warranty to the new buyer.
Understand Types of Warranties
You will come across terms like manufacturer’s warranty and a workmanship warranty. A manufacturer’s warranty will vary from company to company and may cover the shingles, or other specific components, or it might cover the entire roof system. You will want to review your warranty to learn more specifics on hail damage, wind damage, and leaks.
A workmanship warranty is a warranty that covers the roof’s installation by the contractor. Our workmanship warranty is for the life of materials and as long as you own your home. You should always find a contractor who will stand behind their work with this type of commitment.
Because no two warranties are alike, you’ll want to discuss the details of your roof warranties with whomever installs your roof. Find out if you are receiving both a manufacturer’s warranty and workmanship warranty, and what they entail.
What’s Usually not Covered
As with any warranty, certain aspects or events aren’t covered. These include acts of God, ponding or standing water, existing moisture or damage, and unauthorized repairs. Be sure to check your warranty to have a better understanding of what your warranty won’t cover.
The Contractor Matters
When you’re looking to get a new roof, the contractor absolutely matters. With Rainy Day, we want to be your go-to roofing contractor. Take a few minutes to read our blog on the Rainy Day Difference. You’ll get a better understanding of what our customers mean to us.
We strive to do the best for you and look forward to helping you with your next roof project. Contact us today to get started!