Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Roofers in Charleston SC
Important decisions about your roof are not finished once you’ve made your roof selection. Before your experienced Charleston roofing contractor installs your roof, take a look at your warranty options. These policies are an important protection for your home, your roof and your investment, and it pays to understand all of the policy’s limitations, exclusions and requirements.
There are many types of roof warranties available to you as a consumer. Warranties may be offered by your roofing contractor as well as your roof’s manufacturer. Your roofer’s warranty will only cover installation defects while the factory’s warranties will cover only materials or materials and installation. Most experts recommend that homeowners select the manufacturer’s dual materials and installation warranty for its better value and coverage. If you choose this option, the manufacturer requires that you use one of their pre-approved roofing contractors in your area.
Manufacturers usually offer these materials-and-installation warranties free of charge to homeowners, along with some extended, paid options. The length of coverage partially depends on the type of roof you’ve chosen. Lifetime and limited lifetime warranties are often available for tile roofing and architectural shingles while regular three-tab shingles can come with limited warranties that are valid from 10 to 30 years.
You will receive your warranty paperwork from your roofer once the roof is installed. Make sure you register it with the factory and carefully read the exclusions and coverage. Many policies exclude damage caused by earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters but may cover destruction caused by severely high winds.