When you hire a contractor for a full roof replacement, you’ll want to make sure they do a good job and the roof will last for a long time to come.
The last thing you’ll want is to deal with problems due to the use of poor quality materials or poor installation, which can result in a shorter lifespan as well as the need for expensive repairs in the not-so-distant future.
One way to ensure your new roof won’t pose any problems that will cost you in the near future is by making sure the contractor offers a strong warranty. Generally speaking, contractors who are confident in the quality of their work tend to provide better warranties. Warranties vary from one contractor to the next, so it’s important that you look for the following three things:
Length of Warranty
A standard warranty will provide coverage for 5 to 10 years; however, we do have several other options which provide anywhere from 15 to 50 years worth of coverage. A warranty which lasts for 50 years will almost certainly cover your roof for its entire lifespan.
Is the Warranty Transferrable
If you plan on selling your house, you’ll want to be able to transfer your warranty to the new homeowner. This way, they’ll be able to take advantage of the warranty if needed, which provides the buyer with some peace of mind in regards to the roof. To do this, the warranty needs to be transferable. A lot of roofing companies do not provide transferrable warranties. Here at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, all of our warranties come with a one-time transfer.
Labor and Material Cost
All of our warranties cover material defects. This means if part of your roof fails due to a material defect, we will replace it. We will also cover the labor required to repair or replace the defective material as long as it’s within the non-prorated period.
These are three important things you should look into whenever you look over the warranty offered by a roofing contractor. Compare warranties by looking at this information to determine which contractor provides the best coverage for the work they do. For information about the warranties we offer for our roof replacement work, be sure to contact us at Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows in the Twin Cities today.