Nearly every day, we see or hear of someone who unknowingly voided their home roofing warranty. How does this happen? Let’s find out!
Bad Materials, Bad Roofers, and Job Oversights Can Void Your Home Roofing Warranty
As a homeowner, you likely see your home roof as one giant entity. In reality, your roofing system is made up of several different types of materials, underlayments, structures, and connective points. When you factor in things like the roofing contractor you choose, or the time of year you’re getting your roof replaced, you have even more variables that will all factor into whether or not your roof is covered under the original manufacturer’s warranty. You see, while your home may look like one collective unit to you, your roofing system material manufacturer might not see it that way. These warranties exist inside a very specific scope of language and functionality. It’s up to you as a homeowner to ensure that your roof is installed and maintained in such a way as to keep your home roof warranty intact.
Here are a few things that can void your home roof warranty:
- Using unapproved materials to repair your roof
- Damage caused from HVAC leaks
- Using unapproved fastenings
- Using too short or too few nails
- Not prepping the deck after old roof removal
- Excessive foot traffic on the roof
- Adding skylights or solar panels
- Using “starter shingles” on your roof
- Improper Quality Control
- Using unapproved contractors for roof fixes
- Moisture from damaged vents or chimneys
- Underdriving or Overdriving roofing nails
- Using improper roof decking
- Installing with improper ventilation
- Antenna or Satellite Dish installation
- Improper pressure washing
- Not meeting performance specifications
- Improper inspection conduct
How Do I Know the Status of My Home Roofing Warranty 10 or 15 Years Down the Line?
Far too often, homeowners only start thinking about their warranty long after the coverage window has expired. That’s why we encourage you to start with quality materials and the best roofers you can find. You want a local roofer with experience, expertise, and a reputation for doing things the right way, every single time. We also encourage you to get all the aspects of your warranty paperwork correct, and submitted in the timeliest fashion possible. Our professionals are happy to help you with every aspect of your home roofing warranty.
At Alpha Roofing, we know how overwhelming it can be for homeowners to try and keep up with every aspect of their roof shingles and roofing system warranties. While it’s difficult for most homeowners to judge this at the time of inspection, it can become even more daunting to know how well the roof is holding up against the gold standard as time goes by. Our professionals can help you understand and protect your home roofing warranty for the entire life of your roof, or for as long as you own your home.
Regardless of what roofing products you used, what the warranty specifications are for that product or roofing system, how long the intended warranty is supposed to last, or the exact type of warranty provided, our professionals can help you understand the specific of your home roofing warranty. If there are revisions or repairs that can be made in order to ensure your warranty’s continuance, or restore your warranty from a voided situation, we can help you know how to accomplish that. Call or contact Alpha Roofing today for a FREE on-site assessment of your home roofing or roofing warranty situation!