Your roof is a serious financial investment, as such, you should have some sort of warranty in the event of damage or the need for replacement.
The roof over your head is arguably one of, if not the most important investment you will make in your home. Your roof protects your family, your belongings, your sense of comfort, and your quality of life. Roofing—or at least good roofing–doesn’t come cheap.
High-quality materials, professional installation, and maintenance are crucial to keep your home and your family protected, but like any good investment, high-quality comes with a higher price tag. When you invest in something that’s meant to last, it’s important to have a warranty, should any element of your roof not work properly or become damaged.
There are, of course, some situations that are riskier than others. Installing your roof yourself or getting the jack-of-all-trades’ expert from down the road to help you are great examples of high-risk. But even when you get the best experts in, there is always a risk that something could go wrong during any part of the process, so it’s important that you protect your investment with a warranty.
Aren’t Warranties Standard For Roofing Materials?
Yes, they are. And as long as you are OK with replacing your roof every 5 to 10 years, then, by all means, you only need the manufacturer warranty to cover the materials.
For a high-quality roof installed by professionals, however, roofs should last for decades, and it’s recommended that you also purchase extended warranties to ensure complete peace of mind and coverage for any unexpected damages.
What About Home Insurance?
That’s all well and good if you have acts of nature included in your insurance policy, but there are two things to consider here.
1. For significant insurance claims, you will get an inspection, and if the inspection finds that your roofing was defective in any way, they will contest your claim.
2. For damage that occurs due to workmanship or defective materials, there is no insurance claim possible, and you’ll be liable for any damage to the roof and the home.
Are Roof Warranties Even Worth It?
In a word, yes. A good roofing warranty gives you peace of mind by covering the following:
Roofing needs to be robust to protect your family and home from the harsh elements. The materials used need to be durable to withstand a constant onslaught of wind, rain, and ice. When materials show early signs of damage, they are already a threat to the home.
Roofing material warranties guarantee the effectiveness of the materials for a set period, which means that your home is safe and you have one less bit of stress!
Workmanship errors happen, even to the best of contractors. It can occur during installation or repair, and the consequences can be damaging, not to mention expensive if not covered by a warranty.
A good roofing warranty should include cover for both materials and workmanship, and this is a great way to protect an important investment such as your home.
Longer Coverage Needed
Relying only on a manufacturer warranty is often risky as they are mostly not as long as they should be. For instance, certain types of shingles require an extended warranty period than others based on how long they’re supposed to last and what you paid for them.
Taking out a separate roofing warranty means that you’ll have the right amount of guarantee based on the investment you made in the first place, which is only fair.
The adage of ‘better safe than sorry’ really does apply here, so make sure that you take out a roofing warranty to protect your home, your family, and your investment. If your home is in need of roofing repairs, inspections, or a whole new roof, contact the experts at UPI Roofing. With years of experience, UPI Roofing understands the importance of investing in a high-quality roof and professional installation. Contact us today for a free estimate.