A lot of roofing companies like to go on and on about their warranties, but what does your roof warranty actually cover? When it comes to specific details, some warranties aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
At West Orange Roofing, we’re all about transparency when it comes to our roofing warranties—and every other aspect of our roofing services. Here’s what you need to know about different types of roofing warranties.
Roofing Material Warranties
There are two types of warranties. You may encounter one or the other, or both depending on your contractor. The first and most common is a roofing material warranty, which comes from the manufacturer. The length of the coverage depends on the manufacturer and on the type of material used, although it can also vary depending on roofing contractors.
Typical material warranties cover the actual materials (including shingles) when they fail before the end of their life expectancy. It is usually stipulated regular maintenance is required to keep the warranty intact.
Roofing Workmanship Warranties
At the end of the day, defects in the roofing materials are fairly rare. Most defects with roofs come from the installation process, and substandard contractors are often to blame. This is why you should always research and find a reliable and trustworthy contractor, and also why it’s important to choose a contractor who offers a roofing workmanship warranty.
A roofing workmanship warranty covers the labor and installation on any given roofing project. It essentially gives you peace of mind knowing you’ve chosen a quality contractor who will stand by their work for years to come.
Finding the Best Warranty
When choosing a roofing material and a contractor, it’s essential to do your research and find the best warranties. When a contractor offers a good warranty on both the materials and their own workmanship, it shows they stand by what they do and that they care about you and about the quality of their work. At West Orange Roofing, we offer:
- A lifetime limited transferable warranty against manufacturing defects on residential roofing.
- A 7-year warranty on labor
- A 15-year StreakFighter algae-resistance warranty
- 10-year SureStart protection
- A 15-year, 110 mph wind-resistance guarantee
Still have more questions about roof warranties? Contact us today to learn more, and talk to our team about working with West Orange Roofing for all your roofing needs in Central Florida.