For many emergency roof repair needs, filing a claim to your homeowners insurance is your best bet for coverage. However, when problems arise from a relatively new roofing system, you might want to check the warranty first. Warranties and insurance coverage aren’t the same, and it’s important to understand how they work together to protect your roof.
Most roofing products are covered by a standard warranty for a period of time after they’re installed. Some contractors might even offer better warranty coverage or longer coverage periods–for a price, of course. It can be challenging to decide which type of warranty will be best suited for your new roof. Here our experts at Arrowhead Roofing show you the features you should always look for in a roofing warranty.
A Trusted Name
Warranty coverage can vary from contractor to manufacturer. If you’re already getting your roof installed by professional, certified roofers, you’ll likely have a good labor warranty to begin with. This is where trusted names in roofing products come in. Big companies don’t necessarily equal better warranties. Take your time and do some research about which manufacturers offer the best material warranties for their products.
Warranties will often have standard coverage terms and conditions. The only factors that usually differ are coverage periods. Most asphalt shingles last between 20 and 25 years, so consider the lifespan of your roof when comparing the length of coverage of various warranties.
Lastly, talk to your provider of roof repair and roof maintenance services about the process of filing a claim. The best warranties should have an easy-to-follow process and reasonable turnaround times. When a company has a history of leading homeowners in circles before granting a claim, this could be a huge red flag.
At Arrowhead Roofing, we offer some of the best roofing warranties in the business. Give us a call at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on roof replacements today.