Roofing warranty of the greater East Tennessee
Truss Us-Roofing & Renovations on roofing warranties to homeowners in Knoxville TN and surrounding cities, including Maryville TN, Gatlinburg TN, Jefferson City TN, Pigeon Forge TN, and Oak Ridge TN.
What do most roofing warranties cover?
When your roof is warrantied, it typically involves two types of warranties. These two roofing warranties include the roofing material from the manufacturer, which issues a material defect warranty. The second warranty includes a workmanship warranty.
What will a roofing warranty not cover?
Standard Manufacturers’ Warranties
Most roofing shingles come with a basic limited lifetime warranty, which is the industry standard. In most cases, a lifetime warranty means you’re covered as long as you own your home. The degree of protection you receive depends on the definition of “limited,” and this can vary depending on the manufacturer:
- Most manufacturer warranties strictly cover the cost of defective materials, so you’re responsible for any labor charges to remove and dispose of failed shingles and install the replacements.
- Most manufacturers cover the cost of replacing defective shingles for the first few years and then offer prorated coverage from that point on. If any shingles are found to be defective during the initial period, the manufacturer gives you replacement shingles at no cost. This initial coverage also includes labor costs for installation of the replacement shingles but doesn’t cover tear-off and disposal of the defective shingles. If a failure happens during the prorated period, you’ll receive just a portion of the cost or a lesser amount of new shingles.
- Industry-wide, these standard manufacturer warranties only provide coverage against factory defects: they don’t cover shingles that prematurely fail because mistakes were made during installation, or issues with any other components your roofer installed, such as ice and water shield, underlayment, flashing or ventilation products. Depending on the manufacturer of these other components, they may be covered by individual warranties against defects, as well.