Why do I need a roof warranty?

A replaced roof is a substantial expense and depending on the materials used can reliably protect your home for 50 years or more. Reputable roofing contractors and roofing materials manufacturers stand by their products by issuing long-term warranties for roof repair or replacement.

Get to know your roof warranty

As a homeowner or business owner, you should familiarize yourself with the different types of roof warranties that are typically issues and how they work.  The different types of roof warranties include:

Installation warranty – This is issued by the contractor or company that installed the roof. This warranty covers the workmanship of the repair or replacement.

Manufacturer warranties – This product warranty covers the materials used for your roof, typically asphalt shingles, and covers any failures or defects discovered after the materials have been installed. Depending on the products used, some roofing manufacturers may issue a full system warranty that covers flashings and other accessories of the roof system that includes their products.

These warranties will cover any materials used and labor required for repairs under their guidelines. But the warranty itself won’t extend the life of your roof, the maintenance and inspections required will and as the property owner it is important that you are making sure you are following the requirements of the warranty and that your roof is safe and working as intended.

Regular inspections are key

The average roof warranty requires an inspection by a professional roof contractor at least once a year. During the inspection, the technician will check all materials and workmanship of repairs or recent installations. The inspection will include any other issues that can turn into problems in the future so problems can be addressed immediately before they become significant problems. If you fail to schedule inspections and ignore minor roofing issues, you might void your warranty should an issue arise. An inspection can also be combined with regular, routine maintenance such as gutter cleaning, flashing maintenance, and other minor repairs.

Trust Frederic Roofing

All of our work crews are fully insured, safety oriented, and employees of Frederic Roofing Company. We employ licensed roofing technicians who are ready to help you and answer all questions about your current roofing repairs or replacements for your home. With our expert service, we ensure that all issues are corrected the first time. With over 80,000 satisfied customers in the St. Louis area, we would love the opportunity to show you why so many residents continue to choose Frederic for all their roofing needs. For a full roof inspection, call Frederic Roofing today!


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