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Does My New Roof Come With A Warranty?

When you’re in the market for a new roof or you’re buying a new house, it’s important that you make sure you know whether or not you have a new roof warranty. Having a warranty is good insurance in case issues arise with your roof that are from the manufacturer or a result of how it was installed.

Do Roofs Come with Warranties?

When you get a complete roof replacement done to your home, you should get a warranty for it, both for the materials that were used and the workmanship done. Roof warranties can vary depending on what manufacturer you buy your supplies from and what kind of contractor you use for your work, but it should be covered for twenty to fifty years depending on what type of materials you used and the details of the warranty.

Can I Get a New Home Roof Warranty When I Buy A House?

If you buy a home that is a new construction, a roof warranty is usually provided through the home builder. However, if you find that the roof of your new construction is leaking, you need to make sure that it is because of something that the warranty will cover such as defective materials or bad craftsmanship. Most problems with roofs on a new construction are structural issues and the warranty may not cover it.

If you’re buying a new house, a roof warranty is not always guaranteed. If the previous owner had a transferable warranty, a type of warranty that automatically transfers to new owners once the sale is complete, then the warranty will transfer to you once the house is sold. However, not every type of warranty will transfer and sometimes transferable warranties will only transfer one time. If it only transfers one time and the homeowner you bought the house from was not the one who got the warranty, your roof may no longer be covered once it’s yours.

RoofClaim.com Can Help You Understand your New Roof Warranty

Whether you are the proud new homeowner of a house that has a roof recently replaced through RoofClaim.com or you have recently installed a new roof through us yourself, RoofClaim.com can help you understand our Million Dollar Guarantee. In addition to supporting you and upholding any relevant manufacturer warranties, we also offer a 2-year labor warranty coverage. We want you to feel supported when you decide to get in contact with us for our nationwide network of expert contractors. That way you feel comfortable with us no matter what work you need done on your roof.

When you get a warranty on a new roof through us and our contractors, we will give you a packet filled with all the information you need to know as well as a way to get in contact with us at any time to answer any questions you may have like, “Do roofs come with warranties?” To get in contact with our team, fill out a request for a free inspection,  send us a message,  or chat about your warranty at any time. Our goal is to make sure you are supported every step of our easy and convenient process!

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What Does a Standard Roof Warranty Cover

One of the most important things you should do when you’re in the process of getting a roof replacement is to read your warranty. It’s crucial to find out if both supplies and workmanship are covered and how long each of those things are covered for because they are considered to be two separate warranties.

When you’re looking over your warranty, it’s important to ask yourself the following questions before you sign any contracts:

  • What are the terms of my warranty?
  • What could potentially void my warranty?
  • What are my responsibilities?
  • What does it cover?

What Is the Average Warranty for a New Roof?

When you get a roof replacement, two types of warranties are typically included. The first comes from the manufacturer of your roof supplies and is automatically included as soon as you make your purchase. Depending on the type of materials you buy, the average warranty on roof shingles can vary. For asphalt shingles, the most common type of roofing material, you’ll get an average of 25-30 years of coverage with your warranty. Some materials, like slate, copper, and tile roofing, can have a standard roof warranty of around 50 years, while wood shake roofs are usually under warranty for about 30 years.

The other type of warranty you get when you get a new roof is the craftsmanship warranty, and that one depends on the contractor you work with. Different companies have different lengths of time that they will cover their workmanship. When you let RoofClaim.com match you with a contractor, you’ll get a two-year labor warranty as well as our Million-Dollar Guarantee. When you start talking to your contractor, request a written explanation of what’s covered and what’s not.

What Does the Typical Warranty on a New Roof Cover?

The typical roof warranty covers either the materials or the labor required to install them. When you’ve received a roof replacement, it’s important to make sure that you have both types of warranties. That way, in the event that your roof receives damage, whether it’s due to a manufacturing defect that has caused your shingles to degrade faster than they should or a leak due to faulty installation, your home will be covered.

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Roof Warranty Transfers

Warranties on your roof can be confusing, but the goal of them is to provide coverage from material defects or workmanship errors. However, different manufacturers and contractors have different variations of what kind of situations qualify for the warranty, how long it lasts, and whether or not you can get your roof warranty to transfer to the new homeowners if you move. It’s important to have a conversation with your roofing contractor that includes all the details about both your product warranty and the craftsmanship warranty so you understand all aspects of your roof replacement. It’s also a great time to ask questions you have, such as “do roof warranties transfer if I move?”

Do Roofing Warranties Transfer to New Owners?

If you’re wondering, “do roof warranties transfer?” the answer depends on your situation. When you get your roof done, it’s important to find out if you are getting a transferable warranty. A transferable warranty is a type of warranty where if the object or structure covered by a longer warranty is sold, the warranty automatically transfers to the new owner once the sale is complete. Roofs are a little different from other product warranties because the warranties last for decades, usually between twenty and fifty years, and not everybody lives in the same house for that long.

Does a roof warranty transfer? This is a common question for people who are getting their roof replaced and luckily most roofing companies at least offer a one-time transfer so that if the homeowner sells their home within the warranty, the new homeowner can still receive the benefits of that warranty. However, if the new homeowner sells the home again during the span of the warranty, it isn’t guaranteed that the next owner will still have access to that warranty.

When it comes to selling your home, having a transferable roof warranty is an attractive selling point for potential buyers. If it is transferable, make sure to save all your paperwork about a potential roof warranty transfer so you can give it to the new owners. That way, they will have a starting point on where to go if they ever need work done on the roof down the line.

RoofClaim.com Can Help You Find Out if Your Roof Warranty is Transferable to a New Owner

When you get a roof replacement done through RoofClaim.com, you get access to our nationwide network of expert contractors, our Million Dollar Guarantee, and a labor warranty packet with all the information about your warranty as well as useful links to the appropriate websites for general questions and information. We’ve got a great relationship with our network, and we understand their practices so we can always help walk you through questions about their work such as, “are roof warranties transferable?”

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Roof Maintenance Cost Guide

An “out of sight, out of mind” attitude about roofing can be dangerous to your home. But even if you’re doing regular maintenance, there can still be problems that you may have missed. If you aren’t careful and don’t check on your roof regularly, your roof maintenance cost could end up being incredibly high. When the problems start piling up, you could potentially face premature roof failure. But when you have the experts at RoofClaim.com on your side, we can help you to ensure that your roof is properly taken care of.

How Much Does Roof Maintenance Cost?

Not all roofs are the same, but the national average roof maintenance cost for minor repairs is usually between $150 and $400. Major repairs, on the other hand, can cost upward of $3,000. If your roof repairs are estimated to cost more than $3,000, then it may be best to consider a complete roof replacement. Even though a roof replacement is the worst-case scenario in terms of roof cost, it usually means that the current roof is beyond repair and a new roof will make the home a much safer and more comfortable place to live.

Roof Maintenance Cost Breakdown: Roof Styles and Problems

There are multiple different kinds of roofs, and certain maintenance issues and costs are particular to each.

  • Metal Roof: The most common problems that arise with metal roofs are potential leak points due to improperly sealed fasteners, panels, and shingles. Fasteners are a common issue with metal roofs because they can expand and contract with heat, leading them to loosen and allow water in. The average cost to repair a metal roof is around $1,300.
  • Asphalt Shingle Roof: Shingles are meant to withstand winds up to 110 mph, but if they are improperly attached, the shingles have the potential to come off even in mild weather. And even if they are well-attached, if they have become loose over time, a strong wind can lift or remove shingles, and severe weather can damage the shingle material. The average cost to repair an asphalt shingle roof is about $710.
  • Composite Roofing: Composite roofing is lightweight compared to other materials, which means that it is more prone to extensive damage from high winds and severe weather. In situations where asphalt roofs may lose a few shingles, composite roofs can lose entire sections. However, it is also one of the cheapest types of roof to fix.
  • Wood Shake: The problems most likely to plague wood shake roofs include UV damage and moss buildup. In addition, they become attractive to insects if they aren’t properly maintained, and they can split in half due to severe weather. It doesn’t cost much more to repair wood shake roofs compared to repairing an asphalt shingle roof, but installing wood shake roofs is incredibly costly.
  • Slate Roof: Slate roofs are prone to ice damming, which happens when ice builds up on parts of the roof and prevents the water from melting snow and ice to run off. When this happens, the water can begin to leak through to your ceiling. Leakage can also occur if the roof is nailed too tightly, which can cause the edges to stick up so water can get in. The average cost to repair a slate roof is around $1,350.
  • Tile Roof: Tile roofs are beautiful, but problems can arise almost immediately. They are prone to cracking or sliding, which can cause leaks. It can cost about $1,000 to repair a tile roof, but a tile roof replacement can cost between $7,700 and $23,000.

RoofClaim.com Can Help With Your Roof Maintenance Needs

Even if you perform regular roof maintenance, there’s still a chance your roof will have damage that you can’t fix on your own. When that happens, RoofClaim.com can help. If you’re wondering, “How much does roof maintenance cost?” then we can help you get the answer specific to your roof. We use AI technology to assist with our roof inspections, and then we use the data we collect to match you with an expert contractor in our nationwide network. We always choose somebody who is able to work with your specific roof specs and is local to you, so they’ll have intimate knowledge of your specific climate and roofing needs as well as the ability to give you the answers you need.

Our goal is to make the process of repairing or replacing your roof as easy and convenient as possible.  Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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Architectural Versus 3 Tab Shingles

If you were to close your eyes and envision the perfect home for you, what would you see? Is a cozy front porch in your dream home vision? Often times, we see a home, and we know we like certain aspects about it, and we’d like to try to make our home look like that.

Have you ever looked at someone’s roof and thought you’d like yours to look that way? While some people may think that a roof is just a standard roof, the opposite is quite true. When replacing a roof on a house, there are many styles and colors to choose from.

We offer two styles of shingle roofing for our Florida residents. Each style is offered in many different color options.

Architectural Style Shingles:

  • They are a premium grade of asphalt shingle roofing.
  • They are usually thicker.
  • They provide a distinctive textured appearance.
  • They give your roof a dimensional and upgraded look.
  • Cost more than 3 Tab Shingles
  • Typically have a longer lifespan than 3 Tab Shingles.

3 Tab Shingles:

  • They have 3 tabs (or flaps) with quarter-inch grooves between them in each panel.
  • The 3 Tab Shingles are aligned in flat and even rows.
  • They weigh less than an Architectural shingle.
  • Because 3 Tab Shingles are less expensive they are a great choice for smaller budgets.

Keep in mind when replacing a roof, upgrading to architectural shingles could require extra out of pocket expenses for upgrades in addition to the deductible. If or when it’s time to replace your roof, trust our experts at RoofClaim.com to help guide you through the process.

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