All new roofs installed by contractors that operate legally come with multiple warranties – here are some important things that you should know about the types of roofing warranties that you will get:
- Standard manufacturer’s warranties – these warranties cover the products purchased for the roof, with protection available in the case of manufacturing defects. This type of warranty covers only for the faulty materials, so any other costs related to the handling of the defective material will need to be covered by the buyer;
- Workmanship warranties – the Gaithersburg roofing contractor who performs the installation of the new roof will need to provide a labor warranty to protect the client against roof failures that occur because of incorrect installation or other faults related to workmanship;
- Comprehensive coverage – this type of warranty is optional and comes for additional costs, but the coverage is much wider and much longer than in the case of the previous two types of warranties. Comprehensive warranties usually cover for damage sustained by a wider range of roof components as well as lifetime coverage, for workmanship errors, lasting for as long as the roof is in the possession of the person on whose name the warranty has been issued.