Getting a warranty is a must every time you make a big investment. If the risks of mechanical failure are clear, it is common for customers to seek the best protection possible. On the other hand, with non-mechanical items such as roofing, most buyers fail to realize that it is equally important to have a good warranty in place.
It is tough to identify a good contract but there are several things you have to check in fine print to ensure that you will get the most out of your investment.
Are Manufacturing Defects Covered?
Most contracts include the actual materials used for the project. If products fail despite the proper installation, this kind of coverage ensures that you will receive compensation. But, studies revealed that almost 2/3 of all issues are the result of installation errors of the roofers and not the actual failure of the materials or parts used.
What Can Be Installed on the Roofing?
Roofing warranties also list specific things you can and cannot install, and the things that require permission. Some items such as satellite dish can affect the weatherproofing of the roof and there might be a need for regulation.
Are Workmanship Errors Covered?
This is a less common coverage compared to contracts that cover manufacturing problems. Most companies that provide this coverage fail to cover workmanship and they will do everything so that you don’t notice it. See to it you read and understand the fine print to make sure that every promised coverage is really there. …read more
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