Can You Transfer A Roof Warranty?
When it comes to buying or selling a home, one topic always brought up is warranties. It doesn’t matter if it’s the floor or the appliances, everyone wants the peace of mind that if it breaks, it will be fixed.
So naturally when it comes to the manufacturer’s warranty on your roof, it is a good transferrable asset. Knowing how to do it and how much time you have to get it done is important though.
Who Warrants A Roof?
Well, sometimes the contractor that installs the roof carries the warranty, and sometimes it is the manufacturer of the products used. The contractor will usually guarantee the quality of workmanship used to install the new roof. The companies that produce the materials will cover the quality of those materials, providing the contractor installed them properly.
However, contractor warranties do not usually transfer to the new owner, only the manufacturer warranties.
Knowing What Is Covered
Your warranty paperwork should clearly state who and what is covered. This normally includes the shingles, vents, drip edge, etc. There may also be more things such as the tear off and reinstallation of a new roof.
It should also tell you what is not covered. Things like improper installation, impact from debris, and other things may void the warranty on your roof. There may also be time limits on how long you have to file a claim, as materials are not meant to last forever anyways.
Read The Terms
There may be certain terminology included in your warranty paperwork such as, “lifetime warranty”, “limited warranty”, or “extended warranty.” These all have different meanings and you should know and understand what they mean.
Now, when it comes to how you transfer a roof warranty, it may be very specific. You will need to follow the instructions to the T, and make sure it is done in the timeframe allowed. In some cases, there may be a cost involved with the transfer. And you will want to make sure that you follow up with every manufacturer in case there are different ones that provided the products for your roof.
If you have questions on your roof’s warranty, schedule an inspection with Roof Co. Our contractors will be more than happy to give you a free inspection and let you know what your options are with your roof. If your warranty is still in effect, if you can file an insurance claim, and exactly what needs to be done to get you the roofing service you need.