Roofing Shingles Warranties

Generally, the longer the roofing shingles warranties are better the overall system because of its functional . Some manufacturers of roofing also offer performance warranties to assure their users and consumers their products will perform as expected when installed. This is the case for almost all the products available.

Knowledge on Roofing Shingles Warranties 

Buying Roofing Shingles WarrantiesOn average, a newly shingled roof can last approximately 20+ years. A few vital signs that indicate a new roof is needed include: curling /missing shingles, leaks, rotting, blistering, algae growth, and buckling. These are the primary damages that your warranties will want to protect against. This also includes material defects as well. Generally this lasts between ten and fifteen years which is really the full coverage which is offered by the manufacture. After about ten years the asphalt manufactures will begin to prorate the value of the shingle until the warranty expires.

Regardless of which roofing shingles you choose, they should comply with government standards and have a minimum warranty that the shingle will perform as promised. Warranties usually range from 15 to 40 years, but there are an increasing number of choices available with a lifetime warranty.

While shingle warranties are often considered standard, there can be significant differences in warranty coverage between similar shingles. Perhaps most importantly, some warranties only cover the cost of the shingles, but not the labor needed to remove the old roof and install the new one.

It’s important to note that most shingle manufacturers have specific installation instructions and improper installation of your roofing shingles can void your warranty. Here are the common types of warranties that are available in the marketplace today. Please be sure to ask your local roofing contracting company and other large home hardware and improvement stores for their warranty policy. This way you can pick out the best and most suitable warranty for your roof. As warranties vary from prices to its longevity, it is crucial to pick one that is closest to your needs.

Roofing Materials Warranty

This is solely warranted by the manufacturer. The customer must look to the manufacturer for all claims caused by material defects. Anything that is related to product defects are resolved in this area.

Wind Warranty

Roofing Shingles WarrantiesHigh winds can be very damaging to the structure. Powerful gusts will rip the shingles from your roof, but even weaker winds can cause costly damage. It is important to look at these points and check your roofing. Everything should be in working order if installed by a professional.

Shingles will lift, even if only for a second, in strong enough winds. This can be the start of two problems. First, when the shingle lifts, debris and moisture can blow in under the shingle. Once the shingle returns to its original position, it traps the debris and moisture. If there is too much moisture, it could leak through your roof and damage your home. The trapped debris also keeps the tile from lying perfectly flat, which lets in more moisture and debris.

Wind also causes shingles to warp, which not only lets in more moisture and debris, but can also cause shingles to crack or break.

Algae Resistant Warranty

Algae growth is a common roofing problem that causes dark streaks on your roofing shingles. The algae can be cleaned away, but it will likely return, especially if you live in a humid climate. If you have had algae problems before, you should look for algae-resistant coverage on your shingle warranty.

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