Freeman Roofing Warranty Information
After much consideration, you have made the decision to invest in a new roof. You have carefully chosen materials and colors and are happy with the results. You likely feel complete peace of mind knowing that your new roof comes with a warranty, but are you fully protected? Do you really know what your warranty covers? Does it just cover materials or is labor included? What about shoddy construction? All of these questions should be answered before your roofing job begins. Most warranties include two types, one from the manufacturer and the other as a workmanship warranty from the contractor. A reputable company will answer and explain the coverage available to you upfront. Understanding the terms of your roof warranty can save you from unwanted surprises in the future.
The manufacturer’s warranty is just as it sounds, a warranty provided by the manufacturer. These can vary depending on the type of materials used. The most common warranty on a typical asphalt shingle is the 25 to 30-year warranty. Depending on the manufacturer, longer warranties may be offered as an option. Most manufacturer’s roofing warranties will cover the cost of materials, but in many cases, the removal and disposal of the old roof are not included.
Typically, a standard manufacturer’s warranty excludes workmanship. An upgraded warranty that does cover workmanship is usually available for purchase at an additional price. This is something that should be given consideration before hiring a company and choosing materials.
A typical contractor’s warranty usually provides coverage for a two-year period. This warranty generally includes labor and materials, but roofing warranties can vary among contractors. The company will need to be an approved installer of the manufacturer’s products. Asking questions and having a reputable company that will take the time to review their coverage with you is an important part of the process. Additionally, getting a copy of the warranty and an explanation of benefits is a vital step before selecting a contractor.
Materials Only Warranty
The materials only warranty provided by the manufacturer will usually just cover defective materials. If you suffered leaks due to defective materials, any ensuing damage resulting from that leak will not be covered. The expense involved in disposing of the defective materials is also not included. This roofing warranty with its limited benefits is usually free with the purchase of materials.
Labor Only Warranties/Roof Workmanship Warranties
As its name suggests, labor only warranties will cover labor, BUT only when addressing a roof defect. This warranty is usually offered by the contractor. Materials would not be included in this coverage.
Not to be confused with the labor warranty is the workmanship warranty. The workmanship warranty protects the client from installation mistakes and failures. This is an important coverage and gives the customer peace of mind knowing the contractor stands by their work. Question your contractor beforehand about the workmanship warranties that they offer.
What is not Covered by a Roof Warranty?
While warranties can vary in coverage, there are a few things that most will not cover:
- Ponding Water
- Existing moisture
- Unauthorized repairs/alterations
Freeman Roofing Warranty
We value our reputation at Freeman Roofing. That is why we proudly stand behind our work and provide a simple yet thorough workmanship warranty. Our straightforward 15-year workmanship warranty provides peace of mind knowing that your roof is protected. We also offer a limited lifetime warranty. If an issue arises, our customers can contact us directly. Even if the issue falls under the manufacturer’s warranty, we are happy to assist you or even submit the claim for you. Our goal is to make the process as seamless as possible for our clients. Having served the Gulf Coast for over 40 years, Freeman is not a fly by night company. Our strong community ties and family involvement can assure you of our dependable presence for years to come. Call the local experts at Freeman Roofing to learn more about our services and warranties.