With all the recent storm activity in the Denver metro area, we’re sad to hear how many people have become victims of companies posing as roofers just trying to make a buck. While we advise that you perform your own research about any company you are considering hiring, you must also consider the warranties themselves.
There are two types of roofing warranties:
- The first type of roofing warranty is issued by the manufacturer. Most roof manufactures stand behind their product. While a roofing warranty is comforting, its length should not be the primary criterion in the selection of a roofing product or roof system because the warranty does not necessarily provide assurance of satisfactory roof system performance. Manufacturers that issue long-term warranties may no longer be operating companies with the capability of honoring their warranty commitments by the time you need to cash in on the warranty. We suggest you focus your purchase decisions primarily on objective and comparative analyses of proven roof system options that best serve your specific roofing requirements and not based on warranty time frames.
- The second type is issued by the roofing company performing the labor. Not all roofers will warranty their labor. If you’re considering a roofing company that is not local, it is quite likely that they will not provide a labor warranty because they are rarely willing to send a crew back to your location at a later date if warranty work is needed.
Here are some tips about roofing warranties that will give you more confidence going into the important decision to repair or replace your roof in Denver:
Tip 1: Check the background of the roofing company. Search city license, & liability insurance. Be sure to ask for local references and references of jobs completed within the last month.
Tip 2: Understand the type of warranties offered. Is it the manufacturer’s warranty, roofing company’s labor warranty or both? What exactly do the warranties cover? What are the restrictions? How long are the warranties?
Tip 3: Submit the required paperwork to the manufacture. Not all companies will help you submit the required paperwork to the manufacturer of your roofing system. Be sure to ask your roofing company if they expect you to follow this requirement or if they will be doing it for you.
You can be confident that the job will be done right with fair warranties when you work with Denver Contractors, Inc. Contact us today at (303) 835-7641 to find out all of the details on our warranties.