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The Importance of Roof Warranty: Understanding Coverage and Duration

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Among the many decisions that homeowners and business owners encounter, one stands out: the roofing choice. This essential element not only safeguards the structure beneath it but also influences the comfort and security of the occupants. A cornerstone of this choice lies in understanding the landscape of roofing warranties, a topic that often veils itself in complexity. 

In this blog post, we unravel the essence of roofing warranties, empowering you to make informed decisions about your roofing material and installation. 

Understanding the Basics of Roofing Warranties

Though varied in nature, roofing warranties converge on a singular promise: to shield your investment against unforeseen adversities. Diving into the depth of these warranties unveils three primary categories that set the stage for comprehensive coverage:

Standard Manufacturers' Warranties

As the bedrock of roofing protection, standard manufacturers' warranties emanate from the roofing material providers themselves. These warranties encompass the materials' anticipated lifespan and performance benchmarks. 

This implies that, within the specified time frame, the manufacturer pledges to rectify any defects that might mar your roofing system's functionality. It's important to note that these warranties primarily address material defects and are subject to specific terms and conditions.

Contractor Workmanship Warranties

While manufacturers ensure the quality of their materials, contractors play a pivotal role in the installation process. Contractor workmanship warranties come into play here. These warranties ensure that the installation adheres to industry standards and is executed precisely. 

Essentially, they provide coverage against any installation-related issues that might arise during a specific period. However, it's essential to understand that these warranties don't typically extend to materials or external factors that could impact the roof's performance.

Extended Manufacturer Warranties

To fortify the protective umbrella, extended manufacturer warranties step in. These warranties stretch beyond the standard coverage period and often include additional provisions. 

They can encompass material and labor costs, ensuring comprehensive protection for extended periods. Depending on the roofing manufacturer, the terms and conditions of these extended warranties can vary significantly.

What Do These Warranties Cover?

The umbrella of coverage offered by roofing warranties extends over a range of potential issues that could compromise the performance of your roofing system. These include but are not limited to:

Material Defects

Standard manufacturers' warranties protect against inherent material defects, promising replacement or repair of flawed components.

Workmanship Issues 

Contractor workmanship warranties address installation errors that could lead to leaks, improper ventilation, or other problems.

Premature Failure 

Extended manufacturer warranties often offer protection against premature material failure, reassuring against unanticipated wear and tear.

Leaks and Water Damage 

Depending on the warranty type, leaks and water damage resulting from installation defects or material flaws might be covered.

Limited Lifespan 

Some warranties may offer coverage up to a certain percentage of the material's projected lifespan, adding an extra layer of protection.

Pickard Roofing - Your Trusted Professionals

Embarking on a roofing journey fortified by warranties requires a steadfast ally. Pickard Roofing stands as a beacon of trust and proficiency in roofing excellence. 

With a legacy etched in 90 years of unmatched expertise, they bring a wealth of experience to every roofing project. As your reliable partner, they ensure that every layer of your roofing protection is fortified, offering peace of mind that your investment is in capable hands.

By embracing the depth of roofing warranties, you empower yourself to make an informed choice that resonates with your vision of security and longevity. Let Pickard Roofing guide you through this journey of protection, where every shingle resonates with a promise of excellence. 

Contact Pickard Roofing today and pave the way for a roofing experience that's built on trust, precision, and enduring quality.


At Pickard Roofing, we think Design. Craft. Renew. We are experienced in all types of roofing systems- and provide the right roofing design and selective craftsmanship for renewing our customer’s assets. We invite sustainable building customers to give us a call for your free evaluation. For over 90 years Pickard Roofing Company has installed countless metal, tile, slate, TPO, EPDM, and all types of shingle roofing in the Triangle. Our services include residential, commercial, custom architectural metal fabrication, and historical renovation.