Roof Warranties and Their Importance

GAF Warranty Options

What are roof warranties and why are they important? Your roof is a crucial component to your home. Not only is it a large investment, but it protects your entire home. There are many options to choose from when it comes to roofing options as well as warranties. Here are a few questions to ask when choosing the right roof and warranty coverage for your home.

Who can offer warranties?

All roofing products come with a limited warranty. However, not all roofing contractors can offer manufacturer backed product defect or workmanship warranties. With most roofing companies, you must be a certified roofing contractor to be able to offer the top of the line warranties.

Is the warranty transferable?

A fully transferable warranty means you can transfer the warranty to the new homeowner for no charge. However, some warranties are nontransferable or charge a fee to do so. When or if you decide to sell your home, a fully transferable warranty can be extremely valuable to the new homeowner.

Is the warranty prorated?

A prorated warranty means your coverage will slowly diminish over time. On the other hand, a non-prorated warranty will keep you fully covered for the entire length of the warranty.

What does the warranty cover?

Warranty coverage varies with each manufacturer. As a GAF Master Elite Contractor we can offer warranties that cover not only the product itself but also the workmanship.

How long is the warranty?

Most manufacturers offer a minimum warranty coverage, but it can range all the way up to 50 years. You can be guaranteed to have coverage that will last the life of your roof.

Factory certified contractors have the ability to offer first-class warranty options. There are many reasons why we choose GAF’s premium products. As a GAF Master Elite Contractor and President’s Club Award Recipient, we can offer the best warranty coverage for your home. Find out more about GAF Warranty options here.

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Angie Holcomb
Author: Angie HolcombIn late 1993, one year after their marriage, Angie and Mark Holcomb decided it was time to follow their dream, and the couple set out to launch their own business. One year later, in 1994, Marks Custom Exteriors was established, one loving couple, one new truck and a passion for their vision. 25 years and many roofs later, MCE has grown to become Portland's premier roofing company and one of the only Nationally Recognized Roofing Companies in the State of Oregon as a GAF Master Elite Contractor. They remain committed to building lasting relationships with their customers through outstanding customer service, expert craftsmanship, and professional behavior and appearance among every member of our team.