Extended Roofing Warranty: Is It Worth It?

Extended warranties are sometimes deemed unnecessary by consumers. Typically, the extra cost is what puts off customers from purchasing them. However, this additional expense might just give you more peace of mind when buying a new roof.

All About Roofing Warranties

Warranties can affect the total cost of your roofing system. The cost usually depends on the length of time, with the most common durations being 20, 25, 30 and 50 years. Nowadays, it’s standard for roof manufacturers to offer a “lifetime” warranty on their products. Take note, though, that “lifetime” often means “as long as the original, individual homeowner owns the property where the roof was installed”.

Apart from that, you should pay special attention to common pitfalls that could potentially void your roofing warranty. For instance, installing new shingles over old ones is usually considered a violation of the warranty’s terms and conditions. Neglect is also another common reason why warranties become void. That said, make sure your roof is regularly maintained and that roof repair is done as soon as problems are detected.

Is an Extended Roofing Warranty Worth It?

Most roofing warranties provide more than enough coverage. However, since standard roofing warranties normally depreciate after 10 to 15 years, the coverage also tends to be reduced. With an extended warranty, you can still enjoy 100% coverage for up to 50 years.

If you’re selling your home, an extended warranty can make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Of course, manufacturers have varying terms for their warranties and extended warranties so make sure to review the warranty documents before opting for them.

If all else fails, Warranty Roofing and Construction offers one of the most reliable private warranties in the industry. Our “No Dollar Limit” roof warranty can cover your roofing against leaks for up to five years. During this period, we’ll handle all the necessary repairs for your peace of mind. To learn more about our warranty options, you can call us at (405) 242-4162 (Oklahoma City) or (918) 398-9790 (Tulsa). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.