If you’ve ever had to deal with a warranty, you know it can be very difficult. Roofing is no different.
I recently met with homeowners who purchased their house only eight years ago. The roof was installed ten years ago and is already failing. Because they aren’t the original owners, they don’t have a warranty. So next week, we’re installing a new roof for them.
Most companies give you a ten-year warranty, which means if anything happens within the first ten years, you’re covered. The problem that most frequently arises is that if you’re not the original owner of the house, you don’t have a warranty. That’s something you don’t want to hear if the roof starts failing on the home you just purchased.
You have to watch out for it. If you’re buying a new home and a new roof is put on, make sure your name is on the warranty card for that roof. You have thirty days to transfer it, which they don’t tell you. A real estate roof certification can help you identify these challenges before you get any surprises.
At Roof Life of Oregon, every roof we put on has a lifetime workmanship warranty, and the next owners receive a ten-year warranty. For more information, reach out to the team today.