Research Roof Warranties Before Hiring Roofing Contractors

Many times, consumers can have a false sense of security with a new roof system warranty, according to Kevin Krolczyk, president of Long Lake, Minn.-based Mint Roofing.

The importance of researching a roof system warranty before selecting a roofing contractor for a roof system replacement is highlighted in Krolczyk’s column, “Warranties: What you should know to truly protect your roof investment,” posted to Everybody Needs a Roof, the official consumer website of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA). The column is posted on the site’s “From the Experts” page.

Krolczyk advises that all homeowners and building owners take the time to read the fine print on a roof warranty because coverage can vary greatly between manufacturers, which may make a big difference when roof issues occur.

In addition, the column reminds consumers that with most warranties, the roofing contractor who installs the roof system covers the first two years, so it is essential to hire a reputable roofing contractor who has a track record of responding in a timely manner to problems. Krolczyk emphasizes that a professional roofing contractor will provide assistance regarding aspects of a warranty that are often misunderstood.

To read Krolczyk’s column in its entirety, visit NRCA’s Everybody Needs a Roof website.

Comments

  1. Annie Marks says:

    I would agree that making sure that your roof has a warranty is a great way to make ensure your roof is installed professionally. I had no idea that most roof warranties will cover the first two years after installation, to assure you that your roof is functional. Thank you for sharing your helpful tips on what to look for prior to selecting a roof contractor!

  2. I have a friend who is currently remodeling her home and is redoing the roof, so I will have to share this with her. I like the suggestion you give of finding a company who will offer a warranty and guarantee. I know that would really help me have more confidence and trust in the company and contractors. Thanks for the information!

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