Roofing warranties are a big help to homeowners if they need roof repair or a replacement done in their homes. After all, it allows them to pay for the project at no cost. However, what some homeowners don’t know is that there are actually some factors that can cause their warranties to be voided. With that in mind, it’s important that you know what these factors are.
In this post, 1st Class Roofing, Inc. discusses the common culprits that can void your roofing warranty.
In order to make your roof last as long as possible, proper attic ventilation is required. Unfortunately, not a lot of contractors take this necessary step in every roof they install. This can result in buckled shingles, mold and mildew growth and even premature aging of the roofing system. Once this occurs, your warranty is voided due to the contractor’s oversight.
Most roofing manufacturers have certain, strict specifications on how their products should be installed. With that in mind, it’s highly recommended that you work with a roofer who’s familiar with the type of roof they’re installing or you risk having your warranty voided by faulty installation.
Using Non-System Components
Roofs are usually made of specially engineered components and each component is designed to bring maximum performance so long as they’re paired with others from the same manufacturer. Therefore, it’s understandable that using components from a different manufacturer will void your warranty since it compromised the roofing system’s integrity. Therefore, always make sure your residential roofing contractors adhere to the single system installation policy.
Surprisingly enough, pressure washing your roof at a high setting can actually void your warranty. This is because roofing shingles aren’t often built to withstand the effects of a close-range pressure wash and doing so will cause the roofing granules to deteriorate from the shingles.
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