how to choose th ebest warranty for your roof

A new roof makes you feel great about covering your Oklahoma City home. But what covers your roof? When investing in a new roof for your home, it can be worthwhile to look into the many warranty options available to you.

What a Warranty Covers

Any construction is a system of related pieces: parts, labor and workmanship.

Most warranties for roof work will be split between the manufacturer of the asphalt shingles (the parts) and the contractor installing the shingles (workmanship).

Depending on the type of warranty, may only be covered for the cost of new roof materials (if the originals were found to be defective) or you could be covered for as much as the cost of tear-off, installation, and materials.

Contractors can also warrant their workmanship to protect you from faulty installation and resulting leaks.

Platinum Preferred Contractor

A manufacturer can only offer the highest level of warranty through a contractor it knows to be completely trustworthy. Consider, the shingle manufacturer must put its own money where it knows it is safest: with a Platinum Preferred Contractor who has met the highest standards for consistency, quality and workmanship.

Warranties by Perfection Roofing

Perfection Roofing is an Owens-Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor. Perfection Roofing Inc. can offer customers warranties on shingles and roof accessories (vents, underlayment, hip and ridge shingles, skylights and similar parts) at five levels:

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    • Standard Roofing System
    • System Protection Roofing
    • Preferred Protection Roofing System
    • Platinum Protection Roofing System

The last three levels are only available through the Owens Corning Contractor Network.

Available Features of Warranties

You have many options available in protection:

    • 130 mph wind protection for 15 years (with proper nailing technique)
    • Algae resistance for 15 years
    • Non-prorated protection period of 50 years
    • Ownership transfer

While basics, such as wind protection and ownership transfer, are available across protection levels, others are features of more comprehensive warranties.

Choosing the Right Warranty

Coverage depends on the product’s price level. It is up to you if you want to take advantage of the proffered warranty or not. Different manufacturers have different quality levels, so their available protections vary.

Just as the contractor has no control over the manufacturer, the manufacturer will not extend the highest levels of warranty to every contractor—the best warranties are available only from the best contractors.

Your contractor controls the installation crew, and can offer an installation warranty. If you selected a trustworthy manufacturer, the contractor can offer a lifetime manufacturing defect warranty, too.

Learn More to Protect Your Roof

To learn more about the levels of coverage available from a Platinum Preferred Contractor, contact our team at Perfection Roofing. We serve the roofing needs of Tulsa and the surrounding region.

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