Although not all roofers are the same, there are a lot of experts who will tell you not to accept just any standards when it comes to hiring a roofing contractor. Some companies are legitimate, while others are scarcely so. Some roofers don’t even have a license, which is from the start a big red flag.
One of the seemingly less important things that a legitimate Castle Rock roofing company might have is a roof system workmanship warranty. This warranty ensures that the labor is of good quality and that the roof will not be likely to suffer extensive damage in the first few years of its use. Depending on the type of material used for the roof and the experience and skill of the technicians who installed it, the workmanship warranty can remain valid for a few years, decades, or even more. However, the work isn’t always up to par with what the warranty actually says, so in many cases homeowners are glad that they chose a roofing company that actually provides a roof system workmanship warranty. The warranty ensures that the roofer can be held accountable for any mistakes or for the laziness of their technicians.
Some of the other important reasons for having a workmanship or labor warranty also include:
- Situations when the roof wasn’t installed correctly because of the inadequacy or lack of training of the technicians;
- Cases when the roof is damaged extensively by a storm and it can be proven that the outcome resulted from a lack of quality work;
- The use of improper materials, tools or roofing products during the installation process;
- Roofing systems that cause the homeowner’s electricity or gas bill to skyrocket right after they were installed;
- Roofing installations that have to be completely scrapped shortly after they were set up (poorly) by a less capable team of roofers.
Of course, it’s hard to know if some of the issues involved are actually the fault of the roofer. Each situation is different, and sometimes the roof can still be severely damaged early on without the roofer doing anything wrong. As a result, it’s important to have someone impartial take a look at the roof to make sure you know exactly what happened. Another roofing expert with the same (or greater) amount of experience compared to the roofer who installed your roof might be needed. Then, depending on the findings, the roofer might agree to a discount or they might even repair your roof for free, depending on the terms of the warranty.
Unfortunately, if there is no warranty, then none of this can happen. In such a case, the homeowner will be left with nothing and they’ll often have to wait before they can save up enough money to repair the damaged roof or replace it again. That is usually the primary reason why every knowledgeable and honest roofing expert in Colorado will suggest that you get a roofing offer which includes a roof system workmanship warranty. Then you can at least rest assured that you won’t have to pay for a new roof twice!