A Roof Warranty is more than the fine print. It is a fundamental tool in understanding what you’re getting from your roofing system, and how much you are protected. In the roofing industry, there are two types of warranties: manufacturer warranties and labour warranties. A manufacturer warranty is issued by the roofing material manufacturer, and it covers material defects. The roofing contractor issues the labour warranty, and it covers the workmanship from that contractor. Mountain West Roofing is certified by and only works with the best manufacturers with the best product. That’s why we can offer up to a 50 Year Warranty protection on many of our products.
A manufacturer’s warranty is applicable when a roofing system fails before its expected lifespan. A manufacturer’s warranty typically covers manufacturer defects and premature failure of the roof system.
The length of a manufacturer warranty doesn’t guarantee full coverage for material defects. Don’t assume that a lifetime warranty means that you’re fully covered in the event of a problem. Coverage on a manufacturer warranty can vary greatly from company to company. Some manufacturers pro-rate warranties and some do not. Some require the roof to leak for coverage and others do not. Manufacturer warranties can be hard to navigate as a consumer, which is why we only work with trustworthy vendors who properly honour their warranties.
Below is a list of the roofing manufacturers that we work with (click on the link to view the manufacturer’s warranty information):
We can help you understand what your warranty includes and can advise you on any question or concern that you may have. If, for example, you have a failed roof system, and it’s determined that the roofing materials were installed incorrectly, the warranty can be voided in many cases (in the event of poor installation, a labour warranty should have you covered).
The roofing contractor issues this warranty, and it’s typically limited to workmanship-related defects. At Mountain West Roofing, we provide an easy-to-understand 5-10-year warranty that details the extent of our coverage. Our warranty covers all labor performed by Mountain West Roofing employees. Because some manufacturer warranties don’t cover the workmanship, it is in your best interest to hire a company with a proven track record. Mountain West Roofing is BBB accredited with an A+ Rating.
When a roofing company goes out of business, for example, that workmanship warranty is usually nullified, which leaves the customer holding the bill. Mountain West Roofing has a history of being a reputable roofing contractor. You can have peace of mind knowing that your warranty will be honoured. For more information about our warranty program, please contact us.