Roofing Shingle Warranties – What You Dont Know Might Hurt You
The Basic Warranty
Regardless of which roofing shingles you choose, they should comply with government standards and have a minimum warranty that the shingle will perform as promised. Warranties usually range from 15 to 40 years, but there are an increasing number of shingles available with a lifetime warranty.
While roofing shingle warranties are often considered standard, there can be significant differences in warranty coverages between similar shingles. Perhaps most importantly, some warranties only cover the cost of the shingles, but not the labour needed to remove the old roof and install the new one.
Its important to note that most shingle manufacturers have specific installation instructions and improper installation of your roofing shingles can void your warranty.
High winds can be very damaging to shingles. Powerful gusts will rip the shingles from your roof, but even weaker winds can cause costly damage.
Shingles will lift, even if only for a second, in strong enough winds. This can be the start of two problems. First, when the...