What you should know about workmanship warranties.

Any good homeowner that is looking to hire a new roofing contractor will see if there is a workmanship warranty in the contract. A workmanship warranty reassures that if your roof needs any repairs or replacements, the contractor will take care of it. Since roofs are a big investment this is something you will want to make sure your home is in good hands. Here is everything you should know about workmanship warranties and how to pick a trustworthy contractor. 

How is it different from a manufacturer warranty?


Workmanship warranties and manufacturer supplies warranties are the two main types of warranties. Comprehensive coverage is both warranties together. A manufacturer material warranty covers the products that the manufacturer makes. If the product fails or has a defect then the manufacturer will take care of the problem. The workmanship warranty covers things that the contractor does. If they install the roof improperly then they will fix the problem. Warranties can range from 10-50 years. If you plan on living in your home for awhile it’s best to get the longer warranty. Integrity and our manufacturer, GAF, offer a warranty with comprehensive coverage for 50 years. This is the best warranty on the market and only 2% of contractors can offer this great warranty. Find out more about our lifetime warranty by clicking here.

Picking the best contractor! 

A contractor with a workmanship warranty is great unless the contractor goes out of business. Contractors rarely stay in business long and 50% of small businesses fail after 5 years. This is why you should pick a business who has been in business for awhile. Integrity has been in business since 2008 and they are part of the 2% that have a certification from the best shingle manufacturer in America. How long the contractor has been in business is not the only thing you should ask a possible contractor. You will also want to make sure they are local so that they won’t flee the state after the roof is done. Don’t forget to check reviews! Integrity has hundreds of reviews on Google and is rated 5/5 stars! Once you think you have a contractor narrowed down, you will want to ask them nitty gritty questions about the warranty. Ask about the pro-rated time frame and wind warranty coverage. Ask about what situations could make the warranty invalid. You will also want to make sure a project manager will oversee your home the entire time. 

If you are a first time home owner, picking the right contractor and warranties can be a bit confusing. Hopefully this article helps clear some things up so you can call up a contractor and know what they are talking about. If you live in Marion, IL or surrounding areas then give Integrity Roofing and Exteriors a call! We have been around for 11 years and will be around for more! You can be assured that you will get the best warranties and workmanship with us. Give us a call at 888-879-5910 or send us a message!