Understanding Roof Warranties

Storm damage in Kansas often results in a lot of damage to Kansas City-area neighborhoods. Roofs are particularly susceptible to storm damage from Kansas weather, especially from high winds and hail. While your local residential roof contractors can assess the damage and repair it, that’s only half of what needs to be dealt with. You’ll also need to know what your roof warranty might cover, if anything. And you’ll want to file a claim against your homeowner’s insurance policy to help pay for the repairs that are needed. 

Getting the roof on your Kansas City home fixed sometimes seems like the easy part compared to working with insurance companies and figuring out warranties. Many a roofer in Kansas City can make roof repairs, but not as many can help you work through the claim process with your insurance and warranty companies. Shamrock Roofing and Construction stands out above the competition in this area. We know the ins and outs of roof warranties and homeowner’s insurance. We help our clients sort through the paperwork to get the money they deserve when something goes wrong with their roof in Kansas City.

A Big Difference

First, there’s one thing that every homeowner should understand. Roof warranties are different from homeowner’s insurance policies. A roof warranty comes from the roofing manufacturer. It typically covers the materials and workmanship on the roof itself if something goes wrong due to faulty materials or poor workmanship. A homeowner’s insurance policy, on the other hand, covers more than just the roof. It helps you recover losses when the roof is damaged by falling branches or Mother Nature.

Types of Roof Warranties

There are three basic types of roof warranties.

Standard manufacturer’s warranty. As the name implies, this warranty comes from the roofing manufacturer. It covers the cost of any defective materials used to build the roof on your Kansas City home. This warranty usually lasts for as long as you own your home, but may vary depending on the manufacturer.

Workmanship warranty. This warranty covers the workmanship done by the contractor when your roof was installed. Workmanship warranties usually cover the cost of labor and any materials needed to make repairs. Many also cover related damages to the interior of the house as well as damage to furnishings. Not every roofer in Kansas City offers a workmanship warranty, but most reputable, reliable roofing contractors do. Make sure you ask about a workmanship warranty before you hire a local roofer.

Extended manufacturer’s warranty. Also known as a comprehensive warranty, this warranty usually is a combination of the previous two. It offers expanded or longer-term coverage on materials and workmanship for the life of your roof. Extended warranties are usually available at additional cost and often require installing a full roofing system, including underlayment, hip and ridge cap shingles, ice and water barriers, and soffit and ridge vents.

Shamrock Roofing Helps Unravel Roof Warranty Confusion

Shamrock Roofing and Construction stands out among residential roof contractors in Kansas City by helping customers through the roof warranty maze. If you have a problem with your roof that you think may be covered under warranty, give us a call, and we’ll help you figure out the next step to take. We also specialize in fixing roofs hit by storm damage in Kansas City. We can help you determine whether your loss is an issue for your homeowner’s insurance or your roof warranty company. Contact Shamrock today with all of your roof warranty questions.