Roof Warranty? Why you need 2.

December 17, 2021


As a wise consumer, we understand that you research product and service warranties for every significant purchase to protect your investment. A new roof is a major investment. 

When you purchase a new roof, you should receive 2 warranties in writing

  • The 1st comes from the manufacturer covering the integrity of their product.
  • The 2nd is from the contractor covering the integrity of their workmanship. 

The manufacturer covers what they have control over – the product, and the contractor covers what they have control over – the quality of the installation. 

Manufacturer’s Roof Warranty

If you’ve looked at asphalt shingle warranties, you’ll find these temporary roofs may carry long-term warranties.  They have many exclusions and are heavily prorated. The products break down in 10 – 15 years and need replacement. Once again, asphalt roofing falls short, with minimal or no warranty coverage available when you need it.

Pay special attention to transferability. Some warranties never transfer, some once or twice, and others transfer as many times as the home is sold during the warranty period. Limiting transferability allows manufacturers to capitalize on the average home selling every eight years (according to the National Association of REALTORS 2021 report). A warranty with one transfer shortens the liability to 16 years while advertising a much longer period.

In comparison, meaningful product warranties come with every metal roofing system from Kassel and Irons. Our roofs last a lifetime.

Workmanship Warranty

When you purchase a roof, you will receive a warranty covering the workmanship from your contractor. You should request this in writing with exactly what is covered, for how long, and under what terms. It should be for a minimum of two years, and we’d suggest longer for high-end products. 

It should also specify if it is transferable to future owners of your home. (This is rare, but if you intend to sell your home soon, you may be able to negotiate one transfer.)

Pay attention to anything that voids the warranty, like storm damage. Sometimes, storm resistance warranties fall under the manufacturer’s product warranty.

Kassel & Irons Roof + Network of Professional Roofing Contractors = 2 Great Warranties

Working with our nationwide network of professional metal roofing contractors, we are ready to help you find the very best roofing solution for your home. And that solution ensures that you receive the very best warranties in the roofing industry.

Drop us a line here, and we’ll get you started on a great roofing experience.