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Colorado Springs Roofing: Article About Understanding Roofing Warranties

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There are two basic forms of warranties that apply to roofing projects: manufacturer's warranties and roofing contractors' warranties. Before engaging the services of a roofer, it's worth learning the ins and outs of both. Should anything go wrong with the roof down the line, homeowners stand to save themselves considerable hassle and potentially a good deal of money, as well. Most Colorado Springs roofing companies extend some form of warranty on their services, but the exact extent of coverage can vary widely.

The manufacturer's warranty is a homeowner's first line of defense. Since major manufacturers of construction materials are typically large, long lasting companies, there's a good chance that the company will still be around whenever a homeowner may need to call on them to make good on the warranty. In addition, opting for materials that have long warranty periods is often a good measure of the materials' quality. Be sure to read the warranty information carefully to find out its precise scope. For example, some warranties cover the roof for the duration of its lifespan, regardless of the transfer of ownership. Other warranties are only good as long as the original owner resides in the home. In addition, some manufacturers only cover material costs and not labor. Others are calculated by prorating the material costs over time.

Not all roofing contractors offer warranties, but many do.

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It's quite common among contractors to offer five year warranties covering materials and/or installation costs, should the roofing job fail to last all of its anticipated lifespan. In some cases, roofing contractors offer longer policies, including lifetime warranties. In these cases, it's always worth comparing the quality of the warranty against the reputation of the company. Working with locally owned companies gives potential customers a better chance of checking up on their reputation within the community. In any case, it's only worth working with insured, licensed and certified companies. The warranties from so called "storm chasers" are hardly worth the paper they're printed on. To get a better sense of the company's reliability, it's worth checking on their standing with major consumer protection agencies, such as the Better Business Bureau.

In the end, it's hard to find absolute promises anywhere. Warranties can prove highly useful to homeowners for many kinds of projects, and roof repairs or reinstallations are no exception. However, warranties also vary highly in their terms of coverage. For the best possible solution, it's a good idea to seek out a combination of a manufacturer's warranty and a contractor's warranty. However, even if it's possible to score both of them, spend a little extra time reading the fine print.

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