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We provide our own 10 year in-house warranty. We can do this because we only use top of the line materials and we stand by our work as top Albany roofing contractors. Our warranty states that if anything goes wrong with your roof, we will come back (usually within a day or two) and fix it, including all labor and materials. Our in-house roof warranties are also transferable to new home owners. If you would like us to use cheaper underlayments or shingles we would only provide a 5 year warranty. GAF's additional manufacturer's warranty gives you extra security and peace of mind on top of our own warranty. The GAF warranty is also full coverage of labor and materials for the first ten years before it starts to pro-rate.
GAF 50 Year Warranty
We provide a GAF manufacturers 50 year warranty. This does not mean that when the roof runs its natural lifespan in 20-25 years that GAF will replace your roof for free. This is for peace of mind against manufacturers defects. Once in a while (more so with cheaper shingles), shingle companies will release a bad batch of shingles and those shingles will fail prematurely which would cost you a fortune having replaced for a second time. So if in 6 years down the road your fiberglass mat starts absorbing moisture and leaking, your roof is protected under warranty. GAF actually back ups their warranty, as opposed to other lesser quality brands that have many class action lawsuits against them for not following through with their warranties when their shingles fail after 12 years.
The Truth About Roof Warranties
Many Albany roofing contractors that say they give a warranty, never actually provide one. Many of these companies can not really provide one because they use the cheaper underlayments. Shingle companies will not warranty their shingles unless you purchase the whole roofing system off of them. This is to prevent people from installing lesser quality underlayments under quality shingles and then expecting the shingle company to warranty the roof. There are rolls of Ice and Water barrier that cost $30 per roll, while GAF Weather Watch ice and water is around $90 per roll. This is why it is important for the brand of underlayment and accessories to be listed on the estimate. If an estimate just calls for "install ice and water" or "install synthetic underlayment", this roof will not be warrantied. Another thing that hinders roofs from being warrantied is the roofing companies accreditations. If the roofing company is not certified by the manufacturer, then they cannot sell the system warranties. Always make sure you are dealing with a certified contractor if you're looking to have a valid roof warranty.
GAF Warranty Registration
We actually register your warranty online with GAF which costs us around $70 and then you receive the roof warranty in the mail 6-8 weeks after installation in the mail. This warranty can be transferred to new home owners one time if you let GAF know. Having this paperwork will help tremendously if there comes a time you want to sell your home. Most of the hold ups with real estate transactions are roof related.
We Are 100% Factory Certified
Very few Albany roofing contractors are factory certified by GAF. Certified contractors are your best choice because they are:
- Licensed by their State/Province/Territory
- Trained to install GAF products
- Established in the local community, with a history of installing roofs
They're committed to providing you with the best service possible!
What's NOT included in a standard Roof Warranty
There is a common misconception by roofing consumers that long-term warranties are all-inclusive insurance policies designed to cover virtually any roofing problem, regardless of the cause or circumstances. Roofing warranties typically do not guarantee that the roofing system will not leak at all. Even the most comprehensive manufacturer warranty will only cover repairing leaks that result from specific causes specified in the warranty, or they may exclude certain circumstances and items from a warranty.
Below are some examples of items typically excluded from a standard roof warranty:
- Unauthorized Roof Penetrations
- Rain Gutters and Downspouts
- Sheet Metal joints on A.C. Units
- Oil and Grease Spills
- Missing Vent Caps
- Damaged Caused by Others
- Storm Damage
- Plugged Roof Drains
- Damaged Roof Hatches
- Any Other Items Not Installed by the Roofing Contractor
Warranties often contain restrictive provisions that significantly limit the warrantor’s liability and consumer’s options in the event that problems do develop. The warranty document may also contain other restrictions and limitations, such as a prohibition against the assignment or transfer of the warranty and monetary limitations. At Infinite Roofing, we are very happy to answer any questions you may have about your roofing warranty, so please feel free to get in touch.
A manufacturer's representative will come to inspect the roof. They will do a thorough inspection, checking to make sure everything is installed to the manufacturer's specifications. They will perform tests on all the seams and penetrations. Only after the roof has passed the inspection test will the roof be warrantied. Often if installed by inexperienced companies, they will have to go back and make alterations to the installation to meet the strict warranty requirements.