One thing homeowners should remember about roofing warranties is that irregular or improper maintenance can void them. Warranties only cover manufacturer defects and labor errors, not any negligence on the homeowners’ part. What are the other things that could void your roofing warranty?
1. Installation Errors
Manufacturers are very strict about the proper installation process for their roofing shingles. For instance, each shingle should be installed using only a certain number of nails, which should be placed in a specific spot. To avoid costly installation errors, only experienced residential roofing contractors should handle roof installations.
2. Inadequate Roof Ventilation
You shouldn’t worry too much about inadequate roof ventilation if your roof was installed by a professional roofing contractor. Any contractor worth their salt will check if your roof has enough roof vents. That’s because, without adequate ventilation, heat and humid air could become trapped in your roof and attic. Trapped heat is a problem because it raises the temperature of your roof, which could, in turn, prematurely age the shingles. Trapped moisture, on the other hand, could create a damp environment that’s the perfect breeding ground for mold.
3. Satellite Dishes
Different manufacturers have their own policies about satellite dish installations. Some warranties won’t be voided because a satellite dish was installed on the roof. However, the area where the satellite dish was installed might no longer be covered. If you’re considering installing a satellite dish on your roof, it’s best to consult a residential and commercial roofing contractor.
Looking for roofing contractors near you? Here’s a vetting tip: The number of years a contractor has been working in the industry should give you a good idea of their level of expertise.
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