Advice On Protecting A Home’s Roof

Believe it or not, a homeowner’s willingness to read a contract thoroughly serves to increase the chances that the same homeowner will carry-out successfully the task of protecting the home’s roof. Every roof should come with a warranty. Yet not every warranty makes the same guarantee.

Some of them promise to fix all defects in the roofing for the length of the warranty. Others simply promise to keep the rooftop watertight. That second promise serves as a less-encompassing protection.

The warranty’s function with respect to preventive maintenance

The delivery of a document that makes one of the 2 guarantees named above does not represent an offer to help with preventive maintenance. In fact, the company that issues such a document expects the recipient to invest in a suitable level of needed maintenance services. In other words, a homeowner’s failure to keep a rooftop in good condition can push the warranty’s issuer to void that particular document.

For how long should a homeowner work to protect a roofing system?

As stated above, homeowners should feel compelled to protect their home’s rooftop during the period of time quoted in a given warranty’s paperwork. Yet that does not mean that the homeowner’s compulsion, regarding providing protections to a roofing system, becomes meaningless after a warranty’s termination. In fact, it that compulsion takes-on a new meaning.

Most homeowners anticipate the time when they might decide to sell the family’s current dwelling. At that time, when the house goes up for sale, it needs to look impressive to all possible buyers. A house with a damaged or worn-out roof seldom attracts buyers.

Who carries-out any repair work that has been promised in the contract/warranty?

Few homeowners stop to consider what Roofing company in San Mateo will be responding to any call from a homeowner that has received a document that guarantees either the fixing of defects or the protection of a roof’s ability to remain watertight. Yet the company making that response may not be the one that installed the suddenly-defective rooftop.

Most warranties state that the company that performed the installation will offer its services during the warranty’s first 2 years. After that, the company that issued that document (the warranty) simply pays another company to respond to any calls from a house with a defective roofing system. In other words, the homeowner’s expectations may not be met. Hence, it becomes impossible to trust the reliability of the contractor that does the backup work for the company that originally installed the roof.

Still, homeowners do not have to feel insecure, when the identity of the contractor responding to a service call could remain a mystery. A homeowner’s insecurity should vanish, if he or she has protected the rooftop.