If your house is typical, its roof is covered with asphalt shingles, which may need to be replaced every 15 or 20 years. Temperature extremes and sunlight can crack, curl, and split the shingles.
Rain and wind will wear and tear them. Roche Roofing is an expert in the replacement of most all roof systems.
You can select from many materials, from wood shakes to clay tile to slate. But by far the most practical choice, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all re-roofing in the U.S., is asphalt shingles.
Although homeowners may select the type of roofing, they usually leave the brand to the roofer, and that may be unwise. Even experienced roofers are apt to judge quality by two seemingly sensible but not always reliable criteria: weight and warranty.
Warranties on asphalt shingles typically run from about 20 to 40 years, but that’s not as generous as it may seem. Generally, the warranty covers both materials and labor only for the first year. After that, the cost of labor may be excluded, and the cost of the shingles is prorated, sharply reducing the warranty’s payback over the years. Some warranties are transferable, a consideration if you’re planning to sell, or buy, the house. But some manufacturers charge a transfer fee or reduce the coverage sharply. Many won’t transfer the warranty at all. Check when you choose a brand.
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A new roof is a big investment, typically involving thousands of your hard-earned dollars and lasting 25, 30, 40 years or more. As with any big investment, knowing in advance what your warranty covers could save you thousands in the event that problems arise with your roof.
Based on GAF’s state-of-the-art manufacturing process, the odds of having a problem with a new GAF roof is about 1 in 1000! On the other hand, while serious problems with GAF roofing materials are rare, if you were to have a problem, it can be as expensive to fix as your roof originally cost. So while the risk of having a problem is low, the cost if you do have a serious problem can be high.
GAF’s studies indicate that more than two-thirds of the problems that people experience with their new roofs are due to the contractor’s workmanship—not the roofing materials. This is an important distinction to keep in mind when deciding on warranty coverage. MAKE SURE YOUR CONTRACTOR IS TRAINED PROPERLY.
Basically, there are two types of coverage that you should ask your contractor about: coverage against material defects and coverage against workmanship errors.
To the best of our knowledge, all roofing products come with a warranty against material defects, although your exact coverage will vary depending on the brand. For example, a typical shingle warranty will cover material defects for a period of 20, 30, 40 years or more. The warranty on the other components of your roofing system can vary from as little as a few months to several years. It is important to remember that coverage against material defects is provided by the manufacturer, so you should select a brand from a manufacturer who is financially strong and therefore more likely to be in business for as long as you own your roof—which could be several decades!
GAF’s warranties come with a special provision called the Smart Choice® Protection Period that covers you against material defects during the critical early years of your new roof. During this period, in the event that you experience a material defect on covered components, GAF will provide you with 100% replacement materials and the reasonable cost of labor to install them. This is important because some roofing warranties may only provide replacement materials, but not the labor to install them.
The GAF Smart Choice® System Plus Ltd. Warranty provides coverage against material defects for all major GAF components on your roof (not just your shingles)—so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that, if any covered roofing component fails, it will be covered by the warranty (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). The warranty is available through GAF certified contractors, and is a low-cost way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated coverage (against material defects) on your new roofing system.
Many roofing contractors provide their own warranty against errors in workmanship, sometimes for as long as ten years or more. Obviously, that coverage is only good for as long as the contractor remains in business. Since roofing is a “high turnover” occupation, the majority of roofing contractors are out of business within five years—far less than the life of your new roof—making the warranty worthless and leaving you with nowhere to turn in the event that you have a workmanship problem.
Until recently, there were no manufacturers that provided warranty coverage against errors in the contractors’ workmanship. Recognizing this obvious need, GAF introduced the Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty—the first manufacturer’s warranty to cover both material defects and the contractor’s workmanship (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). Whether or not your contractor remains in business, GAF will stand behind his workmanship up to 20 years! The Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty is available only through GAF Master Elite® Contractors, who are factory-certified by GAF. The warranty even includes an inspection by GAF’s independent inspectors after your new roof has been completed to insure proper installation. It is the strongest, safest warranty available in roofing today. Your Master Elite Contractor can provide a price for the warranty when he gives you a quote for your new roof.
Type of Work We Do: All aspects of Re-Roofs / New Roofs, Metal Roofs, Tile Roofs, Shingle Roofs, Chimney Repairs & Pointing, Roof Inspections and Reports, Fascia, Soffits & guttering, Asphalt Roofs, Roof Coating, Pressure Cleaning and Restoration, Maintenance and Solar Panel Roofs.
Areas that we service: Dade County Roofing Company - Coral Gables, Roofing Company - Coconut Grove, Roofing Company - Pinecrest Roofing Company - Palmetto Bay Roofing Company - Aventura Roofing Company - Bal Harbour Roofing Company - Bay Harbor Islands Roofing Company - Biscayne Park Roofing Company - Cutler Bay Roofing Company - Doral Roofing Company - Surfside Roofing Company - Miami Beach Roofing Company - Golden Beach Roofing Company - Cocoplum Roofing Company - Sunny Isles Beach Roofing Company - Homestead Roofing Company - Miami Roofing Company - Keys Roofing Company - Hialeah Roofing Company - Sweetwater Roofing Company - Homestead Roofing Company - North Miami Beach Roofing Company
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