A well-built roofing system will last as long as its life expectancy. This is guaranteed by the warranty that comes with it, which usually lasts around 20, 25, 30, or 50 years depending on the material used. But sometimes mistakes made by inexperienced or underqualified contractors can void your roofing warranty, which can be a big problem especially if you encounter an issue on your roof that needs immediate repairs.
To prevent accidentally voiding your warranty, our roof repair and replacement team at LePage and Sons Roofing LLC shares what you need to avoid:
Your roof is a complex system of materials that require an experienced professional to install properly. As much as possible, never consider a DIY installation even if you think you’re capable, as you’re still more than likely to do an improper job doing it. This easily voids your roofing warranty as well, which can lead to more problems later on.
Under any circumstances, never consider installing your new roof over your old one. You probably think that it’s more cost-effective to do so, but this will only add up to costly problems aside from voiding your roof warranty. The added weight will also affect the inner structure of your roof. Have your hired roofing contractor do a complete roofing replacement for a better peace of mind.
Using Non-System Components
Your roof should only use materials that are specially made to provide the best protection for your home. This means they should come from the same manufacturer or company, or else the warranty will be voided. The reason for this is because using materials from different manufacturers can compromise the overall structure of your roof.