Being exposed to all the elements, it is inevitable that your roof will sustain some amount of damage over the course of its lifetime. A roofing warranty can be a homeowner’s best friend, but, sometimes, we tend to forget or overlook its importance and may even do certain things that can cause our warranty to be voided.
- Using non-system components: Some owners will mix and match roofing components not understanding that your roof is actually an entire system with specifically engineered parts that work together as a whole to protect your home. Roofing components work best when they come from a single manufacturer, and ignoring this may void your warranty and even compromise your roof’s overall integrity.
- Adding fixtures: Adding fixtures to your roof like antennas, solar panels and skylights can void your warranty as this will include drilling, removing shingles and even cutting away significant portions of your roof. Major roofing work can void your warranty so it is important that you talk to your roofing contractor first before undertaking any roof-related project.
- Improper maintenance: Sometimes, maintaining your roof yourself can be even worse than not maintaining your roof at all. Many homeowners use pressure washers to remove molds and algae from their roofs. This is a big no-no as pressure washers can strip away the protective layers of your shingles and void your warranty.
- Improper installation: Some roofing systems can be quite complex, and it is not uncommon for inexperienced roofers to commit errors during installation. A less qualified roofer may cut corners or disregard the manufacturer’s specifications completely effectively voiding your warranty. To avoid this be sure to hire a trusted roof replacement contractor that will take special care to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.
If you need roof work done, bring in experts like Neumann Construction to avoid voiding your warranty! Give us a call at (218) 558-0558, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment today. We serve areas in and around Pequot Lakes, MN.