Factors That Can Void Your Roofing Warranty


All roofing warranties are not created equal. Some may cover both materials and labor, while others cover only one. Even their transferability and covered period may vary. That said, it’s vital to understand every detail of your warranty so you can prevent it from being nullified. This way, you can maximize your roof’s potential.

Summit Point Roofing, your dependable roofingcontractor, shares some of the most common factors that can void your warranty:

Layers of Shingles

While there are some municipalities that allow installing a new roof on top of the old one, this can shorten or void your warranty in most cases. This practice can cause the shingles to expend heat more slowly, which can reduce their service life. Furthermore, the new shingles may stick to the old ones, causing your roof to wear inconsistently.

Improper Roof Installation

Roofingmanufacturers are strict when it comes to how their products are installed. This may include the number and size of nails per shingle. This is why they recommend homeowners to work with certified contractors like us. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we undergo regular training to stay abreast with the latest industry trends and installation procedures. With our vast experience and unrivaled skills, we only deliver workmanship of the highest quality.

Poor Ventilation

Proper ventilation is key to a healthy roof as it offers protection against moisture, rot and ice dams. It also aids in reducing your energy costs by keeping your attic cool during summer and dry during winter. Without it, your warranty can be voided, and you might end up dealing with costly structural problems.

As your reliable roofer, Summit Point Roofing can spare you from these problems. Apart from GAF, we are partners with CertainTeed, DaVinci, and DECRA®. We adhere to industry standards and safety codes to keep your warranties intact.

You can also rely on us for top-notch guttersand insulation. Call us at (616) 622-6343 in Ada or (248) 480-8600 in Highland to learn more about our products and services. We serve Detroit, Grand Rapids and surrounding areas in Michigan.

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