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Have You Read Your Houston Roof Warranty? You Should!

Every Houston homeowner knows how important their roof is, but not everyone pays mind to their specific roof’s warranty. In this article, our Houston roof contractor will discuss why roof warranties are so important.

Understanding Different Types Of Roof Warranties

When you get a Houston roof replacement, your roof warranty offers coverage for a few different circumstances, including repairs for weather-related damage and materials. 

There are three types of warranties your roof may come with:

  • Manufacturer’s Warranty: Covers defects with your roof shingles beyond your control or our Houston roofing company’s
  • Workmanship Warranty: Our Houston roofing contractor offers a workmanship warranty that covers roofing installation
  • Extended Manufacturer’s Warranty: This not only covers the manufacturer’s product but also the installation by a Houston roofing company for an extended period of time

How Does A Houston Roof Warranty Work?

Now that you know about the types of roofing warranties you can expect when we complete your Houston roof replacement, let’s discuss how they work.

A manufacturer’s warranty will offer coverage for any defects found in the roofing materials, such as shingles that arrive damaged. In this case, fixing the issue is the manufacturer’s responsibility. On the other hand, a workmanship warranty means your Houston roofing contractor is responsible for poor installation that may have resulted in a leak other damage.

Your Houston Roofing Warranties Protect Your Investment

Warranties exist to ensure you get the roofing you deserve. If any issues arise, these warranties should ease your financial burden and require that any issues be addressed immediately.

A little-known fact, however, is that your roof warranty’s coverage is determined by various factors, including whether or not you as the homeowner have kept up with your Houston roof maintenance routine. For example, if your roofing warranty covers 10 years of damage, this is only upheld if you perform regular roof maintenance over the years. If your roof presents damage that is determined to be the result of a lack of roof maintenance, then your warranty may not offer the coverage you expected when it comes time to get Houston roof repairs. 

How To Make Sure You’re Covered By A Good Houston Roof Warranty

It’s one thing to select roof shingles that are right for your next Houston roof replacement. However, with so many options out there, weighing the available warranties may be difficult. Here are our tips to make certain your roof is of high quality and that you’re covered by solid warranties:

  • Figure out how long the contractors you’re looking at have been in business
  • Determine if your Houston roof contractor of choice is certified
  • See if the roofers you’re considering are insured

Ready To Protect Your Investment In Your Roof? Contact Our Houston Roofing Company

If you’re in need of a roof replacement and want to work with a reputable Houston roof contractor, please contact our experts at 314 Roofing. We install the highest-quality roof shingles on the market and would be happy to explain their warranties to you, as well as how they will impact your roofing. With our roof maintenance plans, we will not only assure that you abide by your warranty but we’ll also help extend your roof’s longevity.

Houston roofing contractor clearing debris off roof during maintenance

Houston Roof Maintenance...That's A Thing?

In Houston, it’s no secret that the hectic weather and–at times extreme–climate play a significant role in how much damage your roof can withstand. While you certainly have to get a Houston roof replacement every several years, did you know that performing regular roof maintenance is an option? Not only does it make your roof look much nicer, but it also reinforces your current roofing–something that is especially important now that it’s peak hurricane season. Keep reading to learn more about how our Houston roofing company can help.

How To Adequately Maintain Your Houston Roofing

When you think about roof maintenance, what comes to mind? The ability to spot a leak and repair the area? Preventing your roof shingles from curling? Clearing your roof gutters? There are many ways to maintain your roof, and you should include all of these methods (and more) in your routine roof maintenance plan, including:

Clean Debris Off Of Your Roofing

One of the easiest, most basic ways to maintain your roof is by clearing any debris. In Houston, roofing systems include gutters, which collect rainwater and transport it away from your roof and out through your downspout. However, your gutters also collect some debris while other debris may collect across your roof shingles.

What’s wrong with a few twigs and leaves on your roof and in your gutters? Though seemingly harmless, there are a couple of issues that may come from this:

  • Yout gutters may become clogged with debris, allowing rainwater to pool onto your roof instead of away from it. This may lead to roof leaks or even sagging roof shingles.
  • Wet debris is a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and fungus. If it rains and debris that currently resides on your roof is soaked, this along with Houston’s hot temperatures may encourage mold and mildew growth, weakening your roof shingles and potentially harming your family. 

Protect Your Roof Fasteners

A strong and secure roof is made up of shingles that lay nice and flat. Our Houston roofing company’s high-quality roof fasteners ensure your roof shingles are tightly secured and won’t curl up or fly off easily. However, over time your roof becomes weathered from Houston’s climate and because of aging, so these fasteners may need a boost. To reinforce them and keep them from weathering away too quickly, our Houston roof contractors will cover them with caulk, effectively protecting them from the elements. 

Secure Flashing

Roof flashing serves one purpose: keeping water away from your chimney and other vulnerable areas so it doesn’t enter your home. During the hurricane season, heavy winds and hail may damage your flashing, loosening it and encouraging water to flow in. When you entrust our Houston roofing company with your roof maintenance needs, we’ll make certain that your flashing is secure.

Ensure Your Roof Penetrations Are In Good Standing

Penetrations, such as roof vents and jacks, must be in good standing. If they are damaged, they may pose a risk for moisture build-up. If they are significantly damaged, we may need to replace them.

Houston Roof Maintenance Is The Key To Keeping Your Roof Secure Year-Round

Roof aging is inevitable, but with proper roof maintenance by our Houston roofing contractors, you can rest assured that your roof will be sturdier and more protective for the remainder of hurricane season and as the seasons change. If you’d like for us to go beyond and perform some much-needed roof maintenance for you, please contact us.