Your roofing warranty is a critical document that offers you lasting protection in case of roof damage caused by improper workmanship or subpar materials. However, did you know you can inadvertently void your roofing warranty?
As your local residential and commercial roofer, Southern Roofing Company is committed to informing customers about factors that can void a roofing warranty. Here’s a quick look:
1. Unprofessional Maintenance Work
Roof maintenance requires professional expertise. If you hire someone who is not qualified to perform repairs, the roofing system’s health and performance may be compromised. Because of this risk, most warranties contain a clause that any work done on the roof must be completed by a qualified professional, or the warranty will be voided.
2. Undocumented Roofing Changes
Roofing warranties specify that certain things cannot be added or changed in your roof. Be sure to consult your contractor before planning a skylight or gutter installation about whether the project conforms to the warranty guidelines.
3. Pressure Washing
Roof cleaning is critical in maintaining the aesthetic appeal and long-term performance of your system. Most warranties will contain information about how the roof should be cleaned, and there are often clauses prohibiting pressure washing. Using a pressure washer to remove black or brown streaks on the roof’s surface might void your warranty. This is because the force of the water can strip the protective granules from the shingles, causing deterioration.
Southern Roofing Company specializes in installing a wide variety of roofing materials, including tile and slate roofing. Call us at (470) 299-7663 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.