Taking the Lid Off Your Roof Warranty

A roof replacement is one of the largest investments a homeowner can make while living in their home — in the United States, the average cost ranges between $10,000 and $20,000, depending on factors such as square footage, roofing material, and labor. Of course, the quality of the materials and the installation will majorly impact how well that investment holds up.

Asphalt shingle roofing is the most popular and most affordable, but it shouldn’t be considered cheap or flimsy. Properly installed asphalt shingles should last you 25-30 years. But how do you know that’s what you’re getting?

The best way is the roof warranty. That’s because the best brands only certify the best installers, and the best installers only want to work with the best products. It’s what we call “quality by association,” and why customers so highly recommend Woodland HomeWorks.

We’ve thoroughly researched the market, choosing only to work with manufacturers that offer the highest quality materials along with industry-best roofing warranties.

Roofing Warranties: Frequently Asked Questions

What does a roof warranty cover?

What a roof warranty covers depends on the type of warranty.

  • Manufacturer warranties cover the cost of materials should they prove deficient or  defective over a prescribed period of time.
  • Workmanship warranties protect you against roofing failures due to errors or incompetence on the part of the installer. You’ll typically be reimbursed for both labor and materials during the warranty period.

Note that most standard manufacturer warranties only cover the cost of the shingles themselves — not an entire roofing system, which often includes:

  • Underlayment
  • Protective ice and water membranes
  • Flashing
  • Vents

How long is a roof warranty?

The length of a roof warranty can vary widely, but as far as standard manufacturer warranties go, asphalt shingles are usually guaranteed for 25-30 years.

However there’s a catch — most standard warranties are prorated — this means the manufacturer will cover a lesser percentage of the cost over time. So while you might expect to recoup most or all of your costs in Year 1 of the warranty program, you will be paying much more in Year 20.

In contrast, an upgraded non-prorated warranty covers 100% of material costs during the extended warranty period (sometimes 50 years or more), and usually labor expenses as well. They might also include protection for the entire roofing system, not just the shingles.

Do home warranties cover roofs?

Home warranties might cover roofs to some degree, whether partially or fully. However, the overwhelming majority of policies only cover repairs — not replacements. So while they might address a problem (e.g. a leak), they will almost never address the cause. Should you find that your home insurance covers roof repairs/replacements, Woodland HomeWorks has years of experience helping homeowners navigate the insurance process.

Upgraded Roof Warranties Offered by Woodland

Woodland Homeworks is proud to offer our customers access to premium roofing warranty programs from two of the industry’s premier manufacturers, CertainTeed and TAMKO.

CertainTeed SureStart PLUS warranty protection

CertainTeed SureStart PLUS warranty protection is available with the installation of CertainTeed Integrity Roof Systems, which include waterproof and wind-resistant underlayments, shingles, hip and ridge caps, and ridge and intake vents.

For homeowners

SureStart PLUS 4-star protection covers all material and labor, tear-off, and disposal costs for the 50-year length of the warranty period. To compare, their standard “sure-start” warranty covers only material defects — fully for 10 years, and thereafter at a prorated (diminishing) rate for up to 50 years from the date of installation.

For property owners

CertainTeed also offers its SureStart PLUS roofing warranty program to all property owners (non-occupants) in one of two tiers.

  • 3-Star Protection: Full material, labor, and tear-off costs for 20 years.
  • 4-Star Protection: All of the above, plus disposal costs, for 25 years.

TAMKO MasterCraft Pro Warranty Coverage

Woodland has recently expanded its shingle offerings by becoming TAMKO MasterCraft Pro certified. This means we are able to offer the MasterShield enhanced warranty with the installation of TAMKO roofing products.

  • TAMKO’s Standard Warranty covers shingle material and labor costs for the first 10 years during their Full Start non-prorated warranty period — excluding tear-off, removal, and disposal. Coverage may continue at a prorated rate up to 40 years after the installation date.
  • The TAMKO MasterShield Enhanced Warranty offers full non-prorated manufacturer coverage for 30 years, including all labor, materials, tear-off, removal, and disposal costs. It can be extended at a prorated rate for an additional decade.

Asphalt shingle roof replacement with Woodland

Manufacturers trust in Woodland because homeowners trust in us. Enjoy the shingle life to the fullest with Woodland HomeWorks’ asphalt shingle roof replacement services, with the added assurance of enhanced roof warranty options to last a lifetime.