The quarantine period in Calgary AB is troublesome for many homeowners who’ve skipped or missed their recent roof inspection and maintenance service. Thankfully, after the period lifts, your trustworthy Calgary AB roofers can head straight to you and perform their responsibilities to lengthen your roof’s lifespan and performance.
However, many homeowners are considering to do roofing DIY to repair leaks and other problems on their roof. We highly advise against doing this because you own a roof that a professional team installed. Your roofers have a license to provide top-quality installations that manufacturers recommend. Unfortunately, with DIY roofing, you’ll have your warranty void, especially if you start removing damaged asphalt shingles or clay tiles.
In addition to roofing warranty, you might render your roofing insurance void too. DIY roofing instructions are available all over the internet. Unfortunately, some of them are poor instructions, which can lead to damages on your roof. Owner-caused roof damages will not trigger roof insurance benefits. Furthermore, it might render your insurance void, too.
It’s best to wait out the storm and use tarp and thick makeshift covers to seal your roof and improve its insulation if you have extensive roofing damages due to recent intense rains. In doing so, you can still use your roofing material’s warranty in case you’re still within its bounds. Furthermore, you can be sure your roofing insurance will always protect you because you did not tamper and damage your roof.
Affordable Roofing Systems has an extensive list of ways that homeowners can void their roofing warranties, which applies to the majority of insurance policies. Additionally, if you have yet to find a dependable roofer, you can count on us at No Payne Roofing to provide you top-quality roofing in Calgary AB. Contact us today.
Installing New Shingles Over The Old Ones
While most roofers won’t do this, especially if you choose the right one, there are still some who will offer this option as a way to save money since it forgoes the labor costs of tearing the old roof off. Unfortunately, this can shorten the lifespan of the shingles, damage the roof’s overall structure, and most of all, void your shingle warranty.
Improper installation is another leading cause of voided roofing warranties. Any contractor who takes shortcuts or disregards the manufacturer’s specifics risks the availability of your warranty so be sure to hire only the best contractors with advanced certifications to avoid improper installations.
Depending on the fine print, it’s possible for your antenna or satellite dish installations to void a part of your warranty. For instance, your warranty may no longer cover leaking because you drilled the holes in your roof to install the satellite dish.
Proper attic ventilation is a vital part of ensuring your roof lasts as long as possible. Unfortunately, some contractors fail to properly ventilate the homeowner’s roof during installation, which can cause various types of damage on the roof that will not be covered by the warranty. (Continued)